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A glimpse into Microsoft history which goes some way to explaining the decline of Windows • Tim Anderson's IT Writing
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<p>Why is Windows in decline today? Short answer: because Microsoft lost out and/or gave up on Windows Phone / Mobile.

But how did it get to that point? A significant part of the story is the failure of Longhorn (when two to three years of Windows development was wasted in a big reset), and the failure of Windows 8.

In fact these two things are related. Here’s a <a href="">post from Justin Chase</a>; it is from back in May but only caught my attention when Jose Fajardo <a href="">put it on Twitter</a>. Chase was a software engineer at Microsoft between 2008 and 2014.

Chase notes that Internet Explorer (IE) stagnated because many of the developers working on it switched over to work on Windows Presentation Foundation, one of the “three pillars” of Longhorn. I can corroborate this to the extent that I recall a conversation with a senior Microsoft executive at Tech Ed Europe, in pre-Longhorn days, when I asked why not much was happening with IE. He said that the future lay in rich internet-connected applications rather than browser applications. Insightful perhaps, if you look at mobile apps today, but no doubt Microsoft also had in mind locking people into Windows.</p>

As the post shows, it's odd how you only see how the dominoes are lined up in retrospect.
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14 hours ago by charlesarthur
Running 32-bit Applications - Windows applications | Microsoft Docs
“WOW64 is the x86 emulator that allows 32-bit Windows-based applications to run seamlessly on 64-bit Windows. This allows for 32-bit (x86) Windows applications to run seamlessly in 64-bit (x64) Windows, as well as for 32-bit (x86) and 32-bit (ARM) Windows applications to run seamlessly in 64-bit (ARM64) Windows.”


“The system isolates 32-bit applications from 64-bit applications, which includes preventing file and registry collisions. Console, GUI, and service applications are supported. The system provides interoperability across the 32/64 boundary for scenarios such as cut and paste and COM. However, 32-bit processes cannot load 64-bit DLLs for execution, and 64-bit processes cannot load 32-bit DLLs for execution.”


“Note that 64-bit Windows does not support running 16-bit Windows-based applications. The primary reason is that handles have 32 significant bits on 64-bit Windows. Therefore, handles cannot be truncated and passed to 16-bit applications without loss of data. Attempts to launch 16-bit applications fail with the following error: ERROR_BAD_EXE_FORMAT.”
windows  windows10  64bit  32bit  2018  microsoft 
16 hours ago by handcoding
Azure version of the eShopOnContainers
eShopOnContainers - Microservices Architecture and Containers based Reference Application (BETA state - Visual Studio 2017 and CLI environments compatible)
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yesterday by geekzter
Enforcing MFA for partner AAD tenant in CSP | Jeff's Blog
Follow these steps to enable MFA on a partner AAD tenant and enforce it when managing a customer’s AAD subscription.
microsoft  CSP  MFA  azure 
2 days ago by andyhuey

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