windows 7 wednesday tips (7 for the end of 2009)

here’s another installment of my public windows 7 wednesday tips.  we’ve been providing weekly tips internally for 18 weeks and many of those same tips will be reproduced here (as well as new ones).  here are 7 tips to ring in the new year: #1 use internet explorer 8’s inprivate browsing mode for online banking,…

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in memoriam – edward l. green

on december 21, 2009 edward l. green lost his battle with brain cancer.  he had fought valiantly for almost 4 years.  we began at microsoft on the same day (october 31, 2005) and worked alongside one another for 6 months before he was diagnosed.  edward was a coworker, a spiritual brother and a great friend. …

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windows 7 wednesday tip – desktops.exe

mark russinovich and bryce cogswell published desktops v1.0 just over a year ago.  i recently tested it on a non production windows 7 computer (my trusty netbook) and it worked well with a couple interesting exceptions: 1) the virtual desktops didn’t have the full aero effects (thumbnails were previewed using the windows basic scheme –…

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windows 7 wednesday – remote desktop to another windows 7 desktop or laptop

ever want to connect to another computer running windows 7?  i’ve got a desktop at home running 8 gb of ram, so i configured remote desktop services to allow connections from a work laptop. the first thing i had to do was configure my new desktop computer to allow remote desktop connections in control panel…

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office 2010 with click-to-run

before we could speak publically about it, i was talking with a coworker about the fact that once windows 7 shipped i would still be dogfooding code since the next version office would still be in development and he asked if i had heard of click-to-run.  click-to-run is  based on core virtualization and streaming technologies from…

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windows 7 wednesday tip!

displayswitch.exe  hopefully you’ve heard about the windows key + p shortcut to enter the display switch application, but did you know you can setup a shortcut on your desktop and even your taskbar? right click on a blank area of the desktop point to new left click on shortcut type displayswitch and left click next…

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reload of the gateway lt

in september i bought a netbook and it came with vista home basic.  i installed windows  7 home premium on it and it’s been a great little workstation for web, email, streaming video, but i’ve been wanting to reload it from scratch for a while.  last night i finally got around to it.  the first…

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boot from vhd – tutorial part 2

a week ago i posted the instructions on how to boot windows 7 from a vhd on a windows xp system, but did not go into details of how to obtain or create the windows 7 vhd to boot from – part 2 is a post to cover this. your first decision is how much…

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boot from vhd on windows xp – the tuturial part 1

ok as promised – here’s my step by step guide with screen shots.  thanks to garry martin for a great post on mark wilson’s blog detailing this.  these posts will be a little bit backwards because this first one assumes you have already created or obtained a vhd of windows 7 enterprise or ultimate you…

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