Tag Archives: Windows

Last day at the office for Bill Gates on June 27th 2008

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Microsoft’s most famous Founder, Bill Gates, will be stepping down from his duties on Friday, June 27th 2008. Bill Gates was a Harvard University dropout.  In 1975, he co-founded Microsoft with his friend Paul Allen and took the world by storm with his software we all know.  He made billions of dollars and totally revolutionized Continue Reading

Microsoft starts Vista SP1 automatic updates

Well, I discussed Windows Vista SP1 previously, and now Microsoft has turned on the deployment through automatic updates. This means that if you have automatic updates turned on to download and install automatically, you should be getting SP1 installed pretty soon. Naturally, the process will be progressive because of the many bugs that were found Continue Reading

Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Dates

According to Neowin, the long awaited Service Pack 3 for Windows XP is almost here. Although unconfirmed by Microsoft just yet, the dates would be the following: April 14, 2008: Support becomes available for the release version of SP3 April 21, 2008: OEMs, Volume License, Connect, MSDN and TechNet April 29, 2008: Microsoft Update, Windows Continue Reading

Windows Server 2008 – New Features – Part 4

This is the fourth part of my review of the new features in Windows Server 2008. Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS7) IIS has been pretty much the same old service for quite some time and now comes a much needed update with Server 2008. IIS7 is a robust solution for web hosting and application development Continue Reading

Windows Server 2008 – New Features – Part 3

This is the third part of my review of the new features in Windows Server 2008. Network Access Protection (NAP) Network Access Protection is one of my favorite new features of Server 2008 because I’ve been in a few companies which asked specifically for such a functionality. There are third-party applications that allow this and Continue Reading

Windows Server 2008 – New Features – Part 2

This is the second part of my review of the new features in Windows Server 2008. Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODC) Branch offices and remote locations are now an important part of Windows Server deployments and required a complete Server installation with previous versions of Windows. The problem with complete installations is that you might need Continue Reading

Windows Server 2008 – New Features – Part 1

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After going to the Heroes Happen {here} event in Montreal, I thought I’d go through all the new features included in Windows Server 2008 to explain what they are and give my thoughts about them. I was pretty impressed with the feature set already, but seeing some of these in live presentations was the extra Continue Reading

Heroes Happen {here} in Montreal

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Yesterday, I went to the Montreal edition of the Heroes Happen {here} launch event by Microsoft. This is the launch tour for Microsoft’s next-generation server platform Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL 2008 and Visual Studio 2008. I always enjoy going to these launch events because you get to see the actual products and their features Continue Reading

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

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