Windows OneCare Live 2.0 Beta Testing to Begin – News and Analysis by PC Magazine

Beta testing to start late April, and ship in Fall 2007 New Features: Wireless connection – Help setup secure WIFI connections. Printer Sharing Support – Help connect printers to the local network. Management of Startup Programs – Includes speed boot time by automatically detecting rarely used programs and removed them. Online Backup – Dedicated to photos and requires an additional fee. (Try www.xdrive.com for 2-3 gigs free space an download the desktop app to auto-backup. Unified Monitoring – You can track the security and maintenance status from any PC on the network. Unified Resolution – will let an administrator correct problems on other … Continue reading Windows OneCare Live 2.0 Beta Testing to Begin – News and Analysis by PC Magazine

Get Vista upgrade, never pay full price

  Get Vista upgrade, never pay full price By Brian LivingstonMany people are upset by the fact that the economical, “upgrade” version of Vista won’t accept a Windows XP or Windows 2000 CD-ROM as proof of ownership. Vista Upgrade is said to install only to a hard disk that already has XP or 2000 already on it. Source: Get Vista upgrade, never pay full price

Windows Vista Questions and Some Answers (Updated)

I have been helping with the lunch of Vista at a store. I have come across these questions and because these were not made clear, either hidden of fine print on the bottom of the box, I and everyone else is giving away bad advise. Once I get all of the answers, the store will be able to give good advise. Because some was assumed was the same with previous versions, and the lack of Microsoft informing the stores. 1. Does x64 version DVD come in the Vista Box? No it does, not. You must pay a small shipping and … Continue reading Windows Vista Questions and Some Answers (Updated)

Microsoft to offer Windows Vista online – Yahoo! News

  Microsoft Corp. will make its new Windows Vista operating system available for sale and download online, marking a new step for the software company, which has previously sold Windows only on packaged discs or pre-loaded on computers. Source: Microsoft to offer Windows Vista online – Yahoo! News   I think this is a smart move, since people have busy lives. I have been able to obtain corporate software electronically instead of waiting for the CD to come in for Symantec/Vertas and GFI. (Note, most retail stores do not sell corporate licensing that you can go in and buy and … Continue reading Microsoft to offer Windows Vista online – Yahoo! News

BetaNews | TiVo Fast Forward Popup Ads Return

  Customers of the DVR service TiVo began reporting over the weekend that the fast forward ads which appear during commercial breaks have reappeared. The ads appeared last in March 2005, when the company was testing new ways to generate money from the service. Source: BetaNews | TiVo Fast Forward Popup Ads Return Ok, so people pay for the box most times, and pay for the service, and now they want to show ads to paying customers? If any DVR did that I paid for I would cancel my service and go with Windows Media Center or another software PVR.

Dark Reading – Host security – Microsoft: Home Server Sports Serious Security – Security

  JANUARY 10, 2007 | Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Home Server software will include security features taken from its enterprise-grade Windows Server 2003 software, but will not work as a central distributor for patches to PCs on the home network, a Microsoft executive said Wednesday. Source: Dark Reading – Host security – Microsoft: Home Server Sports Serious Security – Security   The one comment I have about this wonderful product, I hope to be able to beta test is, instead of being behind the router, why not have it be the firewall with a Home based ISA 2006 Firewall? Have two NIC’s … Continue reading Dark Reading – Host security – Microsoft: Home Server Sports Serious Security – Security

Download details: Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB928089)

Overview This update resolves a performance issue with the Phishing Filter. When visiting certain web pages, the Phishing Filter may increase CPU usage while evaluating the page contents and the system may become slow to respond. This problem occurs on pages that contain multiple frames or when multiple frame navigations occur quickly. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Link to Download details: Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB928089)

Introducing Windows Search Preview

  Introducing Windows Search Preview Windows Search Preview helps you find precisely the file or information you’re looking for fast, in one place and wherever it’s located. Source: Introducing Windows Search Preview Also, there is a link to notify you when it is available.