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Windows Server 2008 App Compat Labs Released

The first four labs in a series of Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility labs have been...

Author: jolson Date: 04/29/2008

Hello, everybody, I have released the first version of a rudimentary managed wrapper around...

Author: jolson Date: 04/23/2008

Ray Ozzie and Live Mesh on Channel 9

Ray Ozzie has now made his Channel 9 debut, folks. In this video, being interviewed by Jon Udell,...

Author: jolson Date: 04/23/2008

Musicians Get-Together @ MIX Open Space

Jason Mauer and I are doing an Open Space session tonight @ 6:30pm in the Open Space Theatre at MIX...

Author: jolson Date: 03/05/2008

At MIX08 for the week

Hey all, I will be at the wonderful Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada this week working at the...

Author: jolson Date: 03/04/2008

New App Compat Video - Debugging

A new video has been posted to the Developer Meet Server Show on Channel 9. In this video, we...

Author: jolson Date: 01/29/2008

WS08 Feature of the Week #14 - Sub-queues in MSMQ 4.0

What are sub-queues? Subqueues are implicitly created local queues that are logical partitions of a...

Author: jolson Date: 01/29/2008

New App Compat Video - MSI Installer Issues

I have posted a new video to the Developer Meet Server Show on Channel 9. This video discusses...

Author: jolson Date: 01/18/2008

WS08 Feature of the Week #13 - Windows Process Activation Service (WAS)

What is Windows Process Activation Service? Windows Process Activation Service, also referred to as...

Author: jolson Date: 01/18/2008

An actually funny video about Windows Server

Well, at least I found it funny. A coworker brought this to my attention today. I thought it was...

Author: jolson Date: 01/11/2008

WS08 Feature Of The Week #12 - IIS7 Administration API

Hello everyone, and welcome back after our winter break hiatus. We have a lot of cool features to...

Author: jolson Date: 01/11/2008

Video - App Compat and Windows Server 2008

As part of the "Developer Meet Server" show on Channel 9, I have started a new series of...

Author: jolson Date: 01/11/2008

The launch of marshal-as.net

In my previous post, I talked about why I personally love C++/CLI as a solution for managed and...

Author: jolson Date: 11/22/2007

Managed and Native Interop - C# or C++/CLI?

This is a topic that I've been thinking a lot about lately. And I would really like to get all of...

Author: jolson Date: 11/22/2007

What's Mandatory Integrity Control?

Mandatory Integrity Control (MIC) is a cool new security feature built in to Windows Vista and...

Author: jolson Date: 11/12/2007

Tech Ed Developer (Europe)

Howdy all, I will be at Tech Ed Developer this week doing several things. First of all, I will be...

Author: jolson Date: 11/05/2007

New Works With Windows Server 2008 Program

There is a new kid on the block around our Logo program with Windows Server. What is that? With the...

Author: jolson Date: 07/31/2007

Listing Running Transactions In A Resource Manager

The more I work with TxF, the more I realize that our (Microsoft's) coverage of certain KTM topics...

Author: jolson Date: 07/19/2007

Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit

James Conard announces over on his blog that our team has just released the Windows Server 2008...

Author: jolson Date: 07/19/2007

Windows Server "Longhorn" - Beta 3 Has Arrived!

Well, it's official. Beta 3 of Windows Server "Longhorn" has launched. With it, I finally get to...

Author: jolson Date: 04/25/2007

Top Ways To Light Up Your Apps On Windows Server "Longhorn"

Whether you are a developer building web applications, to a developer writing core server based...

Author: jolson Date: 04/25/2007

Developer, Meet Server - Transactional NTFS and WCF

I recently posted the second screencast in my new "Developer, Meet Server" screencast series. This...

Author: jolson Date: 04/04/2007

Transactional NTFS and Free Disk Space

Andrew recently watched my screencasts and had some great questions that came up around how...

Author: jolson Date: 04/04/2007

Announcing: New "Developer, Meet Server" Screencast Series

Welcome everybody to the inaugural, first ever, grand opening, “opening the doors to the public”...

