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April 30, 2010  5:26 AM

Exchange Server 2010 SP1



Posted by: Nathan Simon
DAG, Database Availability Group, Exchange 2010, Exchange Server 2010, microsoft, Server 2008, Service Pack 1

So Exchange Server 2010 SP1 details are out, there are many great new features...

The following new features for high availability and improvements to existing high availability features are available in Exchange Server 2010 SP1: Continuous replication - block mode Active mailbox...

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 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...


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 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 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...


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