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Note: The Wireless network at the keynote failed miserably, so this will be posted with a delay.

Scott Guthrie about tools and app development

 New APIs for multitouch and other Windows 7 API.

Note: Lots of attention put in Win32 development with C++.

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If you’re at PDC 08, there’s a great opportunity to discuss Windows 7 and give feedback. Steven Sinofsky, the Senior VP of Windows, will be available for a 30 minute open spaces session this afternoon (Tuesday) at 12:45.

I’m guessing the more people hear about this, the bigger the crowd, so get there early to get a good seat.

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Note: The Wireless network at the keynote failed miserably, so this will be posted with a delay.

Bringing together software + services

Presents Windows Live Essentials and Windows Live Services. Using Windows Live Services is optional, so you can use your own services (pop for example) instead.

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Note: The Wireless network at the keynote failed miserably, so this will be posted with a delay.

Here we go again, PDC day 2 also features a keynote. Expecting Silverlight news and demos :)

The keynote starts with an impressive video of products built in .NET, mostly WPF and Silverlight stuff as far as I can say.

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After CLI (Command Line Interface) and GUI, Surface is a NUI (Natural User Interface). Challenges: Multi-user. Multi-Touch. Direct Interaction. Object Recognition. Presenting existing applications developed for Surface: ATT with an application allowing to visualize the coverage for a mobile. Bars such as Harrah with applications for social interaction. Sheraton has Surfaces in the lobby to encourage people to interact. Read the rest of this entry » ...
I was exceptionally fortunate to get an opportunity to attend Microsoft's 2008 Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles, starting tomorrow! It's going to be a busy week, undoubtedly, but it's exciting to see what's up and coming. Some of the things that I'm really geared up for are: Under the Hood: Advances in the .NET Type System - We'll get a chance to see the next version of the CLR and the looser coupling it will provide. In particular I'm hoping they announce support for covariant and ...
Well, this is the first day at PDC 2008. This is, by far, my favorite conference. This year's PDC has a lot of energy and excitement. I think, partially, the reason is due to the fact that the last PDC was canceled (I had signed up for that one). The last PDC was in 2005 - so this one was due. I was invited by Microsoft to the conference as part of the Microsoft Regional Director program. You can find more information on the RD program by reading some of the blog posts from other fellow RDs at www.theregion.com. ...
PDC 2008 starts in a few days. I’ve setup a preliminary schedule already, but, as always, it’s subject to change once I get there. It will be good to see the early bits for Windows 7, including a Windows 7 Application Compatibility Lab. I’m staying at the Grand Kyoto Hotel, near Little Tokyo. If anybody wants to catch up and grab some sushi, let me know. Technorati Tags: PDC ...
This interesting little article from LaptopMag has several tech writers buzzing. ASUS CEO talks Eee PC sales and plans The interesting part comes about two thirds of the way down when the interviewer asks about XP Easy Mode and if ASUS plans on doing something similar with Vista. The CEO responds: “I think we could, but we don’t plan on putting Vista on any of the Eee PCs. I think in the future in the second half of next year we will put Windows 7 on Eee PCs. For now it will be Linux and XP and then ...
And the official name is… Windows 7. You might be wondering how this is news, but really Windows 7 has been the codename up until Monday when Mike Nash announced that it would be the official name as well. The idea is that Windows 7 will continue on from where Vista left off, but to go back to version numbers instead of years and other off the wall randomness to highlight aspiration. Mike gives the rundown on why the name was decided on his blog, here: http://windowsvistablog.com... ...
Very exciting things happening for ISV's at PDC this year. I pulled this little nugget from a recent post by Tim Sneath: “Among other things, we’ll be running compatibility labs at the PDC so you can bring your application and test it on Windows 7 builds. Don’t you want to make sure you’re ahead of the curve and, indeed, take advantage of some major new innovations?” Original post: What You’ll Hear at PDC2008 Thought I would let you know about this opportunity. I think this would be a very easy way ...
Many of my friends, co-workers, family, and others have their computer specs posted in their blogs. So, I decided to add my own and a few other current features. (Note: Computer Specs will be updated without notice.) The Workstation/Gaming PC: Updated: Updated: 8/20/10 @ 3:42 PM PST System Hardware Specs: System CPU & Current Stats: 2x Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processors CPU1: Dual-Core Intel Xeon @ 3.0GHz CPU2: Dual-Core Intel Xeon @ 3.0GHz System Memory: 8GB ECC DDR2 RAM = 8x 1024MB ECC DDR2 RAM ...
Well as far as I am aware, XPe as it stands to day will be available through till sometime in 2010, but it seems more news is getting out about is’s possible Vista based replacement? My personal view is that MS should take a deep hard look at the *LACK* of take up and interest in Vista before heading down this path anytime soon – but that doesn’t mean they won’t try regardless. Now of particular note from the details below from Mary Jo Foley is the indication of the size of the OS? XPe may have a ...
The Question is why and the answer is: Please be better than Vista! Notice how much it still looks like Vista however you would have to expect that. Start Menu PowerShell Display Properties Control Panel Desktop Welcome Center System Tray. LiveJournal Tags: Windows 7, Windows Milestone1, mikedopp, mikedopp.com, Leaked, Screenshots, happiness, Windows, Vista BuzzNet Tags: Windows 7, Windows Milestone1, mikedopp, mikedopp.com, Leaked, Screenshots, happiness, Windows, Vista Flickr Tags: Windows 7, Windows ...
So we all love windows vista right? Right? mmmm... ok well how bout the next version? Maybe a complete rebuild of the NT kernel? Sounds like the promises we heard for windows vista that took 6 years to deliver without the promises. Makes Vista sound alot like windows ME? Eric Traut talks Windows 7 and MinWin from Long Zheng on Vimeo. The new kernel is called MinWin? MinWin, a much smaller kernel of the operating system that takes up only 40 MB of memory. This will definitly be something to watch ...
With all the computing power available it's so disappointing to see it being sucked up by ever bigger bloatware, so it's refreshing to see Microsoft focusing on getting things thin and efficient. And from this I picked up the interesting news regarding Microsoft's research into the concept of a Singularity based O/S Singularity Overview Singularity is a research project focused on the construction of dependable systems through innovation in the areas of systems, languages, and tools. We are building ...