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 PostPost subject: Portable User Profile referenced November 2004—after reset        Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:26 pm 
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According to a set of PowerPoint slides from November 4, 2004 Arvindra Sehmi, of Microsoft's Architect Developer & Platform Group indicated that the Portable User Profile (PUP) feature of "Longhorn" designed to synchronize user profiles with portable devices was intended after the development reset of the product.

In comments of slide 4 titled "Improving Productivity", which listed the intended features for Windows Vista (e.g., AutoLists, Lists), Sehmi wrote:
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Portable User Profile – ability to store PUP on removable media and roam between machines (e.g. USB fob)

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I understand that the link to the PowerPoint presentation is not of Microsoft's domain, but the metadata properties of the file themselves—in addition to the included information included therein—strongly indicate that the file is indeed authentic:

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 PostPost subject: Re: Portable User Profile referenced November 2004—after res        Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:05 pm 
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Do you have the full Powerpoint file?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Portable User Profile referenced November 2004—after res        Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:24 pm 
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SAIYAN48 wrote:
Do you have the full Powerpoint file?

You need to visit the site without adblock, click "Download presentation" and apparently clicking any social media button without actually sharing anything is enough for the Download button to get activated.

I would advise the OP not to use shady websites like slideplayer in the future and reupload files from such sites to cloud storage services that don't flood the screen with fake download buttons and don't require sharing before downloading.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Portable User Profile referenced November 2004—after res        Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:46 pm 
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AlphaBeta wrote:
SAIYAN48 wrote:
Do you have the full Powerpoint file?

You need to visit the site without adblock, click "Download presentation" and apparently clicking any social media button without actually sharing anything is enough for the Download button to get activated.

I would advise the OP not to use shady websites like slideplayer in the future and reupload files from such sites to cloud storage services that don't flood the screen with fake download buttons and don't require sharing before downloading.

I apologize. I had forgotten about SlidePlayer's advertisements and other potential issues. The link has been updated.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Portable User Profile referenced November 2004—after res        Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:55 pm 
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Why is there a file expiration date on the current link?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Portable User Profile referenced November 2004—after res        Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:10 pm 
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Khangaroo wrote:
Why is there a file expiration date on the current link?

It is because the service provider requires users to pay a fee to host content for an unlimited duration. I have updated the link again.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Portable User Profile referenced November 2004—after res        Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:45 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Portable User Profile referenced November 2004—after res        Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:47 pm 
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The PowerPoint links to an interesting page describing the to-be Longhorn API:
https://web.archive.org/web/20040130011 ... rosoft.com

And some XAML examples from the time:
https://web.archive.org/web/20040130011 ... rosoft.com


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