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I am counting down to see when the first modder has a dual boot iMac (Intel version) dual booting with Windows Vista or XP …
WoW its been a great year and what a way to finish it with the Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 product launches, Amazing Beta releases of Exchange and Commerce Server and man Vista December CTP rocked or what!? well 2006 just promises to be better and one hell of a exciting year, what really excites me about the technologies that are slated for release in 2006 is that they promise to represent a paradigm shift in the way we build and use software and more importantly computing itself. We kick ...
I often complain, berate, and otherwise just trash technology companies for the never ending line of glitchy products they produce and I buy. It dawned on me today that I don't give enough props when they are due. This is usually because when something works so well I just take it for granted. Well, I'm going to fix that today for at least one thing. As I was ordering a 2 GB memory upgrade for my HP Pavilion zt3010us I realized.... “I love this thing”. I've owned this laptop for about ...
Introduction:I thought getting used to C# 2.0 (as a programming language), ASP.NET 2.0(as web development platform) and SQL Server 2005 would be good enough of a thing as far as - understanding next release of .net framework (i.e. ver 2.0) was concerned. You bet! I was wrong. I felt like knowing INDIGO would be good enough for sure and I'd be able to use it whenever the time would come. I had read introductions about Avalon, Win FS etc and thought good GOD this .NET 2.0 is becoming massive as far ...
This is the best roundup I have seen of the new features in Windows Vista that appeal to the IT Professional.
Well, I am rather late on this topic. Microsoft Corporation has completed 30 years on September 23, 2005.It has been a fabulous growth from a company which started with 2 inspiring men Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975, the company has grown from a crumb to a champion in the Computer World.I remember hearing about Microsoft as early as my 4th or 5th grade when I was roughly around 9 years. But, I seriously started working on Microsoft Technologies from 1994 that was during my school finals.From then, ...
UPDATE: September 29, 2008 This post is relatively old and at that time, this was the only theme available. Currently there is a Zune theme for Windows XP which is pretty cool and gives the Vista Look n Feel. I would recommend not going for any third party "Vista look for XP" since they consume a lot of memory resources as well as result in leakages / spyware. The same can be downloaded from here Ever had a chance to look at the Windows Vista ("Longhorn") Screens? Waiting to explore the rich graphics ...
I'll summarize the conceptually daunting amount of Windows Vista information Microsoft presented at PDC 2005. I'll address three key themes in this article: changes en route from Longhorn client to Windows Vista, aspects of Vista that are slated to be ported to "down-level" releases of Windows (Windows XP and Windows Server 2003), and an overview of the reasons why individuals and organizations are likely to find Vista appealing even though many of its key features will also be available on earlier ...
Just left the Keynote for today. And I’ve finally found something at this PDC that I’m really excited about. Yes, Monad is a great shell. Expression looks fantastic, and I hope that the designer types will love it. Office 12 is the office system we’ve been waiting for since 2000. Windows Vista is very flashy, but while flash is pretty it doesn’t help me do my job (I know there’s a lot in Vista other than just flash). And, of course, I want Visual Studio 2005. But I’ve ...
Gadgets are mini data driven applications that can reside on the new Windows Vista SideBar and SideShow (the new Auxiliary display technology of Windows Vista). If you dell exited about gadgets, check out the new Microsoft gadgets portal with code samples, ideas, blogs and more gadgets related information. ...
When it rains it pours! Microsoft has also made available its website dedicated to “gadgets” that will work in the Windows Vista sidebar as well as start.com and Windows SidesShow.
Want to understand the magnitude of the Vista platform?Want to watch really cool demos of many Vista technologies?I really, really (did I say really?) recommend watching the keynote from the PDC. It's a 3:30 web cast featuring great information to Windows Vista and Office 12 technologies. You will learn about key technologies as Atlas, InfoCards, WCF, WPF, WPF/E, Peer to Peer and much more.If you have the time, try watch it all, but if you are really short on time I tried to mark a few important ...

