How to use the Windows Vista Snipping Tool to capture a menu

I use the snipping tool in Windows Vista all the time. If you’ve ever wondered how to capture a menu using this tool, here’s how you do it (straight from the help file for the snipping tool btw) Can I capture a snip of a menu, such as a shortcut menu or the Start menu?…

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Social Network Data Portability through Windows Live Contacts API and www.invite2messenger.net

Huge announcement from John Richards, Director of Windows Live Platform. Read the full post here, but I’ve pulled a few key elements from John’s blog post on dev.live.com Contact Data portability, partnership with Facebook, Bebo, Hi5, Tagged and Linked, and www.invite2messenger.net Today I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has partnered with some of the world’s…

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Rick Segal on Albert Lai, Canadian VC Money, "The Venture Gap", and "The Idiot Gap"

Wow… Rick’s got an incredibly interesting post regarding Albert Lai’s comments in a recent Canadian Business magazine article "The Venture Gap". So what is it in the article that turns Rick into "Cranky Rick"? Albert’s comment: "As a purely business decision, you’d be an idiot to start a company in Canada, he says, unless you…

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Good post from George Moore, GM, Live Platform Services

Via Angus (who’s blog is definitely one you want to check out for all the latest on Live Platform. He also gave a killer presentation on Live Platform at Mix08) George Moore has a detailed post on the (new and improved!) dev.live.com blog "A Unified Standards-Based Protocols and Tooling Platform for Storage from Microsoft". Here’s…

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Big List O’ Mix08 Software Downloads

Joshua pulled together a nice list of all the Mix08 software. He’s actually got another good Mix08 roundup post as well. Here’s the list: Expression Studio Beta (download) The second release of Expression Studio adds a wealth of new features including support for Microsoft’s new Silverlight technology across all the tools. Enhanced designer developer workflow…

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Mix08 Keynotes – Ray Ozzie, Scott Guthrie, Dean Hachamovitch, Guy Kawasaki, Steve Ballmer

Ray Ozzie Keynote   Guy Kawasaki and Steve Ballmer Keynotes   Some keynote snippets: "Web Developers! Web Developers! Web Developers!"   "Softball" question from Guy Kawasaki to kick off the Q&A with Steve Ballmer   Ballmer on Windows Server and PHP "For those of you that do have PHP skills, we’re going try and make…

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Ray Ozzie’s Mix08 Keynote Speech Transcript

  I noticed Ray’s keynote transcript was available on the press site. I’ve included the full transcript in original format further down, but here is a version that I formatted so it’s easier to follow and starts directly with the three principles Ray outlined. I also highlighted in bold some of what I thought were…

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Mix08 – Silverlight 2 "Deep Zoom" live at Hard Rock Memorabilia Site

There was an astounding demo during the Mix08 keynote this morning showcasing Silverlight "Deep Zoom" technology. The best part is you can check it out for yourself right now. Head over to the Hard Rock Memorabilia site and you’ll have to install Silverlight 2 (only takes a moment). Then you’ll see this page with a…

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