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January 10, 2009  3:14 AM

The Windows Experience Index

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When Microsoft created Vista, one of the new features that they introduced was the Windows Experience Index. The basic idea was that the index was an easy way of benchmarking your system's performance. Microsoft had hoped to entice software vendors to use experience index levels instead of minimum...

January 9, 2009  4:51 PM

Windows 7 Beta Goes Public

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As a freelance technical writer, one of the most frustrating things for me is to have access to information that I can't write about. The Windows 7 beta is a classic example of this. I have had a copy of the Windows 7 beta for quite some time now, but haven't been able to write about it because of...


January 3, 2009  5:03 AM

Windows 7’s 32-Bit Architecture

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For a while, there was a rumor going around that Windows 7 was going to be the first version of Windows that was only released in a 64-bit version. According to all of my sources though, Microsoft...


December 31, 2008  3:29 PM

What About Bob?

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If you have read my last few blog posts, then you know that I was on vacation for most of December. I spent most of that time on a cruise ship. If you have ever been on any of the longer cruises...


December 30, 2008  5:44 PM

The Theory of Evolution

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I have finally returned from vacation and dug out from all of the clutter that always seems to accumulate while I am gone. While I wish that I was still in the Caribbean soaking up the sun, I’m ready to get back to business.


December 10, 2008  11:39 PM

Worthwhile Event

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I just wanted to let everybody know that Microsoft is having a HUGE Windows event on Friday. The event is taking place in Redmond, but will be simulcast on the Web using Live Meeting. It is a must attend for anyone who is interested in Windows 7. Here is the agenda:


December 9, 2008  3:41 AM

Enterprise Desktop Virtualization

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With the end of 2008 quickly approaching, it’s nice to kind of take a look back and see what the big IT trends of the year were. I don’t think that too many people will disagree with me when I say that virtualization was huge this year. Even so,...


December 6, 2008  3:16 AM

The Windows 7 Action Center

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As much as I like Windows Vista, I have always found it to be a bit chatty. Sure, it is important to know if a problem exists that is preventing updates from being installed, or something like that, but if I am working on an assignment, the last thing...


December 3, 2008  1:48 AM

Disk Array Failure

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Today I had to deal with a situation that I don’t think that I have ever run into before. On Thanksgiving I had a disk in one of my RAID arrays fail. Being that it was Thanksgiving and all of the stores were closed and I had a bunch of relatives in...


November 27, 2008  1:28 AM

The Worst Version of Windows That You’ve Never Had?

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Over the last several weeks, I have tried to give you as much information about Windows 7 as I can. Writing anything in depth about Windows 7 at this point is a little bit tricky though. Shortly after the Professional Developer’s Conference, Microsoft...


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