Jonathan Hardwick

Improving the performance of Visual Studio

Optimizing managed C# vs. native C++ code

Raymond Chen (aka "fixed more Windows bugs than you've had hot dinners") and Rico Mariani (aka "Mr...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 05/20/2005

XBox 360 vs. Sony PS3

Major Nelson of XBox Live has just posted four articles comparing the XBox 360 to the Sony PS3: part...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 05/20/2005

[I originally posted this two weeks ago, but it got lost when they had to roll back the servers, and...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 05/19/2005

Problems with our blogging platform

Only very short posts go through. Betsy is on the case. Normal service will be resumed as soon as...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 05/19/2005

Video from MMS 2005

Larry Gregory has posted a great video from the Microsoft Management Summit — well worth watching,...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 05/17/2005

MSN Desktop Search is out of beta - go get it!

The MSN Search team have just announced that their desktop search tool is out of beta. You can read...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 05/16/2005

The MMS 2005 conference bag

I’ve had a couple requests for a picture of the MMS 2005 conference bag that I enthused over:

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 05/07/2005

Microsoft Management Summit 2005: Day 2

Yesterday was naming day! The Project Formerly Known As Indy is now: System Center Capacity Manager...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 04/20/2005

Microsoft Management Summit 2005: Day 0

If everything had gone according to plan I'd have arrived in Las Vegas by now, with a couple of...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 04/17/2005

Microsoft Management Summit 2005: Day -2

As you can tell from the title, I’m starting this series of blog posts a little earlier than planned...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 04/15/2005

New Tablet PC feature on Channel 9 - ink-enabled posts!

Charles and the gang just showed off a new feature for the first birthday of the Channel 9 community...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 04/14/2005

Mark all as read in Outlook - and why the long tail means that web search engines beat Office help

Cameron Reilly found my post on keyboard shortcuts in Outlook while trying to figure out a better...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 04/12/2005

Blogging at MMS 2005

Rod Trent asks if anyone will be blogging at MMS 2005 next week. I certainly will! In fact, I’ve...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 04/12/2005

Ohhhh, I want Microsoft Forums for my product, too...

Jim Glass just announced Microsoft Forums, the next links in the Microsoft developer division’s...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 04/07/2005

News about MSN Desktop Search and Non-Admin wikis

Time for a couple of wiki news items that I've been saving up for a while. In a “one small step”...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 04/07/2005

Category feed URLs all changed - sorry

As Josh Ledgard and Brian Johnson have noted, the upgrade of blogs.msdn.com to Community Server 1.0...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 04/05/2005

New comment policy on this blog - thanks to Betsy and Scott!

Congrats to Betsy and her team on completing the second half of the March Blog Massacre:...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 04/03/2005

We have a new product name, and it's...

…worth more than my job to tell you what it is. You’re going to have to wait until MMS 2005 to find...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 03/30/2005

http://del.icio.us gets funding (at last!)

Congrats to Joshua Schachter for (finally :-)) announcing that he’s taken the money and will now...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 03/29/2005

More details about Indy

I’d already posted a list of sessions for the “criss-cross” pre-event day at next month’s Microsoft...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 03/22/2005

Where to learn more about Indy if you're NOT going to MMS 2005

A reader asks: What about those of us that cannot attend MMS? Is there anything available that...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 03/18/2005

The Ides of March - a bad time for bloggers

This has been a bad time for a couple of bloggers that I read. First Jeremy Wright was refused entry...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 03/18/2005

Come check out our new capacity-planning product at MMS 2005

Ok, so we still don’t have a name, but we did just hit feature-complete for our product’s first...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 03/17/2005

New in this month's management updates: Windows Update Services and System Center Reporting Manager

Earlier today I posted this month’s updates to the Management Updates blog. There’s news about MMS...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 03/02/2005

Maxthon joins the RSS sidebar party

Right now Maxthon is my tabbed browser of choice – it’s slick, rock-solid, and uses the IE6...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 02/26/2005

Refresh build of Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware beta

Microsoft’s antispyware team made version 1.0.509 available for download a couple of hours ago. You...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 02/17/2005

How to run as a non-administrator - announcing a new community site

I’ve set up a new community web site at http://nonadmin.editme.com. It’s a place where anyone can...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 02/04/2005

This month's updates on SMS, MOM, and now Virtual Server

I’ve posted this month’s roll-ups of all the news and announcements about SMS and MOM on the...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 02/03/2005

More Microsoft wikis: Getting Things Done, PatternShare, and a player to be announced later...

I spent Saturday night setting up a new wiki for an idea that’s been banging around in my head for a...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 02/01/2005

Register now for Microsoft Management Summit 2005!

Ok, I know that I said I’d cut down on the SMS and MOM blogging, but really, these quick posts just...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 02/01/2005

What to try when Office update can't find SKU111.CAB

Yesterday I finally diagnosed a problem that a friend’s laptop has had for a while: whenever she...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 01/30/2005

Choosing product names that can be verbed and acronymed

If ever I get to work on a product that has its own brand, I’m going to fight long and hard for a...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 01/25/2005

SMS and MOM bloggers from around the world

We’re really ramping up some worldwide blog coverage of Microsoft systems management products – as...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 01/21/2005

More on Microsoft project codenames - and how we learn about other jobs at Microsoft

After I wrote “How to create a new Microsoft product - first, choose a name...”, it was rather...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 01/21/2005

How to create a new Microsoft product - first, choose a name...

As I promised a month ago, I’m going to start blogging about the new Microsoft product that I’m...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 01/17/2005

MMS 2005 blog and announcements

If you’re not reading the myITforum newsletter, you probably missed the announcement of the official...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 01/16/2005

A reader's hint about offline files

Brian Davidson kindly sent in the following note on how he fixed his problem with offline files...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 01/16/2005

Reporting false positives from Microsoft Windows Antispyware

One thing I forgot to mention in my previous post is what to do when the Microsoft anti-spyware tool...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 01/07/2005

Microsoft anti-virus software to complement today's beta of an anti-spyware tool

[Update for people finding this post through web searches: the anti-virus tool has been released as...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 01/07/2005

For all you .NET language developers - Don Syme has started an F# blog

Back when I worked at Microsoft Research in England, Don Syme already had his hands deep in the guts...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 01/05/2005

How to make Adobe Reader 7.0 load faster

Like most other techies, whenever I install Adobe’s Acrobat Reader I also uninstall most of the...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 12/22/2004

Welcome James Morey to the SMS & MOM blogging scene!

Ok, first I said that you really only needed to subscribe to Eileen Brown and Rod Trent for all of...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 12/21/2004

Do you prefer single-click or double-click behavior for system tray icons?

Many Windows client applications can iconify themselves to the system tray instead of taking up an...

Author: Jonathan Hardwick Date: 12/19/2004

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