The first meeting of the Windows Platform Developers User Group

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Come and join Pavel and me to the first meeting of the Windows Platform Developers user group. If the Windows platform is interesting you (and it probably does, otherwise you won’t be reading this post) you have to come. This is the chance to influence the spirit of the group. Pavel and I wanted to have a group for people like us. Those who develop for Windows with any needed tool, not just .NET or C++ but both and even more. The first meeting will be about Windows NT 6.1, this is the shortest way to say Windows 7...

Atom Based Computer with Windows 7 Runs My Home Automation Server

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I own a Dual CPU Pentium III computer. This machine is 10 years old. I used to take it to companies back in the beginning of the millennium to teach about multi CPU programming. I have also developed and tested device drivers on it. around 2004 I began to use it as a gateway to my home automation system. It runs Windows XP with all my home automation related applications and code that I have developed. The machine became very noisy, I have replaced all the fans and put some oil but still the decibel level is too high....

Make your application runs and shines on Windows 7

Friday, August 7, 2009

Moving applications to new platform is not an easy decision to make. Sometimes you have no choice, new desktops and laptops run the new operating system and you have to support your clients. Sometimes you do have a choice, you install your application with the system and you can choose the operating system that your code will run on. There are two factors in this dilemma: first is the investment effort on making the application compatible with the new O/S comparing to the benefit (ROI). Second is that the application will probably need to continue running on the old...

The easy way to get dump files on Windows Vista/Server 2008 and Windows 7/Server 2008 R2

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I have finished a Windows Internal course this week at Taldor. Windows Internal is a very special course. Usually when you go to a course, you know what the direct benefit is. You go to C# course; you will learn how to code in C#. You go to WPF, you … got the point. When you take the Windows Internal course, you just become better Windows user, Administrator and Programmer. After the course you have the feeling that you know the system. You know how it is built; you know what's going inside the machine. Teaching the course is...

Vista Bridge

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

In my Dev Academy 3 lecture I have talked about the Vista Bridge. The link that I have in my slide is the old link. The new Version of the Vista Bridge can be found here:   Enjoy.
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The Longest Vista SP1 Installation

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I have good relationships with computers. I make them happy and they make me happy. With Windows Home Server (WHS) I have much strong feeling, she happy   and I am happy. She worries and I immediately check why.     She has problemsI don't sleep well. My son's computer is an old Pentium 4 1.7 GHz with 1GB RAM and Window Vista. It worked well for his needs (Watching TV and Movies with Media Center). Two weeks ago I installed Service Pack one on it. I left the computer and when I got back I saw a disturbing message from the...
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Media Center SDK 5.3 – XBAP is no longer supported

Saturday, December 15, 2007

There are few new features and tools such as better tools and documentation for animations, and new Visual studio 2008 templates. However the big news to my opinion is that SDK 5.3 made XBAP hosting deprecated. I tried to find why? And what does it mean?  In the documentations, they delete anything regarding WPF (for example they now compare only two technology choices - HTML & MCML). In the template, there is no XBAP template. I wonder if old XBAP application still gets compiled with the new SDK. There are only speculations about why they did that, such as...

Developers Academy II – Demos & Lectures Download

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Finally, the presentation and demos from "Dev424 - Windows Server 2008 – Deep Dive" are ready to download. You can also download the presentation and demos of " DEV323 - Windows Server 2008 - Your Next Software Application Server" from here. Feel free to download and play with it. All you need is Visual Studio 2008 (the current solutions are for VS 2008. But they were upgraded from VS 2005). Visual Studio 2008 comes with the Windows SDK 6.0a files that are needed for the compilation of the new mechanisms demos. You can use VS 2005...
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Good News – WHS for MSDN Subscribers

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

From the MSDN Subscriptions WebLog: Windows Home Server - our acquisitions team is working with the product group to include this in the MSDN offering.  We expect it will be offereed, but we do not have an estimate of availability.
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המחשב הקטן ביותר שמריץ ויסטה

Thursday, March 15, 2007

אם יש לכם בין $1500 ל $2000 מיותרים, אז כדאי לכם להכניס אחד כזה לכיס: ראיתי אותו בחנות לעובדי החברה של מיקרוסופט, והוא באמת OQO לעובדי מיקרוסופט יש הנחה של $200 לידיעת יוסי, ליאור ושאר אוהבי הגאדג'טים.