BitLocker to Go Reader – now available for download

BitLocker protection on removable drives is known as BitLocker To Go. When a BitLocker-protected removable drive is unlocked on a computer running Windows 7, the drive is automatically recognized and the user is either prompted for credentials to unlock the drive or the drive is unlocked automatically if configured to do so. Computers running Windows…


RDP 7 for Windows XP and Windows Vista – now available for download

Now that we have released Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 to manufacturing, we wanted to share our plans to make the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 7.0 client available to Windows XP and Windows Vista. RDC 7 will ensure that when connecting to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 from an XP or…


Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 RTM – now available for download

Deploy Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the newly released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010. MDT is the recommended process and toolset for automating desktop and server deployment. MDT provides you with the following benefits: Unified tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment in a common deployment console and collection of guidance….


TechNet Plus Direct 25% Discount Code – Use TMSAM07

Now is a really good time to purchase the TechNet Plus Direct subscription.  Think about it for a second, Windows 7 is already on the download area.  So is Windows Server 2008 R2.  Exchange 20101, Office 2010 and many others are on the way.  So what better way to get access to all of the…


Revisiting using a Zune with a MacBook Pro

One of the first things I did when I got my Mac back in late 2007 was to see if the USB connection capabilities worked in Fusion.  But that was about eighteen months ago and nearly the entire world has “rev’d” since then. So let the updates begin…  OS X is at v10.5.7.  I updated…


Want to do a Windows 7 Loadfest? Contact me today !!!

If you are in Austin, San Antonio, Houston or Louisiana and want to do a Windows 7 Loadfest at your user group meeting, please contact me for scheduling the event.  I’ll bring a stack of Windows 7 RC disks and we’ll go through the process of installing the operating system on the machines you bring. …


Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP2 – now available

Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista (SP2) is an update to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 that supports new kinds of hardware and emerging hardware standards, and includes all updates delivered since SP1. SP2 simplifies administration by enabling IT administrators to deploy and support a single service pack for clients…


Revisiting Application Compatibility in Windows 7

Blogging is funny.  Like all writers you go through dry spells on things to write about.  I never really worry about it because like you, I actually have a day job and it keeps me plenty busy.  Another reason is because good topics tend to bubble up naturally.  Application compatibility is one of those topics. …


Testing the Sprint U300 3G/4G wireless card

Sometimes it’s fun to get out on the bleeding edge of technology.  Sometimes not.  It’s decision time for the Sprint U300 I have.  Keep it and hope Sprint updates Sprint SmartView to work with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, or return it now and revisit it later this year when they light up…


Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.5 for Windows 7 RC now available

The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.5 helps customers understand their application compatibility situation by identifying which applications are compatible with the Windows 7 RC and Windows Vista® operating system and which require further testing. ACT helps customers lower their costs for application compatibility testing, prioritize their applications, and deploy Windows more quickly. You can…