Who loves start.com? Introducing live.com

Today, Bill Gates and Ray Ozzie announced a new strategy for Microsoft into the service space. Leveraging the technology from start.com, today, we introduce: http://www.live.com I’ve been to the internal meetings about this and there’s a lot more coming down the pipes in the future. What you see today is really only the tip of the iceberg. Sure there…


Removing an offline folder share

Tonight, I remapped some of my redirected folders (my docs and desktop) and after that happened, the offline folder sync was stuck trying to sync both shares (the new and the old), one of which doesn’t exist anymore. This post doesn’t have anything to do with what I work on, but I thought I’d share…


InfoPath C# Node binding Controls tips

I got a request earlier today to help out with writing a node-binding C# control for InfoPath and I thought I’d share with people the two important parts. 1. Make sure you have the MSXML reference       Microsoft XML, v5.0 is what you’re looking for in the References dialog (in VS) 2. Make sure you have a binding…

Windows Desktop Search Deskbar Shortcuts (creating one for MSN Shopping)

One of the features I like about Windows Desktop Search is the ability to create shortcuts for the deskbar. Since we just released our MSN Shopping beta, I thought I’d create one to search the site. Just enter this string into the Deskbar:       @shopping,http://beta.shopping.msn.com/results/shp/?text=$w And then you can quickly search MSN Shopping in the deskbar…


Beta MSN Shopping site (Part II)

Months ago, I wrote up a tiny blog entry about a preview of our upcoming MSN Shopping website. Today, as the msn shopping team blog says, we get one step closer to that actual release with a refreshed beta site. There are quite a few changes between that Feburary preview and today’s beta. There are even more differences…


Creating an InfoPath Custom Control using C# and .NET

A while ago, I helped write an article for the InfoPath team on how to write InfoPath Custom Controls using C#. http://blogs.msdn.com/infopath/archive/2005/04/15/408728.aspx Warning, there isn’t really full support for C# Controls in InfoPath, so beware, you might need to write workarounds. The supported languages are VB6 written controls and C++ ones.

Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer

I’m sure there’s gonna be a lot of news about this, but I think it’s exciting to have this powertoy released (since I’m an aspiring photographer). The Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer will give the ability to view raw files without having to launch photoshop or the bundled software. Download link:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d48e808e-b10d-4ce4-a141-5866fd4a3286&displaylang=en

MSN Shopping Team Blog

MSN Shopping’s got our own team blog. There’s a lot of exciting things happening for our next major launch. I’ve not been quite sure on what I can and can’t say, so for more information, the team blog’s probably the best place to look. http://blogs.msdn.com/msnshoppinginsider/


Windows Marketplace RSS Feeds

Windows Marketplace RSS Feeds”Coming to a Desktop Near You!Windows Marketplace can now deliver—right to your desktop—the latest information on the software and hardware items you want to see. Whether you’re looking for a new image editing program or searching for the perfect printer, simply subscribe to your favorite categories (see the list below). Windows Marketplace…