Time’s running out to download Windows 7 Beta1 for free

If you’re either a TechNet or MSDN subscriber then there’s no need to rush though the sooner you start evaluating Windows 7 the sooner you can realise the benefits in your business. The public download of Windows 7 Beta 1 finishes on 10th February so if you want to try it then you’d better get…

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Where can I download the public beta of Windows 7 (beta 1)?

The Windows Team Blog will be updated in the next few hours detailing when and where to download the public beta 1 of Windows 7 I’ve been running the PDC/WinHec build of Windows 7 since October daily as my main machine and it’s worked brilliantly. James Senior’s blog has some great links to and descriptions of…

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Beware – if you install a new browser such as IE8 you’ll loose your cookies

This may not be a problem for you but it’s worth being aware that any websites that automatically sign you in (after you’ve logged in the first time and asked the browser to store your password for the site) will forget who you are – therefore make sure you know the passwords for such sites…

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How to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1

If you’ve tried installing IE8 Beta 2 onto a machine that already had IE8 Beta 1 on it then you’ll have seen the following message: Install Windows Internet Explorer 8 A previous build of Internet Explorer 8 is already installed on your computer. You must remove it before installing the latest version of Internet Explorer…

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Where can I download Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 from: Why might you want to?

I was surprised that the download link for Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 for Windows Vista wasn’t as easy to find as I’d expected hence writing this post. If you’re wondering why to give IE8 a go then you may wish to read the following sites: Internet Explorer Team Blog Internet Explorer site Internet Explorer…

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Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 looks good – just beware that it may eat your cookies!

I’m giving Internet Explorer 8 a whirl – it’s early days as we’re only at Beta 1 and I’ve found a glitch whereby upon installing the new version I lost the cookies on my machine. I’ve fed the problem back to the product group and am confident they will address the it as soon as…

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Download SQL Server 2008 CTP for free

The latest Community Technology Preview (CTP) for SQL Server 2008 (formerly known as “katmai”) is available for download via the Microsoft Connect website. As is mentioned on the right hand side of the download page you need to register for the CTP BEFORE downloading the code otherwise you’ll be disapointed! There’s a wealth of information…

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What is TagSpace? Announcing the Beta of Microsoft Forums and Microsoft Blogs

The Microsoft Community team in corp have released betas of TagSpace, Microsoft Forums and Microsoft Blogs. The ethos is for us to provide plumbing to make it easier for communities to link up and share information. Browsing to the “Help Build Microsoft Community Applications & Services” page provides details of each area. There’s an interesting…

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What is forefront client security and how will it protect my enterprise from malware?

Forefront Client Security is one of the expanding range of Microsoft Forefront Security products. It’s aim is to provide enterprises with the means to centrally define and measure compliance to an anti-malware policy. Specifically Forefront Client Security protects against Worms, Viruses and to some extent Rootkits too. There’s a video showing the product in use…

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How can I get hold of Windows Vista Beta software? How much is TechNet Plus?

Following my post about recent builds of Windows Vista I received a comment from hir8er pertaining to frustration about the cost or difficulty of getting hold of the Beta software. This is the only blog post I’ve written over the last couple of years where I mention the price of anything or “push a product”…

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