Vista Updates

So this is what I got last night (30/08/2007) via Automatic Updates


Update for Windows Vista (KB938194)


Update type: Recommended


This update resolves some compatibility and reliability issues in Windows Vista. By applying this update, you can achieve better reliability and hardware compatibility in various scenarios. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.


More information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938194


Update for Windows Vista (KB933360)


Update type: Important


Installing this update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2007 due to revised Daylight Saving Time laws in many countries. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.


More information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933360


Update for Windows Vista (KB938952)


Update type: Recommended


Install this update to resolve a display issue that occurs during language pack installation and when accessing the Regional and Language Options control panel. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.


More information: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938952


Update for Windows Vista (KB939165)


Update type: Recommended


This update configures the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program to improve the quality of software information sent to Microsoft. This information is used to help improve the features you use most often. Participation in the program is voluntary and no information collected is used to identify or contact you. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.


More information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939165


Update for Windows Vista (KB939159)


Update type: Important


Install this update to resolve an issue in the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS). After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.


More information: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=96415


Help and Support:


http://support.microsoft.com

Overview of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta

According to a press release it will released in Q1 2008.


From the Windows Vista Team blog 


Microsoft’s efforts to provide the best Windows experience ever in Windows Vista did not end with its launch. This white paper describes the ways Microsoft strives to continuously improve Windows Vista. It then introduces Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) and describes how the service pack will fit into the ongoing improvement process.


You can download the XPS version of the Windows Vista SP1 Beta Whitepaper here from our Public Windows Live SkyDrive folder:


http://cid-bbb1ef94681f0a70.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/The%20Windows%20Vista%20Team%20Blog/Windows%20Vista%20Service%20Pack%201%20Whitepaper%20August%202007%20FINAL.xps 


 

Whitepages.com Malware

So I went to whitepages.com today and got drive by malware trying to load.


Looks like making money is more important to them than helping me find a number.

1

I chose cancel then it claims it is analysing my drive and finding porn. Amazing technology as the hard disk wasn’t being accessed.

2

Clicking on No has the same effect as clicking on Yes.

3

We will cancel the download and OneCare pops up a warning

4

They should call themselves dvrivebydrivecleaner.com.

5

I see Sandi has been aware of this for awhile.

Feeling the LOVE?

So I finally gave in and installed Vista and Office 2007 on my work machine. I loaded it onto my Tablet PC just before TechEd.

I used the betas of all other MS OS’s long before they were shipped as my day to day work machines. I just couldn’t do it with Vista. I couldn’t afford the downtime trying to find simple things that were in unexpected locations. Change for change sakes it seems to me.

I notice it is slower than XP. UAC drives me mad, yet I haven’t disabled it. IE7 seems to take along time to load simple pages.

Before you ask it is a P4 3.2GHz with 1GB of RAM. You would think it is up to the task.

Office 2007 is a productivity nightmare. I still haven’t figured out how to put page of pages into the footer of a word document yet.

I can’t think of anything worse than deploying this to my users. I’ll spend the next year doing nothing but answering Word 2007 questions.

I realise it is going to take some time to get used to it. I will try to keep an open mind and use it for 30 days and then see what I think.

I am going to put a desktop out in the office with Vista and Office 2007 and get the users to try it. I think they will have some interesting things to say about it.

[Added]

Wow, I just realised I can access this from Word 2007 and post, edit etc. OK something in it’s favor