Watch my PDC talk on Channel 9

My PDC talk is now posted on Channel 9! If you weren’t able to attend at PDC, you can watch it here: https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/PC18/. If you were in the audience at PDC, thank you very much coming. It was great to finally be able to talk about what I’ve been working on since shipping Windows Vista!…

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Report on the performance impact of Desktop Composition

Ars Technica picked up a report on a study on Windows Vista performance that was conducted at Principled Technologies, a technology assessment company in North Carolina. There’s lots of good data in the study about the performance of Windows Vista on a handful of different hardware platforms. One of the highlights for me was reading…

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A new job and a new look!

Several weeks ago, I started a in a new role at Microsoft as a program manager on the Expression Web team! With Windows Vista out the door I decided it was time for me to do something new. To celebrate the new role, I took the opportunity to make-over my blog using some of the…

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Heuristics for enabling Aero

If you’re a system builder or just building a pc for yourself, and you want to make sure that your PC can run Aero, you’ll be interested in this document. It describes the heuristics the operating system uses to enable Aero, and outlines some troubleshooting steps for getting Aero up and running if it doesn’t…

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Shipped!

It’s done! Windows Vista has released to manufacturing! The Windows Vista page on Microsoft.com has the scoop on when it will be broadly available.  

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colorization improvements for maximized windows

One question (complaint really) we’ve gotten for quite some time with Windows Vista has been that customers who select a custom color for their windows lose that color when the window is maximized.  Well – we fixed that – the next RC build of Windows Vista will maintain your color in the darkened maximized windows!…

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Dissecting my WinHEC talk

I got an email recently about a post on a third-party discussion board regarding my talk at WinHEC. This made me chuckle. I assume it’s the zoom-in on the caption buttons that’s being questioned there. I’m pretty sure if you look up my slide deck from WinHEC 2005 you’ll find the same image in there…

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Take Windows Vista and Office 2007 for a test drive!

The Windows Vista site on Microsoft.com has all the details on getting signed up for the Windows Vista Customer Preview Program, and you can get the Office 2007 Beta from the 2007 Microsoft Office System preview site.

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How to get “glass” into your application using WPF or WinForms

The great thing about working at a company the size of Microsoft is that sometimes people get things done that you wanted to do before you get around to it. In this case – some folks on our evangelism and SDK teams have written some really slick samples for how to get “glass” into your…

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