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It's Windows Vista Week at Channels 9 and 10
Windows Vista Week has begun at Channel 9 and Channel 10 . Over on Channel 9 they're covering Windows Vista from the developer side, focusing on building apps for Windows Vista as a user-centric operating system. What technologies underlying Windows Vista make it what it is for the user? And what can...
Tue, Feb 27 2007
Windows Vista Gadgets Competition on Code Project - final results
Last month we posted an update to the Windows Vista Gadgets Competition on Code Project . Now that the competition is complete, the team behind it would like to thank everyone who entered. The goal of the contest was to deliver 20 quality Sidebar Gadgets; we surpassed our goal considerably with a total...
Tue, Apr 24 2007
Announcing the Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Customer Preview Program (CPP)
Hi, Mike Nash here. In late October I announced the Beta of Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 - beginning with a small group of Technology Adoption Program customers. This week we're opening up the beta to a broader audience. Starting today, MSDN and TechNet subscribers will...
Tue, Dec 2 2008
New Application Compatibility training available
When we talk about application compatibility for our large customers, it goes beyond making sure the latest game or end user application works. Our enterprise customers sometimes have hundreds of thousands of PCs to manage. That means a lot of different applications, from many different companies, some...
Wed, Aug 22 2007
New Mobile PC development webcast series
Our development team has put together a series of webcasts starting Monday 2nd April and continuing weekly through June. These online-only Live Meetings are mainly for the developer crowd who's currently (or looking to be) building applications that run on mobile PCs. Topics center on getting the most...
Mon, Mar 26 2007
The Windows Vista Gadgets Competition on Code Project
We're only one month into the Windows Vista Gadgets Competition on Code Project , and already developers have exceeded our expectations in finding new ways to enhance the Windows Vista Sidebar experience via Gadgets. Some of the cooler gadgets include a daily Dilbert cartoon display and a tool that places...
Thu, Mar 22 2007
Microsoft Announces Silverlight
Yesterday we officially unveiled the name for what was previously known as the extremely catchy "WPF/e" (Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere) at the 2007 National Association of Broadcasters Conference . WPF/e is now Microsoft Silverlight . OK, so what? Just what is Microsoft Silverlight? It...
Tue, Apr 17 2007
Today's MIX07 Announcements Round-Up
Today MIX07 kicks off at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas with the keynote by Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie and General Manager Scott Guthrie. You can continue to catch live, on-going coverage at the Visit MIX website . Let me take a moment to quickly outline the many announcements that occurred...
Mon, Apr 30 2007
More devs & guitars
Still rocking, still rolling, still writing code -- Windows Vista devs are at it again. This is the third and final installment in the mock/rock/documentary series (unless I can dig up some more footage, that is ;). Windows Vista Devs Rocking Out #3
Mon, Jan 29 2007
Check it out: Speech@Microsoft
Nope, it's not a new email address -- it's a new blog. The team responsible for incorporating speech technology into Windows Vista, among other products, has a new blog called Speech @ Microsoft. Their blog started just this month and inaugural posts cover such topics as using speech APIs (COM or .NET...
Wed, Sep 19 2007
For Developers: Windows Vista Readiness Hands-on-Lab
Thom Robbins, Microsoft Director for Developer Marketing, points out a fantastic hands-on lab focused on helping developers create great experiences for customers running their applications in Windows Vista. Here's how the download page describes the lab: Microsoft has put together a Hands-on Lab...
Mon, Nov 13 2006
Windows Vista developers: What's behind the music?
Now that the coding of Windows Vista has been completed, the product has been handed off to our partners for them to ready drivers and applications that work with it, and the Marketing department is tasked with finding new and clever ways to sell it, you must be wondering: what exactly is our development...
Fri, Jan 26 2007
Small Software Developers: Get Flying with Windows Vista
Project codename "Glidepath" is an Evangelism initiative targeted at helping MicroISVs get started and be successful with a focus on Windows Vista. Project Glidepath includes a free software factory add-in for Visual Studio 2005 that delivers, via RSS, guidance, content, code samples, step-by-step...
Wed, Feb 7 2007
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