Now that the Windows 7 public release is just around the corner, people are getting into the spirit of celebrating the new OS by releasing their own unofficial but very cool Windows 7 logoed wallpapers and theme packs. Using the Windows 7 box art for inspiration, Zawir Rahim over on DeviantArt…
As we’ve mentioned before, there’s a hidden feature in Windows 7 that lets you customize your logon screen background to an image of your choosing. Power users probably had no difficulties following those instructions, but a free utility from Tweaks.com made the process even easier. Now there’s…
Girish and I dropped in to the new
Channel 9 Studio (formerly Monaco) to record a few Channel 9 episodes around some demo code we’ve been working on for a few months.
In this series we’ll focus on self-service and specifically on building self-service sites that use Dynamics CRM on the…
Learn about this treasure chest of tools called SysInternals. This is a must for your developer toolbox!
What is it?
SysInternals utilities help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and applications
Download Site: http://www.sysinternals.com
Example Problem(s) it…
Learn about Live Services and see how to hook up Virtual Earth to the new SQL 2008 Geospatial support.
What is it?
Windows Live Web Services enable developers, designers, and enthusiasts to quickly create compelling web and desktop applications.
The Windows Sensor and Location platform, new for Windows 7, enables your computer and applications to adapt to their current environment. With location sensors -- including GPS devices, WWAN radios, and even triangulation technology -- your applications
and gadgets can know exactly where they…
The CIA Pickup is my latest and greatest sample, running on Windows Azure and making use of Twilio, Live ID, and Live Mail. This screencast explains the sample and walks through a brief
For more information and to download the code, see my blog:
Gunther Lenz, ISV Architect Evangelist, shows in this quick screencast how to define a simple model using the modeling language "M", compile the definition into an Image and install this image into the Repository. After that he shows how to use Quadrant
to use the defined language. More…
In this interview, Doug Rothaus, a programming writer on the Visual Studio User Education team, describes the new auto-implemented properties in Visual Basic 2010. He also demonstrates some of the code examples in his Help topic,
Posting the final few pieces today on the new Visual Studio Designer for WPF and Silverlight, we are up to 7 videos spanning 79 minutes and 5 seconds of content covering WPF 4 Beta 1.
An overview of WPF 4 Beta 1
XAML in .NET 4
Multi-touch in WPF 4 Beta 1
Deployment in .NET 4…