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Silverlight 2.0 Beta 2 and Deep Zoom Composer Update
2008-06-07 03:04:00
As announced earlier this week during the Tech ?Ed 2008 Keynote - Silverlight 2.0 Beta 2 has been released. Tech?Ed 2008 for Developers is taking place in Orlando this week with Tech?Ed 2008 for IT Professionals starting next week. Check out the Virtual Press Room for Tech?Ed 2008 for the latest announcements. On top of today's Silverlight 2.0 Beta 2 release comes two new releases also worth taking note of: Expression Blend 2.5 June 2008 CTP and an updated build of Deep Zoom Composer for Silverlight 2.0 Beta 2 support. Because of updates made in Silverlight 2.0 Beta 2, I needed to install the updated build of Deep Zoom Composer and re-publish my Space Needle Deep Zoom Collection to take full advantage of today's Silverlight 2.0 Beta 2 release. Download: Deep Zoom Composer June 2008 Release (Version 0.9.0.3) Download: Expression Blend 2.5 June 2008 CTP With the new build of Deep Zoom Composer - I was able to choose between JPEG and PNG for the format of my photos within my Deep Z...
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Setting the Workstation Permissions
2008-06-06 08:16:00
If you are working in a company, you will notice that your terminal or workstation will not normally have all the usual features enabled once you log on to the network. The usually default menus such as the control panel or even the applications may be limited and these are usually set by the network ...
More About: Software , Windows X , Workstation
Microsoft updates Windows Vista search to version 4.0
2008-06-06 06:35:00
The built-in search feature of Windows Vista is no match for the Spotlight search feature of Mac OSX which is unobtrusive when indexing, fast to find your files right off the bat and just smarter. Microsoft is playing catch-up with its search feature and with the latest update may just be getting there. Windows Search 4.0 is available for almost every modern 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows including Vista with SP1, Windows XP SP2, Windows 2003, Windows Home Server and Windows Server 2008. The update is not available via Windows Update and must be downloaded manually from Microsoft. The search isn?t necessarily any smarter and in that respect is no match for Spotlight but there are a couple new features worth noting. According to ZDnet, Windows Search 4.0 improves indexing speed and support for indexing encrypted files has been added. It also supports indexing files on networked computers and drives.It seems in order for this to work on Vista, SP1 must be installed. I have u...
More About: Windows Vista
Features and Tutorials
2008-06-06 02:00:00
64-Bit SupportCorrect Disk Cleanup shortcut for Windows Vista 64-bit (Kristan M. Kenney)Solution for Updating the BIOS on Windows Vista x64 Machines (Robert McLaws)Steve Gibson's SecurableSwitch to Windows Vista 64-bit painlessly (HOW-TO) Backup and Re...
More About: Software , Microsoft , Tutorials , Features
MalwareProtector2008 (Malware Protector 2008) Removal Instructions
2008-06-05 14:09:00
MalwareProtector 2008 , or Malware Protector 2008, is another misleading and malicious application created to detriment the world of computers. Malware Protector 2008 is the latest counterfeit anti-spyware software that causes headaches for for Internet users today. MalwareProtector2008 usually installed itself onto your PC without your permission, through Vundo Trojan, Zlob Trojan, Virus or fake software. MalwareProtector2008 ...
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New Whitepaper: The Business Value of Windows Vista
2008-06-04 20:15:00
This one is for all you IT professionals out there. A lot of you are probably having discussions inside your company about when to deploy Windows Vista , or you've deployed it and want to know which of the new capabilities can have the biggest impact on your business. To help in your evaluations we've released a new white paper, The Business Value of Windows Vista : Five Reasons to Deploy Now. (Download the XPS or PDF.)  This document summarizes the top enterprise features, latest customer case studies, and research on the capabilities of Windows Vista all in one place. What are the top 5 reasons? Here's a peek at what's inside the doc: 1. Improves the Security of PCs and Confidential Data. Windows Vista Enterprise had 20% fewer security vulnerabilities than Windows XP SP2 did in 2007-and it includes BitLocker Drive Encryption to help protect your confidential data. 2. Unlocks the Potential of Today's Mobile PCs. Windows Mobility Center helps users quickly access key mob...
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Windows Search 4.0
2008-06-04 16:47:00
Quick post to let all you Lazy Admins out there that Windows Search 4.0 has been released. There is a long list improvements. I have been using the preview release for the past month, and I definitly have noticed performance benefits on my laptop. For those who haven't tried Windows Search, it's a Lazy Admin's best friend. The only downside is the search is so good, I forget where everything actually is located in Windows. Grab it here: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940157   From the Microsoft Website: Windows Search 4.0 includes the following improvements: ? Support for indexing encrypted documents of local file systems ? Reduced affect on Microsoft Exchange when you index e-mail in online mode, and there is no local cache (.ost) ? Support for indexing online delegate mailboxes ? Support for client-to-client remote query to shared indexed locations ? Improved indexing performance ? Faster previewer updates for Windows XP ? Per-user Group Policy setting...
