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July 6, 2009  5:14 PM

The Ultimate Win7 Upgrade Deal? Apparently not…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
enterprise Vista desktop, enterprise Windows Vista, upgrading Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7, Windows 7 volume pricing and licensing

Just when the Vista to Windows 7 migration path appears relatively smooth and clear, up pops another bump in that road to make life interesting. This time, there's been one very emotional and highly negative reaction to Microsoft's recent pre-release promotional pricing extravaganza for Windows 7...

June 19, 2009  8:45 PM

No More Morro: Meet Microsoft Security Essentials



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise desktop, enterprise Vista desktop, Microsft Secrurity Essentials (MSE), Windows 7 security software, Windows security software, Windows Vista security software, Windows XP security software

In the wake of numerous leaks about the upcoming product, Paul Thurrot was finally allowed to go public on June 18 about the replacement product for Windows Live OneCare. Formerly code-named "Morro" (for the famous beach in Rio de Janeiro), the product is almost into public beta, and will be called...


June 12, 2009  4:51 PM

Get ready for Microsoft Morro



Posted by: Ed Tittel
enterprise Vista desktop, enterprise Windows Vista, free Windows security software, Windows Morro

Last November, MS announced its plans to create a no-cost consumer security software product. Code-named "Morro," this solution is supposed to debut in H209 and be able to deal with viruses,...


June 10, 2009  4:43 PM

Patch Tuesday June09: A Real Whopper!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, enterprise Vista desktop, MS09-018, MS09-019, MS09-020, MS09-021, MS09-022, MS09-023, MS09-024, MS09-025, MS09-026, MS09-027, Patch Tuesday

OK, so yesterday's Patch Tuesday does the deed for June. It's a monster: 10 security bulletins, 31 vulnerabilities addressed, and involving most versions of Windows itself, IE, and various MS Office and related elements (Works, Word, and Excel). Even the Windows Print Spooler and OS Kernel get in...


May 6, 2009  1:31 PM

Microsoft’s MED-V Goes Win7′s “XP Mode” Several Better



Posted by: Ed Tittel
enterprise PC virtualization, Enterprise Vista, enterprise Vista desktop, enterprise Windows 7, enterprise Windows 7 desktop, MED-V, Microsoft Assurance, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization

Way back in February I blogged here about Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, aka MED-V. In the past few weeks, Microsoft has announced that...


May 4, 2009  3:45 PM

Will SP2 Do Vista Better for You?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
BitTorrent, download Vista SP2, Enterprise Vista, enterprise Vista desktop, MSDN, Windows Vista SP2

With Vista SP2 now available via MSDN and other restricted download venues (not to mention BitTorrent servers which already offer acess to all 36 languages that MS plans to support in its first public release of SP2), it's time to start thinking about migrating to this latest version in your...


April 29, 2009  3:26 PM

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



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, enterprise Vista desktop, Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Vista SP2 availability

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 21, 2009  12:07 PM

Windows 7 Captures Hearts and Minds of Beta Testers



Posted by: Ed Tittel
ChangeWave Research, changing Vista deployment and purchase plans, Enterprise Vista, enterprise Vista desktop, Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista

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


April 1, 2009  4:18 PM

My New Favorite Vista Epigram



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, enterprise Vista desktop, Windows Vista stability, Windows Vista troubleshooting, Windows Vista vs. Windows 7

I jsut read a marvelous story from the Sydney Morning Herald entitled "Windows 7 looking good, especially after Vista woes." It includes a brief but telling remark...


March 4, 2009  4:18 PM

Vista SP2 RC Now Available for Download



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, enterprise Vista desktop, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Vista SP2 RC, Windows Vista SP2 release candidate

Visit the Microsoft Download Center today (March 4, 2009) and you'll see numerous Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista SP2 downloads available there, all of which posted on 3/3/2009. When I visited the page in the morning, here's what...


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