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  • new VistaBuild(Vista.RC1.Build + 1 << 7);

    Okay, here we go again. Another Vista build available through Microsoft Connect. Build number is 5728 , build date is September 17 and additional information on the downloads is shown below: 0x94243215 vista_5728.16387.060917-1430_x86fre_client-LRMCFRE_EN_DVD.iso 0x01643ECC vista_5728.16387.060917-1430_x64fre_client...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 09-22-2006
  • Windows Vista and the Windows key - Running Quick Launch Items

    I blogged about "Windows Vista and the Windows key" before . A few days ago I read the Windows Vista Secret #5: Running Quick Launch Items by Tim Sneath . Pretty cool stuff indeed. Tim mentions the following: Do you have a few applications that you're always firing up? Would you like a system-wide keyboard...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 09-22-2006
  • Windows Vista and the Windows key - some new key combinations

    The title tells it all: time to have some new Windows key combinations in Windows Vista. An overview: New in Windows Vista Win-X - Windows Mobility Center (laptop users will like this one!) Win-U - Ease of Access Center Win-T - Puts focus on the taskbar; shows the little live thumbnail preview of the...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 09-06-2006
  • Windows Vista RC1 - Why I'm a happy man: CTRL-SHIFT-F9 has gone!

    You might recall my earlier blog post on this very issue. Pre-RC1 Vista did intercept the CTRL-SHIFT-F9 key combination to enable/disable Aero . Now make an imaginary context switch to your favorite IDE (Visual Studio 2005 that should be) and press CTRL-SHIFT-F9 (typically at the end of debugging session...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 09-06-2006
  • Windows Vista - Long live ROBOCOPY

    XCOPY is dead, long live ROBOCOPY. Well not exactly, XCOPY still exists but I do like ROBOCOPY - a former Resource Kit Tool - much more. Here's the syntax: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ROBOCOPY :: Robust File Copy for Windows -----------------------...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 09-06-2006
  • Turning on BitLocker on Windows Vista RC1 without TPM

    Just installed Windows Vista RC1 on my main machine. As you know I'm a big fan of BitLocker and have been using it since Beta 2. So, when doing the setup I followed the instructions (still Beta 2 oriented but accurate nevertheless) to create the right partitions in order to be able to turn on BitLocker...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 09-06-2006
  • Windows Vista - Look mom, I'm ReadyBoost enabled

    Just bought a new USB stick with a capacity of 4 GB (3.78 GiB ); ideal to transfer ISO files and even VHD files (no, uncompressed Vista VHDs won't fit on the device). However, this is the ideal opportunity to test-drive Vista's ReadyBoost technology (codenamed EMD == "External Memory Device"). So, I...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 09-02-2006
  • .NET Framework 3.0 RC1 available online

    Together with Vista RC1 comes .NET Framework 3.0 RC1. A few links to associated downloads: .NET Framework 3.0 (RC1) - for use on Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, Windows 'Longhorn' Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation (RC5) - for use on Windows XP SP2, Windows Server...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 09-02-2006
  • Vista RC1 = XP RTM + 3000 (or: Windows Vista RC1 hits the web)

    Just a couple of days after installation of build 5536 ( in a Virtual Server 2005 environment ), it's time to start downloading again. This time the RC1 release (build number 5600) of Windows Vista. Nicknames on my Windows Live Messenger revealed the RC1 availability this afternoon already. For those...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 09-01-2006
  • Running Windows Vista build 5536 on Virtual Server - How to

    Introduction For quite a while now, I'm running on Windows Vista build 5472 as my daily operating system. Without big troubles, so I'm a happy man. However, I couldn't resist to download build 5536 a couple of days ago to give it a try. I'll install it on my main machine on a separate harddisk later...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 08-29-2006
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