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Well....I just came back from my vacation, and in the first week back I found out about 3 great websites launching. Our Canadian developers (or developers anywhare) will be very happy to have these resources available to them MSDN - Vista Developer Center at http://msdn.microsoft.com/w... The site reflects a new design based on the Windows Vista look and feel. It hosts nine new technical articles that describe all the developer innovations in Windows Vista Codezone (www.codezone.com)) Codezone ...
Ok, so I downloaded the beta of Windows Vista or also known as “The Windows formerly known as 'Longhorn'”. Now while trying to install this on a VPC I ran into a few issues that I'd like to share with you. As I first started to install Windows, I got an error saying that the VHD (virtual hard drive) was not being recognized since there was no partition on the drive. So I inserted a Windows XP CD and reset my VPC and loaded the setup for Windows XP and then entered into the recovery console ...
I was watching the Channel 9 video of Chris Jones – Beta 1 of Windows Vista revealed and he mentioned the “Vendor Portal” as a place that Microsoft offers for the catch and release of crash dump data from end user applications back to the developer, or ISV. I think it ws around 15:00 or so in the video. Chris was talking about how developers need to tap into the “Feedback” loop and one way of doing it was through what they call the “Vendor Portal”. Anyone ...
Yes, Indigo and Avalon have undergone a name change. Meet Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) I pulled this from Don Box’s blog. Personally I like the code names better ...
Windows Vista™ Beta 1 is Available to MSDN Subscribers. Only 9 hours to go and I will have my copy downloaded. Also in Vista news here are the links to the Developer Center site and the IT Pro site ...

Playing with the vista beta...

 

My VMware install is complete and running. As I hinted to in my previous article the video display on setup and first boot is terrible. After first boot I was able to find out it was running at 4–bit color. :-) No wonder it looked bad. Anyway… it’s the VMware video. The install went without error. Vista b1 will install on VMware v5 build 13124. Now… it’s just no fun without decent video so in comes VMtools. This is where is goes down hill, a little. First off the VMtools ...
Ok, honestly… who doesn’t have at least one post by now about Windows Vista Beta 1? First off if you haven’t heard by now the August 3rd date given for MSDN access to the Vista Beta 1 bits wasn’t quite accurate. If by August 3rd they meant July 27th then they were spot on. Really I don’t care. I’m just glad I have the bits today. The rumors and press releases were so back and forth on the whole “date” issue that it doesn’t really surprise me that ...

Vista Beta1 is available for download at the MSDN subscription website

(Channelling Homer Simpson – think beeeeeeer)

Windows Vista, ooooohhhh, Beta 1. Read here. And here.

[Crosspost from Managed World] Well, tonight was the pre-Meltdown hang. Before the hang actually started, Andy Dunn called me up and we decided to walk over and check out the Seattle Public Library whose architecture is talked about widely, evidently. All I could think of was "what a funny looking building." However, it really is incredible. Starting on like the 4th floor, all the books are on a "spiral" where there really isn't any "floors" per se. It's basically one continuous spiral up many floors. ...
Windows Vista - the official name for “Longhorn” Microsoft Corporation unveiled the Official Name for "Longhorn" on July 22, 2005 at its Head Quarters, Redmond, Washington. More information and the announcement Video is available at Microsoft Press Release The official name for "Longhorn" is Windows Vista and the Logo has been released, as above. Beta 1, targeted at developers and IT professionals, will be available by August 3, 2005. The name looks Good and Stylish and LongHorn is expected to have ...
After a nunmber of 'Longhorn' confusing years the replacement for Windows XP has been given a name: Windows Vista! Microsoft felt the new version of Windows "deserved a name that was more representative of what it specifically brings to customers." "Today, we live in a world of 'more' -- more information, more ways to communicate, more things to do, more opportunities -- and at the same time, more responsibilities. Increasingly, we all turn to our PCs to help us with that," a Microsoft spokesperson ...
While Microsoft is busy launching Windows Vista, google is venturing into areas where no mapping application has gone before ;) check out Google Moon
The hottest news today - Windows Longhorn = Windows Vista Vista (According to Merriam-Webster) Main Entry: vis·ta Pronunciation: 'vis-t&Function: nounEtymology: Italian, sight, from visto, past participle of vedere to see, from Latin vidEre 1 : a distant view through or along an avenue or opening 2 : an extensive mental view (as over a stretch of time or a series of events) This is the the first time in the 20 year history of Windows that a “release“ name for Windows contains ...
Longhorn to be named "Windows Vista", and the first beta will be available soon. via Steve Smith

