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Webcasts, performance and Live Writer
VolkerW posted the following links to some upcoming Webcasts on Windows Server 2008 and Virtualization, more details on his blog . I'll also repost the link to the Virtual Server performance tips (slightly dated) but has some great planning advice: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en...
6 Sep 2007
As you've probably seen Vista has received a few improvements available in these KB articles. I particularly like the fact that the issue: " When you copy or move a large file, the estimated time remaining takes a long time to be calculated and displayed " seems to have been fixed - especially as I'm...
8 Aug 2007
Why don't I see 4GB?
This is often reported and answered, but as 3 people asked about this today, I thought I'd blog it (sorry if you've seen this elsewhere a few times) Symptom If a computer has 4 gigabytes (GB) of random-access memory (RAM) installed, the system memory that is reported in the System Information dialog...
14 Mar 2007
WDS for Network shares
John may have just found a great add-in to index network shares into Windows Desktop Search...I like the sound of that! It works for Windows Server 20003, Xp and Vista. Technorati tags: Client , Vista , Windows Server
22 Feb 2007
Virtual PC 2007 available to download
So Virtual PC 2007 has just released, with amongst other things support for Vista as a host or guest Ben , John , Keith and Kevin have more details...roll on Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 The download is here and there is also an updated Virtual PC Website
20 Feb 2007
Search Folders in Outlook 2007, my configuration
Ewan's recent post on search folders in Outlook inspired me to change my Outlook 2007 behavior (I guess I'd been doing pretty much the same thing for 8 or so years...so I was due a change). Prior to this change I'd made extensive use of rules to manage my mailbox (I don't remember how many but it was...
16 Feb 2007
Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization, and their blog
Seems I missed this blog coming on-line at the end of last month...so I'll correct that now . The second post from this time gives you a good summary and details on the offering in their words: How Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization technology can help organizations curb IT costs, boost user...
13 Feb 2007
Windows Dreamscene Preview (beta is now on WU)
This must be one of the most talked about Vista Ultimate Extra's and featured heavily during the Vista launch - well the beta has now been posted on Windows Update...you will need Windows Vista Ultimate Edition and be Glass enabled to make it run. Then all you need to do is select a video file, right...
13 Feb 2007
PowerShell for Vista is now available
Excellent - all the details and download can be found here
31 Jan 2007
PowerShell week, webcasts and downloads
I must have missed these at the time, still here is the link if you need to view them (they were made available at the start of November). In the download section (middle right) of the page is download called " Windows PowerShell Week Scripts " - which has a useful and extensive vbscript to PowerShell...
21 Nov 2006
Windows Vista ships...
Well done to the Vista team! Windows Vista is RTM (Released To Manufacturing), see the PressPass site for the announcement and other resources, also take a look at the official Vista blog . Clive
8 Nov 2006
Presentations with Windows Vista
The Windows Vista Team just blogged on a aspect of the Presentation mode in Vista - which allows you to prevent interruptions by system or messenger notifications during presentations. You also have the ability to set a different wallpaper when in this Presentation mode (perhaps a corporate image?),...
13 Sep 2006
Vista and file copies over high latency links
My colleague Julius (who is going for the world record for time left between blog posts!) has been discussing this interesting Vista result recently. We tend to copy lots of images from the US to the UK daily, and previously used a Windows Server 2003 box to do that - not any more, in his own words ...
11 Sep 2006
Vista Pre-RC1 Build Released
The Windows Vista Team Blog announced that a pre RC1 build 5536.16385 (to be precise) has had a limited release - it doesn't say who can get a copy, but RC1 is due very shortly anyway. I run two laptops - my production one and a demo/test one, until this week the production one has always been Windows...
25 Aug 2006
Vista and booting issue resolution
I've been dual booting for a while whilst testing Vista, on occasion I've lost either Vista or Windows XP from the boot menu (the downside of dogfooding), this KB article has the work around necessary to get this fixed.
13 Jun 2006
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