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  • The Old New Thing

    Little facts you didn't know about volcanoes

    Molten rock makes volcano glow red....
  • The Old New Thing

    The procedure entry point SHCreateThreadRef could not be located...

    Explaining how to fix a problem that cropped up recently....
  • The Galactic Patrol

    Microsoft Garage Band

    Reason #193 why I like working for Microsoft: I’m leaving work today, and as usual I take the elevator down to the lowest level of the underground parking (there are four underground levels). I get off the elevator and there, in the elevator entry...
  • Vinayak's WebLog

    Virtual Catalogs in the catalog system

    Introduced in CS2002, virtual catalogs replace the custom catalogs feature in CS2000. While custom catalogs allowed you to create another instance of the base catalog with different pricing rules virtual catalogs allow you to aggregate content from one...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Gaming in Virtual PC...

    Hi again, A lot of people use Virtual PC for different things. Our primary target markets are: Legacy application migration in the enterprise Development / test / training / demonstration environments. Me - I like to use it for gaming ...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Virtual PC Guy's Blog is up and running

    Hi y'all, Finally got around to setting up my blog. For those who don't know me - I'm Ben Armstrong, a Program Manager on the virtual machine team at Microsoft. This blog will be used to talk about my favorite program of all time - Virtual PC...
  • Santomania

    TaskSwitchXP = Sweet!

    I just installed TaskSwitchXP and it is awesome ! This cool utility replaces the default vanilla Alt-Tab window with a snazzy preview including application thumbnails. It is especially useful when there are multiple windows of the same type open, such...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Dvorak on patching

    John Dvorak has a rant on patching and the state of IE that has a statement that is somewhat misleading in my opinion. In speaking of the announcement this week of 10 security updates for Windows and IE, Dvorak said: It would be nice if there were more...
  • Matthew Huynh Blog Site

    ISA2004 Standard Edition and SBS

    ISA2004 Standard Edition release sometime in May 2004 and so that naturally means there are some users that may want to try it on SBS2003. This article is for current SBS2003 premium users w/ ISA2000. The Configure Email and Internet Connection Wizard...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    More Architect Bloggers

    Two new architect bloggers to note. Jim Clark is a business architect on the Architecture Strategy Team. Jim spends a lot of time with what he calls "Red River" - identification and definition of business architectures, ontologies and environments that...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    SAF Day 2

    I sat through four session yesterday - two keynotes and two informational presentations. My favorite of the four was the session on Business Architecture by Jack Calhoun, CEO of Accelare . I can't summarize it effectively, so I won't try. However, one...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Deciphering Windows safe boot and last-known good configurations

    Yesterday I was working with one of our developers on an issue related to the Enhanced Write Filter in XP Embedded (also known as EWF). I installed the EWF driver on one of my test machines - it is an upper filter driver that has to be loaded at boot...
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