The official name of the next Windows client operation system will be Windows Vista. Here is the press release is here and the official website is here.

Microsoft has today announced the official name for the replacement to Windows XP, which was code named "Longhorn", it will be called "Windows Vista" and is due for release in the second half of 2006. The slogan for the product or marketing fluff as I like to call it is "Clear, Confident, Connected; Bringing clarity to your world". For those who cant wait until 2006 the first beta of the product should be making an appearance on the 3rd of Aug, and I am sure with loads of bugs and functionality that ...

Longhorn is now Windows Vista!

I guess Microsoft is getting closer to actually releasing the new OS. It is said that a test version will be available next month. We'll see...

Peace!!

And here is the official web page . . .
Apparently, Windows Longhorn has now been officially christened, er, marketed as “Windows Vista.” Read more here. IMO it could be worse. For me, this will take some getting used to. I have been saying and thinking Longhorn for so long, I had forgotten that was just a “code name.” BTW, someone has already pointed out that Vista means some strange things in other languages, like chicken, for example ...
Engadget is reporting that the next version of Windows (codename Longhorn) is to be called Windows Vista.UPDATE: Many other sites are reporting this as well, now. Also, as bink.nu reports, a WHOIS query on windowsvista.us is revealing. UPDATE: It’s true. Now playing: Yes - Our Song ...
Hello everybody, how're all things going on?! Look, this's got to be told that fast. Longhorns' official name is going to be “Windows Vista”. They even registered the WindowsVista.US domain name. If you just don't want to take it ahead from me, check the word from Microsoft Watch, eWeek, ReleaseReview, ActiveWin; and then, follow/join the discussions on Microsoft Newsgroups. I know no one has blogged about this yet on Longhorn Blogs. The word is spreading all over the web while I am just ...
Here's a question for you? Are Microsoft losing market share to the world of open source? Recently there has been a lot of work being done with the Linux operating systems to port it over to Mobile devices. MontaVista creators of Mobilinux and the open source linux os used by Nokia provided by Maemo.org are getting a serious hold on this market area now. An article from The Feature really does manage to sum this up well. It's funny, they have done the analysis of the market that I was part way through ...

Some days it's hard to focus, excpecally when the devistation in Sumatra this week make the Iraq war look like a picnic.  So here's a list of charities you can use to help and for those who want to know what happened here's the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) page for this quake.

I need to start posting here again. It’s been far too long. I may be moving this to the new MSN blogspace though when it completely comes online. You can check it out now if you can read Japanese, or can suffer through a translator. I went through the process and signed up for a new blog there. The RSS feed works well, which is fortunate, because I can’t seem to read anything else on the page. UPDATE: The site is available in English now ...
Well, I have finally checked out Maxivista. My thoughts? Well, to echo Scott Hanselman, “freakin' brilliant!”. Short of having a monitor running directly off a card in your PC, this is one of the best solutions I have seen out there for multi-monitor support. What makes this most special in my opinion is that you can use your laptop monitor as another display on your primary machine. In my home office now, I am using my Tablet PC monitor as a second display on my primary development box. ...
I was just reading this excerpt from the American Institute of Physics concerning the difference in air quality during the time of the blackout of 2003. The massive Northeast blackout of a year ago not only shut off electricity for 50 million people in the US and Canada, but also shut off the pollution coming from fossil-fired turbogenerators in the Ohio Valley. In effect, the power outage was an inadvertent experiment for gauging atmospheric repose with the grid gone for the better part of the day. ...