Windows Live Gallery Updates

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In keeping with the growing number of Windows Live services that are upgrading to the Wave 2 UI, the Windows Live Gallery is the latest to receive the facelift. Just in case you aren’t familiar with Windows Live Gallery, it’s the online site where users can personalize their Windows... Read more

Debugging Finalizers

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For the last few years, I’ve tried to make more .NET developers aware of the IDisposable interface, the Dispose pattern, and the importance of having at least a basic understanding of how the Garbage Collector works. I have one article on The Code Project and various blog... Read more

Windows Live ID now supports Windows CardSpace

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Well, this isn’t actually breaking news, but at the end of August, Windows Live ID added support for Windows CardSpace as a new way to sign in to any Live ID enabled website. Using CardSpace means you don’t use a password to sign in, instead you send your Information Card.... Read more

Linked Windows Live IDs

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For those that have multiple Windows Live IDs, you can now link your Windows Live accounts together and easily switch between them using the Linked Windows Live ID service. To set this up, go to and look for the section called Linked... Read more

Windows Vista User Experience (UX) Guidelines

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The Windows Vista UX Guide is probably the most comprehensive UX guide that Microsoft has published. The big drawback has been that it was only available online through MSDN. Fortunately, as of today, the UX Guide is now available as a PDF document so you can read all... Read more