ESE links

ESE API at MSDN:  http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms684493.aspx New features in ESE for Vista/Server 2008: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa964797.aspx ESE overview http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998171.aspx Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible_Storage_Engine  

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SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Overview

A good overview of SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition   http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb380177.aspx  

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Windows Contacts viewer in MCE

Mobileware.net has released a contacts viewer for MCE:http://mobilewares.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!78533A1A2E078194!163.entry Some screen shots:http://www.mobilewares.net/mce/bscscreens.htm  

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CLSID_OEEnvelope

Several 2007 Microsoft Office applications provide an API that lets a mail client interface with 2007 Office applications when the API is implemented by the mail client. This API provides an integrated experience for sending a copy of a 2007 Office document. If the default mail client implements the API, you can use the Microsoft…

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Windows Mail Channel 9 video

Windows Mail video link:https://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=116711

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Windows Contacts API

Windows Vista includes significant changes to the Windows Address Book. The WAB MAPI APIs are still supported:http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/WinContacts/wincontacts/wc_entry_point.asp And there are new APIs in the SDK:http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/WinContacts/wincontacts/wc_entry_point.asp  

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Double Buffer

  In a project planning meeting recently, I heard a coworker say “Double Buffer”.  I figured that he meant a performance technique for animation or networking: http://www.codeproject.com/java/javadoublebuffer.asp or like: http://www.usenix.org/publications/library/proceedings/osdi99/full_papers/pai/pai_html/node20.html But he actually meant doubling the time estimate for each task in our project.  I couldn’t stop myself from immediately suggesting that he read the…

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Defrag API C# wrappers

For my own amusement, I decided to wrap the NT Defrag APIs in C#.  It isn’t great, but… I’ll give it the classic dev guarantee of “it works on my machine”.  http://www.thenetworkadministrator.com/top20.htm The MSDN documentation uses lots of very scary words like “IOCTL” and “DeviceIoControl” and the such.  Hopefully, I’ve abstracted some of that away……

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Defrag APIs

I just recently re-discovered the NT file defrag APIs… http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/fileio/base/defragmenting_files.asp And I found a great defragmenter… http://www.whitneyfamily.org/Hacks/?item=Defrag  

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Longhorn Communications Wiki

One of the PMs on the team has put together a wiki on Channel9 https://channel9.msdn.com/wiki/default.aspx/Channel9.LonghornCommunications  

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