New Windows Mobile Device Center Update Available

My colleague Jane Ly, a Software Test Engineer on the Windows Mobile team working on the Windows Mobile Device Center, sent along an update on the status of WMDC (replacement to ActiveSync) in Windows Vista and also offers us a tip on a common issue when syncing with Outlook (all versions).  Read on … “Many…

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MVP Article on Windows Vista for Tablet and Ultra-Mobile PCs

If you have an interest in Tablet PCs or Origami (ultra-mobile) PCs, then don’t miss the latest article posted to the Windows Vista Community site.  Terri Stratton, a Microsoft Tablet PC MVP, gives an excellent overview about what’s coming in Windows Vista for Tablet PCs.  You can find the article here.


Demystifying the MS Stance on BitTorrents

What’s the deal with the BitTorrent sites springing up to mirror the Beta 2 release of Windows Vista?  As you’re probably aware from reading this blog, we ran into some issues delivering the download of Windows Vista Beta 2 to everyone who wanted to test out the release.  Some of our fans (those with more…

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Windows Vista CPP Closure Looms

Now that most of you have had the opportunity to request a PID for Windows Vista Beta 2 and download the image itself, it’s time to learn from you what works and what doesn’t work for you in this release.  (You have requested your PID already, haven’t you?)  We’re very proud of Beta 2 –…

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Beta Release: BDD 2007 for Windows Vista and the 2007 Office system

Good news on the Windows Vista deployment front for all you IT professionals… Many things have changed in Windows Vista that will significantly help ease the deployment processes.  These include the new out-of-the-box imaging technologies, the XML-based migration scripts, new tools for image engineering (ImageX and System Image Manager), enhancements to the unattend.xml format, as…

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Launch Notice: Windows Defender Beta 2 Worldwide Sites

Microsoft just launched 24 local sites in 16 languages describing our Windows Defender Beta 2 anti-spyware product.  These sites allow people around the world to learn about Windows Defender in their native language and offer downloads of Windows Defender Beta 2 in English, German or Japanese. You can find the sites in 24 locales and 16…

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DVD Burning in Windows Vista Beta 2 CPP

We’ve learned that some of you are experiencing problems successfully burning Windows Vista to DVD.  It turns out that this is most likely due to the fact that, in your haste to install Windows Vista, some of you are burning the DVD at faster rates than the system can handle 😉 and the resulting file…

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IE Team Heats It Up at TechEd

The IE7 Team is really going all-out at TechEd in Boston this week to make an impression: From: Matt <snip>To: <snip>Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 9:40 PMSubject: TechEd, Day 2 Another great day.  We were on fire…literally.  Someone left their notepad on one of our halogen lights and it started to burn.  I paused my…

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Be Sure to Activate Your Copy of Windows Vista Beta2 !

Please let us underscore a very important point surrounding Windows Vista Beta2 that can be easily overlooked in all the excitement to download and install the code:  it is very important that every user activate Windows Vista Beta2 within the first 14 days of installation.  Activation allows us at Microsoft to test our support infrastructure as well as the activation process itself.  In addition,…

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Introducing Windows Mobile Device Center for Windows Vista

Windows Vista Beta 2 features built-in support for Windows Mobile-powered devices for the very first time with the new Windows Mobile Device Center.  Instead of installing ActiveSync to use our devices, our device drivers are now part of Windows Vista.  Due to this built-in functionality, installation of ActiveSync is blocked. Windows Mobile Device Center can…

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