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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 17, 2009  4:52 PM

Windows 7 Predictions: Hits and Misses



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise desktop, Enterprise Vista, Windows 7, Windows 7 predictions, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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


April 15, 2009  5:37 PM

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



Posted by: Ed Tittel
April 2009 Scheduled Updates, Enterprise Vista, Microsoft Patch Tuesday, MS09-009, MS09-010, MS09-011, MS09-012, MS09-013, MS09-014, MS09-015, MS09-016, Windows security updates

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



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, suprising production use of Win7, upgrading Vista to Win7, Win7 clean install, Win7 Release Candidate install, Win7 upgrade install, Windows Vista

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



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Patch Tuesday, Windows Update, Windows Vista critical security updates, Windows Vista Important security updates, Windows Vista Moderate security updates, Windows Vista security updates

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,...


April 8, 2009  5:15 PM

Sizing and Placing the Vista Pagefile



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, Windows Vista paging file, Windows Vista tweaking and tuning, Windows Vista virtual memory

One question that I get frequently about Vista, especially from power users, tackles the size of its paging file. Remember, the paging file (which resides in a file named pagefile.sys on Vista machines, often on the system drive, sometimes on one or more other physical drives present on a Vista PC)...


April 6, 2009  6:46 PM

TX Legislature Inveighs Against Vista



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, Windows Vista, Windows Vista adoption, Windows Vista blocked, Windows Vista legislation

On April 2, ComputerWorld reported that the Texas Senate included a rider in its 2009-2010 state budget that blocks state agencies from upgrading to Windows Vista without...


April 3, 2009  3:11 PM

Check Out Windows Springboard for Win7 Info



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Mark Russinovich technical blog, Windows 7, Windows 7 blogs, Windows 7 Feature walkthroughs, Windows 7 forums, Windows 7 springboard

Thanks to a recent email from the Microsoft Learning PR rep, the ever-helpful Andrea Platt Dayal, I now know about the Microsoft Springboard Series, which she describes as a source of "...additional information for IT pros on...


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 27, 2009  4:00 PM

Vista Grows Market Share: Too Little, Too Late?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, Internet traffic trends, StatCounter, waiting for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista marketshare, Windows XP marketshare

On March 23, Sam Diaz blogged for ZDnet that Vista's market share has apparently climbed past 30% for the first time, according to an analysis by Web traffic monitoring company


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