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May 14, 2009  4:49 PM

Vista SP2 vs. chronic low-grade Vista errors



Posted by: Ed Tittel
destkop Vista, Enterprise Vista, Windows Vista Event Viewer, Windows Vista reliability, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Vista stability

Now that I've been living with Vista SP2 for three whole days, I'm getting some experience with the new environment on some production machines. I did encounter a situation where SP2 froze at 48% through its Phase 1 (of 3) changes prior to the restart between Phase 2 (before restart) and Phase 3...

May 9, 2009  3:17 PM

Bitten by the “Eval” nature of Vista SP2 RC?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, upgrading from Windows Vista SP2 RC to final release version, Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Vista SP2 RC, Windows Vista SP2 RC expiration date, Windows Vista SP2 release candidate

In my frenzy to test and evaluate Vista SP2 for stability I built myself a test system around the slipstreamed version of Vista x64 SP2 RC available from MSDN for download to subscribers. And while my results were overall positive--FWIW, SP2 seems to add significantly to Vista stability and...


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 27, 2009  4:13 PM

Installing an OS on x64 Vista insides Virtual PC 2007



Posted by: Ed Tittel
64-bit Vista, Enterprise Vista, installing an OS into Virtual PC 2007, lessons learned on Virtual PC 2007, Remote Desktop Connection, Virtual PC 2007, Windows Vista, x64 Vista

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



Posted by: Ed Tittel
64- vs 32-bit Windows Vista, Enterprise Vista, Virtual PC 2007, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Vista x64

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?`



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career planning, IT certification, Java certification, Oracle certification, Sun certifications

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



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification, MCTS Configuring Vista, Microsoft e-courses, Microsoft e-Learning, MS Certification, MS Exam 70-620, Vista certification, Vista training

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



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...


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