Creating a Windows PE Boot-CD with Windows Vista and Windows AIK to get rid of your Demo-Machines

About two months ago I discovered the Windows Automated Installation Toolkit (Windows AIK or just WAIK) to be able to work with different demo images for the sessions I did at TechEd Europe with physical machines instead of the (still much slower:)) Virtual PC images. The WAIK includes imagex.exe, which is a tool that allows you…

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Whitepaper: Composite UI Application Block and Smart Client Software Factory in the real world

In the past months I worked with RACON Software GmbH. on an architectural design and prototype for a composite smart client based on Composite UI Application Block and Smart Client Software Factory. RACON Software GmbH, a Software house of the Raiffeisen Banking Group in Upper Austria. This paper has now been reviewed by and Eugenio…

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Enterprise Architects, PowerPoint, Excel and Visio… in Ireland

Three weeks ago I’d did a presentation in Ireland at an architects forum on user experience. This presentation was for the LEAP (Lead Enterprise Architects Forum), which is a type of forum held in just a couple of countries across EMEA. It was really a special experience for me as it confirmed some thoughts and…

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Windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets and WPF … it finally works

Do you remember my posts back from April 2006… during my prep-works for our local BigDays 2006 road show I discovered – with some limitations in mind – that sidebar gadgets can be created with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) via an IFRAME work-around. See my two posts http://blogs.msdn.com/mszcool/archive/2006/04/25/583317.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/mszcool/archive/2006/04/28/585899.aspx Now I was curios if that…

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