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Windows XP SP3 Release to Manufacturing
Announced on a forum : Today we are happy to announce that Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) has released to manufacturing (RTM). Windows XP SP3 bits are now working their way through our manufacturing channels to be available to OEM and Enterprise customers. We are also in the final stages of preparing...
22 Apr 2008
Windows XP SP3
Here is a recently released document on what will be available on SP3 The main areas are: - Simplifying deployment - Security (SP3 will include NAP) - Networking
25 Mar 2008
Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 Update
The lovely peeps at Tranquil PC brought this to my attention: The long awaited Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 update is now available. What does Power Pack 1 give you ? Power Pack 1 provides a range of new enhancements, including support for home computers running Windows Vista x64 editions, backup...
22 Jul 2008
Update to Update on Windows XP SP3
I have just had a few questions about my previous post about XP SP3 so here are some more details: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) Release Candidate (RC) Windows XP SP3 RC is a rollup that includes all previously released updates for Windows XP, including security updates, out-of-band releases...
10 Dec 2007
Well imagine my shock!!!
When I walked to my desk this morning and saw these postcards: We get quite a few desk drops in the office with different areas of the business wanting us to understand more about what they do and how we need to help them i.e. Microsoft Financing, also the Client team sent out Christmas crackers this...
13 Dec 2007
Where to get the latest on Windows
The Springboard Blog went live yesterday and will provide a frank, open and honest discussion on the challenges and rewards of adopting the modern Windows Client environment. It will cover the tough issues around managing Windows desktop and mobile PCs, and will be the place to get up-to...
23 Oct 2008
And the next version of Windows, codenamed “Windows 7” will be called……
…….Windows 7! Thanks to Mark from the Active Directory user group for pointing this out. It was announced on the Windows Vista Team Blog . And, as you probably know, since we began development of the next version of the Windows client operating system we have been referring to it by a codename...
14 Oct 2008
The latest Windows, Office, Server Applications, Driver and System Management Tool downloads
Here are the latest free downloads and download-related services from Microsoft. Register now if you are not already receiving the weekly email informing you of these. To find more downloads, visit the Microsoft Download Center. For support with downloads, visit the Help and Support site. Automated...
6 Mar 2008
New Windows 7 blog
Great spot from Steve C about the Engineering Windows 7 blog that has newly appeared
15 Aug 2008
Windows XP Service Pack 3, Release Candidate 2
The very latest build of SP3 for Windows XP includes all previously released updates for the operating system, similar to previous service packs. It also includes previously released updates to the latest versions of some system components, as well as functionality for improved compatibility with Windows...
22 Feb 2008
Windows Vista Showcase
I just had a nice coffee catch up with Eileen to talk about TechNet and things, and as we were walking into building 2 of Thames Valley Park in Reading we saw the Windows Vista Showcase room. Now I will admit that the room has been there for months, but somehow we have just never had the time to go...
19 Dec 2007
IT Professional Top Licensing FAQs – August 08
Q) How do I downgrade? A) As an end user you have the right to downgrade as set out in your Software Licence Terms. Example: You’re buying a new computer system and it needs to run the same operating system as your existing 10 systems — Windows XP Professional. Pre-installed Windows Vista Business and...
28 Oct 2008
Reminder about TechNet Event: Using Windows Powershell for to adminstrater yoru Windows Environment
Our survey says.....that Windows Powershell is going to be a very big driver of Windows Server 2008 adoption So if you want to find out what its all about, then attend this event next week: Using Windows Powershell to administer your Windows Environment When: 12th February, start time 18:30 Where...
8 Feb 2008
MAC versus Windows vulnerability stats 2007
Larry Dignan has done this interesting article on ZDnet on the security vulnerabiloty of these 2 products Well worth a read and some of you may be pleasantly surprised by the Vista results:
21 Dec 2007
Windows XP SP3 now available on TechNet Subscription
What Is In Service Pack 3 Windows XP SP3 includes all previously released Windows XP updates, including security updates and hotfixes, and select out-of-band releases. Windows XP SP2 was released in August 2004. Since then, Microsoft has released hundreds of updates. Windows XP SP3 includes all of these...
23 Apr 2008
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