Tripp Parks's WebLog

Connected Standby and Network Devices on Windows 8 and Windows RT

To understand how network devices behave on Windows RT a basic understanding of the power states is...

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 07/10/2013

Tripp's Tiny Tips #14 - Per application DPI settings

One of the common complaints have seen for High DPI displays is the behavior of the applications...

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 07/01/2013

Free Games and applications for Windows 8 - Where's my Water & Where's my Perry

Details located here

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 12/23/2012

A sign of of good things to come?

Saw this a few days ago

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 12/23/2012

Tripp's Tiny Tips #13 Control Music Playback

Control Music Playback Use the hardware volume key while the music app is playing in the...

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 07/18/2012

Tripp's Tiny Tips #12 Lock Screen Rotation

Use the settings charm to open the settings panel (six-pack), select Screen and click the rotating...

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 07/17/2012

Tripp's Tiny Tips #11 Change Sync Settings

Don't want to sync certain settings across machines? Bring up the Settings Charm, Change PC Settings...

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 07/16/2012

Tripp's Tiny Tips #10 Show all available apps

When in the store app, search for "*" and order by newest.

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 07/15/2012

Tripp's Tiny Tips #9 Show App's purchased from the Store

Swipe from the top, and select Your Apps, the default sort is by apps that aren't installed

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 07/12/2012

Tripp's Tiny Tips #8 See all installed applications

On the Start screen, swipe up and select "All Apps"

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 07/11/2012

Tripp's Tiny Tips #7 Run a process elevated

Need to start an elevated program? Select the program, swipe up, and select "Run As Administrator"...

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 07/10/2012

Tripp's Tiny Tips #6 - Show estimated data usage

Show estimated data usage for WiFi networks. To enable it: In the network selection dialog, press...

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 07/09/2012

Tripp's Tiny Tips #5 - Mobile Broadband hardware information

Find out your Mobile Broadband Hardware information Settings, Change PC Settings, Wireless, Click on...

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 07/08/2012

Tripp's Tiny Tips #3 - Enable Network Sharing

Can't see your Xbox or Play To device on the network? Sharing may not be enabled on that network. To...

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 07/02/2012

Tripp's Tiny Tips #2 - Standard Layout Touch Keyboard

If you need a more full featured touch keyboard, you can enable this keyboard By selecting this...

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 07/01/2012

Tripp's Tiny Tips #1

Using a mobile hotspot and want to save bandwidth? In the network selection dialog, press and hold...

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 06/29/2012

I can't wait

[View:] Welcome to Microsoft #Surface. Coming Soon....

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 06/28/2012

5 Years Later

I am currently the test lead for Peer to Peer Networking Network Diagnostics Mobile Broadband...

Author: Tripp Parks - MSFT Date: 06/28/2012

Bechtel put Vista’s IPv6 stack on trial - Network World

From the article: Bechtel put Vista’s IPv6 stack on trial - Network World One benefit of Vista’s...

Author: tparks Date: 09/12/2007

Blue screen Tattoo?

From the article: killed the blog star - a tumblelog via Why would...

Author: tparks Date: 07/29/2007

Avalanche Lives

About 2 years ago, a small story out of the Microsoft Research lab in Cambridge caused a bit of a...

Author: tparks Date: 07/28/2007

TWiT- Windows Weekly Live

Pau Thurrott and Leo Laporte are doing another live chat on talkshoe on 7/27 at 4pm Eastern Time...

Author: tparks Date: 07/25/2007

Austin Powers Free on Xbox Live

Interesting ad promotion on Xbox Live this week. From the article: Xbox Live tries ads with...

Author: tparks Date: 06/24/2007

Microsoft parking structure will hold 5,000 vehicles | Seattle Times Newspaper

From the article: Business & Technology | Microsoft parking structure will hold 5,000 vehicles |...

Author: tparks Date: 06/22/2007

Anti-security software

Mark Russinovich writes about a class of security bugs that many applications (including lots of 3rd...

Author: tparks Date: 06/20/2007

Mac or PC, the rap.

