Services Reference

I was poking around in the Services management console the other day. Every time I do this, I'm reminded that there are a lot of services registered by default on Windows. The descriptions provided for the services in the management console are pretty good but yesterday I found a page in TechNet that provided additional information about many of the default Windows services.

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The Startup Diaries, Blogging is Hard

Back when I started "The Startup Diaries" I mentioned how it seemed very few startups wrote about the actual startup process as it was happening. I naively thought I could do better. For a few months I did. Then for the last year and a half I didn't.

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WiX v3.9 Release Candidate 2

Last night the WiX v3.9 Release Candidate 2 hit the web. If you're thinking there was a release candidate only a few weeks ago, you're right. We didn't necessarily plan to release a second candidate. However, thanks to those of you tested the last release we found a few things to fix up. So, please let's do it all again. Download, install, build your world. We expect this is it. WiX v3.9 is eminent.

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WiX v3.9 Release Candidate

The WiX v3.9 release candidate was released last week. Bob, who is driving the v3.x releases, has a few words about the release candidate. I wanted to reiterate what Bob said. Download the release candidate, build your product with it. If something that used to work no longer works, please file a bug.

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