Folding shirts

One of the nice things of being off-site with colleagues is that you learn interesting life enhancing tricks. Vishal taught me the Ninja t-shirt technique. I will never fold a t-shirt the same way again. Maarten

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Let us Test and Debug Your Application

If you happen to be at Teched (or you know someone who is) we have a room setup to test your application for Vista compatibility issues. You can bring your application and we can troubleshoot it for problems. We have the debug experts from SWAT team and from Application Experience team. We’re in room S329….

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Integrity Level and the ROT

Integrity Levels result in surprising behavior. The other day I was looking at an accessibility application. Since accessibility applications need to be able to access applications that are potentially running with a MIC level of high, there is a setting in the manifest specifically for this purpose called uiAccess=true. If your application has this setting…

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Signed Binaries in Non-trusted Locations

When you inadvertently copy the complete cmd.exe to your quick launch bar instead of creating a shortcut, you get some interesting behavior on launching it elevated. Instead of good old trusted elevation prompt, we get the untrusted version. Interesting. Surely the binary hasn’t changed when copying it over? Let’s check with sigcheck. Here is the…

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