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April 10, 2009  4:21 PM

Microsoft loves Twitter; Windows developers aren’t as fawning



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news, social media

If HTML had an <IMHO> tag, I'd use it right about now: but I can't help thinking as I read various articles about Microsoft bidding to power Twitter search that it's a lot more enamored of Twitter than are many...

March 31, 2009  9:18 PM

Developing Windows 7 apps in managed code



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET programming downloads, Microsoft Windows, Windows 7

Windows 7 has some great new UI improvements. I use it as my main (in fact, only) OS at home, and I downright miss it when I come to the office and muddle through on my XP laptop. I haven't felt like this about a windowing system since I discovered


March 30, 2009  5:10 PM

Worst Microsoft product name



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news

On a lighter note... PC World published a fun little piece yesterday in which they listed the 10 worst product names ever to come from Redmond. There were some...


February 6, 2009  9:59 PM

Microsoft addresses Windows 7 security hole — partially



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Security, Windows 7

Microsoft has announced that it will be fixing a UAC security flaw in Windows 7, but the new system still leaves open one of the biggest security holes: people. A few days ago, I mentioned that Microsoft was getting some flak for a


February 2, 2009  1:08 PM

Windows 7’s UAC has a security flaw



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET application testing and security, Windows 7

A couple blog entries ago, I mentioned that among Windows 7's improvements is a fix to the user account control (UAC) functionality introduced in Vista. UAC was always a good — and overdue — idea,...


January 28, 2009  5:41 PM

Microsoft’s open source projects may help it sell software



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Ajax, General Microsoft news, Silverlight

If you're linking to outside JavaScript code in your Web pages, you're probably (hopefully!) aware that there are certain security risks. Microsoft's Scott Isaacs talked about the problem at a session at PDC 2008 and said there are essentially two ways most sites handle this threat: some ignore it...


January 16, 2009  5:12 PM

Obama’s inauguration will be streamed with Silverlight



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news, Silverlight

When millions of eyes tune in to see president-elect-but-about-to-be-President Obama's inauguration at noon on Tuesday, Microsoft will be working behind the scenes. The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) will be


January 2, 2009  6:00 AM

Microsoft extends Windows XP availability, but layoffs on the horizon



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news

Here's what we've been seeing around the Web... Microsoft extended Windows XP's lifespan for OEMs who want to put it on low-end machines. Manufacturers have until the end of January to put in their orders, which can get them

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December 19, 2008  6:00 AM

Microsoft patches critical IE bug, warms up to open source software



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news

Here's what we've been seeing around the Web... Microsoft was hit hard by a


December 5, 2008  6:00 AM

News Roundup: Release dates announced for Vista SP2 beta and Win7 beta



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news

Here's the Microsoft news we've been seeing around the Web.... The big headliners this week were release dates for two Windows OSs from Microsoft, both betas. The first, Vista SP2, came...


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