DNSSEC Security Guide – update now available

DNSSEC is a suite of extensions that add security to the DNS protocol. The core DNSSEC extensions are specified by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in RFCs 4033, 4034, and 4035, with additional RFCs providing supporting information. This guide provides detailed procedures and conceptual information to help you deploy Domain Name System Security Extensions…


Windows XP and Windows 7 Migration and Coexistence

What do you need to consider when making the move to Windows 7?  If you are running Windows XP there are a number of items to worry about.  How do you migrate applications, personal data, etc.?  We often focus our attention on the enterprise tools, but I thought it made sense for this article to…


New Efficiency Microsoft Launch Event Live from San Diego today !!!

Experience The New Efficiency Microsoft Launch Event Live from San Diego October 26th Virtually! View and download 18 IT Professional and Developer focused live sessions from San Diego starting at 9am PDT October 26th. Focusing on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Exchange Server 2010, you can listen to Microsoft experts, download valuable resources…


The Engadget Show with guest Steve Ballmer – now available for viewing

This is a pretty interesting show.  Josh interviews Steve Ballmer about Microsoft and the projects we are working on.  I’ve only watched the first 10 minutes but I thought you might enjoy it so here’s the embedded player and video.


Windows 7 Product Guide – now available for downloading

The Windows 7 Product Guide provides a detailed look at the many new and improved features in Windows 7. The guide is designed as an accurate source of information that can help you to understand how Windows 7 Simplifies Everyday Tasks, Works the Way You Want, and Makes New Things Possible. The guide is also…


Buy Windows 7 via download now !!!

If you’ve got a netbook or a machine without a DVD drive, you may be wondering how you can upgrade to Windows 7. We’ve got your answer. The Microsoft Store is the only place where you can buy a downloadable version of Windows 7. Download Windows 7 directly onto a USB drive on your netbook…


Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 – now available for download. No really!!!

Someone named “a real developer” pointed out earlier this week that in my excitement to learn we had a new milestone available, that my blog post pointed to an old release.  So I nuked that blog post.  Here’s the updated and corrected version.  Go get it @ http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/try/default.mspx#download.


Using Hyper-V without re-installing your world

Question:  I need to run a hyper-v virtual machine but Windows 7 is my production operating system.  Do I need to re-build my machine? Answer: Absolutely not. If you are running Windows 7 today, there’s no reason to tear down your machine, re-partition your drive, and reinstall your world.  Instead, you can simply install Windows…