Microsoft Web Application Installer

I recentrly came across this cool installer for web applications. The Web Application Installer is designed to help get you up and running with the most widely used Web Applications freely available for your Windows Server. more information @  


.NET Making Gains against Java, According to Survey

Five years in and counting, the battle still rages with no clear victor. However, according to a new survey, .NET appears to be widening its lead over Java EE….. More info @  


How to develop a readonly transparent Textbox control in Windows Forms

I saw several questions in MSDN forums asking for how to develop a transparent TextBox or RichTextBox control that is not only ReadOnly but also transparent and does not display a “caret” icon when clicked on it. He is some sample code that can get you started.. public class TransparentTextBox : RichTextBox { public TransparentTextBox()…


Installing the Windows SDK to a custom location may result in unreadable docs and some tools fail.

Installing Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 to a custom location can potentially result in unreadable docs and may also cause some tools to fail. This is because, when the When the Windows SDK is installed to a custom location, the Microsoft Documentation Explorer and the ATL/MFC runtime…


Influence the future of Windows sdk : Powershell based build environment

We are working on next version of the Windows SDK. One of the features in discussion is a PowerShell based build environment for Windows SDK. We would like to know what do you think about this feature. Do you see yourself using this? Any information related to how you use our build environment will be…


Using Visual C++ 2008 Express with the Windows SDK

The Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 includes a new SDK Configuration Tool that sets the Visual Studio include, library and tools directories for you. This tool allows you to switch quickly between the headers, libraries and tools in the installed Windows SDK(s) and those that are embedded in Visual Studio. If you install the…


Integrating Windows SDK and VS with new SDK Configuration tool

The Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5, released in February, 2008, includes a new tool to help you develop more easily with Visual Studio.  You can use this tool to set which version of Windows SDK headers, libraries and tools you want to build with in Visual Studio.   The Visual…


Blockbuster Game Lineup for 2008 Announced at GDC

Must-Have Xbox 360 ExclusivesThis year, the hottest games will be found exclusively on Xbox 360, including the next chapters of top franchises such as Gears of War, Fable, and Ninja Gaiden, as well as new titles such as Too Human™. Gears of War 2 (Epic Games): Gears of War 2 is the sequel to the…


Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 is now live for customers to install

The Windows SDK is available for customers to install as either an 1.    ISO, or 2.    Web Setup   Platforms: This SDK release supports Windows Server 2008, .NET Framework 3.5, and Windows Vista SP1 and is compatible with Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2005 SP1; including Visual Studio Express Editions.      What’s New: The…


Windows SDK – Building Customer Relations

I will be working with other Windows SDK team members in identifying windows SDK customer personas. Our intent is to better understand what our customers are expecting in future SDK releases. In last couple of weeks that I have spent working on these customer relations matters, the interesting thing I found out is not every customer…