The first Windows Vista "Ultimate Extras"

Darren blogged about Bill Gates Keynote at CES, which I watched at home last night.  In passing was they mentioned first 2 “Ultimate Extras” . Vista ultimate, has a section in Windows update for “Ultimate extras”. The first two will be Motion Desktop and Group Shot. I’ve mentioned group shot before. The idea is that you…

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Vista Backup …

It’s quite impressive how many different sorts of backup we’ve put into Vista, and the launch of home server adds another one. You can: Image your machine using imageX: this is really geared to installing or reinstalling, but you can use a WIM file as a giant, single instanced ZIP file. WIM files are maintainable,…

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A good day to be a fake doctor …

I mentioned we had something big planned for the CES show in Vegas, and that something is Windows Home Server. There was a nice teaser site, The Center for Digital Amnesia Awareness which now has the information on it. On 10 has a video which explains it; their summary As a small, headless box that lives…


Microsoft at CES

The Consumer electronics show starts in Las Vegas on Monday. The internal rumor mill has been going crazy and we’ve been told not to blog about …. well I can’t tell you what obviously. Bill Gates is delivering a keynote speech on Sunday night – 6:30PM Redmond time, by which point most people working in Europe will…


More on keyboard short cuts.

Eileen mentioned something about Keyboard shortcuts on her blog, teasing me for not telling her about them, but forgetting that she and I both posted connected items in August. You can get a full list for Windows generally, Explorer, IE and Photo gallery in Windows help. Just type “Keyboard shortcuts” in the search box. One…

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Not the usual mobile device review.

There’s no two ways about it. I’m loving the new camera. When I’d been with Microsoft a few weeks we were issued with the first iPAQ PDAs. I’ve been interested in the different things you can do with mobile devices ever since, in questions like “What kind of applications are viable on a smartphone with its…