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  • A week with the Windows Vista February CTP

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    I've been using Windows Vista on a daily basis ever since the February CTP came out. I thought I'd give a low down of my thoughts. At work, I've gone to Vista as my primary PC OS finally testing Vista's ability to log in to a domain. I've noticed a few
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  • February CTP Quality Issues?

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    Matt Goyer, Program Manager for the eHome division at Microsoft, posts about what he's seen on newsgroups about the quality of this month's CTP in regards to using Media Center. "Since we released the February/Enterprise CTP, build 5308 of Windows Vista
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  • February CTP Review at ActiveWin

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    Andre has put together a very extensive and well thought-out Preview of the February CTP over at ActiveWin . He's put alot of time and effort into it and I suggest taking a look and reading through it. Andre starts from Installation all the way through
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  • New CTP SKU's arriving soon to Connect

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    Microsoft looks like they will be putting online new SKU versions for the February CTP Build 5308 on Connect in the near future. Product Keys for Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Business have shown up for Build 5308
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  • I need a new monitor...

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    I installed the CTP at work yesterday on my PC with a 19inch flat panel monitor. Ran at 1280x900 resolution and looked sweet. Then I come home to my standard 19inch CRT tube monitor that takes up half the desk - doesn't quite have the kick the 19inch
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  • Sidebar Gadgets VS Live.com Gadgets

    There might seem to be some confusion between Windows Live Gadgets and Windows Sidebar or Desktop Gadgets. They are two DIFFERENT types of Gadgets currently. Windows Live Gadgets are designed to run on Live.com. Windows Sidebar or Desktop Gadgets run
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  • Windows Sidebar Feature Preview Online

    Today I've put online my latest Feature Preview for Windows Sidebar (with screenshots). You can check out my earlier Feature Previews by heading here . I will be updating the older Feature Previews in the near future to accomodate any changes we see in
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  • Non-Aero Themes in Vista: Part 2

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    Installing Windows Vista on a PC that doesn't have the graphics support needed to run Aero Glass get a metallic theme instead (which I am going to call "Scrap Metal" - being touted Aero Express. With this CTP, I've decided to run Vista on my laptop again
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  • Windows Vista "Enterprise" February CTP Available - Kind of...

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    Microsoft has put online on Connect the February "Enterprise" Community Technology Preview for Beta Testers. Unfortunately Connect seems to be having a TON of problems trying to download the new build. "Error: The system has encountered an unexpected
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  • Vista SKU's not official...yet

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    Paul Thurrott was able to get Microsoft to respond to the accidental leak of possible SKU's for Windows Vista on a Beta site for Vista Help and Support. "Microsoft recently posted a web page designed to test the Windows Vista help system that included
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  • Where is Windows Media Player 11 and URGE?

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    I am wondering when we can expect to see Windows Media Player 11 and URGE for Windows XP? I guess it won't get me anywhere by asking but I feel that URGE has gone virtually unspoken about since its announcement at CES. From the CES announcement, I've
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  • Possible Windows Vista SKU's?

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    Look what the folks at ActiveWin discovered earlier today: a Windows Vista Help and Support (Beta) Page . Here are the list SKU or Windows Vista Versions this site reveals: Windows Starter 2007 Windows Vista Home Basic Windows Vista Home Premium Windows
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  • Talking about InfoCards

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    InfoCards are a new technology Microsoft is putting in place that Bill Gates hopes could eventually end the need for usernames and passwords. Banks and other sites issue you a unique InfoCard that you add into your InfoCard Collection. The technology
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  • Tidbits on the upcoming February CTP

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    Here's a few tidbits I caught within the past few days regarding the upcoming Community Technology Preview of Windows Vista that stuck out: Sean Alexander hints at some cool things to see (he's going to Japan on Sunday) : "The small bummer is that by
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  • Building Sidebar Gadgets

    Want a heads up on how to write a Desktop Gadget for Windows Sidebar? Head on over to Lou Amadio's blog. He explains how a Gadget is put together and gives some code examples on writing your own Gadget. I caught this over at Steve Makofsky's blog . I
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  • Windows Sidebar and Gadgets at Mix 06

    Shawn Morrissey will be attending Mix 06 in March doing hands-on labs and presentations on Windows Sidebar and writing Gadgets for Sidebar and SideShow. "I just found out I’ll be running one of the Sandbox areas (what PDC and TechEd folks know and love
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  • Xbox 360 and Windows Vista - Not quite yet...

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    I recently bought an Xbox 360 to use its multimedia capabilities (and become a gamer) with Windows XP Media Center. But also, as I am testing Windows Vista also, I tried to see if my Xbox 360 would connect to a Windows Vista Media Center PC. Apparently
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  • The Jenny Lam Video at Channel 9

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    Robert Scoble was able to interview Jenny Lam, Creative Lead on the MSX (Microsoft User Experience) Design Team. The MSX Team is responsible for user experience for the Windows Shell, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Gallery - just
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  • Windows Vista: Incremental instead of Innovational?

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    Today I got into a heated conversation (wouldn't exactly call it an argument) with my boss on what kind of update Windows Vista is. While I don't entirely believe the OS is innovational, I do believe keep features are. My boss thinks all work on the Windows
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  • Vista Launch Date Rumor

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    There are rumors out on the net about the launch date being discovered in hidden code within Microsoft's "Guess the Launch Date" Contest website . Apparentlly the date of December 1st comes up. But if I remember correctly, Microsoft's Chris Jones revealed
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