Windows Live Search background just changed…

Right before my eyes…

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Something new is coming?

A quick refresh of the page, and all is back to normal…

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Strange.

OK…yeah…one more refresh, and there really is something going on.  There are spots in the image that relate to Live Search destinations.  The one shown below jumps to a Live Maps destination.  There are others…

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Try it for yourself:  www.live.com

NVIDIA GPU Update for Dell Laptop Owners – Dell recommends flashing the system BIOS

The issue is a weak die/packaging material set, which may fail with GPU temperature fluctuations. If your GPU fails, you may see intermittent symptoms during early stages of failure that include:

  • Multiple images
  • Random characters on the screen
  • Lines on the screen
  • No video

Dell recommends that you flash your system BIOS (see links in the table below). Each of these BIOS updates listed in the table below modifies the fan profile to help regulate GPU temperature fluctuations. Note: if you are already experiencing video-related issues like the bullet points above, updating the BIOS will not correct them. Dell will provide support for customers who have experienced GPU failure according to the terms of the system warranty.

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Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 & System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 Windows Server 2008 Support Hotfix

This hotfix contains fixes for issues that can occur, either after installation of Operations Manager 2007 SP1 or Essentials 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008, or after the operating system in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008.

Download:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=58529af1-243d-41f5-b681-342ac04aa17b&displaylang=en&tm

New and Updated OpsMgr 2007 Management Packs

MSI Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

The Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Management Pack includes monitors, rules, views, and knowledge for the monitoring of the application of group policy settings on Windows Server 2008. It provides a…

 

MSI Windows Server 2008 Application Server Management Pack for System Center OpsMgr 2007

The Windows Server 2008 Application Server Management Pack includes monitors, rules, views, tasks, knowledge, and reports for the monitoring of Application Server included in the Windows Server 2008 operating…

 

MSI Windows Server Operating System Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

The Windows Server Operating System Management Pack consists of the following five management packs: Microsoft Windows Server Library, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Discovery, Microsoft Windows Server…

 

msi Microsoft Windows Key Management Service Management Pack for Microsoft System Center OpsMgr 2007

The Key Management Service is used to activate computers running Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Each activation request is logged on the KMS host. The KMS Management Pack collects data from the…

 

MSI Terminal Services Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

The Terminal Services Management Pack helps you manage your computers running Terminal Services on Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, or Windows 2000 Server by monitoring the health of the Terminal…