What is a Microsoft account?

Useful short, new video here explaining what a Microsoft account is. HTH Doug

Windows 8 Advertising around the world

Loving watching the different style adverts we are using in different countries and regions: International Windows 8 TV ads launched Roll on Friday! Doug

Surface videos

I’m enjoying watching the Surface videos. Here is the full set of Surface videos so far… Surface with Windows RT Drop Test Learn more about Surface The making of Microsoft Surface The Surface Movement Microsoft Surface Street Art time lapse Surface by Microsoft These are all linked from the Surface page on YouTube   And…


Free – online jump start training for Windows 8 app development – starts today

#MSLearning In case you are looking for some free training – starting today for two days (Pacific time zone) – learn about developing for Windows 8 apps with  HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.  This will also help you prepare for new certification exams: Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Exam 70-481: Essentials of…

Malawi 2.0 – Microsoft CSS working to provide clean water

A team of 10 volunteers from Microsoft Customer Service and Support in Europe and North America have just set off for Malawi as the “On the Ground” team of the 2012 Microsoft Customer Service and Support Malawi Citizenship project. The aim of the project is to improve access to clean water for the Malawi population…

Web browser fails to connect to some SSL/HTTPS web sites

Following the publication of Microsoft Security Advisory (2661254) last week, clients that have applied the appropriate update may find they have trouble connecting to certain web sites that are using an HTTPS connection (SSL). This can happen if the server is using a certificate with an RSA key length of less than 1024 bits. For…

Where is Windows Embedded?

More places than you might realise as this short and interesting video shows

PerfView – a powerful tool for investigating .NET performance issues

Vance Morrison, Performance Architect on the Common Language Runtime (CLR) team writes and maintains a very powerful tool called PerfView that harnesses the power of Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) data produced by the CLR. The tool can be download here. Although he had previously published some tutorial videos as a ZIP download on his…


Great article and free eBook on .NET Memory Management

This article by Chris Farrell is a great introduction to how .NET manages memory for applications. But even better it is actually chapter 1 of an eBook “Under the Hood of .NET Memory Management” that is available for free! Thanks Chris and Nick! HTH Doug


Turning IIS logs into web tests

Nice blog post here by MVP Tarun Arora on turning IIS logs into web tests. Great stuff! Doug