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  • Blog Post: 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 .  
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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.
  • Blog Post: 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....
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: "Vista SP1 up to 86% faster" - APCMAG.COM

    The title says it all http://apcmag.com/8373/vista_sp1_up_to_86_faster
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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.
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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...