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  • Blog Post: MDOP 2009 R2 for Windows 7 is now available!

    Over on the MDOP blog a major announcement has just come out talking about the new MDOP 2009 R2. To read the full article go here . But here is the main announcement …… Just in time for Windows 7, today we are announcing the availability of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP ) 2009 R2! If you...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 RC – Public Release

    Morning all, its here just download and install and enjoy.  Public release of Windows 7 RC .
  • Blog Post: Windows XP Mode Beta for Windows 7 - Available

    Hopefully you have been able to get and install Windows 7 RC.  If not I think we killed the internet yesterday due to demand certainly MSDN. What's next?  from an Application Compatibility and Virtualisation perspective I will be taking a look at the recently announced Windows XP Mode for Windows...
  • Blog Post: I'm a PC and I am 4.5 - Kylie

    Meet Kylie, the new I'm a Pc ad.   Kylie demo’s how easy it to use Windows Live Gallery.  So ok son (5) what can you do? Other than use the CBeebies Web site.  I must say I think its really affective. Click the pick to watch it.
  • Blog Post: Get ready for Windows 7 – What to know more?

    Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable Windows 7: To the Beta and Beyond ADD TO CALENDAR Date: Tuesday, February 12th Time: 11:00am Pacific Time Join Mark Russinovich and a panel of subject matter experts for a live discussion of what's in store for IT pros with Windows® 7. Learn about the evolution of...
  • Blog Post: Live Mesh – Update 13/01/2009

    Today we announced a Live Mesh service update for those of you running Windows 7 Beta and Live Mesh this is going to interest you.  We have fixed the disabling of Aero support post the install of the Mesh Client.  So to fix the below and get that Aero affect, install the update. Summary details...
  • Blog Post: Laptop Hunters – Meet Giampaolo with $1500 to spend

    Part 2 Giampaolo has $1500 to spend. What device would you chose?
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Tips & Tricks tip 3 & 4

          3. Project Your Display With Ease. Plugging in a projector and projecting your display is a snap with the Windows 7 driver display utility, displayswitch.exe . Simply hit Win+P and you’ll be rewarded with the following easy-to-navigate pop-up window: By hitting your arrow keys (or...
  • Blog Post: IE8 Reliability Update for Windows 7 Beta Now Available

          I have just been prompted that an update is available for Windows 7 beta, on inspection I find its an update for IE.  To be honest, the IE experience in Windows 7 Beta has been ok, I have suffered from the occasional hang, explorer stop responding and indeed have killed the...
  • Blog Post: Managing Remote Hyper- Servers from Windows 7

    How to access Hyper-V servers from Windows 7! So its done all PC’s and Laptops in my possession are running Windows 7.  This is cool, however I was building out a demo and need to manage Hyper-v from my main laptop running Windows 7.  Ahhh, not quite straight forward at this point.  so...
  • Blog Post: Laptop Hunters $1500 Lisa and Jackson

    Jason is 11 years old and Lisa is not! Got to love these ad’s again I'm a PC too.
  • Blog Post: SuperSite for Windows - Paul Thurrott

    I read a number of blog's, one of which is Paul Thurrott.  He is the founder of the The SuperSite for Windows . If you have a lengthy drive to work and need to kill that time I would recommend subscribing to this weekly PodCast and listening on your Zune :) or generic MP3 device.  I find it...
  • Blog Post: Deploying Windows XP Mode

    If you a large enterprise than you probably already using and testing MED-V …. however for the small operations who may well not have MDOP and have compatibility issues with applications from XP to Win7 need a solution….. Drum roll please….. welcome Windows XP Mode (so this is not too ground breaking...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Error Message

        First error in Windows 7 Beta this morning.  Shock horror, and interesting one that made me laugh.  I attempted to launch explorer, to browse the file system and here you go.  The point here is that we (Microsoft) need your feedback.  If you get an error click the Send...
  • Blog Post: App-V Server Sizing and Perf Whitepaper

    This one is a great guide and whitepaper! Everyone should download and read this. To add there are some very interesting stats between RTSP(S) and HTTP(s) Download and read today! App-V 4.5 Server Sizing Guide This document was built to support designers and architects of Microsoft® Application Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Everything Netbook

    So have posted about owning a Samsung NC10 on a couple of occasions.  So what has the experience been like? Purchased the NC10 for £298.00 in addition to a 2G Dimm.  On receipt, a screw driver, one screw and the Dimm installed.  Windows 7 installed and not looked back.  Where to do...
  • Blog Post: Talking About Windows – Video 2

    Continuing to build a community Talking About Windows the second video is now out.  I really link this thinking with memories off many late nights. Video: Up All Night - Talking About Windows viral video #2
  • Blog Post: Windows SDK Beta for Windows 7 is posted

    Here it is, the SDK you have been waiting for! Now fire up Visual Studio and lets see what you can do! The Windows SDK team is proud to announce that the Beta release of the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is now live for you to install. The Windows SDK provides documentation...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Tips & Tricks tip 1 & 2

            1. Managing Your Windows . Windows 7 simplifies document and program management by allowing you to “dock” a window or manipulate its size with one mouse manoeuvre or a simple keystroke. To dock your window on one half of the screen, drag it to the left or right and it will...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 RC – Available on MSDN @ TechNet

    So for the past couple of hours I have been logged into the MSDN Site waiting, waiting, refresh, refresh, refresh….. Its here all! As you can see the download for build 7100 is in progress.  General Public availability is May the 5th.  For you all with MSDN or TechNet Subscriptions, get it...
  • Blog Post: Engineering Windows 7

    This is a truly awesome blog! and is one that is worth keeping in your RSS readers. The Engineering Team for Windows 7 are going to be open and honest to the community and give you a deep insight to what it actually means to develop Windows. This also has an impact on us in the virtualization community...
  • Blog Post: Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 RC released to the web!

    With the public availability of Windows 7 RC, Windows Server 2008 R2 RC and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, you may want the Windows 7 RC Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) tools which are now publicly available. What is RSAT RSAT Client is the collection of Windows Server management tools which...
  • Blog Post: Search Twitter from Windows 7

          Just found this great post from Steve Clayton , using Windows 7 to search the twitter stream from with the the explorer shell.  Very useful. Simply download the search connector from my colleague Marc Holmes blog search connector for Windows 7 any your away.
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Release Candidate – Coming soon

    Confirmation from the Windows Team Blog that the wait is almost over.  RC is nearly here :) There certainly has been a lot of discussion about Windows 7 in the last few weeks. A lot of folks want to know when they can get their hands on the official RC, when we are going to RTM, and what I had for...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Demo

    All, you may find this interesting Video: Multi-Touch in Windows 7 The demo from the All Things D conference. Check out the transcript of he interview with Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer updated 02/06/08: with video embedded