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…


What Windows SDK should I use for XP?

The latest Windows SDK for developing on Windows XP is the Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5, released in March, 2008.  Read more about it in this Windows SDK Team blog post or download it from the links below.   The Windows SDK for Server 2008 has the content needed to develop…


New CNG SDK for Vista and Server 2008 Released

Version 1.3 of the Cryptographic Next Generation Software Development Kit for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 is available on the Microsoft Download Center. CNG content is no longer included in the Windows SDKs. If you want to develop cryptographic applications and libraries targeting the Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 Operating Systems, this…


Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Software Development Kit released

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) is available on the Microsoft Download center, targeting  developers, system customizers, and report writers.  It contains all new information about creating plug-ins, working with custom workflow activities, using the new Web services, using new data management features, and more.This SDK contains information for developers writing server…

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Troubleshooting error C1083: Cannot open include file: ‘atlbase.h’

If you’re building with the Windows SDK build environment or with a Visual Studio Express version and seeing error C1083: cannot open include file: ‘altbase.h’ (or winres.h, afxwin.h, afxres.h, atlconv.h) you probably need to buy and install a non-Express version of Visual Studio to successfully build your project. These are ATL and MFC files, which…

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Windows Live ID SDK

The new SDK for the Windows Live ID service lets you build a platform-neutral interface to enable users who log in using Live ID to be authenticated on your site.  Microsoft uses Windows Live ID as the authentication mechanism for 380 million users on a whole host of sites  (Hotmail, Xbox Live, various forums and…

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Do I need the Windows SDK to create plugins for WMP 11?

 If you’re creating plugins for Windows Media Player 11 you may not need to download the Windows SDK.  Steve Perry on the WMP Team tells me that you can use the Windows Media Player 10 SDK to create most types of plug-ins for WMP.  However, you cannot use the WMP 10 SDK to create a…

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Troubleshooting Windows SDK Sample Building on X64

Are you having problems building some of the Windows Vista SDK samples on an X64 machine?  Me too.  That’s why I’ve posted a series of workarounds on the Windows SDK Blog for the errors I see popping up most often.  Lots of these issues will get better in the upcoming Windows SDK for Windows Server…

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How to Ramp up Fast with Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3

Get up to speed fast with  Windows Server “Longhorn” Beta 3!  Nothing to stop you from downloading this sleek, 1.78 GB (for X86 edition) eval right now (in five flavors!) when there are so many cool ways to learn how to get the most out of it: Get the brand-new Microsoft® Windows® Software Development Kit for…


Windows SDK UPDATE for Windows Vista

The Windows SDK Update for Windows Vista is live.  This is the SDK to install if you want the new C++ compilers that shipped with Visual Studio 2005 SP1.  The docs have been updated, but the samples, tools, headers and libraries are the same as those that shipped with the Windows Vista SDK in November,…

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