Feedback-Driven Improvements to Windows Vista Since Beta 2

As we come into the home stretch in the Windows Vista development cycle, we’ve got a lot of stuff left to do to make this the best Windows release ever.  As we do this, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for your feedback and give you an idea of the ways you’re…

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Calling All Office Developers: Prepare for Windows Vista

News from my colleague Mark Brown from the US Developer & Platform Group: “The Office Platforms Team has begun a new series of webcasts devoted to developing the new breed of applications for Microsoft Office System 2007 hosted by the experts themselves. These webcasts provide great depth on the massive amount of new features in…

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MSDN Magazine Subscription Free to US MSDN Premium Subscribers

Our Microsoft Developer Network program is consistently recognized for the quality support and information it provides its members, including MSDN Magazine.  Being a geek (like me), that much you probably already know.  And if you’re a member of MSDN, you may already be aware of something else — but chances are just as good that you’re…

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Exercising the Dual-Boot Option with Windows Vista

I’ve noticed that there are many questions in the community about dual-booting Windows Vista.  This is a very common scenario at Microsoft and as such, I figured I’d walk you through our typical dual-boot installation procedure via the corporate network.  Many of my colleagues choose to run both operating systems simultaneously (not me — I’m…

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New Windows Vista Security Blog

One of Windows Vista’s central tenets is to enhance Windows security to such a degree that both power users and novices alike can access networks and information in a secure, protected manner and without worry.  Security has been such an obsessive focus and underpins so many parts of the new OS that it’s arguably been the key…

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Customizing Your Language Locale in Windows Vista

This is something I really like to see:  MS being a conscientious global citizen through innovation by taking into account languages and cultures from across the globe, regardless of their pervasiveness or the size of the “market” they represent. What do I mean?  According to Kieran Snyder, Program Manager on the Windows Globalization Team, “……

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Instructions for Upgrading to Windows Vista From a Legacy Windows OS

Check this out: we’ve just today launched a page that clearly explains how to upgrade your existing system in-place from a legacy Windows OS to any Windows Vista version; or, in the case of certain systems, whether you’ll need to perform a completely clean installation.  Certain legacy OS’ require a full system installation while others will…

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Windows Vista Build Number 5472

You’ve probably read this elsewhere:  Yesterday we released an interim build of Windows Vista, build number 5472, to Windows Vista Technical Beta program participants, members of the Technology Adoption Program (TAP), and MSDN and TechNet subscribers.  We did this to provide testers with a more recent build as well as to encourage application and device…


A Blog’s Life: A Windows Vista Test Manager Addresses Bug Count

You can be forgiven for having missed the fanfare around the kick-off of Windows Test Manager Paul Donnelly’s blog, entitled Customer feedback makes for a better Windows … because there wasn’t any.  Paul’s initial post is unassuming but provocative, as he responds to a Longhorn Blogs article by Robert McLaws entitled Windows Vista Bug Reports: An…


Executive Chat: Windows Server "Longhorn" Networking

A lot of work has gone into developing and refining the next version of our server OS, known by some as Windows Server Longhorn.  My colleague Eddy Malik informed me that the networking advances are some of the most interesting in this release, among them integrated IPv6 support.  He also passed along notice of an…

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