The Windows SDK Program Managers

Now that we have shipped the Windows SDK for Vista, the Windows SDK program management team is working on future releases and looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. We are a team of 9 individuals who do the planning, scheduling, coordinating, and driving that it takes to ship the SDK. We…

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What’s your opinion: Quickstarts in the SDK?

Should Quickstarts be in the SDK or just hosted online by the ASP.NET Team?  The ASP.NET QuickStart is a series of ASP.NET samples and tutorials supporting commentary designed to quickly acquaint developers with the syntax, architecture, and power of the ASP.NET Web programming framework.   Quickstarts were included in the .NET Framework 2.0 SDK.  For future…

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Looking for Something New in a Sample?

Looking for some fresh new Vista samples?  I’m Karin Meier, the new Samples PM on the Windows SDK Team and we have samples for you.  The Windows Vista SDK is live with lots of great ‘new to Vista’ content.  Building on the Platform SDK and .NET Framework SDK v2.0, the Windows SDK is packed with samples targeting…

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Windows Vista SDK Online Documentation

In case you’re wondering where the Windows Vista SDK online docs went to on http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com ….well, Vista has RTM’d so we’ve integrated the Windows SDK docs into the “official” MSDN Library for release content.   We plan to keep http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com live going forward to be a home for beta (pre-release) “Longhorn” Server and VS “Orcas”…

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Windows SDK for Windows Vista is live

It is with great pleasure that I announce that the Windows SDK for Windows Vista has been released to web. Update: A more recent Windows SDK is now available. Find out more here.  You can always find the most recent SDK on the MSDN Windows SDK Developer Center. The Web Install:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4377f86d-c913-4b5c-b87e-ef72e5b4e065&displaylang=en ISO Download:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ff6467e6-5bba-4bf5-b562-9199be864d29&displaylang=en A lot…

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Vista Bridge Sample Library Discussion

I’ve just posted the first in what I hope will be a long series of blog posts providing sneak previews of and updates to the Vista Bridge sample library that ships with the Windows SDK. Vista Bridge is a collection of samples that provide a way for managed code developers to access many of the…

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Windows SDK: How and why we collect installation information, part 2

With my post from earlier in the week as a background, I wanted to share with you how the Windows SDK is collecting CEIP-conformant data on usage of our product, and what our future plans are around gathering data.   We’ve separated our implementation of CEIP into two phases . The first phase will be implemented in…

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Windows SDK: How and why we collect installation information, part 1

One of the key initiatives of the Windows SDK is to find out more about our users’ experience with our product. We do this for one simple reason: we want to use your experience to help us improve what we release to you. We want to really know, in a detailed way, how you use…

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Interesting trends in downloads for the Windows SDK

We’re seeing some interesting trends in the numbers of downloads of the Windows SDK, and it we would like to get feedback from SDK users about your experiences with SDK downloads.   As many of you know, we release both an ISO and web version of our setup. The ISO version is simply an IMG…

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Windows SDK Vista September CTP Available for Download

Well, we made it; the September CTP of the Windows SDK for Vista is available for download!  This release of the Windows SDK is designed to operate with a matching Windows Vista (build# 5728) and .NET Framework 3.0 September CTP.  A more detailed description of which versions of Windows and .NET 3.0 to use with this SDK can be found at Tom Archer’s blog…

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