@ DevConnections 2010

Listen or watch the latest series of Bytes by MSDN as 17 influential community members and Microsoft developers,  interviewed at DevConnections 2010, talk about user-experience, the cloud, mobile, and a variety of additional topics that they are passionate about.  Check back weekly for the next installment in the series or subscribe and take it on…


Bytes by MSDN Interview: Visual Studio 2010 and IntelliTrace

One of the most talked about features in Visual Studio 2010 is IntelliTrace. Dave Mendlen, Senior Director at Microsoft, and Tim Huckaby, founder of InterKnowlogy, cover the latest and greatest with Visual Studio 2010, including LightSwitch, Intellitrace and the most recent Feature Pack. Tune in to find out why Dave refers to IntelliTrace as a…


Windows Phone 7 Sales: 1.5 million units sold @ first Six weeks

According to Achim Berg, Corp. Vice President of Business and Marketing, Windows Phones, Windows Phone manufacturers sold over 1.5 million phones in the first six weeks. It shows the customer momentum and retail presence. The Sales figures shows that sales are ramping well as our reputation is growing for offering users a unique experience and…


Feedback: Go Live, VS 2010 SP1, .Net Framework 4 KB2162169 Beta

We are pleased to declare that Visual Studio (VS) 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta and the .NET Framework 4 KB2162169 Beta will be supported as a “go live” release. This means that this software has met high standards of quality for a pre-release, and we are licensing it for developing and deploying production applications. VS2010…

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Book review: Programming Windows Phone 7

Are you the Windows Phone 7 developer or want to know how to create WP7 apps? Then this book is meant for you. To give you a sense of this offering, here is Charles’s Introduction—beneath that you’ll find the ebook’s full Table of Contents: Introduction This book is a gift from the Windows Phone 7…

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Security/Privacy: How safe are you while you browse web?

Do you know the new feature “Tracking Protection” of Internet Explorer? It is the new privacy feature in Internet Explorer 9 designed to help keep third-party websites from tracking your Web behavior. With Tracking Protection, consumers can filter content in a page that may have an impact on privacy. Here you see a stock ticker,…


Why using Custom Outlook forms and HTTP scenarios not recommended?

In Outlook, custom Outlook forms are not supported for use with HTTP-based mail services (such as Microsoft Hotmail). Outlook does not prevent you from using custom form features if you are using an HTTP-based mail service. However, some features do not work correctly. The features do not work correctly because HTTP-based mail messages are stored…


Review: Microsoft Outlook Social Connector (OSC) Provider for Facebook

Do you use Facebook, look forward to integrate with Outlook and change your existing world? Yes, you can can connect your Facebook account to the Outlook Social Connector and stay up to the minute with the people in your network by accessing everything from e-mail threads to status updates in one single, centralized view. Nice…

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How to: Determine which Microsoft .Net Framework version and service pack installed?

This is one of our frequent question: How to determine which version(s) and service pack level(s) of the Microsoft .NET Framework are installed? You can use the registry information below to determine which version(s) and service pack level(s) of the Microsoft .NET Framework are installed. .NET Framework Service Pack Level Registry Key Name Value 4…

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How Microsoft Product Activation works?

To reduce software piracy and to make sure that all Microsoft customers receive the product quality that they expect, Microsoft is now including product activation technology in several products. Product activation is a simple, straightforward process that is completely software based. It requires no hardware add-ons or any other external tool. In most cases, the…


Download: EWS Managed API 1.1

If you use EWS (Exchange Web Services) Managed API 1.0 or 1.1 beta, then its time for downloading its latest update: EWS Managed API 1.1 (Version 14.02.0051.000) The Microsoft Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API 1.1 provides a managed interface for developing client applications that use Exchange Web Services. The EWS Managed API simplifies the…


EWS: Delegate can’t cancel meetings in organizer’s calendar & throws “ErrorItemNotFound”

Earlier I created a delegate in a Exchange Server 2007 environment. I tried creating, sending and then updating meeting requests for the organizer by using Exchange Web Service (EWS). However, the operation does not work if the delegate tries to cancel a meeting, and then tries to send the cancellation update request for the organizer…

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VS 2010: Increase IntelliSense performance using Windows Automation API

The Windows Automation API library enables accessibility tools, test automations, and pen services to access a standard user interface across operating system versions. Do you know applications that use Windows Automation APIs can significantly decrease Microsoft Visual Studio IntelliSense performance if Windows Automation API 3.0 is not installed? For example, the Windows pen and touch…