Resources for Developing Windows 7 Applications

Microsoft has put together a list of online resources to help developers get started with creating Windows 7 applications, including links to application compatibility tool, Windows SDK, managed code for Windows 7 APIs, and the training kit. See more detail here. The training kit includes many sample Windows 7 applications and presentations. Also, you can…

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Windows 7 Runtime Libraries Available for Vista and Windows Server 2008

Microsoft has just released a set of runtime libraries to support some Windows 7 features on Vista and Windows Server 2008. This means that developers can add Windows 7 features to applications that run on Vista and Windows Server 2008. These libraries as listed below are already included in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008…

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One-Day Windows 7 Developer Boot Camp at PDC 09

It’s not too late to register for the free Windows 7 Developer Boot Camp to be held on November 16 (the day before the PDC conference).  Top Windows 7 engineers will lead a full-day, technical workshop focused on optimizing application performance, reliability, and security on the Windows 7 platform.  (Register via the PDC09 conference site…

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7 Ways to Change the World with Windows 7

To celebrate the launch of Windows 7 we are launching an exciting new online competition called 7 Ways to Change the World on October 21st 2009.  The competition encourages people to create a two minute video explaining how they believe a Windows PC could help a nonprofit make a greater impact. There will be 7…

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SmileBooks Windows 7

Check out this cool photo book tool called SmileBooks on Windows 7. It makes editing and publishing photo/text albums easy and enjoyable and allows you to order prints of your photo book inside the tool. Watch the video and download the demo to see how it works! Try the new multi-touch features if you have…

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What you need to know about Windows 7

MSNBC.COM has just published a PCWorld article by Harry McCracken that goes over some basic and advanced features of Windows 7 from the perspective of end users. Mr. McCracken shares his experience and views regarding user interface, file management, homegroup – a network resources sharing feature for printers for example, security, free applications you can…

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Windows 7 Launches and First Microsoft Store Opens Today

Windows 7 and Windows 7 PCs are available today in more than 45,000 retail stores around the globe. Watch Windows 7 launch events live at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/windows7   Also, the very first Microsoft retail store opens for business in Scottsdale, Arizona. A second store will open Thursday, October 29 in Mission Viejo, California. This Microsoft Store…

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Building A Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Ready Hardware Server with a Small Budget

As an architect evangelist at Microsoft, I am eager to get my hands on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Server and explore and learn about the virtualization technology. Since the laptops I normally use didn’t meet three Hyper-V prerequisites, I decided to build a custom server with a small budget. I used some parts…

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Windows 7 Online Training

Microsoft has put together a collection of Windows 7 online training resources for developers at Channel9. Topics in the collection include: multitouch sensors and location taskbars ribbon shell libraries background services instrumentation and performance installer detection data redirection high DPI session 0 isolation user interface privilege isolation version checking It is available at https://channel9.msdn.com/learn/courses/Windows7/

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Live Webcast of Windows 7 Launch Event in NYC 10/22/09

At 11 a.m. EST, October 22, 2009, Steve Ballmer will host a press event and webcast in New York City to celebrate this worldwide launch of the Windows 7.  To view the live webcast (or to watch the recording later) tune in to http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/windows7/default.aspx

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