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  • Windows Mail Tray Control

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    My good friend Kristan from digitalfive.org felt Windows Mail in Vista needs a Tray Control feature so he decided to make one himself! I was one of his beta testers and found the new Tray Control tool he created actually quite useful. Head over to his
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  • Windows Vista Preview on 10

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    Microsoft's 10 Show does a Windows Vista Preview . Here's what they say about the Preview: "Microsoft Windows Vista! Are you kidding me? We get an inside look at Microsoft's new operating system. From music to digital photos to new search capabilities
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  • Windows Internet Explorer 7.0 Beta 2 Now Available

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    You can now test Windows Internet Explorer 7.0 Beta 2 . You must uninstall any previous Beta 2 Previews before proceeding to install the full Beta 2 of IE 7. After installing Beta 2, you will notice the UI is the same has seen to some extend from the
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  • Windows Sidebar Review, Updated Timeline and More

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    This evening I've put together an extensive Review of Windows Sidebar in Build 5365. Windows Sidebar is one of my most-watched features of Windows Vista. In this build, we see a few new Gadgets appear as well as enhancements to the performance of Windows
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  • Windows Vista Build 5365 - Beta 2 Preview

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    This evening, Beta Testers for Windows Vista were given a new interim build - Build 5365 - to test. Microsoft is atleast a month away from releasing Windows Vista Beta 2 and this interim build showcases several enhancements we can expect to see coming
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  • Introducing the Windows Vista Team Blog

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    Members of the Windows Vista Team will now be contributing to a official Windows Vista Team blog - which has the tag line "The official and authoritative resource on Microsoft Windows Vista". Their latest articles are "Windows Defender Explained" and
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  • Here We Go Again: Interim Build Release Expected?

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    Paul Thurrott is still sticking to his guns about getting a interium build release sometime in the near future . I would have to agree that it seems likely we'll get another interium build to play with. I was able to get a Microsoft spokesperson to confirm
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  • Matt Goyer Explains Media Center Changes

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    Matt Goyer talks about Microsoft's changes to Media Center in Windows Vista . He makes some interesting statements concerning some features and changes current Media Center users may or may not like. Yes, we’re changing the interface, and existing users
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  • Using Google Calendar with Windows Calendar

    Shawn Morrissey has a guide online for using Windows Calendar to access your Google Calendar . What's really cool about this is that Google Calendar uses, just like Windows Calendar, the iCalendar file format standard. So if you're testing out Vista,
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  • New Interim Build of Vista coming Monday?

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    Bink is reporting of the possibility of seeing another Interim build of Windows Vista (from hdrive.org which seems to be down at the moment) to be released to beta testers Monday. This won't be the first interim build between CTP's. The previous build
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  • Microsoft to Launch Calendar Assault

    As many regular readers may know, Windows Vista's new calendar application Windows Calendar is one of my favorite new additions to the Windows operating system. In recent days, there has been alot of talk about Calendar technologies up and coming which
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  • Windows Defender Beta 2 Refresh

    The Anti-Malware Engineering Team is called the latest build release of Windows Defender Beta 2 a "refresh" . Adam over at their blog talks about some of the changes we can see in this Beta 2 Refresh: First off, we have added a checkbox option to continually
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  • Windows Defender Beta 2 Build 1347

    ActiveWin reports that Microsoft has released a minor update to Windows Defender Beta 2 - Build 1347. You can download it via Microsoft's Download Center or also through the Microsoft Update engine. I'm not too entirely sure what's changed but my guess
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  • Charlie Owen's Desktop Wallpaper Now Available

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    Due high demand and requests, Charlie Owen has made available the desktop wallpaper seen from this screenshots of Build 5355 . You can download the wallpapers at 4 different sizes here . If you're using Windows Vista Build 5342, or the February CTP, Charlie
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  • Windows Vista R2: Code-named "Fiji"?

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    Mary Jo Foley has posted a very interesting article regarding the latest Windows Vista delay (announced in March) also delaying post-Vista releases. What's more interesting is she reveals a new code-name for us to get familiar with: Windows Code-named
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  • Want a Peak at Build 5355?

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    Head over to Charlie's blog - he takes some time going over the Windows Vista UI and highlights some major improvements to the UI users should find to their liking. He uses screenshots from Build 5355 to support his statements. You can see the use of
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  • Windows Contact Store?

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    Microsoft has developed a RSS Feed Store system built right into Windows Vista using Internet Explorer 7. This feed store can be accessed using other applications such as Outlook 2007 and any other application designed to grab feeds from the store. Why
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  • Turning a corner with Windows Vista

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    Charlie Owen reports he was able to install a newer build of Windows Vista on his Toshiba M200 Tablet PC - getting Aero Glass to work on a 32MB nVidia Mobile 5200 video card. He hopes that its not a "anomaly". Me too. Charlie suggests this is possibly
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  • New Windows Application: Code-named "Monaco"?

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    Microsoft may be working on a competitor to Apple's GarageBand software for Windows Vista, according to Mary Jo Foley . Code-named "Monaco", the new sound mixing application is expected to take advantage of Windows Vista technologies such as the Aero
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  • Windows Vista Parental Controls

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    The UAC Team has posted an indepth article on Windows Vista's Parental Controls . The Parental Controls appear to be quite extensive. I don't think it will be useful to me, as I am not a parent, but for folks wanting to use the benefits of Windows Vista
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