VT's Blog

The Blog of Viral Tarpara A Smart 27 year old's thoughts on Windows, Cloud Computing, Collaboration, and Productivity

May, 2009

  • Windows 7 Adds Virtual Wifi Adaptors…SkyNet is Here

    Every week, there is some new RC feature that gets uncovered that I don’t seem to know about.  I suppose that says how many little tiny features are actually built into Windows 7 or if you’re cynical, show’s how Microsoft communicates :)  Virtual...
  • Win a Laptop – Watch the Road to Windows 7

    Microsoft has a shiny new laptop to give away to feed your recession fix!  Watch the trailers below and visit us at Road to Windows 7 .  Microsoft will be posting a new video every week with information that every IT Professional wants to know...
  • Shout Out to Tim Heuer Who Fixed PDF Preview in Windows 7

    Here’s a feature that I’ve been missing.  I hate opening PDF files.  I prefer them in a preview pane either in Outlook or Explorer.  Credit goes to Tim Heuer for putting this awesome plug-in out there and my colleague James O’Neill who...
  • Windows 7 To Boost SSD Performance

    The Engineering 7 Blog outlines enhancements made in newer solid-state disk technology that will improve user experience in Windows 7 significantly.  Because SSDs are essentially giant flash drives with no moving parts, there are inherent performance...
  • What is New in Windows 7 Volume Activation?

    Edge has a really great video with Ram Rathnam, Director of Product Management for Windows Activation Technologies.  Windows Vista introduced new activation concepts like Key Management Server (KMS) and Multiple Activation Key (MAK).  From a...
  • Fora.TV Features Steve Ballmer’s Stanford Presentation on Difficult Economy

    I love Fora.TV and I’ve been figuring out a way to take some of Microsoft’s product content and abstract it out to neutral technology discussions that are more closely related to policy and vision.  So while browsing, I was greatly surprised to see...
  • Buy Office 2007 Ultimate for £39

    It’s not piracy - It’s The Ultimate Steal! Microsoft® Office® Ultimate 2007 for a tiny £38.95 . You shouldn’t have to resort to piracy to get your hands on the software you need. So, while it lasts, you can obtain genuine Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007...
  • Spend A Day with SQL Server and SharePoint Experts

    Spend a Day with the Experts: The Converging Paths of SQL Server and SharePoint Date: Wednesday, 27th May Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (breakfast and registration begin at 8:00 a.m.) Location: Microsoft Office, Victoria, London We invite you to this full...
  • Want to Preview Office 2010?

    It’s that time again where Microsoft is close to showing off the latest and greatest productivity software!  There are so many things in Office 2010 I want to tell you about but can’t; however, I encourage you all to register to gain access to the...
  • Windows Virtual PC Beta Supports Aero in Windows 7 VM

    I was testing out Windows Virtual PC that is used for “XP Mode” and decided to create some custom VMs for Windows 7 as a demo.  I went into it knowing full well that many cool features of Windows 7 wouldn’t be demoable simply because 3D support in...