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Movie Maker and DVD Maker in Windows Vista
The other week I sat down with Program Manager Chris Hugill from the Windows Live team to discuss his involvement in the design and development of Windows Movie Maker and Windows DVD Maker, technologies found within Windows Vista that are his primary area of responsibility. What I learned really blew...
Tue, Aug 22 2006
Audio Innovations in Windows Vista
Legal Notice This is a preliminary document and may be changed substantially prior to final commercial release of the software described herein. The information contained in this document represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation on the issues discussed as of the date of publication...
Thu, Aug 24 2006
Windows Vista Sounds Q&A
Thanks to Steve Ball, Principal Program Manager Lead on the Windows Sound Team, we have this Q&A designed to provide additional background on the sounds of Windows Vista. Q: Why did Microsoft invest time and energy developing new sounds for Windows Vista? A: Sounds are one of the primary senses...
Fri, Jun 13 2008
DirectX10: The Next Generation in Gaming
Backup a second ... So what is DirectX? Wikipedia says DirectX is a collection of APIs for easily handling tasks related to game programming on the Microsoft Windows operating system. It is most widely used in the development of computer games for Microsoft Windows. The DirectX SDK is available free...
Wed, Aug 16 2006
Flexible Desktop Computing White Paper
Meeting both IT and end user needs in today’s business environment can be challenging. Microsoft currently offers a range of desktop computing options—from traditional PCs to thin clients and from Terminal Services to hosted virtual machines—that give large organizations the flexibility needed to meet...
Tue, Jun 12 2007
Windows Experience Index: An In-Depth Look
For Windows Vista™ Introduction The Windows® Experience Index is a new feature built into Windows Vista™. It is designed to help consumers understand how well Windows Vista and the software running on it will perform on a specific PC. The index achieves this by assessing the capability of the PC and...
Thu, Sep 21 2006
Windows Vista Blog Code of Conduct
Hi there, Nick here with a few words about what's expected of you as a visitor and/or contributor to the Windows Vista blog. I appreciate your feedback and encourage you to be candid in this forum, but want to make a few things clear up front. Types of comments I and other visitors appreciate are...
Thu, Jul 6 2006
Advanced search techniques
Advanced Search Terms -- Operators to Help You to Create More Defined Searches Windows Vista and Windows Desktop Search 3.01 recognize many advanced query operators that can make your desktop searches super-pinpointed. This document provides an exhaustive list of those operators. On Windows Vista...
Wed, May 9 2007
Windows Vista SP1 & Windows XP SP3 Blocker Tool Removal Q&A
To help answer your questions on the removal of the Service Pack Blocker Tool for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows XP SP3, we have created the following Q&A. Q: What does this mean if my company has the tool in place? A: Enterprises currently using the service pack blocker tool for either Windows...
Thu, Jan 29 2009
Notable Changes in SP2 RC for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
Microsoft® continuously improves the Windows Vista® and Windows Server® 2008 operating systems by providing ongoing updates while working with software and hardware vendors to help them deliver improved compatibility, reliability, and performance. These updates are provided to customers by...
Wed, Feb 25 2009
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta White Paper
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta Whitepaper Introduction When developing Windows Vista, Microsoft set out to provide higher levels of productivity, mobility, and security, with lower costs. After more than six months of broad availability and usage, it's evident that these investments are improving...
Tue, Aug 28 2007
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