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  • Vista and Remote Desktop

    I tried a Vista->Vista remote desktop today for the first time between my laptop and my desktop and I'm very impressed. I told the mstsc client that I had a 10Mbps+ network and it went ahead and remoted Aero Glass for me and the performance seemed pretty...
  • Vista's Transactional File System and .NET Code

    Originally, the API's that supported Vista's new transactional file system and registry access worked off an implicit model in that you could create a transaction with something like CreateTransaction and once you had that transaction you could use SetCurrentTransaction...
  • Microsoft UK Developer Team - Aggregated Blogs

    There are 5 folks in my immediate team at Microsoft in the UK. There's me (!) and (alphabetically); Mark Johnston Daniel Moth Mike Ormond Martin Parry Having overcome a rather annoying technical limitation I've finally managed to aggregate the feeds from the...
  • Lang.NET Symposium

    I'd never heard of the Lang.NET Symposium but it looks like it happened on the July 21st to August 2nd on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond. Anyway, I've missed it and perhaps you did too but what's pretty cool is that the talks look to be recorded on this page...
  • Windows Vista and Speech

    A very short screen capture that I made around Windows Vista and its speech recognition facilities. Here's the download link .
  • Live Writer Search Plug-In

    I find that when I'm writing a blog entry I'm often tabbing backwards and forwards and opening up other windows just to search for URL's (e.g. I can never remember URL's to other people's home pages and so on). So, I wrote a little Live Writer Plug-In to help...
  • NY Times Reader Review

    There's a review up at Cnet on the New York Times Reader application . This is a WPF application that uses the richness of the PC to display content from the NYT with a better reading experience than you get in a browser. Unfortunately, I've not been able to...
  • Manchester Event on 30th September

    Mr Phil Winstanley (smashing chap and all round ASP.NET maestro) pinged me details of an event (free!) that he's speaking at in Manchester (UK) on the 30th September. The day's a Saturday and the theme is around Ruby and Rails - you can find the agenda here...
  • The Open Specification Promise

    I'll admit that I didn't really know that this was up for debate but this posting on the Microsoft.com website; http://www.microsoft.com/interop/osp/default.mspx makes it pretty plain that people building implementations of the web services standards listed...
  • Research Paper on C# Threads

    I hadn't come across this Microsoft Research paper on threading in C# before so I thought I'd mention it here as it's a pretty good read. I seem to remember once hearing a pretty savvy chap say something like; "Threading is complicated. In fact, it's just slightly...
  • Upcoming UK Developer Events

    A quick plug. We have a number of upcoming UK Developer Events ( taken from here ) and I just wanted to give them a quick mention to try and encourage UK folks to come along as it's that time of year where people are either coming back from or going to their...
  • Apple Keynote and "iTV"

    I saw the Apple video from their press conference yesterday (it's up on the front page of www.apple.com at the time of writing). I liked the look of the new iPod Shuffle - it'd work well for me in the gym as it looks pretty small and it has that nice clip already...
  • Installing the May LINQ CTP on Vista Rc1

    If you're trying to instlal the LINQ CTP from May on Vista Rc1 then you may find that you need to create 2 local groups called; Users Power Users in order to make it work. That's certainly what I had to do - I'm not sure what's gone on with Vista Rc1 in that...
  • Windows Communication Foundation: Videos

    I've been getting a lot of mail feedback about the Workflow Foundation Videos that are linked to from the NetFx3 site so I thought I'd draw together the WCF videos that I made as well in one place (I can't remember whether I've done this before...
  • Microsoft Max gets updated for RC1

    Max is an application built on .NET Framework V3.0 and uses some slick WPF graphics to provide a rich UI. Unfortunately, I've yet to see the new version as I grabbed the install and eagerly ran it on Vista only to be told that Max only works on Windows XP Service...
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