James O'Neill's blog

Windows Platform, Virtualization and PowerShell with a little Photography for good measure.

August, 2006

  • This week’s cartoon

    Some complaints about Microsoft are valid, Some aren't. Anyone can get Microsoft Beta software. Developer ? Sign up for MSDN. IT Pro ? Sign up for TechNet. The new TechNet direct is a bargain. It gives you all the software and information you need...
  • The one minute guide to Microsoft anti-malware

    One of the best sessions I went to at Tech-Ready last week was one which didn't deliver what it advertised. Billed as "Anti-Malware technologies in Windows Vista" it morphed into a tour of what we we're doing in this area. What surprised me was that I...
  • Thoughts on the beta life of Vista and 2007 release

    Like Darren I've updated from to build 5472 of Windows Vista and I've also updated to the "Tech Refresh" build of office 2007. These interim builds can be "two steps forward, one step back" - 5456 was faster than the Beta 2 build (5384) but some things...