Tip 44: How Fast is That Download in the Window

This tip is for Windows Vista, 2008 RTM, 2008 R2 and 7. Your Internet Explorer download window may be lying to you. If so,how can you tell? Your Youtube video is taking forever to play, or is stopping.How fast is your connection? Sure, you can try one of the download speed tests,but do you really…


Tip 42: Viewing Detailed Windows 7 Wireless Information

Happy 802.11 day! This tip is for Windows Vista, 2008 RTM, 2008 R2 and 7. If you work on a laptop, you will have undoubtedly run into the following scenario. You try to connect to the work WiFi network, only to find that you cannot get connected, but other people are connected only feet away….


Tip 41: The Phantom of the Session 0

This tip is for Windows Vista, 7, 2008 and 2008 R2. Windows Vista introduced session 0 driver and service isolation. To understand why this is cool, see the following article; http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463353.aspx. When a program running in session 0 displays a window an icon shows up in the taskbar that looks like the one in red….


Changing the Game

If anyone is out there and reading this, you may have noticed the scarcity of tips lately. Expect some new content in the future as I have moved on to a new position, Premier Field Engineer. I will be focusing on Platform Performance, so expect some good stuff on Windows, Performance and Reliability Monitor, hangs,…