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Using the SIIG RAID ExpressCard with the Dell Latitude D820

For those of you using the Dell Latitude D820 and Windows Vista, you should upgrade the Dell BIOS to the new A05 release.  It is in the x86 Windows Vista Drivers and Downloads area.  One of the fixes that came with this BIOS is a compatibility fix for the SIIG eSATA RAID ExpressCard I use. To be…

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Want to win a Ferrari ???

No, we aren’t talking about the sleek Italian sports car, but we are talking about a kewl Acer Ferrari laptop.  In fact, we are giving away several and you’ll have a chance to win one by checking out the webcasts listed at http://www.microsoft.com/events/newballgame.mspx.  As always, please check out the official rules at http://www.microsoft.com/events/officialrules_newballgame.mspx.  I don’t…

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Windows Vista on a Compaq Evo N620c

Over the past couple of quarters, my team has been demonstrating Windows Vista.  The problem with some of the demonstrations is that my team is using top tier equipment sponsored by Lenovo.  Some of you may not think that is a problem, but what if you don’t have the bucks for new hardware? There was…

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DVD Adventures with the PSP, iPod, Zune and Zen Vision W

Contrary to recent pontifications, black is still the elegant device color of choice for many of us.  Over the past couple of weeks, I have been converting DVD’s to my black PSP, iPod, Zune and Zen.  Although many people feel it’s terrible difficult to move video around, it’s getting easier.  Here’s some information on my adventure….

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Exchange Server 2007 RTM downloads now available

Well, I missed the Christmas present from the Exchange team but for those of you eager to test the next generation messaging server, you have several new options. If you are a TechNet Plus Direct subscriber, you’ll see the non time bombed RTM bits available in the subscriber download center.  I can’t tell yet if…

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Merry Christmas again – how about an Adminpack ?

Merry Christmas world!  Anyone get a really kewl toy?  How about a new Ferrari?  No?  Well the Microsoft Windows team didn’t want you to feel left out so they have finally released the information about how to install the Administrator Pack for Windows Server 2003 so that it will run on Windows Vista. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930056 for…

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Merry Christmas from the Xbox team

This holiday season, shoppers can buy with added confidence as Microsoft expands its warranty coverage of the Xbox 360™ video game entertainment console from 90 days to one full year. Microsoft has announced that any Xbox 360 purchased in both the United States and Canada will include this added warranty coverage, and it even applies…

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Zune and Windows Vista now play nice

Ok Zunesters, we have released the Windows Vista compatible version of the Zune software.  Go read about it at http://www.zune.net/en-us/meetzune/software.htm.  Notice Windows Vista is now listed in the available operating systems.  This also means it’s fully supported in case something goes wrong. One more step towards 100% pure Windows Vista across all of my machines. …

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On this day in history…

In 1903, the Wright brothers did the unthinkable.  Wilber and Orville Wright managed to get the first powered manned flight off the ground in Kitty Hawk North Carolina.  It’s seems so long ago now, but can you imagine how impressive that technlogy was in 1903?  By the way, this is officially Wright Brothers Day so take the…

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