Microsoft released a comprehensive guide for developing Windows Vista based applications that utilize better the power of the platform:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/windowsvista/top10/

 

I just read this announcement a little while ago but it looks like the company I work for is on the list of Microsoft ISV clients that are confirming that they will be creating new version of our software which leverage the upcoming Windows Vista framework. Very neat. I look forward to getting into the guts of Vista and WCF (even though it may not be for a while). I'm not saying which company I'm talking about though, I'll let you figure that one out. Hint: I work in the CRM industry. Read all about ...
It was interesting that they only allowed photography of Bill Gates for the first minute of his presentation. Also, you weren’t allowed to use your laptops in the crowd as well – so I ended up taking my notes on paper instead of doing it with Microsoft Word like I normally do. Oh well. So, there was a lot said at the Bill Gates keynote, so I will only go through what I think were the highlights of the presentation. Video – Bill started off with a bit of humor and presented a video ...
Seems I missed the excitement of the power outage today; the cabbie relayed the story to me as we creeped up I405, feeling the after-affects of the heavy congestion that was only worsened by the lack of traffic signals. Unfortunately I had to reserve the my room at the hotel that is the further from the Convention Center, but that Sheraton Universal City is treating me well (better than Scoble at the Westin, it seems, but not as good as Casey Chesnut from the Channel 9 crew). I'm posting the my schedule ...
Es geschehen noch Zeichen und Wunder, Microsoft hat heute die Beta 1 des aus Windows Vista verschwundenen WinFS released. Alle MSDN-Kunden bzw. PDC-Teilnehmern steht die Beta zum Download zur Verfügung. Was kommt nun mit? Natürlich WinFS als System selbst inklusiven einer Shell-NameSpace-Extension und eine Win32 Integration. Damit ist ein WinFS-Storage kompatibel zur Win32-File-IO-Api. Die .NET-Api für WinFs inklusive Dokumentation Einige Tools, die aber als unsupported gelten Hier ...
Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly code named Avalon) is the Microsoft unified presentation subsystem for Windows, consisting of a display engine and a managed-code framework. Windows Presentation Foundation unifies how Windows creates, displays, and manipulates documents, media, and the user interface, enabling developers and designers to create visually stunning, personalized user experiences that improve the application connection with the user.XAML, a markup language to represent user ...
I've been playing with Windows Vista (admittedly in a VPC image) for a few days now, and yes it's quite pretty but it's ungodly slow. Of course, I know it's in BETA and it's running on a VPC image, but I've thrown a gig of RAM at it and turned off most of the resource sucking options, and it's still dog slow. A few notes: - It makes it really hard to explore when just right-clicking can be measured in minutes. - One thing I noticed right off, is no new games in the start menu. That's a bummer. We ...
I have been giving Windows Vista the rundown since it was released and I have to say there is one thing I hate about it: the icons. The rest of the UI is pretty stunning. But who thought of the little tipped-on-their-side Manila file folders? That and the icons in the new Start menu (Games, My Computer, etc. — and oh yes, that crummy “glass” recycle bin) are all driving me nuts. Perhaps they will grow on me – perhaps looking at “Fisher-Price” for two+ years has ...
Ben has a great post in his blog about running Windows Vista on Virtual PC. Myself and others wondered why we couldn't get the VM to mount the ISO for installation. Although many of us found a workaround Ben enlightens us as to why it happened. Apparently there is a 2.2GB limit on the size of a mountable ISO in Virtual PC. If you run a lot of Virtual PC, his blog is a great one to subscribe to ...
Many thanks to the South Central Indiana .NET Users Group (SCI-NUG) who have provided a forum for discussion of VMware and VPC installation of Windows Vista Beta 1. If you have questions or are having difficulty with your installation or wish to discuss general beta testing issues with Vista please feel free to stop in. You can visit the forum here and you do not need to register in order to post to the Windows Vista Beta 1 topic area. I apologize but the forum is no longer available ...

