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TxF Managed Wrapper on Code Gallery
Hello, everybody, I have released the first version of a rudimentary managed wrapper around Transactional NTFS to Code Gallery on MSDN: http://code.msdn.microsoft.... The wrapper in its current form is very basic but should give developers a good idea on how simple it is to use Transactional NTFS from managed code. Feel free to go grab it, play around with it (there are some sample screencasts using the wrapper on the Developer Meet Server Show), and feel free to use it any way you wish. ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 23, 2008 4:41 AM

Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit
James Conard announces over on his blog that our team has just released the Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit for Beta 3. Mosey on over and check it out. You can find resources on everything from WCF, to Cardspace, to WF, to Windows Eventing, to PowerShell, to IIS 7, to Transactional NTFS. So if you are a developer interested in checking out Windows Server 2008, make sure to grab it ......

Posted On Thursday, July 19, 2007 9:03 PM

Windows Server "Longhorn" - Beta 3 Has Arrived!
Well, it's official. Beta 3 of Windows Server "Longhorn" has launched. With it, I finally get to release some of the work I've been working on lately. If you are a developer, I encourage to take a look at "The Top Ways To Light Up Your Apps On Windows Server 'Longhorn'" that was just launched today. It outlines key ways that you, the developer, can leverage all the new and improved enhancements to the Server platform to really make your applications shine in a whole new light. I encourage any of ......

Posted On Thursday, April 26, 2007 1:08 AM

Developer, Meet Server - Transactional NTFS and WCF

I recently posted the second screencast in my new "Developer, Meet Server" screencast series. This latest screencast covers using Transactional NTFS in a service-oriented environment via WCF.

Enjoy!

Posted On Thursday, April 5, 2007 12:18 AM

Transactional NTFS and Free Disk Space
Andrew recently watched my screencasts and had some great questions that came up around how Transactional NTFS behaves with the file system. So, I figured I would answer them here. So, if you want to see the context around his questions, check out his post. Here's the paragraph with the questions: I wonder what happens to files that never get committed - ala a long running transaction. They have to be taking up file space. Jason says not even Windows Explorer knows about them, but they have to exist ......

Posted On Thursday, April 5, 2007 12:13 AM

UltraGrid
Infragistics has released an UltraGrid that uses avalon. IIRC, it took 2 programmers 2 months to make the sucker, with no prior knowledge of Avalon even. Looks cool. I can't wait until I can start messing around with Avalon and Indigo. Only a couple more days to wait now that my computer parts have arrived :~).

Posted On Tuesday, November 18, 2003 3:17 PM

Vista, How I Love Your Balloons, Let Me Count The Ways...
As you readers out there may or may not know, I'm a fan of all things games. Heck, you could probably sell me a hunk of plastic if you were able to somehow convince me that it was in fact a game (double-whammy if you were able to convince that it was somehow a football game). This piece of news might help explain why such a little piece of sweet Vista toast can make my evening (although, I must admit, it may have been more "balloon" than it was "toast"). I was in the process of installing Visual ......

Posted On Monday, June 19, 2006 6:38 PM

Starting with the Foundations
I was asked recently what excited me most about the various Vista technologies. While I took a valiant stab at limiting my answer down to a handful of them, the proper answer with the way I feel would have been "what _doesn't_ excite me about the various Vista technologies." Yes, I could get into the various aspects that excite me about Workflow Foundation, Presentation Foundation, and/or Communication Foundation. I will save that for a later blog post though. Save to say, I'm extremely stoked right ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 13, 2006 9:43 AM

Will Longhorn Still Be Longhorn?
I know it is really premature to even start discussing this, but I would like to ask the question: “Will Longhorn still be Longhorn”? Although the official announcement isn't slated until later today, there has already been some musings about the subject over at Microsoft Watch. How do I feel about this? Mostly, I feel a great sadness (and I remind you: I know this is premature). [DrasticallyPrematureDiscus... It is starting to look like Longhorn will become “Windows XP version ......

Posted On Friday, August 27, 2004 2:39 PM

An Avalon Threading Story
Hello all. I wanted to let you know that I wrote an article on the threading model in Avalon (more specifically, multithreaded UI development in Avalon vs WinForms). You can find it on my blog here. Or you can just view the new article category I started on the left, Longhorn Articles. I would like to give a quick thanks to Chris Sells for being willing to edit this article and help me get it into shape. Thanks Chris ......

Posted On Thursday, April 8, 2004 10:33 PM

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