Links for February 13, 2009

Catching up after as few days of not posting.


Annual New York Theater Weekend – We’re off to New York on Saturday for our annual theater weekend. We’ll see two plays on Saturday and one on Sunday and return on Monday. We’ll see Billy Elliot, August: Osage County, and one TBD.

Windows 7

Advances in typography and text rendering in Windows 7 from Engineering Windows 7. Good article…

Even with the pictures and videos so commonplace on PCs, many of us spend most of our time looking at and interacting with text. Yet few of us stop to think about the depth of technology required to render text well and that this is an area that continues to benefit from improved technology in displays, graphics cards, as well as the APIs available to developers. In Windows 7, The support for text and fonts in GDI continues to provide the foundation for compatibility and application support. Building on the foundation of the modern DirectX graphics infrastructure, Windows 7 enhances the text output available to developers with DirectWrite. This is a new API subsystem and one that over time you will see adopted more broadly by applications from Microsoft, independent software developers, and within Windows itself. This post will also talk about improvements to ClearType and the Fonts, both available as part of the improvements to the GDI-based text APIs. This work was introduced at the PDC (pointers towards the end of the post). This post is by Worachai Chaoweeraprasit, a development lead on our Graphics feature team. –Steven

Microsoft Releases "Windows 7 Manageability Overview" Documentation

from The Road to Know Where

Windows 7 Manageability OverviewWindows 7 introduces a number of manageability improvements that can reduce total cost of ownership by helping to increase automation, improve user productivity, and provide flexible administrative control to meet compliance requirements. This paper provides an overview of each of these improvements.

Windows 7 Enterprise Edition Customer Benefits from The Windows Blog by Gavriella Schuster

What’s new on the security front with Windows 7? from Deb Shinder

Taking a look at Windows 7 security features and whether, from a purely security standpoint, it is worth the upgrade.


3 Ways to Use a SharePoint Blog for Project Success from End User SharePoint by Lee Reed

Projects that touch every person in the company are a big deal and require user buy-in which can be handled extremely well through the use of a Project Blog.

Saving time with SharePoint Server – please share your ideas from Get the Point – This post contains links to information and training helpful to those just getting started with SharePoint and those who have used it for awhile. Some of the link included are:

SharePoint Resources: Planning, Development, Web Content Management And More from Michael Gannotti on SharePoint + Mike offers a bunch of links to SharePoint resources.

SharePoint Governance Planning And The Governance Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007 from Michael Gannotti on SharePoint + Mike supplies a number of link to information on SharePoint governance, a subject near and dear to my heart at the moment.

Live demo: the boxed view, rearranged & Boxed views: one column only from Path to SharePoint by Christophe. Making the boxed view more flexible.



Steve Mullen has been involved in information technology for over 35 years. He is also actively involved in the music program (voice and English hand bells) and Vestry of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Damascus, MD.

Posted in Blog, Microsoft, MOSS, MOSS 2007, Project Management, SharePoint, Windows, Windows 7

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