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Joel Bennett

Microsoft released beta of Windows Vista compatibility Update - 0 views

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    The Platform Update is a set of runtime libraries which bring Vista largely up to par with Windows 7 in terms of the: Windows Ribbon control; Automation Manager Library; DirectX updates for hardware acceleration; DirectCompute for hardware-accelerated parallel computing support; the XPS printing library; the Windows Automation API; and the Windows Portable Devices Platform, which standardizes data transfers across apps and portable devices.
Joel Bennett

Windows API Code Pack for .NET Framework - MSDN Code Gallery - 0 views

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    The Windows® API Code Pack for Microsoft® .NET Framework provides a source code library that can be used to access new Windows 7 features (and some related Windows Vista features) from managed code. These features are not available to developers today in the .NET Framework.
Joel Bennett

Application Pool Identities - The Official Microsoft IIS Site - 0 views

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    Application Pool Identities : Configuring Security : Installing and Configuring IIS 7.0 ...

    AspNet doesn't run as ASPNET anymore, and you need to know that!
Joel Bennett

Windows Forms Aero - CodePlex - 0 views

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    Vista controls for .Net 2.0
Joel Bennett

Tweak DWM from your programs, Part 2 - AeroXperience - 0 views

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    Explore the actual usage of the Desktop Window Manager API in a Windows Forms-based program
Joel Bennett

Windows Speech Recognition Macros - 0 views

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    A CTP of an extension to the built-in voice recognition.
Joel Bennett

VistaGlazz - CodeGazer - 0 views

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    A fix to make maximized windows stay "glassy" in Vista ... and a UXTheme patcher ... all in one!
Joel Bennett

Windows Vista Deployment Step by Step Guide - 0 views

  • [ExclusionList]

    ntfs.log

    hiberfil.sys

    pagefile.sys

    "System Volume Information"

    RECYCLER

    Windows\CSC

    [CompressionExclusionList]

    *.mp3

    *.zip

    *.cab

    \WINDOWS\inf\*.pnf

    • Joel Bennett
       
      The wimscript listed in step 3 is the default anyway, so unecessary if you're not going to add to it.
  • Oscdimg -n –bc:\winpe_x86\etfsboot.com c:\winpe_x86\ISO c:\winpe_x86\winpe_x86.iso
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      This command in step 5 is incorrect, the etfsboot.com file is in C:\WinPE_x86\ISO\boot if you follow the rest of the instructions here, so the command should be:

      Oscdimg -n -bC:\WinPE_x86\ISO\boot\etfsboot.com c:\winpe_x86\ISO c:\winpe_x86\winpe_x86.iso
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    A step-by-step for how to set up and capture an image using Windows PE and ImageX that you can deploy onto other PCs.
Joel Bennett

Windows Vista update - improves compatibility, reliability, and stability - 0 views

  • It improves the stability of Windows PowerShell.
  • It shortens the recovery time after Windows Vista experiences a period of inactivity.
  • It improves the reliability of Windows Vista when you open the menu of a startup application.
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  • This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.
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    Wow, it slices, it dices, it juliannes... and it even seems to help!
Joel Bennett

Utility Spotlight: Script Elevation PowerToys for Windows Vista -- TechNet Magazine, Ju... - 0 views

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    How to "run as administrator" from scripts in Windows Vista.
Joel Bennett

Switcher for Windows Vista (Like Mac's Eclipse) - 0 views

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    Switcher for Vista - from a Microsoft employee comes an Eclipse-like task switcher.  But with a Microsoft twist: loads of options and settings ;-)
Joel Bennett

UxTheme Patcher for Windows Vista - WinMatrix - 0 views

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    UxTheme Patching for Vista (to let you use custom msstyles)
Joel Bennett

XTaskDialog v1.06 - Vista TaskDialogs on downlevel OSes - 0 views

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    A (mostly) open source Vista TaskDialog emulation in MFC for XP, 2003 and even windows 2000 and 9x
Joel Bennett

Files: Code Tools: Browsing by Tags: TDPad - 0 views

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    The TaskDialog Pad lets you design your task dialogs and generate C++ code for them ....
Joel Bennett

Transactions, Aero Wizards, And Task Dialogs In Windows Vista -- MSDN Magazine, July 2006 - 0 views

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    Apart from a decent article on the new UI stuff in Vista ... this article includes a great tool for playing with the options for Vista's TaskDialog API so you can see what the options are and how they work.
Joel Bennett

Shell Blog : What happened to the menu bars? - 0 views

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    An essay from the Windows Vista shell team about menus: why they're good, bad ... how ribbons are different ... and the new User Experience (UX) guidelines
Joel Bennett

"Your File Is In Use" Demystified - Shell Blog - 0 views

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    In Vista, Windows Explorer is applying an implementation of the IFileIsInUse interface to the file it encountered.  Now the user knows which program has the file open and can close the file from that program and click the Try Again button to repeat the operation that was being performed.
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