Windows 7 and MinWin

Windows 7 has introduced many new and improved features not only on the user experience side but also at the kernel level. If you are curious of what changes have been made at the Windows kernel level, you can find great insights from Mark Russinovich’s PDC09 session on “Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2…

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Getting started with multi-touch development in Silverlight 3, using Windows 7 and an iPod

In a recent blog post Chris Klug discusses how he created a Silverlight 3 multitouch application on Windows 7 that communicates with an iPhone application called OScemote. Pretty interesting stuff. To see how an iPhone may be used as a controller for a Silverlight app on Windows 7, or how a Silverlight application with MIRIA…

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A Look Behind the Backgrounds of Windows 7

Are you curious about how the Microsoft user experience team came out with final designs and selections? If yes, watch Larry Larsen’s interview with senior UX lead Denise Trabona at Channel9.

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Marketing Your Applications and Services at Microsoft Pinpoint

If you are an independent developer, software firms or partners, and interested to market your software applications and professional services with Microsoft, check out http://pinpoint.microsoft.com The goal of Pinpoint is to integrate the best aspects of several different marketplaces into a single, unified marketplace that makes it easy for business owners and technology experts to…

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Tap into the Power of the Windows 7 Taskbar

Paul Foster’s recent blog post at DeveloperFusion discusses the new capabilities of Windows 7 Taskbar. With C# code he demonstrates how to use Windows 7 API Code Pack to add thumbnail previews, add toolbars to thumbnail previews and add a jump list. Check out the detail here.

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Web Technologies and Temp Jobs at SnagAJob.com

I had an opportunity today to visit a Richmond VA-based online business, www.SnagAJob.com, a leading service provider for hourly and temp jobs. I met with a great development/engineering team there, learned what cool applications they had been working on using Microsoft web technologies, and demoed some exciting features of IE 8, Web Slice, Web Accelerator…

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Microsoft MultiPoint Server 2010

Would it be nice to share a computer simultaneously with multiple users? Yes, when Microsoft MultiPoint Server 2010 becomes available next year. While the new product is useful for many environments, it is ideal for educational institutions that want to provide more teachers and students with access to technology. Key features of MultiPoint Server 2010…

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Building Amazing Business Applications with Silverlight 4

Brad Abrams at Microsoft has a great blog post that provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a line of business application using Silverlight 4 and RIA Services with Visual Studio 2010. You can find the source code and watch his PDC09 presentation on demand here.

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Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit (October Preview) is available to download here. The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety of framework technologies including:…

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Windows 7 Touch Deep Dive Session at PDC09

Check out Reed Townsend’s Windows 7 touch deep dive session at PDC. This session is targeted at developers interested in building touch-optimized experiences. You can watch the presentation online or download the presentation file (ppt) and video here.

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