Downloading the Windows SDK 7.1 documentation for offline viewing

We’ve received feedback about previous versions of the Windows SDK related to the large size of the download.  To partially mitigate this, the latest SDK now gives users the choice of whether to download the documentation to their machine for offline viewing or to view the documentation strictly online.  You may notice that there are quite a few sets…

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Released: Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4

The RTM release of the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4 is now available for download in either ISO or Web Setup format.  Here are a few key features about this Software Development Kit (SDK): ·         Smaller/Faster: at less than 600MB, this SDK is less than half the size of the previous…

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Coming soon: Win SDK for Windows 7 and .NET 4

The upcoming Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4 (WinSDK v7.1) is packed with new features supporting developers creating applications for Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 or targeting the .NET Framework 4. This SDK will be released soon after the RTM version of Visual Studio 2010 is released. You can build Windows 7/Server 2008…

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Windows SDK Build Environment: Upcoming features and improvements

What to expect from Windows SDK build environment in Windows SDK v7.1 The Windows SDK command line build environment that ships with Windows 7.1 SDK will include several custom props and targets files that will provide the ability to build both native and managed applications. It supports building applications from makefiles and Visual Studio project…

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Hidden Gems: Troubleshooting Pack Designer

Windows 7 offers a built-in Windows Troubleshooting Platform (WTP) that consolidates the typical user’s support and troubleshooting needs into a single consistent user interface. Open Control Panel and search for “troubleshooting”. You’ll see some built in troubleshooting packs designed to help fix common issues such as hardware and sound issues, network and internet connectivity and…

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