Successfully Installed Windows Vista Ultimate

As a dogfooder who tried Windows the Vista Beta, man has this product come a long way. Kudos to the Windows team for dramatically improving just about everything in the product. Here’s some key things to remember: Backup your files – Always good advice, but don’t forget to export your IE Favorites and your OPML…


Virtual Earth 3D Launched

I’ve been having lots of fun navigating the Virtual Earth 3D world, kudos to them for building a fun, free service!  As Clint posted on the Coding4Fun Home page, it’s literally two lines of code to control Virtual Earth 3D. Very cool.


Visual Studio Express – Happy One Year Anniversary!

Updated to include the new SkinCraft Light free control (see below) and the correct RTM Express download count which is actually 7.5 million!      sniff, sniff, they grow up so quickly!   One year ago today, Steve Ballmer was on-stage announcing our official launch of Visual Studio Express to the world…it seems like just yesterday!  Since launch,…


DevDiv Hotfix Public Availability Program

As many customers, like Frans Bouma and many others have pointed out, its too hard to get a hotfix for Visual Studio as this involves actually calling support to gain access. Well, there’s a pilot program aimed at helping fix this launched by the DDCPX team (read Josh’s announcement here) that should help this. It’s only…


Coding4Fun v2 is now up!

It’s alive! Thanks again to everyone who helped vote on the redesign, we are now officially live! The other good news is that Clint Rutkas is now our new Coding4Fun blogger and will be providing daily updates. Now we just have to sort through the big content backlog and get the content on the site.


MicroSpeak: Lightswitch Shift

Lightswitch Shift: A unit of measurement for how long your workday is, defined as at least 14 hours. The terminology comes from buildings in the Redmond campus which use energy saving features whereby office lights will automatically go off between 9pm and 7am.  A lightswitch shift refers to an employee that started the work day…