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Windows 7 Sensor and Location platform: What is it? (Part 1/3)
One of components Windows 7 is Sensor and Location platform. Sensor and Location is part of Windows 7 which allows to work with various sensors and additional devices for measurement something. What for it is necessary? Sensors are necessary to make more simple some trivial actions. Especially actually it for owners of laptops, whose life is very dynamical. Imagine, that the ambient sensor which is accessible to all applications is built in the computer and gives the chance to these applications ......

Posted On Monday, June 15, 2009 1:28 AM

Work with the taskbar of Windows 7 in WPF applications
Recently I have published a series of articles that has been devoted to possibilities of Windows 7 for developers to work with the task panel. I have received a large quantity of responses for this time. Thanks you very much for it. That is interesting, questions were absolutely various subjects. However, the most part of questions was on a theme of use of similar functionality in WPF applications. Really, in the majority of examples I have lost sight WPF applications. I will try to compensate this ......

Posted On Saturday, June 13, 2009 6:49 AM

Integration of your data sources with Windows 7 Federated Search
How often you should search for the various information? Most likely it occurs every day. It is important, that an information search problem not trivial. Also the information can is in various sources - in files, in e-mail messages, in documents etc. Not the secret, that most part of an information is in a network - local and global. Windows Search which allows to search easily and conveniently on the basis of indexes has been developed in Windows Vista. In Windows 7 a theme of search has found ......

Posted On Thursday, June 11, 2009 3:00 AM

Change of the background image on the logon screen in Windows 7
As it has been announced earlier, in new operational system Windows 7 it is possible to easily change a background of a logon screen. For this purpose it is not required to change resources in executable files or to carry out still any special actions. Process of changing of the image is very simple and can be executed without use of additional tools. This functionality is accessible and correctly works since 7057 build. To change a background on the logon screen it is necessary to do following steps. ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 9, 2009 4:50 AM

Animation of switching of tasks in Windows 7
Among an users of Windows there are such people to whom smooth animations are not necessary at switching of windows etc. It is important for these users is speed of work and convenience. In a word, that is necessary for them - the responsible user interface. More recently we communicated with such user by e-mail. Its problem consisted that it is necessary to wait few time before he will see a preview window for the application at hovering on an application icon in the task panel. For this reason ......

Posted On Sunday, June 7, 2009 12:56 PM

Microsoft Sync Framework 2.0 CTP2
Today next preview version of Sync Framework became accessible. Version Sync Framework v.2 CTP2 became accessible on June, 4th, 2009. Main features of this version: New database providers Custom filters Improved conflict handling Data conversion between providers Change application service All new features are interesting that them to look. Microsoft Download Center: http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......

Posted On Thursday, June 4, 2009 10:26 PM

Windows Mobile 6.5 SDK is accessible to download
Today it became accessible SDK to develop for Windows Mobile 6.5. This pack includes the documentation, examples, header files and libraries (for native), tools for Visual Studio and images of emulators. Emulator's versions are accessible: Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional Square Emulator Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional QVGA Emulator Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional WQVGA Emulator Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional VGA Emulator Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional WVGA Emulator Windows Mobile 6.5 Standard Square ......

Posted On Thursday, June 4, 2009 11:10 AM

Give green light to your applications together with Windows 7!
Is your applications are completely compatible with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2? You can outstrip the competitors, having checked up your applications on compatibility with Windows 7 already today. If your company is ISV you can be helped by a isvappcompat.com resource. On this resource you can be registered in the program “Green light” and specify the reference to your application. In this case you receive the necessary information, toolkit and resources for check of compatibility of your ......

Posted On Thursday, June 4, 2009 10:45 AM

Windows 7 programming: Taskbar. Part 10 (final part) – JumpLists.
One of the major features of the task panel of Windows 7 are Jump Lists. Jump lists are displayed if to select an application icon in the task panel and to press the right button of the mouse. If the application uses functionality of JumpLists, then except standard actions (pin, close) there will be some more additional actions which facilitate our daily work. This functionality of the task panel various appendices actively use. For example, Windows Media Player displays switching options for play ......

Posted On Monday, June 1, 2009 4:49 PM

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