IT Professional Top Licensing FAQs – August 08

Q) How do I downgrade? A) As an end user you have the right to downgrade as set out in your Software Licence Terms. Example: You’re buying a new computer system and it needs to run the same operating system as your existing 10 systems — Windows XP Professional. Pre-installed Windows Vista Business and Windows…

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Where to get the latest on Windows

The Springboard Blog went live yesterday and will provide  a frank, open and honest discussion on the challenges and rewards of adopting the modern Windows Client environment.  It will cover the tough issues around managing Windows desktop and mobile PCs, and will be the place to get up-to-date information on the latest Windows Client OS…

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And the next version of Windows, codenamed “Windows 7” will be called……

…….Windows 7! Thanks to Mark from the Active Directory user group  for pointing this out. It was announced on the Windows Vista Team Blog. And, as you probably know, since we began development of the next version of the Windows client operating system we have been referring to it by a codename, "Windows 7."  But…

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New Windows 7 blog

Great spot from Steve C about the Engineering Windows 7 blog that has newly appeared

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Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 Update

The lovely peeps at Tranquil PC brought this to my attention: The long awaited Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 update is now available. What does Power Pack 1 give you ? Power Pack 1 provides a range of new enhancements, including support for home computers running Windows Vista x64 editions, backup of home server…

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Windows XP SP3 now available on TechNet Subscription

What Is In Service Pack 3Windows XP SP3 includes all previously released Windows XP updates, including security updates and hotfixes, and select out-of-band releases. Windows XP SP2 was released in August 2004. Since then, Microsoft has released hundreds of updates. Windows XP SP3 includes all of these updates.Microsoft is not adding significant Windows Vista functionality…

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Windows XP SP3 Release to Manufacturing

Announced on a forum: Today we are happy to announce that Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) has released to manufacturing (RTM). Windows XP SP3 bits are now working their way through our manufacturing channels to be available to OEM and Enterprise customers. We are also in the final stages of preparing for release to…

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Windows XP SP3

Here is a recently released document on what will be available on SP3 The main areas are: – Simplifying deployment- Security (SP3 will include NAP)- Networking

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The latest Windows, Office, Server Applications, Driver and System Management Tool downloads

Here are the latest free downloads and download-related services from Microsoft.  Register now if you are not already receiving the weekly email informing you of these. To find more downloads, visit the Microsoft Download Center. For support with downloads, visit the Help and Support site. Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows…

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Windows XP Service Pack 3, Release Candidate 2

The very latest build of SP3 for Windows XP includes all previously released updates for the operating system, similar to previous service packs. It also includes previously released updates to the latest versions of some system components, as well as functionality for improved compatibility with Windows Vista. The application to enable the XP SP3 RC2…

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