Is Windows Vista Ready? Scenario Voting Poses the Question

A message from my colleague Aseem on the Defect Prevention team:   With the release of Windows Vista RC1, the product teams are eager to hear what you think.  Visit the Windows Vista Scenario Voting site to explore Windows Vista and let the teams know about your experience.  For RC1 users, we have created a special voting…

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Silicon Valley Campus Windows Vista Install Fair CLOSED

Regarding my post from last week, please note that the Silicon Valley Campus Install Fair is now closed. Please also take into consideration that we’re not simply giving away copies of Windows Vista at this event — it’s necessary to register for it and then when present at SVC, work with our tech staff to…

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RC1 CPP Now Available to General Public

A quick update on CPP status:   Windows Vista RC1 is now publicly available.  This means that 32- and 64-bit downloads for all three languages (English, German, and Japanese) are live.  If you did not receive and email in the previous wave, you can now both download the ISO image and request a product key…

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Silicon Valley Campus Install Fair Invitation

The folks at the Silicon Valley Campus asked me to share the following invite with you.  If you find yourself in the San Francisco Bay area on one of these dates, feel free to drop in and pick up the latest version of Windows Vista for your current workstation.  Everyone who participates will be given…

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New Hardware for Windows Vista Unleashed

Microsoft has just announced the availability of three new pieces of hardware coming from MS Hardware later this year that will take advantage of Windows Vista functionality at the press of a button. Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000 – Available February 2007. Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000 – Available January 2007. Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 – Available…

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RC1 Public Availability Pending

I know I’m sounding like a broken record (just read my comments on previous posts relating to RC1), but keep an eye on this blog for upcoming news on when and where to get your PID (product key) and image download when the public portion of the Windows Vista Customer Preview Program (CPP) opens. Stay…

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New Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor Release Candidate

We’ve now updated the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor, enhancing its UI and device support in order to help users successfully determine which version of Windows Vista best suits their particular hardware configuration.  If you’ve not heard of it, this app advises which parts of a system may need to be upgraded in order to support…

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Preventing Interrupted Presentations with Windows Vista

I know you’ve been there:  you’re giving a presentation and, having previously left a Windows Messenger window open, up pops a messages from one of your buddies.  You lose both your audience and your train of thought.  Not a comfortable place to be, especially if your buddy happens to say something more appropriate for an…

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Windows Client Team Launches the Windows Shell Blog

The Windows Shell Team, responsible for Windows’ core user interface, has launched a blog called shell: revealed.  This new site has blogs from several team members and also includes galleries and a forum to discuss Windows shell-related topics, such as Windows Aero and organization. If you are one of those who is concerned with the…

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Clarification on Availability of the Windows Vista RC1 Customer Preview Program

Some sites out in the community have begun posting links to the Customer Preview Program (CPP) download of Windows Vista RC1.  Before you jump up to get your own download of RC1, please bear in mind these facts: If you previously registered for the Windows Vista Beta 2 Customer Preview Program 2 and received a…

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