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June 22, 2009  3:04 PM

NY Ruling May Change SW Subscription Handling



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, enterprise Windows Vista, Windows security software, Windows security software subscription renewals, Windows Security software subscriptions

I was both bemused and pleased to read about NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo having extracted a $375K settlement from both Symantec and McAfee to set aside what Network World reports...

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June 17, 2009  3:57 PM

Vista Fares Poorly on Malware Detection



Posted by: Ed Tittel
anti-spyware comparisons, Enterprise Vista, enterprise Windows Vista, PC Tools Spyware Doctor, Webroot SpySweeper, Windows Vista anti-malware performance, Windows Vista anti-malware resistance

Here's an interesting story from June 16 on the SPAMfighter.com Website, based on recently-released research work from leading antispyware firm Webroot. It's entitled "Vista Low on Malware...

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June 15, 2009  11:18 PM

Meet A Key Figure Behind the Win7 UI: Julie Larson-Green



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise desktop, Enterprise Vista, enterprise Windows 7, enterprise Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Vista

A great story in Western Australia Today (WAtoday.com.au) features Ms. Larson-Green, the person behind the ribbon technology introduced in Office 2007, who has since taken over ownership of the Windows 7 UI and its usability (called "Windows Experience") prior to the imminent launch of that new...


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...


June 3, 2009  3:32 PM

Windows 7 Launches on 10/22/2009



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, enterprise Windows 7, Windows 7 GA, Windows 7 General Availability, Windows 7 RTM

OK, now the rumors are no longer rumors, and the launch date, aka GA (General Availability),  is out thanks to Steve Ballmer's keynote at Computex (much) earlier today in Taipei, Taiwan, and Brandon LeBlanc's "


May 29, 2009  7:12 PM

Post SP2-Gotcha Rears Its Ugly But Interesting Head



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, post-SP2 Vista networking bug, Windows Vista networking bug

Previously aswoon with relief at a more stable system after installing Vista SP2, I failed to notice an interesting dilemma: although I can access local area network resources, and have no trouble using the Internet, Vista thinks I'm not connected to any network. This leads to a very interesting...


May 27, 2009  4:14 PM

Windows Vista SP2 Hits the Download Center



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, enterprise Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP2 download, Windows Vista SP2 ISO download, Windows Vista SP2 x64 download, Windows Vista SP2 x86 download

With a publication date of 5/25/2009, Windows Vista Service Pack 2 actually hit the Microsoft Download Center yesterday (5/26/2009). It's official title is "

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May 22, 2009  4:40 PM

Vista SP2 Push Still Some Ways Out



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, enterprise Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Vista SP2 avialability, Windows Vista SP2 on Windows Update

Although Microsoft released Windows Vista SP2 to manufacturing (RTM) on April 29, and to MSDN and TechNet subscribers in early May, it's still not available for download elsewhere. As of this morning, neither the Microsoft...

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May 20, 2009  6:46 PM

Unusual AV Package Makes the Scene



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, intergalactic Vista, Klingon UI, Sophost Threat Detect Test

One of the great joys of writing a blog is that the author gets to choose the topic, no matter how odd, weird, or unusual it might be. Though its relevance to enterprise Vista is, I freely and cheerfully admit, tangential at best I simply had to chime in about the new


May 15, 2009  11:45 PM

Guided Tour: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, enterprise Windows 7, Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor beta

The beta version of the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor is ready for download. You can check it for yourself if you like, but here's a guided tour through a (slam-dunk) installation and scan. I picked a system already loaded for...


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