Use this not this: APIs that changed for Vista and later

The recommendations this week have come in from the support team and the following list is things that aren’t recommend for targeting versions of Windows later than Vista but that developers occasionally will use. Internet Connection Sharing APIs Don’t use the Internet Connection Sharing APIs in versions of Windows later than Vista.  The APIs do not…

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Use this not this: Logging / Event Tracing

For logging, we’d  like you to use Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) instead of creating your own.  There are several reasons: ETW is fast—probably faster than most custom solutions that are implemented as part of an app Good tools support with Xperf, Windows Performance Toolkit, and so on. Traces are stored in kernel buffer—any traces…

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Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for the week of 06.03.2011

A couple cool things happened this week: Steven Sinofsky gave a brief preview of the next version of Windows at D9 and announced //BUILD The Windows 7 developer guide was updated  I also have a fresh “use this not that” section for Touch. ‘Windows 8’  Developer Preview Jenson’s video shows it the best:  Try and…

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Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 05.20.2011 and 05.27.2011

I have been away from work a bit for this week and the last due to presenting some plans and also this week was my birthday (well, yesterday was my birthday).  Without furthyer adieu, a few updates for the centers: There will be some updates coming to the Facebook SDK page and a few of…

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Windows Desktop Developer Center Updates for 05.13.2011

Developer Center Updates – ReorganizationEvery have a week where your calendar looks like this:   I hadn’t, until recently =) This week, I have been in TONS of meetings but have managed to eek out the resource page for Learn Windows: Audio and Video.  There has been a good bit of developer center cleanup as…

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