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May, 2009

  • setting up windows virtual pc 64 bit

    this beta has single handedly reignited my interest in the 64 bit version of windows 7.  why?  because the number one reason i was using the 32 bit version was to demo some of our virtualization capabilities but with windows virtual pc i can...
  • how green is your pc?

    microsoft has made a program available from verdiem called edison.  this free tool is available for windows xp and windows vista - check it out at http://www.microsoft.com/environment/edison.aspx
  • the case of the two iexplore.exe processes

    i recently noticed that anytime i open internet explorer, i have two iexplore.exe processes on windows vista. in trying to troubleshoot this, i reinstalled a test system and was reminded in internet explorer 7 and protected mode we introduced a secondary...
  • are you a windows ambassador?

    i've been using windows since version 3.0 so i considered myself an ambassador even before joining microsoft 3 1/2 years ago. here's your chance to become a windows ambassador . the windows social media team is looking for 40 windows brand ambassadors...
  • n-trig drivers for windows 7 release candidate

    finally - n-trig drivers for the release candidate (had problems with interim builds, but this should allow me to upgrade the dell latitude xt to rc!). check them out here - and note that hp touchsmart tx2 beta drivers have gone public as well!
  • zune hd info on zune.net

    the next zune is going to have hd (hd radio and hd output) and an oled screen. check it out here .
  • bing!

    on facebook bing has hit over 4,500 fans, but we still need more. help us reach our goal of 7,500 fans by midnight pst and we’ll give out 50 free preview codes that you can use to try bing out before next week!
  • putting computer #2 into the direct access dogfood...

    so today i ran my second and third (and assisted with a fourth and fifth) upgrade to the windows 7 release candidate. the upgrade from windows vista sp2 release candidate ran fine. i've put in a request to make it my second computer in the direct access...
  • where are they now - bookpool

    okay - so i haven't been on bookpool for a very long time (being employed at microsoft has meant the full ms press library is available internally and in print reference in our offices), but as i attempted to head over there today i received a "web site...
  • release candidate for windows 7

    so i've upgraded a few systems to the release candidate in the past week and tuesday it is available to anyone. the installation (or upgrade) from usb stick has been fast and flawless. the first install was upgrading from interim build 7077 to the official...
  • the it crowd streaming on netflix - dvds come to america

    probably the most important television comedy ever, the it crowd series 1 has been released on netflix and i believe is now available on dvd in the states.  my wife and i have watched every episode on ifc at least 10 times - there's so much humor packed...
  • windows virtual pc and xp mode - publishing internet explorer 6 on windows 7

    hopefully you've installed the windows 7 release candidate by now (and if you haven't download and install it) - so the next thing you'll want to take a look at is how your applications and utilities will perform under the latest operating system. if...
  • windows 7 sensor and location platform overview

    about 6 months ago i attended a session about the sensor and location platform plans for windows 7 in redmond and now information has made it to channel9 here . although a programming topic, it shows some of the thought that has gone into the new operating...