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  • Introducing Windows PC Accelerators

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    Microsoft today announced several new names for Performance Features coming with Windows Vista later this year. Windows PC Accelerators is the new term that encompasses Windows Vista’s new performance-enhancing technologies. The Windows PC Accelerators
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  • USB Memory Sticks for Windows Vista's SuperFetch

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    As many of you may know, or may not know, Windows Vista incorporates a new technology called SuperFetch that allows you to use USB Memory sticks to add more memory instantly to your computer. You got a 512MB Memory stick with nothing on it, when using
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  • Welcome Center Should be a Gadget

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    I was thinking about the Welcome Center earlier this week and came to the conclusion that I think Welcome Center could be more useful as a Desktop Gadget. A full customizable Welcome Center Desktop Gadget could be configured for OEM's and also configured
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  • New CTP on the horizon?

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    Josh over at Windows Connected responds to a email recently sent out - the "Windows Vista and Office Beta Newsletter No. 2". In the newsletter, Alexander Holy states: "It is April now and the next CTP (Community Tech Preview) of Windows Vista still a
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  • New Sidebar Gadgets in Build 5342

    The Sidebar Team has introduced new Sidebar Gadgets for Windows Vista in Build 5342. The new Gadgets are: Calculator Minesweeper Number Puzzle Picture Puzzle Timer Take a look at the new Gadgets in the Gadget Picker here . There seems to have been some
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  • New Taskbar Network Icon: Yay or Nay?

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    In Build 5342, Microsoft shows off a new Taskbar Network Icon - different than what we've previously seen: I can't get my Wireless to work (reasons I'll blog about later on) so I can't show you the Wireless version of the new icon. So what do you folks
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  • EXCLUSIVE: Office 2007 and Aero Glass

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    I'm going to try this "exclusive" thing out and show you guys Office 2007 using Windows Vista's Aero Glass. Click on the above screen "clip" for a larger screenshot. I was able to get the Office 2007 Beta 1 Technical Refresh to install just fine in the
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  • Bumpy Ride coming for Vista? Nah.

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    Josh over and WindowsConnected talks about some anonymous comments made over the Mini-Microsoft blog in regards to the current state of Windows and morale on in the Windows Division. He goes on the assumption most of the anonymous comments made are most
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  • Steven Sinofsky to lead future Windows and Windows Live Development

    Microsoft announced today that Steven Sinofsky will be joining the Platforms and Services Devision (PSD) at Microsoft to lead Windows and Windows Live development . According to Microsoft, Steven will help better align the Windows and MSN "assets" with
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  • Gadgets Showcased at Mix 06

    InfoWorld has done a really neat article on Windows Vista's Sidebar Gadgets - showcased at Mix 06 this week. Microsoft's goal behind Sidebar or Desktop Gadgets is to offer rich content that runs "beyond the browser" and enhanced the overall Windows user
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  • Windows Vista End-User Beta Coming Next Quarter

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    A Microsoft spokesperson was able to elaborate a little more on a few things concerning today's news of Windows Vista's "delay". They are on track to deliever a end-user Beta to over 2 million users next quarter. That means between April and June, a major
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  • January 2007 Availability for Windows Vista

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    Last week, some folks on the Microsoft Connections blog accidentally let slip of a Novembmer Launch for Windows Vista. Today ActiveWin reports while Novemember might still see the launch of Windows Vista, only businesses will have access to the RTM Windows
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  • Beyond the Browser at Mix with Sidebar and Gadgets

    You can take a look at Joe Belifiore, Microsoft's Vice President for the eHome division, talks about technologies that take the Windows User Experience "beyond the browser" with technologies such as Windows Sidebar and Desktop Gadgets. He showed off a
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  • In the future with Internet Explorer

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    At Mix 06 today, Bill Gates talks about the future of Internet Explorer as well as several improvements in key IE 7 features coming for Windows Vista I thought were worth pointing out. "Gates said that Microsoft is already working on the next two versions
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  • Vista launching in November?

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    According to the "Official Microsoft Connections" Blog - Microsoft will indeed be launching Windows Vista some time in Novemember. Here is the exact quote from Microsoft's blog - Mary Jo Foley copied the quote just in case it disappears off Microsoft
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  • Office 2007 Beta 1 Refresh on the Vista

    I've taken the liberty of installing the 2007 Microsoft Office System Beta 1 Technical Refresh on the February CTP on Windows Vista (Build 5308). I took a few screenshots too. Screenshot: Microsoft Office Word 2007 Screenshot: Microsoft Office Excel 2007
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  • New Vista Animation / Logo / Symbol?

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    I noticed this yesterday at Microsoft.com - they have this new mouse over animation of an symbol that links you to their Windows Vista product page. Here is a screenshot: The logo/symbol looks to be trademarked. I wonder if this is some sort of new trademark
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  • Office 2007 Beta 1 Refresh next week?

    CNET thinks so . They say we can expect changes to the UI and bug fixes to make it more stable. Can't wait to install the Office 2007 hotness on Windows Vista. Currently, Beta 1 from my experience is pretty much useless in the February CTP.
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  • Completely locked out of Vista...

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    I figured it wouldn't take long before my Dad would hit some troubles (see my previous post about my Dad installing Vista). And boy, did he hit some troubles. Just to give some background, my Dad is the Cheif IT Officer of a Pharmaceutical company. He
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  • My Dad installed Vista tonight

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    My Dad has never installed a operating system Beta from Microsoft as far as I can remember ever since Windows 95. So today, I get all these questions about Vista and began to wonder why he was asking me these questions. He then informed me he was currently
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