BetaNews | Microsoft: Patch Tuesday Didn’t Cause Thursday Skype Outage

  Microsoft: Patch Tuesday Didn’t Cause Thursday Skype Outage By Scott M. Fulton, III, BetaNews August 21, 2007, 12:32 PM Yesterday afternoon, Microsoft’s security engineers formally ruled out the possibility of its regular monthly “Patch Tuesday” update sequence as having triggered a worldwide outage of Skype VoIP communication service on Thursday, which lasted for about two days. BetaNews | Microsoft: Patch Tuesday Didn’t Cause Thursday Skype Outage

BetaNews | MTV Kills URGE, Joins Real on Rhapsody

  MTV Kills URGE, Joins Real on Rhapsody By BetaNews Staff, BetaNews August 20, 2007, 9:47 PM MTV Networks is set to announce a joint venture Tuesday morning, which will tie the company’s digital music offerings with RealNetworks’ Rhapsody service. In turn, MTV will abandon its URGE service that was launched with Microsoft, but largely ignored after the debut of the Zune player and Zune Marketplace. BetaNews | MTV Kills URGE, Joins Real on Rhapsody   I never cared for Rhapsody software or the company or Real Player (Buggy, bloated and tries to take over your PC). I will continue to … Continue reading BetaNews | MTV Kills URGE, Joins Real on Rhapsody

BetaNews | Skype: Users Rebooting Brought Service Down

  Skype: Users Rebooting Brought Service Down By Scott M. Fulton, III, BetaNews August 20, 2007, 12:03 PM A system outage that impacted Skype users for about 48 hours last week has officially been attributed to a multitude of Windows-based clients receiving critical security patches and rebooting at roughly the same time. According to the company, the reboots triggered a flood of logon requests that collided at Skype’s network hub, like a circumstantial form of denial-of-service. BetaNews | Skype: Users Rebooting Brought Service Down

An update is available that improves the performance and reliability of Windows Vista

  INTRODUCTION This update resolves issues that may affect some Windows Vista-based computers. These issues have been reported by customers who are using the Error Reporting service or Microsoft Customer Support Services.By applying this update, you can achieve better performance and responsiveness in various scenarios. This update also improves the reliability of Windows Vista.This update resolves the following issues on a Windows Vista-based computer: • You experience a long delay when you try to exit the Photos screen saver. • A memory leak occurs when you use the Windows Energy screen saver. • If User Account Control is disabled on … Continue reading An update is available that improves the performance and reliability of Windows Vista

An update is available that improves the compatibility and reliability of Windows Vista

  INTRODUCTION This update resolves some compatibility issues and reliability issues in Windows Vista. By applying this update, you can achieve better reliability and hardware compatibility in various scenarios.This update resolves the following issues: • The screen may go blank when you try to upgrade the video driver. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 932539 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932539/) The screen may go blank when you try to upgrade the video driver on a Windows Vista-based computer • The computer stops responding, and you receive a “Display driver stopped responding and has … Continue reading An update is available that improves the compatibility and reliability of Windows Vista