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Shut Off Your PC When Not In Use
2008-06-04 15:45:00
As far as energy consumption today is concerned, it would be best to make sure that most of your electrical gadgets, computers included, turned off and unplugged. We all know that most people can do a lot of things with their computer and apparently people have forgotten to turn them off. This stems from continuous ...
More About: Software , Tutorials , Cooling , Shut , Motherboards
SpywareIsolator (Spyware Isolator) Removal Instructions
2008-06-04 15:02:00
SpywareIsolator Descriptions: SpywareIsolator is the latest counterfeit anti-spyware software that endangers the world of computers. SpywareIsolator usually installed itself onto your PC without your permission, through Zlob.Trojan, Virus or fake software. SpywareIsolator will display fake system alerts or fake security alerts to trick user to buy the paid version of SpywareIsolator, in order to remove ...
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Watch out for the Hardware Conflicts
2008-06-04 10:00:00
For sure, most of you have encountered problems as far as failed detection or unknown detection at times. Normally this would lead to wrong drivers or perhaps conflicts as far as assignments recognized by the current operating system you are using. You can try and tinker around with the installed devices on your control panel-system ...
More About: Hardware , Software , Watch , Tutorials , Windows X
Windows Search 4.0 Released to Web
2008-06-03 23:41:00
Not necessarily a "Windows Experience" (although it does improve the Windows Experience) - I'm making this post on behalf of the Windows Search Team. Oh and I am really excited for this release. Today we released the final version of Windows Search 4.0 to Microsoft Download Center. Windows Search 4.0 updates search in Windows Vista , Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Home Server. This release comes after a public Windows Search 4.0 Preview, which was a success thanks to great community participation - with around 300,000 downloads.   Since the Preview was released, a number of quality improvements have been made to the product based on feedback provided by the community. Download: Windows Search 4.0 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 (x86) Download: Windows Search 4.0 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 (x64) More download packages are available on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940157. So, what's new in this release...
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Windows Ultimate Theme - Free Download
2008-06-03 19:45:00
This is a nice, easy to install, theme for Vista. I like the transparency effects of the taskbar, windows and start menu. The best part of this theme is the spectacular wallpaper. The overall design is a little too dark for most desktops but it’s still a good design with cool sidebar widgets. If you’re ...
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Square Theme - Free Download
2008-06-03 19:35:00
Now this theme is a nice break from the typical designs available. I really like the background and the whole gray look of this theme. Even though the theme is gray is doesn’t look dreary or bland. This is a great minimalistic design which is perfect for the office and staying focused on your work. ...
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i-Clock Sidebar - Free Download
2008-06-03 19:23:00
You can’t get any more cool then this set of clocks for Windows Vista. There’s a design for everybody in this set of 7 clocks. My personal favorite is the Windows clock. I know it may not be as cool as the other ones, but I always enjoy simplicity and integration with the whole desktop. ...
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Adding Interactive USB Ports for Gadgets
2008-06-03 10:31:00
As far as your PC desktop is concerned, people want the usual USB ports to be available in numbers so that they can plug in various interface devices such as the printers, keyboards, mouse and card readers that are used today. Much of the contraptions we see today use the USB to be connected to ...
More About: Software , Tutorials , Gadgets , Interactive , Ports
Windows UX Taskforce (soft-launch)
2008-06-03 08:20:00
I really opened Pandora’s Box last Saturday when I asked the community what Windows user interface quirks they’d like to see fixed or improved in the next version of Windows. The way I originally imagined it was to go through each of the suggestions by hand and add them to my post along with a pretty ...
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Windows Vista Springboard: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accel
2008-06-02 14:33:00
A few weeks ago I posted about some of the tools Microsoft provides to help establish the costs and saving that deploying Vista can bring. One of the issues that I have is how do we get the numbers to fill in those forms; well MS has you covered there too. This tool is really useful. With the MS Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator you can scan the computers in your network for information such as which OS and Service pack they are running, and if they are good candidates to upgrade to Vista. There are even some tools geared towards migrating your servers to 2008, and qualifying workloads that are good for virtualization. You can also generate some really nifty reports. These reports save a ton of time, and can help in presenting information to the managers in your life. In short this tool was designed with lazy admins in mind! Note: When you install MS APSA you also need to install SQL server, and the installer will automatically download and install it for you during the...
More About: Software , Windows , Windows Vista
Use Partitioned Hard Drives Logically
2008-06-02 09:27:00
As far as making sure that you do not overload your primary hard drive with assorted programs and files you need, if you have a partitioned your hard disk, try to use them. This saves you a lot of problems especially if you talk about speed when you use your computer. Just like us, a ...
More About: Software , Hard , Hard drives
HP HDX ?Dragon? notebook giveaway winner
2008-06-01 17:46:00
You can stop refreshing the page now. If you’ve been holding your breath for the last couple of hours in anticipation for the drawing of this website’s “31 Days of the Dragon ” giveaway, seek medical attention immediately. The rest of you read on. When I set out to design my contest, I opted for something easy ...
