Learning Windows Development with Quickstarts and How to’s

In coordination with the Windows developer preview release for the Build conference, we quietly have added a few new page types across our content sets and today I’ll talk about two very important ones: Quickstarts How-tos These are important because you can find the specific type of content that you are looking for by searching…

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MSDN Library and our "Coverage" Standards

CodeProject I want to preface this article that the processes described are not generic to Microsoft and are specific to my team at the time that I was writing SDK documentation.  Please take this information with a grain of salt as processes on other teams (under different management, for example) could be entirely different and…

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Is it just me or does the redesigned Windows developer center need work?

My CodeProject Entries I just got out of a meeting with someone who told me they received rather unanimous feedback that the Windows Developer Center, the site I manage, is painful for developers.  I agree with them for the following reasons: There’s marketing content all over the center and it’s difficult to discern between it and…

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Windows Developer Center Updates for 1/21/2010

This week, we published a new whitepaper and produced a short video on building C++ projects using only the Windows SDK. Power Management Whitepaper We published the case study: Adobe Flash Player gets Energy Smart to the Windows Power Management learning path.  This case study shows how Adobe adopted the best practices for energy conservation in…

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Windows Developer News for the Week of Oct 22nd

This week, we published a new Hilo Chapter, refreshed the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Application Quality Cookbook, and created a new thread in the Power management for tracking power management issues. Hilo Updates Hilo Chapter 15 was published today!  This chapter, Hilo Chapter 15: Using Windows HTTP Services covers the integration piece…

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Windows Developer News for the Week of Oct 15th

This week, we launched the next chapter of Hilo helping developers learn how to write Windows applications.  On Wednesday, the online version of the 2010 GPU Technology conference launched.  The IE9 beta launch continues to gain steam and momentum with IE developers in unlike any version of IE before it.  I discovered some cool resources…

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Windows Developer News for the week of Sept 24th

This week we worked on refining portions of the existing content on the developer center and have been working on getting some great new content published. Updates on How to Write a Windows Application with Hilo Internet Explorer 9 Beta Updates Windows Developer Center Updates Hilo Updates Hilo App 3 and Hilo Chapter 12 were released!  The third app…

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Windows Developer News for the weeks of Sept 3rd and 10th

A couple things have been happening around the developer center: Hilo Chapter 10 and Hilo Chapter 11 went live! IE 9 Beta is right around the corner! The migration guide from IE 6 to IE 8 was published within the Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Application Quality Cookbook. Last Wednesday we published Hilo Chapter…

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Windows Developer News for the week of Aug. 20th, 2010

This was a heck of a week for the Windows Developer Center.  In summary: The browsable list of Windows Programming Topics was updated with pivot tables We launched a new learning path for Programming with Power Management Direct Compute 250: Integration with the Graphics Pipeline  was featured on Channel 9 We reorganized many key pages on…

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