Windows Store and Updates

I learned today that the Amazon Kindle application is available in the Windows Store thanks to a retweet of @jsenior from @Carnage4Life.  When I tried to install the application on my Samsung Series 7 Slate, I received repeated errors that the application was not available now.  Trying other applications, I discovered that none of them…

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Codename “Windows 8” User Interface Video

By now you have seen Jensen Harris introduce to the world the first look at the new user interface for the upcoming version of Windows codenamed “Windows 8.” This new interface expands on the concept of Live Tiles Windows Phone 7’s Metro UI which provides the user with a view, or window if you will,…

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Office 2003 documents opening as “read-only” from MOSS 2007 document libraries

A few months back I lead an effort to put to rest a customer issue whereby Office 2003 documents would open from MOSS 2007 document libraries as “read-only”.  When “Edit in Microsoft Word” was selected from the document context menu, the document would show up in Word but the “(Read Only)” was added to the…

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Fast forward two years …

It’s been awhile.  I still have the i730 and it’s a bit beaten and worn from years of use.  That will soon change. I dusted off the old blog and picked up around here.  Let’s try this again and see what happens.

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Memory Leak Detection and MSXML

File this one under “I had no idea so I best share what I learned.” Over a couple of days during the past two weeks I have been working with a customer to isolate a memory leak in a ATL/C++ application.  This particular customer application leverages the msxml3 component to do some document translations on…

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Bill Gates

So I get these e-mails from SteveB and Billg today and guess what? After five years, I no longer double take when I see one of their names in my inbox.  The double takes stopped after the first year.  In my role out in the field, e-mails from Steve and Bill are always addressed to the company. …

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Decimal Aligned Output While Avoiding a Box Operation

Today the customer asked me a simple question.  And sometimes it is simple requests that wind up with involved answers. How can I decimal align floating-point output in C#? Which basically means “right align” in our instance.  The customer is a seasoned C/C++ developer and the float formatting from sprintf( ) immediately comes to both our…

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SmartPhone and Voice Command

Voice Command on the Samsung i730 rocks.  I have a minor limitation with the Sony Ericsson HBH-662, but I will live with it because of Voice Commands accuracy. I work from our Reston, Virginia office or my home office when I am not at a customer site.  In both locations, I have very poor reception…

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PDC 2005 – C# Futures with Anders Hejlsberg – Double Overflow

Today is the second presentation of the Anders Hejlsberg discussion on C# 3.0.  This is a presentation I wanted to attend twice just to take it all in.  It’s in a smaller room today, but is also being broadcast into two overflow rooms.  The coordinators requested a third presentation for tomorrow on the spot.  Keep an eye out…

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