June, 2006

  • Demystifying the MS Stance on BitTorrents

    What’s the deal with the BitTorrent sites springing up to mirror the Beta 2 release of Windows Vista? As you’re probably aware from reading this blog, we ran into some issues delivering the download of Windows Vista Beta 2 to everyone who wanted to test...
  • Windows Vista CPP Closure Looms

    Now that most of you have had the opportunity to request a PID for Windows Vista Beta 2 and download the image itself, it’s time to learn from you what works and what doesn’t work for you in this release. (You have requested your PID already, haven’t...
  • Beta Release: BDD 2007 for Windows Vista and the 2007 Office system

    Good news on the Windows Vista deployment front for all you IT professionals... Many things have changed in Windows Vista that will significantly help ease the deployment processes. These include the new out-of-the-box imaging technologies, the XML...
  • Launch Notice: Windows Defender Beta 2 Worldwide Sites

    Microsoft just launched 24 local sites in 16 languages describing our Windows Defender Beta 2 anti-spyware product. These sites allow people around the world to learn about Windows Defender in their native language and offer downloads of Windows Defender...
  • DVD Burning in Windows Vista Beta 2 CPP

    We've learned that some of you are experiencing problems successfully burning Windows Vista to DVD. It turns out that this is most likely due to the fact that, in your haste to install Windows Vista, some of you are burning the DVD at faster rates than...
  • IE Team Heats It Up at TechEd

    The IE7 Team is really going all-out at TechEd in Boston this week to make an impression: From: Matt <snip> To: <snip> Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 9:40 PM Subject: TechEd, Day 2 Another great day. We were on fire...literally. Someone...
  • Be Sure to Activate Your Copy of Windows Vista Beta2 !

    Please let us underscore a very important point surrounding Windows Vista Beta2 that can be easily overlooked in all the excitement to download and install the code: it is very important that every user activate Windows Vista Beta2 within the first 14...
  • Introducing Windows Mobile Device Center for Windows Vista

    Windows Vista Beta 2 features built-in support for Windows Mobile-powered devices for the very first time with the new Windows Mobile Device Center. Instead of installing ActiveSync to use our devices, our device drivers are now part of Windows Vista...
  • Windows Vista Beta2 Download Experience: An Update

    There has been much discussion on this blog and others as to how tech enthusiasts can get their hands on the Windows Vista Beta2 release, given the traffic that the download site is experiencing. We want to let you know that we are pumping out bits as...
  • Windows Vista Beta2: Tell Us What You Think !

    To help you explore Windows Vista, we have created a list of tasks for you to try. To access the list and provide feedback on your experience, visit the Windows Vista Scenario Voting site. And if there's something that you like or dislike in this pre...
  • Windows Vista Beta 2 Public Release

    Today Microsoft Windows formally announced public availability of Windows Vista Beta 2. In a nod to community and blogs, Windows announced it first on The Hive : “As members of The Hive, you are some of Microsoft’s most technically-savvy and enthusiastic...
  • Download Windows Media Center SDK Beta 2

    Our Windows Media Center team has announced that the Beta 2 version of Windows Media Center SDK has been released; you can get this Beta 2 SDK at connect.microsoft.com or on MSDN currently. The Beta 2 SDK marks a huge jump in quality and usability...