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  • Blog Post: Ars Technica: Create a Bootable Windows 8 USB Thumb Drive

    I’m going to build one of these today. Just need to dig up a 30GB+ storage drive. Ordering "Windows to Go": how to create a bootable Windows 8 USB thumb drive Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview is called that for a reason—there isn't a lot on the surface that looks very compelling about...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft training from 10 years ago

    The Microsoft fiscal year (FY) started on July 1, and it’s our time of year to do things like plan our career path, training, etc. I was just looking at the training I did in Redmond (around) 10 years ago and I thought it would be interesting to post the list. Some of the classes were several hours per...
  • Blog Post: Curse on the Windows Team Blog

    No, not that kind of curse. Brandon has a great post on the Windows Team Blog about BizSpark Startup Curse . Check it out. Managing Game User Interface Add-ons with the Curse Client from Curse.com I consider myself a casual gamer. I play a few PC games, mostly Games for Windows – LIVE titles, and of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Essentials for Small Business

    Eric Ligman announced today that Microsoft Security Essentials will be available to small business for free in October. I use Microsoft Security Essentials on all the machines in my house and it’s saved our bacon a number of times. Check out Eric’s post on the solution for small business and the other...
  • Blog Post: Interoperability Bridges & Labs Center

    Great resource for those working with PHP and other F/OSS tech on Windows and IIS.  Lots of projects and labs to explore here. (I wish I had been aware of the a couple of weeks ago.) Interoperability Bridges & Labs Center The Center is dedicated to technical collaborative work to improve interoperability...
  • Blog Post: Channel 10 - Microsoft's Official USB/DVD Download Tool Helps you Upgrade Netbooks to Windows

    I haven’t tried this yet, but I’m pretty happy to see it up there. The help file is available on the Microsoft Store site here . Microsoft's Official USB/DVD Download Tool Helps you Upgrade Netbooks to Windows 7 One of the best new products in Microsoft’s newly revamped online store ( store.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: PHP Magazine - The Great PHP on Windows Contest

    I’m always on the lookout for cool PHP applications that people have running on IIS. If have one, let me know. Also, this is a contest sponsored by Microsoft and AI for PHP applications running on IIS. Be sure to check out the free hosting from AI as part of this contest. Welcome To The Great PHP on...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Launch

    Should start at about 11:00 AM EST. More at the Windows 7 Virtual Press Kit site.
  • Blog Post: Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable

    Another Springboard roundtable coming up on September 24. Definitely worth attending if you’re interested in Windows 7. Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable Windows® 7 Application Compatibility Part 2: Virtualization ADD TO CALENDAR Date: Thursday, September 24th Time: 9:00am Pacific Time  Hear...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week for Windows 7 at Reston

    Sanjay is documenting the BizSpark Incubation Week he organized in Reston, VA this week. Check out his blog posts for details and lots of pictures.  Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect Evangelism : Day1: Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week for Windows 7 @ Reston Day1 coverage from Microsoft BizSpark...
  • Blog Post: Windows Marketplace for Mobile: Registration and Application Submission Walkthroughs

    Check out these walkthroughs for  for Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Looking forward to getting easier access to great apps on my phone. Windows Marketplace for Mobile: Registration and Application Submission Walkthroughs If you are new to Windows Marketplace for Mobile or wished there was available...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Press - Microsoft Virtualization Solutions Free E-Book

    Great offer from Microsoft Press. Download the entire e-book for free.  Microsoft Press - Microsoft Virtualization Solutions Free E-Book Offer This guide will teach you about the benefits of the latest virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions...
  • Blog Post: Programming Windows 7 | Windows | Channel 9

    Cool new site on Channel 9 dedicated to Windows 7 programming.  Programming Windows 7 Windows 7 makes it easy for developers to create engaging, user-friendly applications by providing familiar tools and rich development features that allow them to take advantage of the latest PC capabilities.  ...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Springboard and Windows 7

    Just a quick reminder that Springboard is one of the best resources out there for Windows 7 technical information. Be sure to check out  Mark Russinovich’s talks under the Windows 7 tab. TechNet Springboard: Windows 7 - Service Pack - Client TechCenter You can also check out a bunch of videos here...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week for Windows 7 @ Reston

    We have an Incubation Week coming up in August for some select startups to come in and build something cool with Windows 7. Ashish has the details on his blog below. We’ll post more information as we get it. Ashish Jaiman's Blog : Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week for Windows 7 @ Reston Microsoft BizSpark...
  • Blog Post: Sparks will Fly | 2009 Challenge

    This seems like a great opportunity for some creative thinking over the holidays. Only 17 days left in Round 1. Sparks will Fly | 2009 Challenge Sparks will Fly 2009 Challenge Show us your “home of the future” and win $15,000, plus a trip to TechEd 2009! We know you've got great ideas – and we want to...
  • Blog Post: New geekSpeak episodes posted to Channel 9

    I'm in the process of posting a small backlog of really excellent episodes of Glen Gordon's geekSpeak show to Channel 9 . Keep your on on the page for updates over the next couple of days, or subscribe to one of the feeds listed below. geekSpeak Total Episodes: 42 | Subscribe: RSS iPod/MP4 WMV (high...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Threat Research

    One of the things you need to do to keep your software safe is to be aware of trends and vulnerabilities that are currently being exploited by attackers. Today I followed a link to the Microsoft Malware Protection Center from one of my friends on Twitter. Excellent find. This is a fantastic resource...
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