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Scott Dorman ephemeral segment May 2009 Entries
Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1
I’m still waiting for an “official” announcement, but if you are an MSDN subscriber you will be able to download Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 later today (May 18), probably around 12:00 PM (PST). If you aren’t an MSDN subscriber, you will be able to download Beta 1 on May 20 through Microsoft Downloads. Technorati Tags: Visual Studio 2010 ......

Posted On Monday, May 18, 2009 9:55 AM

Windows 7 Explorer Preview Pane
Windows 7 includes a lot of improvements in the Windows Explorer. Most of them are fairly obvious, but the new preview pane is likely to go unnoticed (or passed over as the same as Vista’s preview pane) by a lot of people. The new preview pane supports a much wider range of formats than the Windows XP and Windows Vista preview pane did, including the ability to preview HTML, text files, XML files, images, videos, music, and WordPad files without any additional software installed. If you have Microsoft ......

Posted On Saturday, May 16, 2009 5:18 PM

Windows 7 Search Connectors
Earlier I talked about the new Windows 7 Federated Search capabilities and mentioned that you can create your own Search connectors. Since then, I’ve been busy creating some search connector description files for the following sites: Geekswithblogs Live Search MSDN MSDN Blogs The Code Project Channel 9 Twitter All of these search connector descriptions are available from my SkyDrive Search Connectors folder. Technorati Tags: Windows 7,Federated Search,OpenSearch ......

Posted On Thursday, May 14, 2009 11:07 PM

Windows 7 Federated Search
Windows and the Windows Explorer have had search capabilities for a long time and they have gradually improved over the years. The one thing that was always lacking was an ability to search different contexts (or remote sources). There were some improvements with the Windows Desktop search, but I think the federated search capability in Windows 7 really gets it right. Federated search in Windows 7 introduces support to search different remote data stores using OpenSearch technologies and allows you ......

Posted On Thursday, May 14, 2009 7:01 PM

Windows 7 Tricks and Keyboard Shortcuts
I’ve been running Windows 7 RC for a little over a week now and can’t imagine going back to Vista at this point. I decided to start with a fresh install of Windows 7, so I’ve been in the process of reinstalling all of my applications and cleaning up my disk drives. In the process, I went searching to see if there are any interesting Windows 7 power toys or tricks available. While I didn’t find any power toys, I did discover that all of the Windows Vista tricks are still available on Windows 7. Tim ......

Posted On Sunday, May 10, 2009 9:28 PM

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