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    Day Four at the 2005 PDC

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    Today is my last full day here in Los Angeles at PDC 2005. I didn’t make it to the keynote this morning, but instead spent the day in the Product Pavilion and the track lounge. I was able to chat with quite a few customers as we finally gave away our...
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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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    New Windows Vista Development Forums

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    The following Windows Vista Development forums are now live on http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ Data Access, Storage, Search and Organize in Windows Vista http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=113 Mobile PC and Tablet PC Development...
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    PDC Official Day Two

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    As usual, the PDC started with keynotes today. The morning started with Eric Rudder and David Treadwell talking about Windows WorkFlow Foundation followed by Steven Sinofsky talking about the new developer features in Office 12. Both presentations went...
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    PDC Official Day One

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    It’s already Tuesday, the official first day of the PDC. I started the day with a nice 20 minute walk from my hotel to the LACC. I arrived at 7:30 am and there was already a line waiting to get into the keynote hall. The organizers ushered all the...
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    PDC Pre Conf Day One

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    Getting up at 5am this morning made me realize that the long days of Summer are just about over; it was dark out and it was raining. Ick. It only took about 20 minutes to drive to the Seattle-Tacoma (SeaTac) International Airport at that early hour of...
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    PDC Pre Conf Day Two

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    Yesterday we had tri-athletes and movie crews closing streets and snarling traffic in and around the convention center in LA. Today it was a power outage that apparently affected nearly the entire LA basin that managed to do the same. According to the...
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    Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 1 is Here!

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    Last week was a very busy week around here and this week looks no different. Last week we had a bit of a problem with the WinFX SDK Web Install. While the problem was identified and quickly fixed, it still took a while to verify and therefore delayed...
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    Off to PDC!

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    On Sunday morning I leave for Los Angeles and the PDC. It's going to be a great conference and I look forward to meeting many of you there. The SDK team will be holding a "Meet the SDK Team" gathering at the Tools and Languages Track Lounge on Tuesday...
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    Windows SDK for the WinFX Runtime Components November CTP

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    I want to pass along some information about the Windows SDK for WinFX Runtime Components November CTP. As you know, WinFX is an important part of Windows Vista™. As such, the WinFX SDK is now part of the Windows SDK. The SDK team started the work...
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    Why is the Windows SDK so big?

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    The flippant answer is: "Because old APIs never die, we just add new ones." The biggest single part of the SDK is the documentaion. The biggest part of the documentation is the WinFX API reference. Below is a breakdown of the January CTP: Win32...
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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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    Photos...

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    I have finally created a very small photo gallery of some of my favorite underwater shots. All but one (the pic of me) is a still frame taken from video footage shot in Palau last year. None have been cleaned up with a digital image editor yet (I just...
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    The Windows SDK Team Has A Blog Of Its Own.

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    Check out the new Windows SDK Team Blog . Today is the kickoff and hopefully it will be a busy place full of useful information about the Windows SDK, the Team and Windows Vista.
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    Getting kinda moldy around here...

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    ...and I don't just mean because of all the rain we've had this winter either. The January CTP is out the door. We've noticed an increase in the number of issues with the install of the SDK and I wanted to let folks know why they are occuring. First...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Welcome to the Windows SDK Team Tom!

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    I'd like to use this post to welcome Tom Archer to the Windows SDK Team. Today is Tom's official first day--though he's been working with us for many months in his prior role as Content Strategist for MSDN. Tom will be taking over the Tools Program...
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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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    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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    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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    It's about time...

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    Hack, cough, cough...man, it's getting really dusty around here... Yeah...I know...it's been a while...my bad. No excuses. Let me get straight to the new data. The Windows SDK Team recently posted the RC1 version of the Windows SDK for Windows Vista...
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