Testing my Twidget from Twango

Thanks to Don, my favorite Twango code monkey for this great slide show Twidget! Makes adding photos to my blog a snap!  I’m lovin’ my Twango.  I can upload photos, music files, Word docs, PDFs, .zip files — you name it, and share with the world or just a few friends.  My friends like that they can comment…


hey! my sample won’t build in Program Files on Vista

Windows SDK samples are installed by default (you can change this during setup) under the current user’s Program Files folder in the following path: \Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0\samples On Vista, samples that install to \Program Files are read only, ensuring that samples are preserved in a pristine state.  In order to write to a sample, you’ll…


why are windows sdk samples installed differently?

Managed and unmanaged samples are handled differently in the Windows SDK due to resourcing constraints in the Microsoft Product Units that provide the samples.  Managed samples are packaged within the SDK documentation and Win32 samples are installed to a user’s hard drive as loose files in the file system.    managed samples Managed samples are…


vista rocks: my favorite features & tricks

It’s taking me awhile to get used to all those new keyboard shortcuts but the more I play with Vista the harder I find it to sit down to an XP machine. Ctrl+mouse scrollwheel resizes icons and text in Explorer, on the Desktop, in IE, in Office… I love this! Rolodex style 3d Win+Tab list doesn’t…


about the windows sdk

The Windows SDK provides all of the necessary headers, libraries, and tools needed to build Windows applications that make use of the Windows API and the .NET Framework, and includes samples to illustrate the technologies for those platforms.    Learn more at the MSDN Developer Center for the Windows SDK.  


explore msdn and technet blogs using tag clouds

Now if I were in charge, the tag clouds would be right on the homepage. Did you know you can navigate around our blogs using tag clouds? Check out these pages for serendipitous discovery:   http://blogs.msdn.com/tags/ http://blogs.technet.com/tags/   Although many find them annoyingly unorganized, I find tag clouds a great way to wander aimlessly through social…


Customer Experience Improvement Program in the Windows SDK: Why not opt in?

The Windows Vista SDK is live and we want to get to know you better.   For the first time, the Microsoft  Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) feature is enabled in the Windows Vista SDK.  CEIP is known internally as SQM (Software Quality Metrics), pronounced “squim.” SQM first showed up a long time ago at MSN, as…


about me

I’m a Program Manager on the Windows C++ Team at Microsoft, focused on the Windows SDK. 


the disclaimer

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