I have a PC on which I did most of my work for several years. It runs Windows XP, and although I copied any critical data off it long ago, I still wheel it out from time to time because it has Visual Studio 6 and Delphi 7 projects with various add-ins installed, and it
…continue reading Migrating from physical to virtual with Hyper-V and disk2vhd
Microsoft has released Visual Basic for Windows Phone Developer Tools – not a lot to report, I guess, except that what you could already do in C# you can now also do in Visual Basic.
Still, when someone at Microsoft asked me what I thought of the Windows Phone 7 developer platform I replied that
…continue reading As Microsoft releases new tools for Windows Phone, developers ask: how is it selling?
Microsoft’s Windows Home Server has a popular feature called Drive Extender [Word docx] which lets you increase storage space simply by adding an internal or external drive – no fussing with drive letters. In addition, Drive Extender has some resilience against drive failure, duplicating files stored in shared folders when more than one drive is
…continue reading Microsoft removes Drive Extender from new Windows Home Server, users rebel
2010 is the year Microsoft got serious about cloud services. Windows Azure opened for real business in November 2009 – OK, just before 2010 – and CEO Steve Ballmer took to telling the world how Microsoft is “all in” for cloud computing whenever he got up to speak. Office and SharePoint 2010 launched in May
…continue reading How will online services impact Microsoft’s partner business?
I’ve spent the morning talking to Microsoft’s Steve Plank – whose blog you should follow if you have an interest in Azure – about Azure roles and virtual machines, among other things.
Windows Azure applications are deployed to one of three roles, where each role is in fact a Windows Server virtual machine instance. The
…continue reading The Microsoft Azure VM role and why you might not want to use it
I wrote a (very) short history of Windows for the Register, focusing on the launch of Windows 1.0 25 years ago.
I used Oracle VirtualBox to run Windows 1.0 under emulation since it more or less works. I found an old floppy with DOS 3.3 since Windows 1.0 does not run on DOS 6.2,
…continue reading 25 years of Windows: triumph and tragedy
A week or so ago I posted about the Java crisis and what it means for developers. The post attracted attention both here and later on The Guardian web site where it appeared as a technology blog. It was also picked up by Reddit prompting a discussion with over 500 posts.
So what are
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