My Portland Event (again)

One of the other discussions which occurred at my Portland event was around Vista.  As always, there were some lovers and some haters.  I started the discussion and then let the audience go at it.  And, as usual, I was impressed by the different experiences people had to discuss.  While those who don’t like Vista…

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You Might Have Heard the News Somewhere Else....

but here, you get links!  🙂 Microsoft announced recently that the next version of the popular Windows Client OS (CodeNamed Windows 7) will be called…..  wait for it…..  Windows 7!  The OS itself is still a ways off, but news of what is going to be in it is already being released.  A new blog,…

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What Happens in Vegas.... Gets Blogged About!

I’m sitting on an airplane as I type this.  An airplane bound for Vegas.  We’re headed out for a team meeting.  Imagine that many geeks all in one place.  Then, imagine the place is Las Vegas.  🙂  It really is nice to get together with all my co-workers, since I rarely see more than a…

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Why Vista? (Volume 11 -- The Last and Final Chapter)

"The Last and Final Chapter" — that sounds ominous, doesn’t it?  Maybe "Windows Vista and the Deathly Hallows" would’ve been better, but I think a cease and desist letter would be in the mail tomorrow.  ;)  At any rate, it’s been a busy, busy time for me.  We’re back on the road doing live events,…

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Why Vista? (Volume 10 -- Instant Search) AND "Where've you been, Dan?"

You may have noticed I haven’t made a posting here for a couple days.  You, like many others, were probably sitting on the edge of your seat salivating for the next “Why Vista?” post only to be denied not once, but twice!  What in the world was I thinking???  Have I become so lazy I…

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Why Vista? (Volume 9 -- ReadyBoost)

It’s tough to talk about ReadyBoost without some working knowledge of how the operating system deals with memory.  That’s why I am going to talk about it a bit.  Basically, the amount of RAM (Random Access Memory — usually referred to as simply, “memory”) your computer has dictates how many things your PC can efficiently…

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Why Vista? (Volume 8 -- Windows Media Center)

I spent the weekend trying to think up some great business value scenarios for using Windows Media Center.  The truth is, I couldn’t come up with many, though I did manage a couple: News — you can watch headline news stories from NBC Nightly News (online, without a TV tuner) With a TV tuner and…

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Why Vista? (Volume 7 -- Shadow Copies)

Did you know there’s a time machine included with every copy of Windows Vista Enterprise, Business, and Ultimate?  It is not, unfortunately, the DeLorean from Back to the Future.  Of course, you don’t need to be going 88 miles per hour to use it, nor does it require plutonium and a flux capacitor.  (If you…

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Why Vista? (Volume 6 -- CompletePC Backup)

In past versions of Windows, backing up your computer could be a chore.  Deciding which files to backup, then finding a good way to back them up often meant third party applications.  In Windows Vista, however, backing up your PC is a snap!  But before we get too far into the improvements, let me tell…

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Why Vista? (Volume 5 -- Preview Pane)

  This feature is so ingrained into my daily behavior now that I almost forgot about it.  I’ve been running Vista almost exclusively since fall of 2006 (beta).  Because of that, I’m having to rethink what is new (since it isn’t really new to me anymore).  It used to be that I was reminded every…

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