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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Life in Seattle

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    This morning I was reminded why I live and work here in the Pacific Northwest . For those who are not familiar with the Seattle area, it's an area of surprising natural beauty and high density urban and suburban living. You’ve got the Olympic Mountains...
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    Other sites to read instead of this one...

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    Why has there been no posting here in a very long time? Frankly, it’s because I find reading other people’s content more interesting than writing or reading my own. If my blog is not interesting to me, why would it be interesting to you? On the off chance...
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    Why not go 64bit?

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    Considering that Microsoft has been shipping 64 bit OSs (client and server) for quite a few years now and given the fact that most desktop machines are now 64 bit and even many laptops, why are so few applications and customers running native 64bit? Why...
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    Questions for the Audience

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    1. Should all or part of the Longhorn SDK be “included” in the operating system itself? If yes, what parts (tools, docs, samples, build enviroment files, etc.)? 2. Should all or part of the Longhorn SDK be included all “versions”of...
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    Why even computers get the math wrong from time to time

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    There was a nice little blog post on Good Morning Silicon Valley that led to another, really interesting blog post titled " Arithmetic is Hard--To Get Right ." Turns out there are "...exactly 12 instances out of the 9 quintillion possibilities it [Excel...
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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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    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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    What about the SDK?

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    Producing the Longhorn SDK (LHSDK) is an amazing undertaking. The LHSDK, at a minimum, must document every API in the Longhorn OS. That’s all the Win32 API’s as well as all the amazing new stuff in WinFX. Care to guess how large that is? Well...
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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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    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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    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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    …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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    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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    An On-Line Color Thesaurus

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    Check out HP's on-line "Color Thesarus" here . I submited the ever popular "Burnt Sienna" and it displayed a color square, listed the RGB values for Burnt Sienna and displayed plus four similar (synonym) colors and four antonym colors.
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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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    The pause that refreshes...

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    Check out this article on an interesting study done by Stanford researchers on what the brain is doing during pauses. When the music stops, the brain gets going IN STANFORD STUDY, SILENT PAUSES LEND CLUES ON MENTAL PROCESSES By Lisa M. Krieger...
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    SYNC and the Optimistic Brain

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    Two articles caught my attention this week. The first was Walt Mossberg's review of SYNC , a joint project between Ford and Microsoft. "SYNC combines the often separate cellphone and music-player functions into one unified interface that can be...
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