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January 31, 2008  8:45 PM

Disabling IPv6 in Windows Vista

Posted by: Tony Bradley
IP, IPv6, Microsoft Windows, Windows Vista

IPv6 is the latest, greatest, cutting edge version of the IP protocol. It is designed to be more secure, more efficient, more stable, and provide a larger (exponentially larger) pool of addresses to work with than its IPv4 predecessor. So, why would you want to disable it? In

January 27, 2008  4:33 AM

Network Mapping With Windows Vista

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Group Policy, LLTD protocol, Microsoft Windows, Network mapping, Networking, Windows Computing, Windows Vista

It can be very useful to have a network map. A graphic depiction of the layout, devices, and interconnections of the network can help with planning and troubleshooting, as well as asset or inventory control. Microsoft included an automatic network mapping feature in Windows Vista that uses the Link...

January 17, 2008  5:13 PM

New Internet Tools From Microsoft

Posted by: Tony Bradley
adCenter, Advertising, Google, Microsoft Windows, pay-per-click, PPC, Windows Computing

Microsoft is taking off the gloves to do battle with Google. They are going head to head on Internet search, Internet advertising, and web browser toolbars. It is hard to imagine Microsoft playing the role of underdog, but in these areas Microsoft is stepping out of their dominant arena and facing...

December 31, 2007  12:38 PM

Consumers Emerge as Driving Force Behind IT Strategy

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Broadband, Cisco, Development, Microsoft Windows, Networking

Consumers typically play 2nd Fiddle to the Enterprise customers when it comes to IT strategy and development. Microsoft used to have separate operating system platforms for enterprise and consumer desktops with Windows NT Workstation and Windows 98, but that has evolved into one operating system...

December 17, 2007  6:06 PM

Free Tool From Microsoft To Troubleshoot VoIP Issues

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Microsoft Windows, Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP

VoIP has a number of benefits, but it can have its down sides as well. One downside is that the sound-quality of the phone calls can have issues. Normal telephones sometimes have sound issues as well though. The benefit of VoIP is that, because the communications are network-based, it can be...

September 27, 2007  7:10 PM

Vendors Begin Development of USB 3.0

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Intel, Microsoft Windows, USB 3.0

A group of hardware and software manufacturers, including Microsoft, Intel, and HP, have formed the USB 3.0 Promoter Group. The mission of the group is to coordinate development of the next-generation USB standard, USB 3.0. Their goal is to boost USB performance about 10 times over the existing USB...

September 13, 2007  5:26 PM

Dissent In The ‘Unified’ Ranks

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, John Chambers, Microsoft Windows, Steve Ballmer, Telecommunications, Unified Communications

Less than a month ago, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Cisco CEO John Chambers held a joint press conference announcing their intent to cooperate and collaborate...

August 31, 2007  2:45 PM

Microsoft Rumored To Buy Blackberry

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, AT&T, BlackBerry, Google, Microsoft Windows, RIM, Wireless

Actually, the rumor is that Microsoft might be in the market to purchase Canadian-based mobile device manufacturer RIM (Research in Motion), makers of the popular Blackberry communication devices. Microsoft may be...

August 31, 2007  7:31 AM

Microsoft To Launch Unified Communications in October

Posted by: Tony Bradley
IP communications, Microsoft Windows, Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, Office LiveMeeting, Telecommunications, Unified Communications

Microsoft has set an October 16 launch date for their Unified Communications initiative. Unified Communications are products and services that- as the name implies- are designed to bring various forms of communication together and allow them to work in conjunction with each other. The live webcast...

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