February Live Webcasts from Microsoft

TechNet Webcast: Network Considerations for Deploying Communications Server 2007 R2 (Level 300) Tuesday, February 02, 2010 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time Desmond Lee, Senior Consultant, Winworkers Switzerland http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032439126&Culture=en-US TechNet Webcast: Deploying Kronos Workforce Management Solutions Using SQL Server 2008 (Level 200) Wednesday, February 03, 2010 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific…

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Sky Player on Windows 7 Media Center

Sky Player, Sky’s online TV service launches on Windows 7 creating a new and innovative way for people in the UK to watch live and on demand TV from Sky on a PC.  The service is simple and easy to use and gives Windows 7 users access to the wide range of high-quality live and…

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Pairing Jawbone Headset with Windows 7

Doing a search on this topic, it seems that many of you out there are frustrated by the fact that a premium bluetooth headset like the Jawbone has so many problems with pairing.  The key to pairing this headset with Windows 7 comes down to your bluetooth driver.  I have a Lenovo T61p.  When I…

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20 Free Apps for Windows 7 Power Users

I read a great list of free applications on TechRadar that really enhance the usability of Windows 7 especially if you’re a power-user.  Windows 7 is great, but some of these apps really take window management to the next level!  There is a good mix of freeware and open-source software.  My Favorites 7stacks 7-zip Handbrake…

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Microsoft is Having a Big Patch Tuesday – Webcast Announced

For October we are releasing 13 bulletins (eight critical and five important), addressing 34 vulnerabilities, affecting Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Silverlight, Forefront, Developer Tools, and SQL Server. Most of these updates require a restart so please factor that into your deployment planning.  For more information visit the Advanced Notification page on the MSRC blog Also,…

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Speed Up Your Boot Time, Shave 30 Seconds Off Windows 7 Boot

I just finished installing our Microsoft IT build of Windows 7 x64 with Office 2010.  After I installed all the updates on my Lenovo T61p with 4GB RAM, I decided to reboot my machine a few times and clock it with my stopwatch.  From shutdown to usable desktop interactivity, my laptop required about 1 minute…

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Windows Vista to Get “Ribbon-ized” with Free Update

ComputerWorld has a great article about Microsoft releasing a “Ribbon” patch for all Vista users.  This patch will enable people to use applications that have been specifically built with Windows 7 Ribbon on Vista. “That plan seems to be in tatters now. Starting in October, application developers will be assured that new software they’ve crafted…

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New Features in Windows XP Mode RC!

Windows XP Mode Release Candidate is publically available today at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx Since the beta release of Windows XP Mode, several updates have been made responding to user feedback. These changes reflect Microsoft’s goal to increase ease of use for users, increase flexibility for the IT pro, and ensure Windows 7 retains high level of security…

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iPhone 3GS, Project Natal, Palm Pre, ZuneHD, Windows 7 ZOOOOM!!!

ZOOOOOM!!!  Technology is great!  It’s like a having a one-night stand every week though it never tends to be as good as your first.  Take Apple for instance with their iPhone 3GS announcement.  Bigger, faster, cheaper is their game.  Any real buzz they had with the product was given up early a few months ago…

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Shout Out to Tim Heuer Who Fixed PDF Preview in Windows 7

Here’s a feature that I’ve been missing.  I hate opening PDF files.  I prefer them in a preview pane either in Outlook or Explorer.  Credit goes to Tim Heuer for putting this awesome plug-in out there and my colleague James O’Neill who’s blog I read first.   Download PDF Preview

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