Get Half off Windows 7

Windows 7 is coming on October 22, 2009. Pre-order Windows 7 today at the Microsoft Store. You’ll get it for at least half off and be one of the first to get it. Pre-order a Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade for $49 or a Windows 7 Professional Upgrade for $99 at Microsoft Store.   That’s about…


Like Vista Bridge? Love Win API Code Pack for .NET Framework

If you thought the VistaBridge was a cool idea, you’re really going to love the next evolution.   Windows 7 has some great new features that will really shine in your managed application, and the Windows SDK team has been working on a way to help you do just that.   The Windows API Code Pack is…


SDK samples WSDAPI StockQuote, FileService fail to build with msbuild if VS 2008 installed

The WSDAPI StockQuote and FileService samples that ship in the Windows SDK for Windows 7 may fail to build on the command line (using msbuild) if Visual Studio 2008 is installed. These samples include project files that reference WSDL and XSD files, and msbuild attempts to invoke sproxy.exe to process these files. Visual Studio 2008…


Win 7 SDK (RC) can disable x64 config platform choices in VS2008 RTM.

Installing the Windows 7 SDK (RC release) and Visual Studio 2008 RTM can disable the X64 and Itanium configuration platform choices in Visual Studio. If the Windows 7 SDK (RC release) and Visual Studio 2008 RTM are installed on a machine running an x64 version of Windows the following issue may occur. The Itanium and…

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Win 7 SDK samples WSDAPI StockQuote & FileService may fail to build if VS2008 installed

This article applies to 2 samples in the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.  The WSDAPI StockQuote and FileService samples may fail to build on the command line (using msbuild) if Visual Studio 2008 is installed. These samples include project files which reference WSDL and XSD files, and msbuild attempts to…


Win SDK for Server 2008 plus VS2008 causes double X64 platforms in VC Directories

Issue: Installing the Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 after Visual Studio 2008 Standard on a computer with an X64 operating system corrupts VC directories, causing a double X64 entry.  This post applies to the Windows SDK for Server 2008 only.  This issue has been fixed in subsequent SDKs. Scenario: You probably have this issue…