SG IT Pro *Mania*

  • Springboard Series: all the Vista content you could ask for

    Thinking about deploying Vista or in the middle of it? Or maybe you want to find a reason for deploying? Then the Springboard Series is a great resource for you. This is a newly launched site on TechNet where you can find content and fact depending on...
  • Windows 7 – Acer Aspire 9500 Wireless Drivers

    So it would be silly to blog about the fact that Windows 7 is out there in beta now, and from everyone’s opinion its a solid build… very very solid build. I am running this on my production machine at work on a Lenovo T61p and on my Acer Aspire 9500....
  • Ferrari will test-drive HPC Server 2008

    http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9117619 Exciting story on the adoption of Windows HPC Server 2008 for data intensive compute scenarios. While I am a McLaren fan, this is a cool story on how Microsoft...
  • Speeding up Internet Explorer 8

    Is Internet Explorer 8 not performing for you? Just read this great post from Ed Bott, on ZD Net on how you can speed up your Internet Explorer experience. Apparently it stems from corrupted add-ons, and Adobe Flash Player being the most common :-(. Anyway...
  • Smooth HD

    So what is Smooth HD? The definition from the Akamai web site says... "SmoothHD.com is an early glimpse of cutting edge new technology from Microsoft and Akamai that will raise the bar on the consumer video experience. SmoothHD.com is powered by...
  • You received and Ecard!!!

    I am hoping most people have not been affected by these email spreading around. There is a proliferation of SPAM emails going around suggesting that you have received an Ecard from someone… DONT CLICK ON THE LINK . The downside of a connected social experience...
  • Nissan unveils 370Z in 'Need for Speed Undercover' - USATODAY.com

    I am excited about this one, being an avid owner of a Nissan 350Z Fairlady Roadster, its exciting to see that the next Nissan Z is having its coming out, in a video game of all places. Ever since I heard about the 370Z I have wanted one, at least this...
  • Nearly 50% of Windows 7 PCs run 64-bit versions

    http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2010/07/08/64-bit-momentum-surges-with-windows-7.aspx I have been using 64-bit on all the machines I own that can run it. While the features are the same as the 32-bit versions, it’s the ability...
  • Installing Windows 7 on a MacBook via a USB

    Ok, so I am no MacBook specialist, but someone I was talking to was complaining about the amount of time it took to install Windows 7 via Bootcamp on a MacBook via a DVD. So I got a hold of a MacBook, my wife got one for a broadband promo, and embarked...
  • I’d be lying if I wasn’t excited about this! Gears of War 2 Launch Trailer

      Cant wait to get this home and on the XBOX360, I need a thrilling game after finishing the awesome DeadSpace! If you are in to horror action games that have you on the edge of your seat, forget the rest, get yourself Deadspace, I have never had...
  • Speed up the Windows Task Bar

    Saw this great tip from the guys at Lifehacker.com on how to speed up your Windows 7 Taskbar. When you have lots of applications running, its a great way to speed the process up to look through all the active applications. Check it out at http://lifehacker...
  • Windows Phone 7 – Calling all Phone Developers

    Pretty excited to see Windows Phone 7 coming to market. It looks great, and even better the support for developers coming fast. In addition to the tools recently releases at MIX2010, the team have just released the icons for people to develop their applications...
  • Talking about Windows 7 to my favorite Audience.. the IT Pro community

    So I am working on a session for my good buddy Dennis Chung at MS to present Windows 7 to the IT Pro community. Its always interesting presenting to the IT Pro community as they are probably one of the most honest and enjoyable audiences to talk to. Marketing...
  • Installing Win7 using a USB Stick | Media | TechNet Edge

    My good friend Dennis has just posted a “How-To” video on installing Windows 7 from a USB drive. Apart from the practicality of having it on a USB driver rather than a DVD, its a really fast install! Installing Win7 using a USB Stick | Media | TechNet...
  • 2010 The beginning of a new year and new challenges.

    Wow, for just a moment you stop take stock and look back and say to yourself… “Where did that time go?” For me this is my ninth year at Microsoft and I feel I am at a point where life is truly exciting. Windows 7 is out, people are enjoying… I am loving...
  • Tangible Savings of Windows 7 vs. Windows XP

    There are certainly a lot of different information about how a company can implement specific technologies to help reduce costs in the areas of TCO etc… however what about just basic off the operation of a business bill cost? Lets take electricity consumption...
  • The Internet Explorer threat

    There has been a huge amount of media regarding the current security concerns of using Internet Explorer as a browser on your machine. Reports are indicating that the French and German governments are instructing people to change to another browser to...
  • New year, New Job…

    I am very excited to announce that I have just accepted the role as the Windows Client Business Group lead for Singapore. This has been a dream role of mine for a long time, and I am excited to be given the opportunity to run this segment of the business...
  • Live Mesh Advertising Campaign

    Video: Live Mesh Promo Clip Just came across this cool promo clip for Live Mesh, which really hits an emotional edge, sharing memories anywhere and on anything. Some of the things I thought were cool: * Photos being synchronized with the digital photo...
  • Windows Phone 7 Application Design Excitement

    Ever since the launch of the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP, there has started to be a real flurry of excitement in developer space on the applications that can be created. I came across this blog by a company called Clarity Consulting on design and...
  • Internet Explorer Security Update Released

    As a follow up to the recent IE security vulnerability. Microsoft has released an out-of-band security update to protect the recently reported remote code execution hack. You can see more details here http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin...
  • Nissan unveils 370Z in 'Need for Speed Undercover' - USATODAY.com

    I am excited about this one, being an avid owner of a Nissan 350Z Fairlady Roadster, its exciting to see that the next Nissan Z is having its coming out, in a video game of all places. Ever since I heard about the 370Z I have wanted one, at least this...
  • Jeff Jones Security Blog : Download: H1 2008 Desktop OS Vendor Report - Vulnerabilities and Days-of-Risk

    Jeff Jones has released his six monthly report on desktop OS security vulnerabilities and Days-Of-Risk. One highlight was the pie chart on security vulnerabilities in the different OSes.   This certainly is in contrast to what a lot people are saying...
  • PDC 2008 / Agenda / Sessions

    Getting out to LA for a Microsoft event is not always the easiest thing for people to do, so great to hear that all of the sessions from PDC are being hosted so you can watch them after the actual event. I remember the last few PDCs where you had to wait...
  • Microsoft to offer free consumer security suite | Security - CNET News

    I'm really excited about this announcement. This is a great step forward in making protection of your PC available for all. In the second half of 2009 we will be releasing code-name Morro that will protect customers from trojans, viruses, spyware, rootkits...