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  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Linux helps selling Windows on AMD64 HW

    According to the Windows blog in Informationweek , "Advanced Micro Devices got its start in the server market by supplying 64-bit processors for use as the guts in Linux-based computers. Now, AMD's stake in the ground is working to Microsoft's advantage...
  • The MSDN Subscription Team Blog

    Upcoming changes to Subscriber Downloads site

    Now that we're in our final launch planning, I'm going to try to introduce some of the major new features of the MSDN Subscriber Downloads site that you'll be able to see starting next week. About every day or so I plan to post an updated Blog entry describing...
  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    UPA in plain English (by Priya Lakshminarayanan)

    Unique Particle Attribution or UPA as it is known among schema savvy XML geeks, is one among many rules in the XML Schema spec that confounds most schema authors. If you ever see the following error message while compiling a schema, then you have hit...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    WordProcessingML and Tables, CALS

    We recently had a customer inquire about a WordProcessingML -> CALS conversion. Well, I had never heard of CALS, and neither my immediate colleagues. So, it was digging time. As a side note: when customer questions make it to the product team, we can...
  • .NET Security Blog

    A Closer Look at the Simple Sandboxed AppDomain

    Yesterday we took a look at Whidbey's new Simple Sandboxing API . At first glance this API does seem relatively simple, however when you start to look closer at the AppDomain that is created for your sandboxed code, there are a few surprising properties...
  • Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

    Mission (almost) accomplished

    I was talking to a friend earlier today about how much fun I've had blogging these many months now (soon two years) and I was reminded of one of my favorite examples of unexpectedly influencing someone. Sriram Krishnan wrote an article called " How...

    A Graphics tool for the graphically challenged ...

    Have you seen Microsoft Expression (Code Name Acrylic) ? If you haven't, you should really check it out. Certainly, it's not as powerful as PhotoShop, but it's a LOT simpler to use. Right now, there is an early beta available from the site ... with a...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Overriding command line parameters in the VMC file

    Over the last week or so I have mentioned a couple of interesting command-line parameters that can be used with Virtual PC. If you want to utilize these options but not have to worry about users using the correct shortcut / parameter - it is possible...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Testing 64-Bit Windows on BYTE Magazine

    Why do you have to register to read one article ? I hate to register for just one article. Have you had a chance to read it? Is it worth the registration hassle? Thx.
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Overclocking 64-bit

    You will love this . From PCStats : "PCStats thought it would be interesting to see how overclocking is affected on the WindowsXP x64 Edition platform by illustrating both 32-bit and 64-bit benchmarks for an AMD Athlon64 4000+ based system. Would the...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Dell Says He’d Sell Apple’s Mac OS (cont.)

    Some time ago I read and wrote about Dell could/would/might/think about supporting the Apple OS. Today I found this beauty. Certainly not the Apple style but a real progress in Dell design. I like the design AND the technical data (of course it's 64-bit...
  • Buggin' My Life Away

    Mac Messenger 5.0

    I've had a number of people, both in comments and in private e-mail, ask me about continuing development on Mac Messenger. Until now, I could only give cryptic answers to those questions. No longer. Mac Messenger 5.0 was released to the web today. ...
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