NetStumbler shows wireless networks graphically

NetStumbler is a free program that graphically shows you nearby wireless networks (802.11a, b, and g). Use it to see where available network points are and what their signal strength is. There is also a PocketPC version called MiniStumbler for portable devices. NetStumbler includes a scripting (VB script or Jscript) reference API in their documentation and…

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NEW! Windows Vista Credential Provider Samples

Five Credential Providers sample are available for download on Microsoft.com. These samples are designed for Windows Vista RTM (build 6000) and allow ISVs to customize logon like GINA. A technical reference is also available for download.  If you have any comments or questions about these samples or documentation, please contact credprov@microsoft.com. These samples are provided by the…

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Wikisari: the new Google Rival on the Way

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is about to launch a search engine intended to rival to Google and Yahoo. Wikiasari, which uses the same user-generated system as Wikipedia, may launch as early as the first quarter of 2007. It will be a for-profit project launched by Jimmy’s company Wikia, making money from ads. “Wiki” as we…

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Robots on Campus

Microsoft just released Microsoft Robotics Studio, a point-and-click software tool designed to make it easier to program simple robots.  The software can be used with a wide variety of hardware (yes, even your Roomba!) and by a wide audience of users. The software is free to play with for personal or educational use. It’s $399 for a…

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Looking for some fresh new Vista samples?

The Windows SDK Team and has samples for you!  The Windows Vista SDK is live  with lots of great ‘new to Vista’ content.  Building on the Platform SDK and .NET Framework SDK v2.0, the Windows SDK is packed with samples targeting bothWin32/Com APIs and .NET Framework 3.0 APIs. Teams throughout Windows and our own developers…

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Download the Windows SDK .NET Framework 3.0 Samples

You can download the Windows SDK samples for .NET Framework 3.0 in .zip files without installing the whole Windows Vista SDK. The Windows SDK samples for .NET Framework 3.0 includes samples for .NET Framework 3.0, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Cross Technology samples. These samples can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download…

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Office 2007 Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS

Here’s one for my list of favorite Office 2007 features (and one that’s long overdue, IMHO).  The Office 2007 Add-in that allows you to export and save to the PDF and XPS formats in eight, count ’em, Office 2007 programs. You can even send as e-mail attachments…    Get it here – it’s awesome: 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save…

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The easy way to add images to your blog

Think adding images to your blog is painful?  Check again.  I’m smitten with Twango.  This new file sharing site hosts my photos and gives me tools to post them to my blog as images, photo tickers, or slide shows, and I can even swap out my photos from my cell phone while on vacation – and notify my…

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