Media Center SDK for Windows 7 RTM now available for public download

As noted in this post on Niall Ginsbourg’s blog and this post on Charlie Owen’s blog, the Windows Media Center SDK for Windows 7 is now available for public download.  Here are some links where you can find the installer and interact with the Windows Media Center developer community: Windows Media Center SDK for Windows…

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Media Center SDK for Windows 7 release candidate now available for public download

I just noticed this item on Charlie Owen’s blog and wanted to link to it here as well.  There is now a public download available for the Windows Media Center SDK for the Windows 7 release candidate.  Here are some useful links: Media Center SDK for Windows 7 RC installer location – http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/5/0/7501F066-9B35-4F9E-8A63-0957687DE1E6/WindowsMediaCenterSDK6.msi Media Center…

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Media Center SDK for Windows 7 beta now available for public download

I just noticed this item on Charlie Owen’s blog and wanted to post it here as well.  There is now a public download available for the Windows Media Center SDK for the Windows 7 beta.  Here are some useful links: SDK installer location – http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/5/0/7501F066-9B35-4F9E-8A63-0957687DE1E6/WindowsMediaCenterSDK6.msi Media Center development forum -http://discuss.mediacentersandbox.com/ Summary of new Windows 7…

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Links to information about Media Center features in Windows 7

There has been some early information about Windows 7 presented at PDC 2008 this week.  Of particular interest to me as a former member of the Media Center team is some detailed information about upcoming Windows 7 Media Center features.  Here are a couple of links to some information that Charlie Owen posted on his…

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Some notes about OS installation conditions in Media Center application setup files

Recently, I noticed this post on the Big Screen Blog where Niall Ginsbourg talks about some changes he made to the installers for his Big Screen applications for Windows Vista Media Center.  He didn’t go into much detail about what he changed, so I want to explain the OS version detection that happens in the…

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Link to information about MyNetflix application for Windows Vista Media Center

I just noticed an interesting post on Ian Dixon’s blog that I wanted to link to here.  Anthony Park has posted this announcement on his blog about the release of new version of the MyNetflix application for Windows Vista Media Center.  The first version of MyNetflix was written as a hosted HTML application for Windows…

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Link announcing Big Screen Global web site and Big Screen Photos and Weather v2

Niall Ginsbourg announced the launch of his new Big Screen Global web site and the release of the Big Screen Photos v2 and Big Screen Weather v2 applications for Windows Vista Media Center. I have been using the beta versions of a few of the Big Screen applications for a while and they’re really nice. …

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Windows Vista Media Center SDK version 5.3 now available for download

A refreshed version of the Windows Vista Media Center SDK (version 5.3) has been released for download this afternoon.  The download location is the same as the previous versions of the Windows Vista Media Center SDK – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=A43EA0B7-B85F-4612-AA08-3BF128C5873E.  If you have any previous version of the Windows Vista Media Center SDK installed, you can run…

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Using WiX 3.0 to create a per-user MSI that does not prompt for elevation on Windows Vista

A while back, I posted a summary of some information I learned about how Windows Installer interacts with UAC on Windows Vista.  Included in that blog post is a list of steps that must be taken to create a per-user MSI that will not cause a Windows Vista UAC elevation prompt when installing it. Since…

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