Tuesday Keynote @ Build Windows 8

Here are my notes from the Steven Sinofsky keynote at BUILD. Keynote started with a video of developers, designers etc. working on Windows 8 giving their favorite features in Win8. ~450 million copies of Win7 sold (1500 non-security product changes seamlessly delivered) Consumer usage higher than XP 542 million Windows Live sign-ins every month Lots…

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BUILD Windows 8

I’m down in LA (OK, Anaheim actually…) for the BUILD Windows 8 conference – what was previously known as the “Professional Developers’ Conference” (PDC) – not sure if the fact that it’s changed names means that they want a broader appeal beyond just professional developers, but we’ll see.  At $1600-$2400 to attend (plus travel) I doubt too…

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Getting BidNow to Work

For the auction at my kid’s school, I volunteered to set up a simple web site to be able to review items available; there is no online bidding at present.  I decided to use the BidNow Azure sample as a base for this, figuring it will also give me a chance to play around a…

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VMWare and Hyper-V

For a client engagement, I was provided VMWare images.  I don’t have VMWare, but have a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V.  So I needed a conversion from the VMWare image to a Hyper-V image. As is often the case, I figured I must not be the first person to want to do…

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