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Microsoft Windows


March 10, 2010  11:59 PM

Windows Sysinternals



Posted by: Nathan Simon
adexplorer, microsoft, prodump, sysinternals, sysinternals suite, vmmap, Windows

Hey all, I haven't posted about Sysinternals in a while. As you all know, newsid has been discontinued and i have yet to find a worthy application that did the same. I mean sure you can use sysprep, but this was easier :) Anyone have any suggestions? Anyways...

February 27, 2010  4:36 PM

iPad Competition? Gigabyte might have the answer.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, competition for iPad, Gigabyte, Intel, Ipad, microsoft, N450, N470, Netbook, Netvertible, touch screen, WiFi, Windows 7

Hey everyone! I was just browsing around the net earlier and came upon this news story... could this be Microsoft's answer to the iPad, a Netvertible? Gigabyte will soon release the Gigabyte T1000, while it might not net as smooth an interface as the iPad, i think upgradingto 2GB+ of ram, would...


February 26, 2010  3:18 AM

Microsoft Security Essentials



Posted by: Nathan Simon
anti-spyware, free install, microsoft, Microsoft Security Essentials, virus, virus scan

Well Microsoft finally released a free Antivirus and Malware application, and I must say, its clean, not overly processor intensive, and gets the job done. I personally endorse it, as I have been using it for some time and am very pleased.

Microsoft Security Essentials provides...


February 21, 2010  9:04 PM

Windows 7 RC1 Expiring



Posted by: Nathan Simon
download, microsoft, microsoft.com, purchase windows 7, upgrade, Windows 7, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 RC1 expiring, Windows 7 Ultimate

Well I don't have to remind everyone that your evaluation copy of Windows 7 will be expiring soon. As of March 1st 2010, you PC will begin to shutdown every 2 hours. On June 1st 2010, Windows 7 will stop working altogether. So to alleviate yourself from the stresses of a PC that just doesn't want...


February 19, 2010  3:59 AM

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express



Posted by: Nathan Simon
BES, BlackBerry, Enterprise Server, Express, Windows Mobile 7

Okay, maybe its me, but I think BlackBerry knows that Windows 7 Mobile is coming and with Windows 7 Mobile, you do not need anything in between Exchange and a Windows Mobile device. So what does BlackBerry do? They release BES Express! BES Express can be installed right on your exchange server...


February 14, 2010  8:53 PM

Windows Mobile 7



Posted by: Nathan Simon
BlackBerry, google, microsoft, smartphone, Windows 7, Windows Mobile 7, xbox live

Can Windows Mobile 7 breath new life into Microsoft smart-phones? My guess is if they put as much effort into making Windows Mobile 7 as they did with Windows 7 then we may have a worthy successor. If the mobile OS gets good ratings, it may bring Microsoft back into the...


January 31, 2010  6:53 PM

Windows on iPad? You bet…



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, Citrix, intel architecure, Ipad, Multi-touch, Remote Desktop, there's an app for that, Windows 7, Windows Terminal Services

Well all you apple freaks, Windows has already invaded the iPad, Citrix has release an "App" to allow users to connect to there windows desktops from anywhere in the world.

The Citrix Receiver software is free and already available for Citrix customers with an iPhone, since a Citrix...


January 28, 2010  4:35 AM

IPad – 60 days and counting



Posted by: Nathan Simon
3g, ACER, Apple, AT&T, dell, HP, Ipad, Netbook, Safari, tablet, WiFi

Well Apple is finally going to release its version of the tablet PC, its just under two months to launch and it is said that there is no Canadian data deal. With the low cost of the tablet, it might seem attractive, for the WIFI version that is, but the 3G model will incur a data plan of sorts....


January 27, 2010  5:42 AM

USB Raid Flash Drive



Posted by: Nathan Simon
64GB, flash, RaidDrive USB 3.0, SuperTalent, USB, USB 1.0, usb 2.0, usb 3.0, Windows 7

Well I don't know if any of you have seen this yet, but there is a new SuperTalent USB flash drive out in the wild, called "RaidDrive USB 3.0" Apparently this thing is supposed to sustain transfer speeds up to 200MB/sec using a USB 3.0 port. It is also fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and...


January 26, 2010  12:54 AM

Symatec Backup Exec 2010 to be released February 1st!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Backup Exec 2010, Backup Exex 12.5d, Database Availability Group, deduplication, enhanced granular recovery, Exchange 2010, fast recovery of individual email and mailboxes, VMWare vSphere 4.0, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 Support

Well I have been waiting for this update ever since I deployed Exchange 2010 into customer environments. I really didn't like how I had to use Windows Server Backup to backup the whole VM, not being able to select Exchange in Backup Exec 12.5d was a little annoying. Knowing that this was on its way...


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