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  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Launch Week!

    My Surface RT is preordered (as is my Mum’s), all my home computers are upgraded… it’s finally *almost* here! And then! The real madness begins! That’s pretty much all I had. I’m excited!
  • Blog Post: A weekend’s worth of tips in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Just some notes recording what I’ve picked up from a couple of days using the Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my main desktops:   The hit target for the Start button is the very bottom left corner – like, the four pixels in that region. Just slam the mouse there and click - when you get used to it...
  • Blog Post: Installing .Net 3.51 on Windows 8.1

    (Can you sense flatten-and-reinstall time approaches?) Or Windows 8. Applies to .Net 3.51, 3.0, and 2.0. Works with or without Internet. Link: How To Activate the .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8 Without Internet Access
  • Blog Post: IE10 Compat Inspector

    There's an very handy-looking new tool that can be used to quickly determine a site's compatibility with IE10. I set it up with Fiddler on one of my machines, and can now enable a pop-up item in Fiddler under the Rules menu. I wasn't familiar with Fiddler's rules engine before... more investigation...
  • Blog Post: Come to the Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Premier Roadshow

    Australian Premier Support customers: Join us for an overview of the new stuff in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8! This series of events will run for the entire day in each city and showcase 4 sessions of about 90 minutes, on a range of Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 client topics. All topics...
  • Blog Post: Installing Windows from a USB Stick (and copying it to that stick from an ISO)

    (Quick public dump so I can find the tool link again easily)   Download the Windows 7 USB/DVD tool from here . (NB links to the page, not the EXE) Download ISO image from store or MSDN Run Win7 USB DVD Tool and point it to ISO and USB Stick Label stick Seriously Tristan, label the damn stick You...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 UX Fundamentals–free virtual training

    I’ve been working on the Windows 8 Application Excellence Lab circuit recently, helping push Metro-style apps from good to great! Metro apps look visually simple, but conveying your app’s information in a simple and visually appealing manner isn’t just a matter of “removing stuff”. The best apps look...