Martin Ennemoser

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  • PhotoSynth: What. How. Why.

    I wonder if someone has already thought about combining this with Microsoft Max. That would be an interesting new twist on the whole 3D presentation stuff.
    Though the problem with Max currently is that there haven't been new versions for a very long time. It once started as a showcase application for WPF, but according to the Max forum people are very upset that the last supported WinFX CTP is the January(!) CTP.

  • PhotoSynth: What. How. Why.

    jsampsonPC wrote:
    Is Blaise online as a Niner?

    I am still wondering how exactly it shows "versions?" of the images as you zoom in and out, if it's drawing from a single image...does it only display a portion of the image's binary?

    I can only guess, but I think that's exactly what's happening. When zoomed out, you only need to load e.g. every 10th pixel of the image. If you zoom in a little you have to add e.g. every 5th pixel and so on, until you are on zoom level 1:1 which displays all pixels. At the same time the portion of the image in view gets smaller and smaller, so the overall amount of data that has to be in memory basically stays the same.
    So you either see all of the image in low resolution or a small portion of the image in high resolution. The tricky parts of course are to decide when to load what and how to do it quickly.

    XBAP and Flash (especially with the new Adobe Flex 2) seem to be competing technologies in a lot of ways. Can anyone familiar with both technologies point out the differences, dis-/advantages of the two (aside from the obvious ones like lack of platform independence of WPF - at least now - and lack of 3D capabilities of Flash).
  • Diving into the Vista Heap

    We use "performant" in german, too. And it's not in the "Duden". But maybe the discussion should better focus on Vista's Heap Manager.
  • New Role for Bill in July 2008

    I think it's right for Bill to put more energy into his foundation. He's a good guy, very intelligent and willing to make a change using his wealth. What better could happen to the world (especially those parts of it that are desparately in need of some help).
  • Anthony Tsim chats about the MSDN Virtual Labs

    Very useful video. I didn't know about Virtual Labs before, but the idea is brilliant. Saves a lot of time setting up your own virtual machine for testing.
  • Windows Vista Sideshow

    I'm not yet sure if I would spend additional money on a Sideshow enabled Laptop. It seems that most of the functionality is also available on a Smartphone, so the advantage of not having to boot up the laptop is not so compelling anymore.
  • Windows Shell Architecture

    Charles wrote:

    We really need to get a mic to put on the table for interviews like this. And we will.

    Yes, please. It's sad to see when people put effort into doing these interviews and the result is not as good as it could be because of such an easy to solve problem.

  • IE 7: What's new in Beta 2 Preview

    Anybody's got an idea how I can remove IE7 Beta 1 from my PC? Things that don't work for me are:

    • Add/Remove Programs with "Show updates" (IE7 doesn't show up in the updates list)
    • Run %windir%\$NtUninstallie7...\spuninst.exe (directory doesn't exist)
    • Reinstalling IE7 Beta1 (tells me that IE7 Beta1 is already installed and won't repair anything)
    • Install IE7 Beta2 (tells me that IE7 Beta1 is installed and I should remove it first)
  • Manuel Clement - Sparkle CTP Released (er, Expression Interactive Designer)

    Is that a picture of "Napoleon's March" from one of Edward Tufte's books on the wall behind Manuel?
    If so, I think you've selected a great source for determining the best way to "Envision Information".
  • Piero Sierra (and others) - Microsoft Max

    littleguru wrote:

    Why does Max not work on a non-english version of Windows?? I can't understand that. I mean Max is in english and Windows in another language. Who cares?!

    Could somebody of the team, please remove that nasty messagebox and let me install the enligsh version of Max on an non-english Windows version.

    Seems to be an new trend. One Care Beta requires an English operating system and US English Regional Settings.

    Sometimes it hurts to be a non US citizen (although it shouldn't).
  • Suzan DelBene: From referee to VP

    scobleizer wrote:
    The videos will get better soon. Come back tonight for some fun ones.

    The WM_IN videos aren't bad at all, there are just too much of them at once. People would even get tired of Windows Vista Audio Stack videos if there would be a couple of them each month.