WATCH THE 10-4 SHOW to Learn about Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0

Brian and the rest of the Visual Studio evangelism team have released the first episode of the 10-4 which is a video podcast which will take a look at a different capabilities within Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. The first show has been completed and is on-line on channel9 at and…


ODF Support for Office 2007 SP2 – How it will be done

We have just has published documentation on how we are going to implement support for Open Document Format (ODF) version 1.1 in Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 when it becomes available next year. We announced our plans to support ODF earlier this year and this documentation represents how we are going to do it,…


Microsoft’s Datacenter Vision

Last week there was a lot of discussion about some of the thinking about a future generation of data centers which become a lot more flexible, cost effective and quick to install and get on-line in the right locations. You can click on the video to see the simulation of what is being planned. Video:…


Windows Vista Sp2 / Windows Server SP2

The Customer Preview Program (CPP) for Windows Vista® Service Pack 2 (SP2) is now available so that you can download and test this release. Windows Vista SP2 is a traditional service pack release with all cumulative released security updates available since the SP1 and in addition support for new types of hardware and emerging standards….


Environmental Sustainability

Who would have thought that 5 years ago there would be a director of “Environmental Sustainability” at Microsoft. Great that this has happened, and that there is someone thinking holistically about how we reduce the environmental impact. Adam talked to Francois Ajenstat about some of the things that you can quickly do to improve the…