July, 2009

  • Bing Add-on for Firefox

    If your are using Firefox, the Microsoft Search Team have developed an add-in to allow you to make your default search engine Bing. You can download it from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10434 The add-on has already over 488’000 downloads...
  • Are my PC’s Capable of Running Windows 7?

    You can assess your existing PC hardware compatibility with Windows 7 requirements and do this network-wide with the free Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 4.0 for Windows 7. More information here and the same toolkit can do Server readiness...
  • Out of Band Security Release – 28 July 2009

    The Security of our Customers and Partners is important to Microsoft . The be able to efficiently operate your IT Infrastructure, Microsoft will issue an Out-of-Band Security Update today, 28 July , at about 19:00 Central European Time. Products covered...
  • Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Released to Manufacturing

    Windows 7 release to manufacturing (RTM) means that it’s time for our OEM partners to get their PCs ready, for software development partners to test their new applications, and for hardware vendors to ready their hardware. Find out what it means for you...
  • Windows 7 Upgrade Paths – Document Published

    A document was published yesterday by Microsoft on the possible Upgrade Scenarios from older operating systems to Windows 7 The document is available here . Something that is important to note is that Upgrades from Windows Vista to Windows 7 E are not...
  • Azure Business Model and Pricing

    At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2009, we just announced the business model and pricing for the Microsoft Azure Platform. Have a look here for the details. Azure is available in Switzerland, among other countries.
  • Windows 7 – Getting Close to RTM

    As highlighted in the Windows 7 Blog , RTM is expected in the 2nd half of July 2009. Some important points: Volume License Customers will get Windows 7 on 1 September 2009 MSDN and TechNet subscribers will get it a few weeks after RTM It will be in retail...