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April 30, 2010  11:06 PM

Android 2.2 to fully support Adobe Flash



Posted by: Nathan Simon
adobe, Adobe Flash, android, Andy Rubin, Apple, FroYo, google, iphone, microsoft, New York Times, Windows

Good for Google, embracing Adobe Flash is great for everyone, I'm sick of hearing about Apple and the fact that they just won't accept Flash onto their device. I hope that the Android picks up steam and take the iPhone out!

Android 2.2, code-named "FroYo," will fully support Adobe's...

April 28, 2010  2:56 AM

Best Practices Analyzer for Windows Server 2008 R2



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Administrative tools, best practices, Best Practices Analyzer, bpa cmdlet, PowerShell cmdlets, Server Manager GUI, Windows management, Windows Server 2008 R2

A buddy passed this onto me...

In Windows management, best practices are guidelines that are considered the ideal way, under normal circumstances, to configure a server as defined by experts. For example, it is considered a best practice for most server technologies to keep...


April 28, 2010  2:23 AM

Cisco VPN Client Now supports Windows 7 and Vista 64-bit



Posted by: Nathan Simon
64-bit, asa, Cisco, cisco asa, SSL, VPN, vpn client, Windows 7, Windows Vista, x64

The Cisco VPN Client v5.0.7 has been released with Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit platform compatibility.  Until recently, if users were using 64-bit editions of Windows 7 /Vista they could not use the Cisco VPN Client to create an IPSec VPN tunnel to...


April 23, 2010  5:14 AM

Microsoft releases Office 2010 to TechNet and MSDN Subscribers



Posted by: Nathan Simon
32-bit (x86), 64-bit (x64), microsoft, MSDN, Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2010 Beta, Office 2010 Technology Guarantee, Office Upgrade Path, Office Web Apps 2010, SharePoint 2010, technet, Windows 7

If you have been using Office 2010 Beta like I have, you'll be please to know that you can now download Office 2010 Retail Plus from your MSDN or TechNet subscription service.

If you have an MSDN or TechNet subscription, Office 2010 is now available for download. In addition, Microsoft...


April 18, 2010  7:30 PM

iPad Competitors – Android Tablet – HP Slate



Posted by: Nathan Simon
android os, google tablet, HP Slate, hp tablet, Ipad, Netbook, portability, USB, user interface, Windows 7

Well we knew it was coming, a Goolge Tablet running the Android OS. This might be something i would want to get my hands on, considering the Android device will be much more customizable than the iPad. As below, working with the Android Tablet in the cloud is much easier, which would make life...


April 1, 2010  4:37 PM

ImageResizer for Windows 7



Posted by: Nathan Simon
32-bit, 64-bit, download imageresizer, Image Resizer for Windows XP, ImageResizer, microsoft, quick resize, resize images, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Live Mail, x64

Resizing image has always been a problem in Windows OS, it lacks the support to resize image quickly. Fortunately the popular tool ImageResizer in Windows XP now has support in Windows 7 and Vista, it has native 64 bit support for 64 bit 7 and Vista.

Like it sounds, this tool lets you...


April 1, 2010  4:34 PM

Exchange 2010 Large Mailboxes



Posted by: Nathan Simon
e-mail, Exchange 2010, large mailboxes, mail store, Microsoft Exchange 2007, outlook data file, pst

Exchange 2010 has now been out in the wild for a while. I like how no one has to worry about that 75gb limit anymore(was gone in Exchange 2007) With the new limit, comes the ability to store many large mailboxes...


March 21, 2010  7:46 PM

Internet Explorer 9



Posted by: Nathan Simon
chakra, HMTL 5, IE8, IE9, Internet Explorer, microsoft, Windows 7

Microsoft's new iteration of browser is on the horizon, while the beta embraces HTML 5, it has marginal speed gains(up to 9 times) while rendering pages.

In the very first report of browsers' scalability compared to IE7 in Vista SP2, the IE9 tech preview in Windows 7 scored a 6.57...


March 16, 2010  2:05 AM

Silverlight 4



Posted by: Nathan Simon
developer edition, Internet Explorer 8, microsoft, microsoft expression blend, Silverlight, visual studio, web development, Windows

Silverlight 4 gets released next month, but if your a developer and want to get started right away, then check out this link. I have included an insert below for quick review.

This latest version of...


March 11, 2010  3:04 AM

Alienware M11x



Posted by: Nathan Simon
alienware, back-lit keyboard, Call of Duty "World at War", crysis, dell, gamer, M11x, Netbook, web camera, Windows 7

Ever wanted a netbook that could truly do it all? Well now you can own such a beast, or should I say Alien... Meet the Alienware M11x. Now you wont have to lug a bulky computer around to LAN parties, this little guy will fit into your backpack. With the ability to play Crysis and Call of Duty...


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