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    The Simple Life

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    I recently downsized my hardware collection at work. I always used to have one or more desktop machines and a laptop. Laptops have become so powerful these days that I felt it was time to simplify my life and buy a good laptop as my only computer at work...
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    My afternoon with Arfa

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    I was recentely fortunate to spend a couple of hours with Arfa Karim Randhawa, a wonderful young girl from Pakistan who is the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (she passed the exams at age 9, she's 10 now). Soma sponsored her visit to Microsoft...
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    Adopt an App Program

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    I have recently joined the application compatibility program in the developer division. Called “Adopt an App”, the program recruits folks to find .NET 1.0 and 1.1 applications and complete compatibility test scenarios with .NET 2.0. Some of you may...
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    Very good post on C/C++ compilers

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    April Reagan's lastest post ( http://blogs.msdn.com/aprilr ) is full of great information on the C/C++ compilers that ship with the PSDK, .NET SDK, XBox and with Visual Studio. She explains why you see different versions from time to time and what those...
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    Job Opening on the SDK Team

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    We have an opening on the Longhorn SDK Team for a Software Development Engineer. Here's the link to the job description: http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=18dc32d1-7d5c-4fd1-87a6-9fff49971e87 Come and work with us on...
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    May CTP for WinFX

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    The latest, greatest CTP for WinFX is available for download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=b789bc8d-4f25-4823-b6aa-c5edf432d0c1&displaylang=en There is a link to the WinFX SDK and to the matching version of VS...
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    PSDK and VC6--What's up with that?

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    I have received several questions and lots of concerns about the latest PSDK (updated forWindows Server 2003 SP1) not supporting VC6. There is one very good reason for that--improved security. MelindaK, the release manager for the PSDK, explains as follows...
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    PSDK for Windows Server 2003 SP1 is here!

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    It's live and the links are below. This PSDK version will work for 32 and 64 bit platforms, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and other Windows client and server platforms. As always, we want your feedback so that we can continue to improve the PSDK. ...
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    New From the PSDK

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    Many of you have already heard that Windows Server 2003 SP1 has left the building. The finishing touches are being put on the PSDK for Windows Server 2003 SP1 right now. It will be ready for down load around mid-April. In the meantime, the latest WinFX...
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    The Future of SDKs

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    The SDK team is always looking for ways to make your Microsoft SDK experience better. We’ve heard about the need for improved search, more complete reference documentation and more samples. Another area we are looking at is how multiple SDKs install and...
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    Jobs on the SDK Team

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    The SDK team has the following job openings: Software Developer in Test: http://www.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=9c1783a7-5727-4c07-a6be-76a2cdde1724 Software Developer in Test: http://www.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID...
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    Latest News from SDK Land

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    The latest pre-release of the Microsoft Windows Platform SDK for Windows Server 2003 SP1 RC2 is available for WinSrv 2K3 SP1 beta customers and MSDN subscribers. As always, please let us know what you think! The SDK team has now turned their attention...
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    Week Three: Still running as "Limited User"

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    So far, so good. The only time I have missed running as admin is when I needed to install something; that has happened once to update the Live Meeting ActiveX Control (and something else that I can't even remember anymore). I have my main desktop and...
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    Happy New Year!

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    I'm still getting plenty of spam posts, so moderation is still on. Please be patient while I sift through the spam and get your feedback posted. After several anxious days waiting to hear from one of my team members and my sister-in-law, both of whom...
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    No longer running as Admin

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    I decided that this was a good quiet week to change my domain account privledges from "Administrator" to "Restricted User" in the "Users Group". So far I have been able to over come early problems with a little help from an internal MSFT alias set up...
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    Pre-release PSDK for WinSrv 2K3 SP1 RC is available...

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    ...for WinSrv 2K3 SP1 Beta program members and MSDN subscribers (sorry--it's not available to the general public until RTM). It can take a few days to make its way to the download center and other locations so try again later in the week if you can't...
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    Due to recent spamming...

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    ...I have turned moderation ON. Hopefully I will not have to do this for long. In other news, the SDK team is down to the wire with our next pre-release version of the PSDK for the Windows Server 2003 SP1 RC. It's looking very good, but we still have...
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    WinFX SDK--"Avalon" Community Tech Preview SDK for MSDN subscribers

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    By now, MSDN subscribers know that there is an "Avalon" Community Tech Preview available. This includes the .NET 2.0 Beta 1 Framework and "Avalon" assemblies along with the WinFX SDK. Make sure to check it out if you are an MSDN subscriber. Unfortunately...
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    For those in the US--Make sure to vote today

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    No matter what your views, make sure to vote today. There are many close races that you could help decide.
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    Pre-Release PSDK for current drop of WS2K3 SP1

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    For those of you who have MSDN subscriptions or are lucky enough to be on the Windows Server 2003 SP1 Beta, there is a new PSDK available to check out. Please let us know if you have any problems or have feedback on some of the changes we've made. For...
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    Test Jobs on SDK Team

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    Wanna come and work on bleeding edge technologies such as WinFX? The SDK team has an opening for a highly motivated tester who enjoys taking lots of responsibility. Since we are a small team, every team member counts! You won't be a cog in the machine...
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    Sample Code and the SDKs you use

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    I’ll start with a provocative question: Should the SDK team put samples in the SDK or only make them available online via MSDN ? With the follow-up question: Where do you prefer to get your sample code in the first place? First some background by way...
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    Platform Software Development Kit (PSDK)

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    Several folks have posted on Raymond Chen's blog ( http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2004/08/20/217684.aspx ) about the PSDK. I'd like to address a couple of issues they brought up and hopefully encourage more dialog around them. The PSDK used...
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    …insert sheepish grin…

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    I guess it’s clear by now that I’ll never be a top blogger like BradA or JLedgard or the rest. I just don’t blog often enough and I don’t have the kind of deeply technical blog that is in such high demand. But I do have some news. For those of you who...
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    Beta 1 .NET Framework 2.0 SDK is available for download

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    The Beta 1 .NET Framework 2.0 SDK and redistributable are available for download. You can find them here: http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/downloads/default.aspx As always, let us know if there are any problems, bugs or things that just bug the...
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