LHS Feature Of The Week #11 – Transactional NTFS + USB Flash Drive

Hello everyone, and welcome back to  the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we will revisit a prior Fear Of The Week technology that we discussed in order to show off a cool capability of that technology. If you are a developer wanting to mess around with TxF (Transactional NTFS), you should especially read…

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LHS Feature Of The Week #10 – Application Recovery and Restart

Hello everyone, and welcome back to  the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week’s newsletter will be short and sweet. We will go over the new Application Recovery and Restart API. The API itself is very small and very simple to use (which, in my opinion, is “A Good Thing” TM). What is Application Recovery…

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Vista-Only Features for Managed Developers

[Crosspost from Managed World] I recently came across a bunch of stuff done by Daniel Moth, a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft UK. If you are a managed developer and want to see the new stuff you can leverage on Vista, be sure to check out his stuff. If you want to digest some of these…

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EasyBCD – A GUI for BCDedit

[Crosspost from ManagedWorld] Rob Atkinson recently blogged some screenshots from a new tool from NeoSmart called EasyBCD. What is EasyBCD? Directly from the horse’s mouth: EasyBCD is NeoSmart Technologies’ multiple award-winning answer to tweaking the new Windows Vista bootloader. With EasyBCD, almost anything is possible. Setting up and configuring Windows boot entries is simple, and there is…

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LHS Feature Of The Week #9 – Restart Manager

Hello everyone, and welcome back to  the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. In this week’s edition of the “Longhorn Server Feature of the Week”, we will be taking a look at a new feature in Vista and Longhorn Server: the Restart Manager. What is the Restart Manager? The primary reason software updates require a system…

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LHS Feature Of The Week #8 – Windows Error Reporting

Hello everyone, and welcome back to  the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we take quick dive into some of the enhancements that have been made to Windows Error Reporting (WER) in Vista and Longhorn Server. What is Windows Error Reporting (WER)? Windows Error Reporting enables users to notify Microsoft of application faults, kernel…

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LHS Feature Of The Week #7 – Boot Configuration Data

Hello everyone, and welcome back to  the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we will be looking at the robust replacement for boot.ini in Windows Vista and Longhorn Server: Boot Configuration Data. What is Boot Configuration Data? Boot configuration data (BCD) provides a store that is used to describe boot applications and boot application…

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LHS Feature Of The Week #6 – Windows Remote Management

Hello everyone, and welcome back to  the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we will take a short little peek at the new Windows Remote Management infrastructure in Vista and Longhorn Server. What is Windows Remote Management? Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is the Microsoft implementation of the WS-Management protocol, a standard SOAP-based, firewall-friendly protocol…

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LHS Feature Of The Week #5 – Task Scheduler 2.0

Hello everyone, and welcome back to  the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. In this fifth installment, we will take a short little peek at a series of enhancements coming in Vista and Longhorn Server to the Task Scheduler. What is the Task Scheduler API? The Task Scheduler API is an API that enables you to…

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LHS Feature Of The Week #4 – Kernel Transaction Manager

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. As mentioned last week, this week we will look at the component that enables new technologies like Transactional NTFS and the Transactional Registry in Vista and Longhorn Server: the Kernel Transaction Manager. What is the Kernel Transaction Manager? The Kernel Transaction Manager (KTM)…

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