Surface with Windows 8 Pro – Pricing

See the official post @ http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2012/11/29/next-up-for-the-surface-family-surface-with-windows-8-pro-pricing.aspx.

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Windows Azure Active Directory Processes 200 Billion Authentications

At Microsoft, we have been on a transformative journey to cloud computing and we have been working with customers every step of the way. Millions of customers have embraced the cloud and we are excited to share the news that we’ve reached a major milestone in cloud scale computing.  Since the inception of the authentication…

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Top Bing Searches of 2012

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/presskits/bing/2012Searches.aspx

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Windows 8 BIOS Keys – embedded goodness

A couple of weeks ago I purchased the Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D-A02US notebook.  It came with Windows 8 Professional pre-loaded.  I’ve been wanting a Series 9 machine for quite some time, but I waited until the Ivy Bridge based silver model landed on USA shores.  When I saw that mwave.com had them in stock, I…

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Multiple Monitors (Multimon) with the Lenovo ThinkPad T430s

Lenovo continues to make perplexing choices with some of their machines.  One such choice is the change to how Optimus operates on the ThinkPad T430s notebook computer.  The T430s Optimus implementation with the Ivy Bridge chipset is very different from the implementation in the ThinkPad T420s. Lets review some of the evolution of Optimus.  Way…

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IE 10 Release Preview Now Available for Windows 7

In Windows 8, we reimagined the browser with IE10. We designed and built IE10 to be the best way to experience the Web on Windows. With the IE10 Release Preview for Windows 7 consumers can now enjoy a fast and fluid Web with the updated IE10 engine on their Windows 7 devices. The release preview…

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Salt flats anyone?

Hold on to your butts.  See http://confederate.com/hellcat/benchmarks for a bonafied record holder.

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The Empire is Back

I recently caved and bought the Star Wars movies on blu-ray. I got them on sale and although I didn’t think I would be that thrilled with the purchase, I was dead wrong.  I have been watching the standard def 4:3 ratios for so long, that it was like watching them in the theatre all…

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New York in the Dark

Wow. New York Magazine has a fantastic cover photo (pictured below) of New York City at http://nymag.com/nymag/letters/hurricane-sandy-editors-letter-2012-11/ shot by Iwan Baan.  Amazing. See the backstory for the shot at http://nymag.com/thecut/2012/11/more-images-from-new-yorks-sandy-cover.html.

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