More About: Notebook , Winner
Windows Vista Demo Readiness Toolkit
2008-05-31 10:04:00
The Windows Vista Demo Readiness Toolkit is now available for download. Although the focus of this week has been on the demonstrations of Windows 7 provided by Microsoft, the Redmond company is not yet ready to give up on Windows Vista . This position ...
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Vista: 150 Million Shipped
2008-05-31 09:57:00
A month after the last numbers update, Microsoft ships 10 million more Windows Vista licenses.   !!!Microsoft revealed that 140 million licenses shipped during its fiscal 2008 third-quarter earnings announcement in late April. This evening, during th...
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Adding the RC1 Integration Components to WinPE 2.0
2008-05-30 22:17:00
Mike Sterling just made a triumphant return to blogging by posting an article on how to add the RC1 ICs to WinPE.  Check it out here.  Keep in mind, though, that this only works for WinPE 2.0, which is the WinPE that is based on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. As for my triumphant return to blogging, I'll be back next week with some updates to old posts and new posts as well.  In the mean time, I'm going to go back to playing GTA4.
More About: Software , Integration , Components
Backdoor.Win32.TheThing.a Removal Instructions
2008-05-30 21:01:00
Backdoor.Win32.TheThing.a is a fake popup error messages from rogue antispyware named Antivirus 2008 Pro. Backdoor.Win32.TheThing.a is a popup that tries to trick user to buy the paid version of Antivirus 2008 Pro. The possible error messages are either “Your browser was hijacked by Backdoor.Win32.TheThing.a”, or “Your browser was hijacked by Backdoor.Win32.TheThing.a” or “Likely error message ...
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Windows UI Taskforce: your help wanted
2008-05-30 17:58:00
Most of us who use Windows Vista have probably come across a couple of user-interface quirks during our times - some of which irritate you more than others, some are more obvious than others. With the development of Windows 7 speeding full-steam ahead, I thought this might be an opportunity as good as ever to ...
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Make Sure your Hard Drive is Detected
2008-05-30 15:44:00
Most computers today are easier to configure. Unlike in the olden days, the need to go into the BIOS to be able to make sure that all peripherals are properly detected is no longer a common practice. Computer peripherals today are mostly plug and play thus leaving lesser rooms for potential need to manually override ...
More About: Software , Drive , Hard , Hard drives , Make
Compare and Review Video Cards Before Buying
2008-05-30 08:00:00
Thanks to the number of PC games that have come out today in the market, the need for higher spec video cards has become an large demand today. Manufacturers such as Nvidia and ATI Radeon have become big names today for focusing a lot on the screen resolution and graphics that are needed for PC ...
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HP HDX 31 Days of the Dragon Contest by Geek Central
2008-05-30 06:49:00
If you are into technology and browse a lot of Windows Enthusiast websites and have not heard about the HP HDX 31 Days of the Dragon giveaway then you probably have been living under a rock throughout May. Not to worry, there are still a few contest left to go and Geek News Central started theirs just a few days ago, you should go check it out. The contest itself sponsored by Hewlett Packard and coordinated by BuzzCorps is giving away super impressive All One System that is sure to please anyone interested in computers, whether you are a gamer, student, business or just like really powerful computers. I have participated in about 19 of the contest so far, but it seems luck has not shined upon me 'yet'. Below are a list of sites that are still running contest:24 May - 31 May www.thegreenbutton.com25 May - 01 Jun www.istartedsomething.com26 May - 02 Jun www.bleepingcomputer.com27 May - 03 Jun www.hardwaregeeks.com28 May - 04 Jun www.geeknewscentral.com 29 May - 05 Jun www.geekzone.c...
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SysInternals Online
2008-05-29 20:33:00
We have all muttered the words "Where is <fill in the blank> when you need it?"  A lot of times that blank is filled with the name of a SysInternals utility like Process Explorer or TCPView.  Well never utter those words again thanks to http://live.sysinternals.com :)  Here you will find a list of all the SysInternals tools ready to download.  Or if you don't want to download it to all your PCs just run the command from a command line to the remote server and run the tools that way :) It takes about a minute for the app to load and when you close it, the app is gone.  This is definitely one to remember :)
More About: Software , Online
Zinaps (Zinaps7.exe) Removal Instructions
2008-05-29 16:04:00
Zinaps Descriptions: Zinaps is the latest counterfeit anti-spyware software that creates hassles for computer users around the world. Just like most fake antispywares, it issues misleading and exaggerated issues. Zinaps usually installed itself onto your PC without your permission, through Vundo Trojan, Virus or fake software. Zinaps will display fake system alerts or fake security alerts ...
Windows 7 beta testing to be compulsory part of Windows Logo program, effec
2008-05-29 13:56:00
There appears to be a lot going on behind-the-scenes for Windows 7 than meets the eye. Effective next week, June 1 2008, original equipment manufacturers who wish to get their new PCs certified by the Windows Logo Program for the “Certified for Windows Vista” label will have to get their hands dirty with Windows 7 ...
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