Microsoft Windows SDK Blog

The Microsoft Windows SDK is a set of tools, code samples, documentation, compilers, headers, and libraries that developers can use to create applications that run on Microsoft Windows operating systems. The Windows SDK combines two formerly separate SDKs
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    Windows SDK July CTP is live

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    The Windows SDK July CTP is live and ready for download. Note that there are many caveats around this download, so we highly recommend you read Tom Archer's recent blog entry to help you decide if you want the Beta 2, June CTP or July CTP of the SDK....
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    Custom install locations - what do you think?

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    In the June CTP, we delivered custom install locations in the Windows SDK. Have you folks seen it? If so, what do you think of it? Have you run into any problems or issues with it? Any suggested changes to the page design or format? This is a great chance...
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    The Windows SDK June CTP is Live

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    I'd like to introduce myself. I'm Abhita Chugh, a summer intern with the Windows SDK team. Prior to this, I spent an amazing year at Stanford University where I'm pursuing my MS in Computer Science. I'm really excited about starting here & am looking...
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    Windows SDK June CTP is Partially Live

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    This is one of those good news/bad news sorts of posts. First the good news. The Windows SDK June CTP is available for download from the microsoft.com download center. This is a full download of the SDK, at about 1.12 GB of size, and contains all content...
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    February 2003 PSDK and older, ordering and uninstall secrets

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    Perhaps you want to install a version of the PSDK that will work with VS6, the last version of the PSDK to work with VS6 was the following version: Microsoft Platform SDK, February 2003 Edition The only way you can get this SDK is by ordering it (for...
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    See us at TechEd

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    This week we have three of us at TechEd: Tom Archer, the Tools Program Manager; Jason Sacks, the Setup and Tools PM; and Derek Newkirk, one of our key test team members. We'll be hanging out at the MSDN booth. Please stop by and give us your feedback...
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    Samples, Samples, Samples

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    My name is Barry Butterklee and I'm the Samples PM on the Windows SDK team. With the release of the Windows SDK for Beta2 of Windows Vista and WinFX Runtime Components I wanted to take a moment to give you a quick tour of samples in the SDK. As the...
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    Dang...that Windows SDK is sure Big!

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    At 1.44 GB, the Windows SDK is pushing the limits of being downloadable. Many of you may be wondering why the heck it's so big. Total size: 1478 MB (1.44 GB) Documentation : 755 MB Win32 docs: 186 MB WinFX docs: 509 MB Samples : 173 MB Win32...
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    The Windows SDK Beta 2 is live

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    The Windows SDK Beta 2 release is live and ready for downloading . Known issues: There is no ability to choose a custom install location for the SDK for this release. If you are using Windows Vista, copy SDK samples to your own work area to build;...
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    Windows SDK at WinHEC

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    Look for the Windows SDK team at WinHEC on Monday May 22nd, Tuesday the 23rd and Thursday the 24th. We'll be sharing space with the WDK, the Windows Device Kit team. Barry, our Samples PM and me, Jason, the Setup/Communities PM will be there, and we're...
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    My favorite Beta 2 feature

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    My favorite Beta 2 feature by Chris Hubbard , Test Engineer on the Windows Vista SDK Team. When asked to write an entry for our team's site, I started to think about what I really want our users to know for Beta 2. There is lots of new technology...
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    Broken Links in the Windows SDK: Progress!

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    Hey Everyone, It’s me, Ken, and I’m back to give you an update on our progress in our campaign to eliminate broken links in the Windows SDK. I’m happy to report that we've made steady progress in reducing the number of broken links in the SDK since...
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    The Windows SDK team is hiring

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    We have three Program Manager Openings: Program Manager for SDK Tools Program Manager for SDK Docs Program Manager for SDK/WinFX/Orcas The Windows SDK Team is a great team that touches on all the developer technologies in the Windows Operating...
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    How the Windows SDK team manages our milestone processes

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    Hello All! I am Brian Cost, the QA Manager for the Windows SDK team. You've heard from Program Managers on various topics and now it's time for Test to post. As Vista Beta 2 approaches, the Windows SDK team has deadlines and mini-milestones to meet...
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    Versioning and the Windows SDK

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    Today I'd like to ask for your comments on a few issues that we've had some internal debates about on our team, having to do with how we handle versioning and the side-by-side story with the SDK. Please let us know how you feel by submitting your comments...
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    Vista Developer Story

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    Hi Peoples! Another one of the Program Managers from the Windows SDK team, here. J My name is Melinda Klein. I figured that I would introduce myself and tell you a little about one of my projects. I’ve been working on the Vista Developer...
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    Broken links in the SDK

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    Hi Everyone, I'm Ken Milne, the Documentation PM for the Windows SDK. My work touches all aspects of aggregating documentation content and documentation-related features into the Windows SDK. As we rapidly approach the date when the Windows SDK...
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    Enjoy the Windows SDK

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    Hi all, My name is Steven Goulet, Group Program Manager of the Windows SDK and I would like to welcome you to the Windows SDK team blog. For my introductory entry, I thought I would give you some insight into what we do and how we do it. First...
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    Setup in the Windows SDK

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    Hi, I'm Jason Sacks, the Setup Program Manager for the Windows SDK. It's my job to help make sure that you can set up and install the SDK, and that everything behaves as expected in setup. To that end, if you're having setup problems, I'd like to refer...
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    Welcome to the Windows SDK Team Blog!

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    Hello, and welcome to the Windows SDK team blog. My name is Lori Pearce and I’m the Product Unit Manager (PUM) for the SDK team. We have a lot of exciting plans afoot for the SDK, such as improved tools coverage, more and better documentation, and...
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