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Breaking News: The Answer to “When can I get Windows 7 RTM?”

The Windows Blog has a new post today, answering the question: “When will you get Windows 7 RTM?” “So.. when can I get it, Kevin?  Has it RTM’d yet?” Well.. it hasn’t been RTM’d (Released to Manufacturing) as of the time of writing this blog post.  But the fact that these dates have been announced… Read more

Breaking News: IE8 Released!

Breaking news: The browser that you are using right now is quite possibly out of date. Today Microsoft released the new version of the Internet Explorer browser.  Internet Explorer 8, or “IE8”.  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx It’s fast.  It’s cool.  It’s easier to develop for (standards, baby!).  And it’s available HERE. For details from the team who brought… Read more

IT Managers – This hub’s for YOU!

Breaking News: The IT Manager Community Hub is LIVE! Spread the word! For several months now, I’ve been working with people in the Microsoft BMO on this project, which started because of a recognition that IT Managers – people who lead IT people and run IT organizations – haven’t been served as well as they… Read more

Aggreg8 – Home for IT PRos

Okay.. you’re an IT Pro.  (If you’re not, you’re still welcome to keep reading.)  And you’re tired of feeling alone in the world.  But you know that there must be some others out there like you – dealing with the same issues and same technologies; just dying to show of some new script or tool or best-practice you’ve discovered… Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Windows Vista Released to Manufacturing!

Yes indeed!  Today’s the day! Windows Vista has finally, officially been “signed off”, and RTM’d.  A small step for Microsoft.  A giant leap for desktop computing. Check out the PressPass Q&A article. “So Kevin.. what are the next steps for Windows Vista?  When can I get it?” First it goes to device makers and software… Read more

TechNet is Podcasting

TechNet is Podcasting I just got word from the “Dean of TechNet Webcasts” (Dean Andrews) that we’ve put together a site where you can download (or subscribe and download via RSS) podcasts from Microsoft.  What he’s doing initially is taking webcasts and putting the audio from them up for your listening pleasure (and learning benefit). And if you… Read more

IE 7: Third time’s the charm?

Beta 3 is now available You may be thinking to yourself.. “So what?  A few bug fixes…” or “Beta 2 is good enough for me.  I’ll just wait until the final release.” Well.. that was my initial reaction, too.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: IE 7 ROCKS.  But after hearing about… Read more

Tune in. Geek out.

Need something to listen to? I am becoming a big fan of podcasts.  No.. I don’t own an iPod or have iTunes installed.  I have an iRiver for when I workout.  I use IE 7’s ability to manage my feeds (with enclosure downloads). And I also have a really cool phone (Windows Mobile 5 rocks!) that also holds lots… Read more

Ever heard of "Machinima"? What about "Captain Microsoft"?

I have been recently introduced to a new form of media.  “Machinima” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machinima) is, basically, using low-end graphics engines to generate a video.  Many of you may have seen the “Red vs. Blue” series of humorous animations that were rendered using the graphic engine from Halo.  That’s “Machinima”. Now comes along a guy calling himself “Captain… Read more

Kevin’s TechEd 2006 Diaries – Day 3

Day 3 – Another TechEd Day Didn’t get in as early as I should have, but still managed to get a lot accomplished.  After a bit of morning blogging, I made it over to the TechEd Store to buy a couple of goodies for my kids.  (They come to expect SOMETHING from Dad every time I go away to… Read more