Tag Archives: Microsoft

Windows 7 ready for next year?

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In a recent public appearance, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, announced that the next version of Windows, dubbed Windows 7, might be ready for next year. Windows 7 is the successor for Windows Vista and the original schedule was for about 3 years after the release of Vista. A 2009 release would mean almost a year Continue Reading

Microsoft Surface is coming your way

Microsoft Surface

If all goes as planned, the Microsoft Surface will be marketed to the general public within 3 years. This is what the senior management of the company seems to be telling us. In an interview with Fortune magazine, Tom Gibbons, the head of products at Microsoft, explained that the demand exceeds all expectations, but some Continue Reading

Service Pack 1 for Vista is available

For those of you who have made the switch to Windows Vista, the long awaited Service Pack 1 is now available for download from Microsoft. It seems that, although SP1 is meant to fix bugs and make Vista a more stable environment, it also causes a few problems as well. This is to be expected Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8, New Features

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Yesterday, I looked at the new Internet Explorer 8, Beta 1 and mostly discussed the internal behavior and rendering capabilities. Today, I wanted to show you what some of the new features are in more detail. There are quite a few improvements, but many of them are “Features” that should have been there a long Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8, Beta 1 is available

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When I heard that Microsoft had released Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 for programmers and designers, I knew it was pointless to resist the temptation. I always like to see new products and what new features they have come up with. Internet Explorer has always been a somewhat controversial browser because it did not respect Continue Reading

Microsoft’s Online Software Services – The end of software as we know it?

Microsoft Online Portal

Those who know me already find me extremely annoying for it, but I have been saying for quite some time that the future of software is definitely in web-based applications. Many different variations on the terms have been used such as Software-as-a-Service(SaaS), web-based, or even subscription-based applications. The trend is easy to notice and more Continue Reading

Xobni and why Microsoft might buy it

it’s no secret that I like to try out new software and I love to review new web sites and applications. Xobni is no exception to that statement. If you are an Outlook user, then you must surely have heard of this little plugin that can completely change your user experience with your e-mail. “Xobni Continue Reading

One more reason to wait before moving to Windows Vista

When Microsoft released Windows Vista, everyone expected to upgrade and be happy about it. But moving from one operating system to another is never an easy task and many users have held back to see how it would go before trying it for themselves. This may have proven to be a good idea, but mostly Continue Reading

Restoring an image to different hardware

I have had the opportunity to try restoring a machine image on completely different hardware recently and I thought this could be very useful to many of you out there. Here is the situation: My client has a few servers and one of those is a Windows Small Business Server that was running on a Continue Reading

Yahoo! “Buzz” in testing phase

In the midst of a Microsoft/Yahoo! battle about the software giant’s wish to takeover, Yahoo! is still moving along as planned on many projects. One of these projects is the new Yahoo! Buzz, which is currently in a testing phase. “Yahoo! Buzz features the most popular stories right now, determined by people around the Web. Continue Reading