Moved!

I have finally moved this blog over to my hosted site at http://blogs.msdn.com/seealso

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What makes a blog good? How can you make your blog better?

I have been thinking about this a lot lately as I have been thinking of ways that I can improve my blog. I also have been tasked with participating on a panel of bloggers across Microsoft who will be addressing a number of moderated questions in about a month. Reading Chris Anderson’s book, The Long…

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Twitter, Tumblr, and social blogging

I have recently decided to start trying Twitter again.  The problem that I had with it was I failed to really see how it would  be of much use to me as I already have chat, social blogging, and social networks tracking my every move.  I am going to try it some more though to see…

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Zune gets even better!

I just realized that with the 3.1 update to the Zune service, the Zune service (Zunepass) will allow users to keep 10 songs a month, forever, in addition to having a la carte access to everything on Zune.  This hopefully will get all those people on the fence of deciding whether the Zune service is for…

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Hi, I’m a Tablet PC

Looks like another parody was created at WIPTE

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Multitouch, multitouch, multitouch!

Things are getting pretty exciting around here.  I have just finished my third year at Microsoft and have a brand new officemate, Cash Vo!  I have been working with the multitouch SDK for Windows 7 and I’m pleased with how simple development is for it and how responsive the hardware and software is at this…

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Developing Multitouch Applications

I just saw this interesting video online which has been very helpful in getting me to completely understand how multitouch will be developed.  I recommend it for anyone interested in how multitouch apps will be created when Windows 7 releases.

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PDC2008 Conference Keynotes Online

Check this out! Lots of awesome gems there including the Day #2 keynote that shows off Windows 7 [skip about 19 minutes into the presentation].

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Windows 7 First Impressions from PDC

I’m really excited for Windows 7, and it’s been really hard to stay hush hush on it.  What’s really exciting is that we’re finally showing the public what is coming!  I could give you my impressions so far but instead you should check out Gizmodo’s first impressions so that you don’t have to take my (albeit…

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CComPtr and CComQIPtr, ATL / COM’s smart pointers

Until I started working at Microsoft, or maybe even until I started working on Windows, I wasn’t much of a “COM in C++” guy.  The functionality that I needed was typically abstracted in to a managed language such as C# and so I could get by by without ever really learning COM.  In fact, I had only written 1 application that…

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