Get along to these Vista Events

Windows Vista Security 11 September 2006, London: Windows Vista System Integrity Technologies Windows Vista will ship with several new system integrity technologies, including code integrity, secure startup, service hardening, mandatory integrity control and Internet Explorer protected mode. In this session, Steve Lamb explores how these technologies work to thwart malware’s attempts to take over your…


Vista Disk and Volume Management Beta Chat

If you’re an IT admin or similar, you will be interested in the webchat that took place last week on disk and volume management in Vista.  Apologies, I only found out about it yesterday (too late obviously) but they did post the contents of the chat online at the Filing Cabinet blog. Checkout the full…


Hey ISV! Give me high quality code in Vista!

No software is perfect.  There are always bugs.  Given that good software is supposed to free of these problems is it really ever possible to produce good software?  Maybe not, but there is no excuse not to strive for perfection.  One of the features that was introduced in Win XP (I think it was SP2) was…


Do current security patches affect Vista?

Yes the current security patches do affect Vista. Vista is the first Microsoft product where security updates will impact beta software.  Our priority is to software that has been released – which is understandable – but we also want those of you who are doing testing and trials to be able to be safe and…


Rev Vista with ReadyBoost

ReadyBoost is a new feature in Vista which allows the user to accelerate the performance of the PC simply by inserting a USB Flash Disk/Pen/Dongle/Widget.  It uses the fast flash memory instead of paging files back to the sluggish hard disk which greatly speeds up the operating system. I’ve just been reading a great Q&A…

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Vista Backup – no good?

Jon Hicks over at the Vista Magazine has been slating the usability and features of Vista’s backup application. I can see his point with some of the stuff – like the restore usability, but he doesn’t mention Vista’s new CompletePC backup which is really really cool. It basically allows you to take a Virtual PC snapshot…