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Windows 7 RC Training Kit for Developers
This week we released the Windows 7 RC Training Kit for Developers as part of our ongoing effort to give you, all the Windows developers out there, and valuable content to work with while making your application shine on Windows 7. This version of the training kit includes 10 presentations and 8 Hands...
Fri, Jun 12 2009
Windows 7 At PDC09
The Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is the one event that all developers who use any Microsoft technologies must attend at least once in their professional careers. It’s the flagship event for developers, offering the most comprehensive, future-looking, technically deep, densely-packed set of...
Thu, Oct 8 2009
Is Your Application Ready for Windows 7 RTM?
Yesterday Windows 7 completed a major milestone-- release to manufacturing (RTM)! And in three months time – on October 22 nd – Windows 7 will be available for everyone to enjoy. Excitement about the upcoming public release of Windows 7 has been growing for months and expectations are for a much quicker...
Thu, Jul 23 2009
Free Windows 7 Seminar with Mark Russinovich (and Friends)
Have you ever wondered how Windows 7 resumes from sleep in less than 2 seconds? Or how Windows 7 can scale up to 256 cores? Or maybe you just want to want to learn about any Kernel improvements that will make your application run faster with no extra effort from you? Well, guess what? On Monday...
Wed, Oct 7 2009
Fishbowl for Facebook Using the Windows 7 Taskbar for Extra Spice
During Wednesday’s keynote, Brian Goldfarb demoed an amazing Silverlight 4 client for Facebook. Beyond its amazing looks, this Silverlight 4 demo provides a full and complete desktop client application for Windows (and Mac). SilverFace is built on top of Silverlight 4 – also announced during...
Thu, Nov 19 2009
Programming Windows 7 Using Visual Studio 2010
A few weeks ago, just two days before Windows 7 become generally available, Visual Studio 2010 hit its own major milestone with the release its second Community Technical Preview of Visual Studio, known as Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. To me, it is always exciting to see how the different tools and frameworks...
Tue, Nov 17 2009
7 Ways to Get Free Tickets to PDC 2009 Plus up to $17,777
Do you want to win a free trip to Los Angeles and a free ticket to PDC 2009? Do you think you have what it takes to win $17,777? Do you think you can write an amazing Windows 7 application? Well, if your answer to any of the above question is "Yes!" then say hello to the Code 7 Contest . The...
Tue, Jul 14 2009
Windows 7 RC Is Here
Both the Windows 7 RC and the Windows 7 RC SDK are available for download; make sure you get them quickly. As Brandon mentioned in his post , with this release we are coming down the home stretch to release of the final product. Now is when you need to be working on your applications to make sure they...
Tue, May 5 2009
New Windows 7 Videos on Channel 9
Note – this post will be updated from time to time, to include new content. Last update: June 13 th (New Sensor, Location and Windows Animation videos) During the past couple of months, we have being working on Windows 7 videos featuring the new technologies in Windows 7. We’ve also created...
Thu, May 7 2009
Windows 7 .NET Interop Sample Libraries
We’ve got .NET sample libraries and example for managed code developers to target Windows 7 new APIs! Windows 7 offers new functionality that developers can exploit in their applications to provide enhanced experiences and productivity for their end users. Included among these new features is...
Mon, Mar 30 2009
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