I went and installed Windows Vista Beta 1 in a dual boot configuration with Windows XP Professional. The bootloader now shows:

Microsoft Windows Longhorn
Legacy (Pre-Longhorn) Windows Operating System

How quickly you go from current to legacy.

So I’ve been reading the posts about installing Vista Beta 1 on VMware since my initial post and observations on the evening it was released. What puzzles me is the requirement everyone seems to throw around of having to partition and format with a Windows XP disk or running diskpart from a recovery console. Unless I’m in a bubble or happen to have “special bits” (read: not likely) this just isn’t necessary to install Vista Beta 1 on VMware v5 build 13124. Here’s ...
I haven’t seen too many screenshots all in one place of Windows Vista until I came across this site. Now, I’m feeling like I want to risk my current laptop environment and put Vista on! Oh well, I’ll try to hold off a bit longer. I don’t know if I’ve got the power to run it in a Virtual PC session, but I may try that first if I can’t wait. Has anyone else experimented with Vista Beta 1 out there with either good or bad luck? ...
A couple of blogs and online magazines asked the question "how will Vista be with games?" "But the big news, obviously, is the new OS. "When people want to show off what Vista and DirectX 10 can do, people will be showing off games. That's what [Microsoft's] executives do," says Wickham. Most will have to wait for a big consumer unveiling of the new OS this coming January at CES, yours truly was on-hand to see Windows Vista in action." - Microsoft's Lisa Sikora, Product Manager for Windows Gaming ...
Well....I just came back from my vacation, and in the first week back I found out about 3 great websites launching. Our Canadian developers (or developers anywhare) will be very happy to have these resources available to them MSDN - Vista Developer Center at http://msdn.microsoft.com/w... The site reflects a new design based on the Windows Vista look and feel. It hosts nine new technical articles that describe all the developer innovations in Windows Vista Codezone (www.codezone.com)) Codezone ...
Ok, so I downloaded the beta of Windows Vista or also known as “The Windows formerly known as 'Longhorn'”. Now while trying to install this on a VPC I ran into a few issues that I'd like to share with you. As I first started to install Windows, I got an error saying that the VHD (virtual hard drive) was not being recognized since there was no partition on the drive. So I inserted a Windows XP CD and reset my VPC and loaded the setup for Windows XP and then entered into the recovery console ...
I was watching the Channel 9 video of Chris Jones – Beta 1 of Windows Vista revealed and he mentioned the “Vendor Portal” as a place that Microsoft offers for the catch and release of crash dump data from end user applications back to the developer, or ISV. I think it ws around 15:00 or so in the video. Chris was talking about how developers need to tap into the “Feedback” loop and one way of doing it was through what they call the “Vendor Portal”. Anyone ...
My VMware install is complete and running. As I hinted to in my previous article the video display on setup and first boot is terrible. After first boot I was able to find out it was running at 4–bit color. :-) No wonder it looked bad. Anyway… it’s the VMware video. The install went without error. Vista b1 will install on VMware v5 build 13124. Now… it’s just no fun without decent video so in comes VMtools. This is where is goes down hill, a little. First off the VMtools ...
Windows Vista - the official name for “Longhorn” Microsoft Corporation unveiled the Official Name for "Longhorn" on July 22, 2005 at its Head Quarters, Redmond, Washington. More information and the announcement Video is available at Microsoft Press Release The official name for "Longhorn" is Windows Vista and the Logo has been released, as above. Beta 1, targeted at developers and IT professionals, will be available by August 3, 2005. The name looks Good and Stylish and LongHorn is expected to have ...
The hottest news today - Windows Longhorn = Windows Vista Vista (According to Merriam-Webster) Main Entry: vis·ta Pronunciation: 'vis-t&Function: nounEtymology: Italian, sight, from visto, past participle of vedere to see, from Latin vidEre 1 : a distant view through or along an avenue or opening 2 : an extensive mental view (as over a stretch of time or a series of events) This is the the first time in the 20 year history of Windows that a “release“ name for Windows contains ...