Microsoft ISV Partners Adopt Microsoft Technology

Microsoft partners have been building great software using Microsoft technologies. Here’s a sampling of what we’ve found. Windows 7 Light-up Windows 7 represents some great opportunities for ISV. Light up features include Windows 7 ribbon, task bar, thumbnails, federated search, and PowerShell. RES Software Lights Up Personal Desktops on Windows 7 CTO Bob Janssen of…


ISV Video – SARANGSoft Data Backup, Disaster Recovery Lights Up on Windows 7

SARANGSoft incorporates Windows 7 features of jump lists, icons, and taskbar thumbnails in next version of their data backup software. The video is on Channel 9 at SARANGSoft Data Backup, Data Recovery Software Lights Up on Windows 7. filexpertéz is a powerful yet simple to use file management tool for desktop and server computers that…


From Paper to the Cloud Part 2 – Epson’s Windows 7 Touch Kiosk

In Part 2 of From Paper to the Cloud, Epson Software Engineer Kent Sisco shows how Windows 7 Touch can be used in a kiosk setting with a printer and scanner. Epson Imaging Technology Center (EITC) team has created an application called Marksheets that converts marks on paper forms into user data on Windows Azure…


100 Million Copies of Windows 7 Sold

More than 100 million Windows 7 licenses have been sold since the launch in October 2009. More than 10% of all PCs worldwide are running Windows 7 today, making Windows 7 by far the fastest-selling operating system in history. The announcement was made as part of announcements around Microsoft’s Third Quarter Revenue. “Business customers are…


How to Enable Your Users to Search Your Server Applications

Windows 7 introduces support for search federation to remote data stores using OpenSearch technologies that enable users to access and interact with their remote data from within Windows Explorer – this is called Federated Search. This Video shows how to build a Web-based data source that can be searched using Windows federated search. By following…


Surface Meets Windows 7 with New Toolkit for Windows Touch

You can now create advanced multitouch applications for Windows Touch PCs with a new toolkit from the Microsoft Surface team. Microsoft released the Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Beta for you to use some of the same controls that are used by developers on Microsoft Surface onto Windows 7 . See Surface Toolkit for…


White Paper Shows How to Implement Windows 7 Taskbar in .NET

You can implement features in Windows 7 by using .NET 4 by following a whitepaper published on MSDEV. My colleague, Jason De Lorme of the US ISV team, has posted a sample project and white paper that shows you the steps to implement key light up features in Windows 7. The sample project gives you…

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Approaching Parallelism

Reed Copsey has written a series of blog postings on how to look at your application to make it run on multi-core processors. He approaches the issue by focusing on what you are trying to accomplish. This is an indepth series that shows code and details in how you can Here’s a list of his…


Windows 7 Taskbar Features in .NET 4

.NET 4.0 introduces the System.Windows.Shell namespace which makes it very easy for you to leverage the Windows 7 taskbar enhancements in your application such as: Jump List Progress Icon Overlays Custom Categories in your Jump List Thumbnail Preview Thumbnail Toolbar Buttons Most of these features can literally be implemented in a line or two of .NET code or…


Learn, Try in Parallel Computing Platform Developer Lab

You are invited to come to the Microsoft Partner Adoption Center in Redmond, WA for a three-day developer lab on parallel computing. This event is for Microsoft Partners and Customers seeking to incorporate either .NET4 Parallel Extensions or C++ Concurrency Runtime features into their new or existing applications. Gain expertise with new Visual Studio tools…