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Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Training Guide Released!

June 25th, 2006 by laidaniel

Finally, I completed my BDD 2007 Training Guide.=)

Spent 6X14hrs to complete the scenario tests =.=”

You can download and use it to migrate users, deploy Windows Vista, Office and other applications.

PS. I will write another guide for additional information of Windows Deployment Service, Application Compatibility and Office 2007 Deployment later. (Maybe =P)

It will avaliable on Microsoft Hong Kong Community Site and My Technical Blog too.

30Jun Training Guide Updated.

Posted in Learning, Products, Windows Vista | 9 Comments »

Aero Glass inside a WPF Window

June 12th, 2006 by kenlin@HK [MVP]

Searching from google about WPF, I found a cool blogger. His name is Adam Nathan, He is good in Win32API and .NET, from his blog, he mention that he is also going to publish a book about Win32 and WPF. He took the WPF UI he created for the Internet Hearts Migration, slapped it in a System.Windows.Window, and “glassified” it. Here is his result, 


 He didn’t change a thing in the Hearts UI, and everything worked as expected: the 2D & 3D animations, the elements that already had partial opacity (like the card table), etc. And when doing a “Flip 3D” (which I’m surprisingly finding more useful than the standard Alt+Tab), the result is pretty cool:

Do you wanna read the full story and his code, go here : Adam Nathan’s Win32 to WinFX Blog


Posted in Learning, Visual Studio | 2 Comments »

ISV Microsoft Vista Touchdown Training

June 8th, 2006 by kenlin@HK [MVP]
I was selected by my company to join the ISV Vista Touchdown Training from 14th to 16th of June. It is a 3 days session, and is a combination of presentations and hands on labs that focus on growing services opportunities for partners, and a series of new hands-on technical exercises that highlight some of the compelling new design enhancements in Windows Vista. I am so glad that I can attend this training after the Singapore Vista Training by Product Group last 2 weeks. And I hope that this Touchdown Training is really a hands-on Training.
Day 1

Intro Session
Windows Vista User Experience, HOL
Consuming Search and Organize Services, HOL
Best Practices for User Account Control in Windows Vista
Consuming RSS Data from your Applications  

Day 2
WPF: 2D Graphics
WPF: Tools
WPF: Styles, Templates, and Resources, HOL
WPF: Databinding
WPF: Animation, HOL
WPF: Documents, Text, and File Formats
WPF: 3D Graphics
WPF: Interop and Migration

Day 3
Lap Around Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), HOL
Lap Around Windows Workflow Foundation (WF)
Establish a Feedback Loop
Windows Vista Software Logo Requirements
Windows Vista Application Compatibility Issues and Resolutions

You may found more detail in


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Sudoku by WinFX(WPF)

June 8th, 2006 by kenlin@HK [MVP]
Yesterday, I read about an example on Code4Fun about WinFX, It is a sample on creating a sample Sudoku with WinFX. Althought it is saying that the sample code are based on Feb CTP, but I could make it work by using May Beta2. Before you could be able to do WinFX programming, you may need to follow the instruction and download the setup files from And I found that the installation is terrible. Finally, I created one but it is in Extensible Application Markup Language(XAML) which you will use to create a simple layout and a more complex layout.   


Oh? Not .NET language? Yap, as the tutorial are in XAML. Later on I will try to use VB2005 to see if I can make one. And I found out that building application, don’t have UI Designer. I heard from friends that there is a product with codename “Cider” and you may read and download from: Later I will download it and have a try on it too. Come back later after the first hand on “Cider”.


Posted in Learning, MSDN, Visual Studio | 4 Comments »

Microsoft Certification Second Shot Exam Offer

May 31st, 2006 by Patrick S

Microsoft has just launched a cool deal allowing those who fail their Learning IT Professional, Developer, or Microsoft Dynamics Exams a 2nd chance to pass.

To participate, register for the second shot offer before you take any exam. You’ll receive a promotion code that is good for one free second shot at the same exam in case you don’t pass it on your first try. There’s no limit per customer, so after you’ve registered, you’ll be entitled to one free retake of any exam that you sign up for.

To view the FAQ’s check out the Microsoft Certification Site.
Sweet Deal-Get in while you can-Deal ends in June 🙂

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Need some training/help on ISA Server 2004?

March 4th, 2006 by admin

Just recently been speaking to Zack about ISA Servers on how it can mess up your network if you havn’t correctly set it up, but while browsing the internet tonight I came across this very useful and nice website. The website contains many scenarios for ISA Server and the best thing is Its Free!.

Brief: ISA Server is advanced application layer firewall, VPN and web cache server that enables customers to irmpove network security and performance.

ISA Server Interactive Training:

But, there is also another great resource for ISA Server located at Which also contains a forum where you can ask questions and expect members in the forum and the staff members on that site to reply and help you solve your issue.

Feel free to leave us comments with any issues or problems and we can try our best to help you :).

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Free R2 Learning Courses!

March 1st, 2006 by Joseph Bittman MCSD .Net

Microsoft Learning currently has 2 free e-learning courses for Windows Server 2003 R2!! The topics include DFSR & ADFS, among others. Find these and MANY MANY others (including Visual Studio 05, Biztalk 06, SQL 05) at


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