Windows Enterprise Desktop:

April, 2009


April 29, 2009  3:26 PM

Vista SP2 is Done, Done, Done But Not Yet on Tap

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BitTorrent is turning into an unofficial prerelease mechanism for Microsoft software these days. It's cartainly become a nonpareil source for Windows 7 builds that's right in synch with Microsoft's own internal releases. Yesterday Vista SP2 was already available online in Torrent form hours before...

April 27, 2009  4:13 PM

Installing an OS on x64 Vista insides Virtual PC 2007

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

OK, so I'm climbing a learning curve with x64 Vista and Microsoft Virtual PC that is at times frustrating, at other times just plain weird, but always interesting and even sometimes moderately entertaining. I'm starting to get the hang of this whole Virtual Machine thing at long, long last and have...


April 24, 2009  6:18 PM

64-bit Vista: Myths and Realities

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For a long time now — perhaps even too long, if recent experience is any indication — I've avoided x64 Vista on my production and test machines. Myths and rumors about lack of drivers, stability issues, software compatibility problems, and more, had dissuaded me from using the product on my...


April 22, 2009  7:10 PM

Oracle + Sun = What kinds of certs and programs?`

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In case you've been hiding out lately, you may not be aware that Oracle has made an offer to buy Sun, and that Sun's board of directors has accepted that offer. All that's left now to do to consummate the merger is to get past any government objections (none are expected), consolidate operations...


April 22, 2009  6:48 PM

Taking the Plunge: Signed up For Collection 5347

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OK. I did it. Today I visited the Career Assist page at Microsoft Learning, signed up for the Second shot offer therein, and got my promotion code to buy a collection online class for $35 (it added up to $37.89...


April 21, 2009  12:07 PM

Windows 7 Captures Hearts and Minds of Beta Testers

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In a survey conducted in February, 2009 by ChangeWave Research, over four times as many respondents professed themselves to be "very satisfied" or...


April 17, 2009  4:52 PM

Windows 7 Predictions: Hits and Misses

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Of the many and varied sources of Windows information I read regularly, the coverage at OSNews.com is always interesting, often insightful, and even funny or mordant on occasion. That's why I read Thom Holwerda's recent story "Y

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April 15, 2009  5:37 PM

Patch Tuesday Apr 09: 8 Patches, 23 Vulnerabilities, Plenty of Vista Elements

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Patch Tuesday items hit yesterday between 1:00 and 1:30 PM Central Daylight Time on servers that I could see. The MS09-April Bulletin Summary from Microsoft covers all the details, but here's what I hope...


April 13, 2009  3:12 PM

“Roll Back To Vista for Next Win7 RC” sez MS

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An interesting report from ComputerWorld surfaced this morning — namely, a request from Microsoft for Windows 7 beta testers to restore Vista on their test machines before upgrading to the upcoming release candidate (RC) version of that software. This is a reworked version of a story that...


April 10, 2009  4:34 PM

Patch Tuesday Preview for April 09

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Next Tuesday, April 14, is Patch Tuesday for this month. As usual, Microsoft e-mailed its Advance Notification yesterday to let us all know what's coming (there's also a Web version as well). Here's what to expect,...


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