Vishal's views on Windows phone!

New Windows Phone Developer Tools released

The new Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP - April Refresh went live today...

Author: VishalSi Date: 04/29/2010

Vishal's views on Windows Phone

Application Bar Icons for Windows Phone 7 Series: Link

Author: VishalSi Date: 04/08/2010

Change of topic

I will be blogging hence forth on news and my views on the Windows phone. Thanks for reading my past...

Author: VishalSi Date: 04/08/2010

New focus in the blog

I am retiring my old blog on Compatibility and will now be blogging on news about Windows phone....

Author: VishalSi Date: 04/08/2010

Its good to GIVE

Author: VishalSi Date: 10/23/2009

Tools with launch of Win7 for Compatiblity

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Windows 7 Compatiblity Center

Author: VishalSi Date: 10/22/2009

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta released

Run, play, explore Win7 More details...

Author: VishalSi Date: 05/08/2009

Win7 Developer Guide

This is a must read I think before writing apps for Win7...

Author: VishalSi Date: 01/09/2009

Win 7 AppQuality Cookbook

The Windows 7 App quality cookbook release today. This is a great doc which gives some best...

Author: VishalSi Date: 11/03/2008

Writing High DPI aware apps

This is a pretty neat doc: for the PDF version Enjoy!

Author: VishalSi Date: 10/02/2008

Compat and High DPI

This is a nice link:...

Author: VishalSi Date: 09/19/2008

PDC this October

Register ( for PDC2008 by August 15 at...

Author: VishalSi Date: 07/31/2008

MS JVM support ended

On December 31, 2007 Microsoft stopped supporting MSJVM:...

Author: VishalSi Date: 03/27/2008

PDC in october

The next Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC): October 27–30, 2008 at the Los Angeles...

Author: VishalSi Date: 03/17/2008

Networking with Windows Server 2008

We would like to make sure that the community is aware and ready for the changes that WS08 will...

Author: VishalSi Date: 09/26/2007

Windows Server 2008 Launch Date

Feb. 27, 2008 date announced for Server 2008 along with SQL 2008 and VS 2008. Details here.

Author: VishalSi Date: 07/17/2007

Windows Home Server has released to manufacture

This is a pretty cool much awaited solution by Microsoft. A Home Server can bring multiple...

Author: VishalSi Date: 07/16/2007

New bits to pre-release version of Windows Server 2008.

New public release of a preview version of Windows Server 2008, get more details here. If you have a...

Author: VishalSi Date: 06/28/2007

New Logo Program launched for Server 2008

New Logo Program launched for Server 2008 during TechEd 07 this year. Please visit Booth 22 in the...

Author: VishalSi Date: 06/07/2007

Java apps on Vista

I have seen a lot of apps come in today depending on Java. Java 6 update 1 helps your application to...

Author: VishalSi Date: 06/06/2007

TechEd: Bring your own Apps Lab

Make sure to get you application (or a place it can be downloaded from) to the "Bring you Own Apps...

Author: VishalSi Date: 06/05/2007

Apps running in IE on Vista

I debugged two applications at TechEd both of which were hosted in IE. Internet Explorer on Windows...

Author: VishalSi Date: 06/05/2007

Windows Vista Application Compatibility labs at TechEd 2007

The labs at Tech·Ed 2007 from Windows Vista Application Compatibility are free for Tech·Ed...

Author: VishalSi Date: 06/03/2007

Applications on Server Core?

Server Core Installation of Windows Server 2008 introduces a new concept called Server Core. Server...

Author: VishalSi Date: 05/25/2007

Apps calling unsupported ZwXxx routines

The ZwXxx routines provide a set of system entry points that parallel some of the executive's system...

Author: VishalSi Date: 05/07/2007

Revised cookbook

There is a new revision of Application Compatibility Cookbook which lists some cool features of the...

Author: VishalSi Date: 04/27/2007

Logitech Web cam works with Vista

I just bought a Logitech Web Cam fusion. I tried installing the software on my 64bit Vista and it...

Author: VishalSi Date: 03/26/2007

Some compatibility initiatives for Vista that I find interesting:

Application Compatibility Community : Gives you good description of the "Certified for Windows...

Author: VishalSi Date: 03/19/2007

Vista Application Compatibility Factory

Vista Application Compatibility Factory (ACF)- This is an excellant new initiative to engage with...

Author: VishalSi Date: 03/19/2007

Replace these banned APis to get your app working

This list of Apis is now published. If you own an app using any of the mentioned APis its a good...

Author: VishalSi Date: 03/08/2007

TechEd 2007

I will be at TechEd again this year in Orlando representing Windows Application Compatibility...

Author: VishalSi Date: 03/08/2007

When You get a Module load error

Occasionally you may get some errors that look like this when you are logging on or starting an...

Author: VishalSi Date: 02/26/2007

What is an Ordinal number?

Commonly, ordinal numbers, or ordinals for short, are numbers used to denote the position in an...

Author: VishalSi Date: 02/26/2007

Pc World's article on Vista

Pretty nice article to read. Show some nice features of Vista....

Author: VishalSi Date: 01/26/2007

Vista pc requirements A Windows Vista Capable PC includes at...

Author: VishalSi Date: 01/02/2007

TCPIP changes in Vista

If your application relies on these APis then it will have issues on Vista due to the change in...

Author: VishalSi Date: 12/06/2006

What is User Interface Privilege Isolation (UIPI) on Vista

What is User Interface Privilege Isolation (UIPI) This is also known as UI Privilege Level Isolation...

Author: VishalSi Date: 11/30/2006

Protected Mode Internet Explorer on Vista

This is really a good article:...

Author: VishalSi Date: 11/15/2006

Easy way to find out which process is touching which ports

From a cmd window run: tasklist /FI "IMAGENAME eq yourImageName.exe" or for services: tasklist /FI...

Author: VishalSi Date: 11/13/2006

Applications running when I log-on

I've seen many applications run at the time of Windows log on. Some of the known ways I've seen...

Author: VishalSi Date: 10/31/2006

Vista packaging clips

Author: VishalSi Date: 10/31/2006

The Vista upgrade advisor

The Upgrade advisor is a great tool, which really helps in migrating to the newer operating system...

Author: VishalSi Date: 10/09/2006

Where are files virtualized in Vista?

Under restricted user account on Vista, you may get write successful when writing to the program...

Author: VishalSi Date: 10/04/2006

Trouble shooting your app on Vista if its WRP

Troubleshooting Suspected WRP Issues Check the Application and System event logs for messages...

Author: VishalSi Date: 09/05/2006

Good info site:

Author: VishalSi Date: 08/24/2006

Accessing Windows resources ...

Windows Resources can be files or registry entries which are essential for the working of the...

Author: VishalSi Date: 08/15/2006

Why do you want to redistribute system binaries?

Seriously why? Another bucket of compatibility I keep on seeing now and then, where apps...

Author: VishalSi Date: 08/07/2006

Applications and OS Version checking

I have been working on the Windows Application Compatibilty group for almost 5 years now, and the...

Author: VishalSi Date: 07/28/2006

Check this site out for more compatibilty info....

Author: VishalSi Date: 07/26/2006