Monthly Archives: January 2007

Today Bill Gates webcast

January 29, 20071:45 p.m. PST / 4:45 p.m. EST From Times Square in New York City, join Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates for a live webcast celebrating the worldwide launch of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System. See: Events … Continue reading

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TechNet Virtual Lab: Windows Vista

New at the TechNet site: some very interesting virtual labs about Windows Vista. It’s all for free and it’s a simple-no complex setup or installation to try out Windows Vista. You get a downloadable manual and a 90-minute block of … Continue reading

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Reward for OneCare Beta testers

Nice surprise from Microsoft for the OneCare Beta testers. If you participated in the Beta test then you’ll get an offer by email up to 60% off the regular price. The next version, 1.5 will be released on January 30th, … Continue reading

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Extended Support for Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Media Center Edition

Yesterday Microsoft announced the addition of an Extended Support phase for the Windows® XP Home Edition and Windows XP Media Center Edition operating systems. With the addition of Extended Support, the support life cycle for Windows XP Home Edition and … Continue reading

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CPU at 100% when checking for updates?

Yesterday, when updating two PCs at the office, the SVCHOST.exe was using 100% of the CPU for a long time. There seems to be a fix for this but you have to get in contact with Microsoft. According to the … Continue reading

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Update your favorites!

The Windows Live OneCare Safety Scanner and Windows Live OneCare are now located at one place on the ‘Net: http://onecare.live.com/. If you just need a quick scan then just go to this site: http://onecare.live.com/scan. Other security related links: Microsoft Security … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January, 2007

I’m sure you already have installed the latest updates and patches for January, but just in case you still have to do this. Microsoft released a couple of security patches on January 9, 2007: MS07-002 Critical Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could … Continue reading

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Windows Vista Security Guide

Finally, we’re back again. Have been offline because of some problems with my ISP but since January 11th we’re back online again. This time I’m connected by UNET, a local Dutch provider who delivers Internet, phone and TV through a … Continue reading

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