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  • Blog Post: Pinned Sites in IE9

    Wow. Awesome series of 10 episodes/post on the how and what of pinned sites with IE9: IE Pinned Sites Part 1: What Are Pinned Sites? IE Pinned Sites Part 2: Why Implement Pinned Sites? IE Pinned Sites Part 3: How to implement basic site properties IE Pinned Sites Part 4: How to implement...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Berlin Coming in November

    Latest info about the upcoming technical event for developers and IT professionals at Berlin Messe in Berlin, Germany. Brad Anderson to Keynote Tech∙Ed Europe 2010 Microsoft CVP, Brad Anderson , will be a keynoter at this year’s Tech∙Ed Europe event.  More announcements on keynoters and sessions...
  • Blog Post: Current 64-bit Insider Newsletter

    Folks have been asking for a location to download the 64-bit Insider Newsletter I once put together. Well, it had been in several locations over the years. While still considering to review the existing documents, here’s a link to the current documents . Please be aware that things, especially Visual...
  • Blog Post: Building Windows Phone Applications with Silverlight

    Watch this 2 part video series from the recent MIX10 event. It provides you with an overview of the unique functionality for Silverlight applications on the Windows Phone application platform . Learn about new input paradigms, APIs for phone applications, new Windows Phone web services and much more...
  • Blog Post: 7 Up

    Windows 7 has a lot to offer for developers. If I had to pick the 7 most relevant or the 7 “sexiest” I would go with James’ list. Over the past week Jim O’Neil wrote a series of blog posts about his 7 favorites. Learn how to take advantage of these cool features on Jim’s blog . Be prepared for some...
  • Blog Post: Analyze Blue Screen Errors In Windows

    (via gHacks ) Good tool to help you analyze the cause of a Windows bluescreen (BSOD). Too bad I am running Windows 7 and had no BSOD in a very loong time. The download website at Nirsoft states support for “…Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, as long as...
  • Blog Post: New Windows 7 UI features for developers

    There’s a series of great screen casts up on Channel9. In just 10 minutes you will get a basic aunderstanding on how to implement/use the new feature. Each episode also includes downloadable source code : Windows 7 Taskbar Icon Overlay Jump Lists Preview (Windows Peek)   See it all on Channel9 and...
  • Blog Post: April 2009 Cumulative Update of the SQL Server Driver for PHP, version 1.0 is live!

    The second cumulative update to version 1.0 of the SQL Server Driver for PHP is now available for download on the MSDN download site.  We have also published the updates to the source on the CodePlex site. The source code has been modified specifically so that the extension can be compiled and used...
  • Blog Post: Certification for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Bruce Kyle on the US ISV evangelism team has written 2 valuable posts about Logo certification and application testing for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Whether you are an ISV and think about certification or just want to make sure your apps work in Win7 or R2, here’s the links to his posts....
  • Blog Post: The future of the Microsoft Platform at PDC 2008!

    The Microsoft Professional Developer Conference 2008 is coming. It will be the first PDC in 3 years. Experience the future of the Microsoft platform! Dates and Location WHEN: October 27-30, 2008 Pre-cons October 26, 2008 WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center REGISTER NOW http://www.microsoftpdc.com/Registration...
  • Blog Post: Windows HPC Server 2008 Head Start

    Later this year Microsoft ships the second version of the Windows HPC Server SKU, Windows HPC Server 2008. This product is a real milestone product for Microsoft and – I certainly hope – for the industry as a whole. Tejas Karmarkar a HPC Solution Specialist at Microsoft : "Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows, Memory and the limits to it

    First of all, no matter how much memory you put into your system, it ain't enough. And this is true for all or at least most of the operating systems. Earlier this week Mark Russinovich wrote a blog post about "Pushing the Limits of Windows: Physical Memory." Needless to say, it is another...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Virtual Labs

    You all know Virtual Labs , right? If not, here are the first four good reasons to get them to know better. Jason just posted the first 4 labs about Windows Server 2008 technologies. And more to come! New to Virtual Labs? Here's the gist from about the portal: "Try out products in a virtual online...
  • Blog Post: Teched 2008, Call for session ideas on HPC

    You're right, it's not that close. Except for us. Everyone involved in TechEd is heads down planning the sessions, chalk talks, hands on labs and more. For HPC we have already quite a few very cool sessions planned. Focus on Windows HPC Server 2008 of course. More on that later. In the meantime, if you...
  • Blog Post: Corporate Email access on the iPhone

    I guess you follow the live "feed" on Gizmodo: http://live.gizmodo.com/ . If not, here are my 2 favorites, cited from Gizmodo : Traditional exchange support is complicated. Microsoft has build an infrastructure that is better. Exchange/Activesync is going to be native to the iPhone. Wow, the...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V WMI Interfaces published

    Well, I guess this is something all developers and IT Pro's have been anxiously waiting for. The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider for virtualization and the hypervisor API enable developers, and IT professionals, to quickly build custom tools, utilities, and enhancements for the virtualization...
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