Link dump: User Experience, Web Platform, Office System and more

Here are some interesting links that I found while catching up on blogs: User Experience: Your Britain in pictures: BBC + Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth: The BBC is collaborating with Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth to create three- dimensional representations of some of the most dramatic buildings in Britain by combining hundreds of different photographs. Sit back…

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Windows Vista UAC demo code: develop using least privilege

One of the new Windows Vista security features that might confuse developers is Windows User Account Control (UAC). In order to help developers develop UAC enabled applications Microsoft has released “Windows Vista UAC Demo Sample Code” This demo sample code shows how to develop using least privilege leveraging User Account Control. It contains 3 projects,…

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Introducing Microsoft Surface

From the Microsoft site: The launch of Microsoft Surface marks the beginning of a new technology category and a user-interface revolution. Surface, Microsoft’s first surface computer, provides effortless interaction with digital content through natural hand gestures, touch and physical objects. Surface computing breaks down traditional barriers between people and technology, changing the way people interact…

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Family.Show: a new WPF reference sample

Tim Sneath posted the first end-to-end reference sample on his blog. The Family.Show application – developed by Vertigo Software – is a genealogy explorer that allows you to create or import a family tree and explore, annotate or save it to XPS. A couple of weeks ago I had installed a early internal build of…

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Re-enabling hibernation in Windows Vista after disk cleanup

Yesterday I decided to run the Windows Vista Cleanup tool, which enables you to clear your disk of unnecessary files. Main reason was that I was running out of space on my C:\ partition. So I only selected my C:\ drive to be cleaned up. After selecting the Disk Cleanup tool this dialog pops up:…

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Guidance Automation Extensions/Toolkit Feb 2007 CTP to support Windows Vista

Earlier this week version 1.2 or the February 2007 Community Technology Preview of the Guidance Automation Extensions (GAX) and the Guidance Automation Toolkit (GAT) was released to the web. The Guidance Automation Extensions (GAX) enable you to run guidance packages, such as the Guidance Automation Toolkit or those included in Software Factories. You can use the Guidance…

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The Panel: Code and Examples for creating front end experiences

The Panel is the place to collect showcases of new user experiences and provide insights on how they were implemented. WPF applications and Windows Live gadgets are featured. Each featured project provides the applications as well as the source code and explanation in order to help you leverage the new technologies and build better user…

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Why developers should get ready for Windows Server "Longhorn"

The answer is quick and easy: build more reliable and robust applications (using the Windows Server “Longhorn” features). Jason Olson, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, has started a series of screencasts “Developer, Meet Server” covering the various cool developer-oriented enhancements on the Windows Server “Longhorn” platform. Over the last few weeks I’ve had various discussions on…

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XAML and Web Content Management discussed at User Group Meetings

For the community members Belgium, interested in XAML or Web Content Management – and not overflowed by Dev & IT-Pro Days 2007 work – there are two of our Belgian INETA user groups that organize an event this week: Wednesday March 7th 2007 The .NET User Group Brugge ACCB.NET organizes a meeting on XAML, the Extensible Application…

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Dynamically start and kill a workflow with Windows Workflow Foundation

Serge Luca – who recently decided to make a move from Guidance to u2u – wrote an article on starting and killing a workflow with the Windows Workflow Foundation. This was published earlier today on www.msdn.be. Here’s the summary of the article: The Windows Workflow Foundation is a programming model, a run-time engine, and a set of…

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