Windows 8 Announced

Microsoft announced the next version of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8,” to help the partners build devices that take advantage of the new user experience.  As part of this technical preview, Mike Angiulo, corporate vice president of Windows Planning, Hardware and PC Ecosystem at Microsoft, demonstrated how “Windows 8” is optimized for newer touch-centric hardware,…

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Windows 7 is Common Criteria Certified

Our friends over at the FutureFed blog reported that Windows 7 has passed the Common Criteria (CC) certification process and achieved Evaluation Assurance Level 4 with augmentation (EAL4+). Common Criteria certification is an international standard recognized by 26 member nations including the United States and is a procurement requirement for U.S. Defense and national security…

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Free eBooks & Guides from Microsoft

  Over the last few years, Microsoft has been quietly publishing a series of free books and guides that show home-users, students, teachers, and IT Administrators how to get more from their computing investments.  Below is a list of these jewels that I recently uncovered. Own Your Space-Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online Digital…

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Multilingual Images, Language Packs, Language Bar Settings

All installations of Windows 7 contain at least one language pack and the language-neutral binaries that make up the core operating system. Language packs contain resources that are specific to a particular language and are used to localize the user interface (UI). Because the language resources for the UI are in a language pack and…

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Desktop Virtualization Hour and Summits

Looking at desktop virtualization, including VDI? Thinking about migrating to Windows 7? Want savings, but unsure of the tradeoffs? Have more questions? Watch the Desktop Virtualization Hour on March 18th Whether you’re thinking about vitalizing applications, the operating system, or user data—and interested in hosted solutions with VDI—Microsoft has the desktop virtualization technologies you need….

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Get Personal with Windows 7

Customize Windows 7 and Windows Live Messenger—for free. This cool online tool lets you put yourself in the action at a beach setting, the mountains, or your favorite outdoor cafe. You can create your own avatar for your Windows 7, and then share it with your friends on Windows Live Messenger.

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Virtualization Briefing with Microsoft, Citrix and HP

Space is limited so register soon for these locations Bellevue, Washington, March 10, 2010 Denver, Colorado, March 24, 2010 Los Angeles, California, March 24, 2010 Virtualization can dramatically improve scalability, data security, and IT efficiency. Join experts from Citrix, HP and Microsoft to discover how you can develop an end-to-end virtualization strategy that encompasses the…

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When Your Windows Evaluation Expires

According the Windows Server 2008 R2 Activation Page, “If you have not activated Windows Server 2008 R2, you are reminded each time you log in and at common intervals until the end of the activation grace period of 30* days. If you have not activated Windows Server 2008 R2 during this grace period, the system…

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Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) Training Resources

TechCenter for Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a great site to learn how to use the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)—a dynamic, desktop solution available to Software Assurance customers—to help you reduce application deployment costs, deliver applications as services, and better manage and control your enterprise desktop environments. MDOP incorporates six Microsoft technologies that…

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How to customize default user profiles in Windows 7

Cannot copy and paste the default profile like you use to in Windows XP? To customize a default user profile or a mandatory user profile, you must first customize the default user profile. Then, the default user profile can be copied to the appropriate shared folder to make that user profile either the default user…

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