Mmm..Geek rap. Originally seen at: GeekLimit

Author: tparks Date: 06/19/2007

Coding Horror: How to Clean Up a Windows Spyware Infestation

From the article: Coding Horror: How to Clean Up a Windows Spyware Infestation Let my mistake be a...

Author: tparks Date: 06/18/2007

Vista compatible 3rd party firewall now available

From the article: Firewall fire sale: Free ZoneAlarm makes it to Vista The Vista version of...

Author: tparks Date: 06/16/2007

Would you like some cinderblocks with that?

From the article: BBC NEWS | Americas | US time capsule yields rusty car A car buried in Oklahoma in...

Author: tparks Date: 06/16/2007 | Xbox News - Countdown to Launch with Halo 3 Accessories

New Halo Controlers and Headsets to be released with Halo 3. From the article: | Xbox News...

Author: tparks Date: 06/14/2007

Apple vs Microsoft - sub-pixel differences

When Apple's Safari browser was released several articles on the difference between how pages looked...

Author: tparks Date: 06/14/2007

Raymond Chen to discuss software patents

In the article: The Old New Thing : What determines which programs show up on the front page of the...

Author: tparks Date: 06/12/2007

Listen/Participate in Paul Thurrott's Windows Weekly Podcast

Listen in at

Author: tparks Date: 05/10/2007

Charles Simonyi to go to space!

Charles Simonyi, the inventor of hungarian notation, which is the primary variable naming convention...

Author: tparks Date: 10/28/2006

PNRP v2 released for Microsoft Windows XP

Get your bits here. You will need to get this if you want PNRP to interoperate with Vista.

Author: tparks Date: 10/28/2006

This Week in Tech: Windows Weekly

Paul Thurrott has begun po^H^H Blogcasting on the TwiT network at

Author: tparks Date: 09/30/2006

Your feedback matters

Originally meant to be analogous to the non-mutable Mac bios chime. The startup sound is now...

Author: tparks Date: 09/24/2006

Is Bill Clinton commenting on how some AntiVirus companies are treating Vista?

Food for thought: "If you had a business strategy that worked all the time that was premised on...

Author: tparks Date: 09/23/2006

This one goes out to all the Exchange Admins out there

If you want your users running Microsoft Windows Vista to be happy when they use Outlook Web Access...

Author: tparks Date: 09/23/2006

.NET+WPF(Windows Presentation Foundation) Based New York Times Reader Virtual Newspaper

This is a pretty cool application that shows some of the power of .NET and the Windows Presentation...

Author: tparks Date: 09/23/2006

Latest EDW build of Microsoft Windows Vista posted for public download

This is one of the last EDW (External Developer Workstation) builds that will be posted before RTM....

Author: tparks Date: 09/23/2006

Another Handy Microsoft Windows Vista shortcut!

Enjoy the XP Powertoy "Open Command Prompt Here"? Now its part of the OS: Shift+ right click on a...

Author: tparks Date: 09/20/2006

MSN Soapbox goes live

MSN has released their community video site to beta testing! Now you can watch my kid be tormented...

Author: tparks Date: 09/20/2006

External developer comments on PatchGuard

AV Companies: Learn to CODE! Technorati Profile

Author: tparks Date: 09/20/2006

"Sticky" Alt-tab and Win-Tab (Flip-3d)

Just a quick tidbit. The keyboard shortcut to make flip3d (win-tab) behave like clicking the icon is...

Author: tparks Date: 09/20/2006

Interesting article on the Xbox Live Arcade profit model

Note, I don't work on Xbox so I have no clue if these numbers are real ( but they make sense) How...

Author: tparks Date: 09/19/2006

Windows Vista Internet Computer Name Service

Noah blogs about Internet Computer Names. Think Dynamic DNS, but Peer to Peer.

Author: tparks Date: 09/19/2006

Windows Meeting Space returning Access denied on 5472 release

A regression slipped into the last CTP, that causes Windows Meeting Space to return Access Denied,...

Author: tparks Date: 07/19/2006

Symantec says BOO!

Symantec would like to scare you and make you buy their product. By testing on an interim (ie. not a...

Author: tparks Date: 07/18/2006