Author: jolson Date: 03/09/2007

MSR TechFest - See How Microsoft Research Shaping Is The Future

[Crosspost from Managed World] Rory is doing some videos at Channel 9 on the Microsoft Research...

Author: jolson Date: 03/06/2007

LHS Feature Of The Week #11 - Transactional NTFS + USB Flash Drive

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we will revisit...

Author: jolson Date: 12/01/2006

LHS Feature Of The Week #10 - Application Recovery and Restart

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week’s newsletter...

Author: jolson Date: 12/01/2006

Vista-Only Features for Managed Developers

[Crosspost from Managed World] I recently came across a bunch of stuff done by Daniel Moth, a...

Author: jolson Date: 11/13/2006

EasyBCD - A GUI for BCDedit

[Crosspost from ManagedWorld] Rob Atkinson recently blogged some screenshots from a new tool from...

Author: jolson Date: 11/13/2006

LHS Feature Of The Week #9 - Restart Manager

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. In this week’s edition of...

Author: jolson Date: 11/13/2006

LHS Feature Of The Week #8 - Windows Error Reporting

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we take quick...

Author: jolson Date: 11/13/2006

LHS Feature Of The Week #7 - Boot Configuration Data

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we will be...

Author: jolson Date: 11/13/2006

LHS Feature Of The Week #6 - Windows Remote Management

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we will take a...

Author: jolson Date: 11/13/2006

LHS Feature Of The Week #5 - Task Scheduler 2.0

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. In this fifth installment,...

Author: jolson Date: 11/13/2006

LHS Feature Of The Week #4 - Kernel Transaction Manager

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. As mentioned last week,...

Author: jolson Date: 11/13/2006

LHS Feature Of The Week #3 - Transactional Registry

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. In this week’s newsletter,...

Author: jolson Date: 09/29/2006

Rory Joining Channel 9

Yay, I can finally talk about this. For those of you that haven't heard yet, the incomparable Rory...

Author: jolson Date: 09/25/2006

LHS Feature Of The Week #2 - Remote Differential Compression

[Update: Added link to RDC Whitepaper and blurb about RDC dogfooding in DFS Replication (thanks...

Author: jolson Date: 09/22/2006

LHS Feature Of The Week #1 - Transactional NTFS

Hello everyone, and welcome to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. In the Feature Of The Week...

Author: jolson Date: 09/22/2006

Longhorn Server Feature Of The Week

I am starting a new category/feature on this blog. It is something that I've started to do...

Author: jolson Date: 09/22/2006

Virtual Machine Monitors, Exokernels, and Hypervisors, Oh My!

For those of you that semi-regularly follow this blog, you may or may not have noticed that I've...

Author: jolson Date: 09/19/2006

Feedback Wanted - Favorite Development Features in Vista/Longhorn Server

Howdy all y'all. I'm hoping to get some feedback from all of you. Basically, I'm hoping to get a...

Author: jolson Date: 09/13/2006

Booting Vista into Debug Mode

For anyone that has had to boot Windows into debug mode to do some digging around (like remote...

Author: jolson Date: 09/12/2006

Writing Your Own OS With Visual Studio 2005

Before I joined the ranks at Microsoft, a hobby I started to take up was Operating System...

Author: jolson Date: 09/11/2006

Microsoft designs a school system

It's moments like these that make me proud to be a Microsoft employee. Here's an excerpt: Students...

Author: jolson Date: 09/08/2006

Transaction Resources List

I'll be updating this post over time to reflect new resources that are made available regarding the...

Author: jolson Date: 09/08/2006

Installing Ubuntu Under Virtual PC 2004

After my post the other day linking out to a post about authoring file systems on Linux with Mono, I...

Author: jolson Date: 09/07/2006

Other Transaction Resources

While I'm on the topic of Transaction resources out there, I might as well give a more detailed...

Author: jolson Date: 09/06/2006

Understanding Transactions in .NET

I came across this article today by Sahil Malik. If you are wanting to get up to speed with...

Author: jolson Date: 09/06/2006

Using TxF in Vista RC1

Jim Johnson has a new post about how to use TxF with the new model in Vista RC1. You will obviously...

Author: jolson Date: 09/05/2006

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