Microsoft Store

Odd as it may seem, I have never actually noticed that Microsoft doesn’t have an online store…well,it seems that someone actually noticed this and Microsoft now does have one: The store offers all Microsoft merchandise and it also offers direct downloads which makes life a lot easier…   http://store.microsoft.com/home.aspx

The Vault from Lenovo

Ever wanted to feel like Bond, James Bond that is? Well Lenovo think that you do so they are coming out with a small device that is actually a secure hard drive which can only be accessed once a code is entered (using the built-in keypad). Now BitLocker can do this, but no doubt this looks cooler,or geekier…depends on you’re angle I guess…

BitLocker and Safe Mode

<Rant> This one is kind of a gotcha that has caught me by surprise. If you use BitLocker with a TPM that is PIN protected you can’t log into Safe Mode unless you go into recovery mode. Personally I found this very surprising to say the least. I honestly can’t say that this sounds logical to me, if you can provide the PIN protecting the TPM I can’t see why you shouldn’t be able to access Safe Mode. You are not circumventing any of the protection mechanisms you simply choose an alternate boot method AFTER you have already gained access … Continue reading BitLocker and Safe Mode