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Cricinfo Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget
Something cool and new for those Cricket fans out there is a new Cricinfo Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget . It has 3 tabs Live Scores, News and Photos. Handy little gadget to keep up to date with your favourite team and the upcoming Australian Summer of Cricket .
25 Aug 2008
Windows Vista: Beta 2, RC1, and RC2 Set to Expire
On May 31, the pre-release versions of Windows Vista (Beta 2, RC1, and RC2) will expire. Starting April 24, those who are still running a pre-release version of Windows Vista will receive multiple notifications about the expiration so that they will have ample time to back up data and migrate their PCs...
3 May 2007
TechNet Vista Sidebar Gadget
We have just released our new TechNet Vista Sidebar Gadget. For those running Windows Vista make sure you download this today. Big thanks to the Mabode Team and Niall Ginsbourg for developing this! The Microsoft TechNet Gadget for Australia and New Zealand delivers information from several of the common...
20 Jun 2007
Windows Vista SP1 available for Download - TechNet Plus
Good news for TechNet Plus subscribers chomping at the bits to get SP1, Windows Vista SP1 Update is available for download through the top downloads section at http://technet.microsoft.com/subscriptions . What's available? Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (x86, x64) - DVD (English, French, German, Japanese...
15 Feb 2008
Free Windows Vista SP1 Installation and Compatibility Support
For those who need support with installation with Windows Vista SP1, we have email and phone support . The email support response time is 1 business day and the phone support wait time says "will vary". Im keen to hear what your experience is if you use these support options.
25 Mar 2008
My experience with Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RTM
With Vista SP1 RTM'ing (release to manufacture) I decided to install it on my work laptop, the Toshiba R500. The Windows Vista SP1 Update is around 550MB and it was an absolute breeze to set up. It took about an hour and a bit to finish up and after a few restarts I was ready to use my laptop again....
6 Feb 2008
On Demand reply of the Windows Vista Interactive Roundtable event
If you missed the live streaming of the Windows Vista Interactive Roundtable with Mark Russinovich, its now available for viewing at https://ms.istreamplanet.com/events/Default.asp
10 Mar 2008
Windows Vista SP1 TechNet Update Events
We will be having 2 Windows Vista SP1 TechNet Update Events in Sydney and Melbourne for IT Professionals. Details below. Session 1 - Windows Vista Service Pack 1 – Updates and Improvements! Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) along with work from Microsoft’s hardware and software partners, brings improvements...
8 Apr 2008
Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Customer Preview Program
With today's launch of the Customer Preview Program (CPP) for Windows Vista® Service Pack 2 (SP2) , we wanted to provide a brief synopsis of the elements in this service pack, and encourage you to download and test this release. Windows Vista SP2 is a traditional service pack release with all cumulative...
3 Dec 2008
"Vista SP1 up to 86% faster" - APCMAG.COM
The title says it all http://apcmag.com/8373/vista_sp1_up_to_86_faster
5 Mar 2008
TechNet Live! Windows Vista Deployment
We ran our first TechNet Live! event 2 weeks ago using Live Meeting and will be running another one this week. Title: Deploying Windows Vista into you Organisation Abstract: In this session we will look at how to automate deployment of Windows Vista for small, medium, and large scale deployment...
8 Dec 2008
Windows Vista Performance and Tuning
This guide from the Springboard Series focuses on performance improvements on a single computer, but also takes a look at some of the tools used in enterprise environments to help make performance tuning manageable on a much larger scale. The guide looks at the following areas of performance improvement...
5 Aug 2008
Windows Vista Interactive Virtual Roundtable with a Microsoft Technical Fellow
Microsoft Technical Fellow and desktop guru Mark Russinovich will be hosting an interactive virtual roundtable broadcast LIVE over the Internet on Wednesday, March 5 th . The only thing is its at 9am US Pacific Time and I don't know whether you will be awake to participate in the roundtable (I might...
20 Feb 2008
Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta
As announced on the Windows Vista Team Blog , Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta will be made available to a small group of Technology Adoption Program customers at the end of October. No final date has been set for release. In addition to previously released updates since the launch of Windows Vista...
27 Oct 2008
Some cool Windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets
I know some of you may be sick of having Sidebar gadgets that countdown to your favourite launch or key event, I dont really find those types of gadgets useful. I have listed some cool gadgets that I have been using that may be of use to you. Netvibes Rugby World Cup Gadget Great to see Netvibes supporting...
12 Sep 2007
The "Mojave Experiment", Microsoft's next Operating System?
The "Mojave Experiment" is a experiment where we disguised Windows Vista as codename "Mojave", the next Microsoft Operating System so people who have not used Vista can see what it does. Check out the results for yourself.
30 Jul 2008
All Blacks Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget Released
On the topic of Windows Sidebar Gadgets, Allblacks.com have released their very own Allblacks Windows Sidebar Gadget which is running Silvelight 1.0 . The New Zealand Rugby Union (David Barton-Ginger), Microsoft, Mabode (the development partner) worked together to make this happen. Before installing...
14 Sep 2007
Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2 Release Candidates ready for download
Windows Server 2008 SP2 RC and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 RC is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums. Windows Vista...
9 Mar 2009
Windows Vista SP1 availability
Its ok, Im allowed to talk about SP1. I know alot of you have been eagerly anticipating any information about SP1 so here it is. Updates in Windows Vista SP1 fall into 3 areas - Quality Improvements (Reliability, Security and Performance), Improvement to the Administration experience including BitLocker...
30 Aug 2007
Windows Vista One Year Vulnerability Report
Jeff Jones has released the 1 year vulnerability report for Windows Vista. This paper analyzes the vulnerability disclosures and security updates for the first year of Windows Vista and looks at it in the context of its predecessor, Windows XP, along with other modern workstation operating systems Red...
24 Jan 2008
Windows Vista SP1 Released to Windows Update
Windows Vista users can download SP1 today through Windows Update :) More info at http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2008/03/18/windows-vista-sp1-released-to-windows-update.aspx
19 Mar 2008
Take part in the Windows Vista Hardware Assessment Beta Program
The Windows Vista Hardware Assessment is an assessment and inventory tool designed to help customers and partners quickly assess their PCs’ readiness for Windows Vista upgrades network-wide with a single networked PC. It is designed to remotely connect to PCs on a network, assess their hardware and device...
6 Feb 2007
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