Missing VPC Console Window

November 15, 2008

What happened to my VPC console window? – Ever startup VPC and not be able find the console application window on the screen? Chances are its startup config data got corrupt and its Top and Left coordinates are telling it to start up off screen.

The config data is stored in the Options.xml file located at:
%appdata%\Microsoft\Virtual PC

Find the \Window\Console\left_position and top_position element and changed them to something more reasonable, such as 1

 <window>
  <console>
   <height type=”integer”>256</height>
   <left_position type=”integer”>4294935296</left_position>
   <top_position type=”integer”>4294935296</top_position>
   <visible type=”boolean”>true</visible>
   <width type=”integer”>367</width>
  </console>
  <new_pc>

Save the options file and restart the VPC console.

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Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2008 (PDC2008)

November 4, 2008

Microsoft PDC 2008 had a lot of great sessions this year as well as some good announcments. The cool thing however is that Microsoft has made all the session recordings and slide material publically available. You can find it here: https://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/timeline.aspx

You can also find some great links and event photos at the core site located here: http://www.microsoftpdc.com/

Enjoy!