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Of interest: Windows Live OneCare security suite to be included with many new PCs
Of interest... OneCare to be preinstalled in new PCs from several PC manufacturers... To address the growing security and management needs of today’s new PC user, Microsoft Corp. is working with 11 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including Sony Corporation of America and Toshiba Asia Pacific...
30 Jul 2008
No, that's Albany as in the subscription service beta, not upstate New York
The question I was asked as I was making my sandwich at an onsite conference... "So, you work with the product groups... what's happening in Albany today?" No, that should be "What is Albany?" See the news here on the Beta launch of New All-in-One Service for Consumers , as told by Group Product Manager...
18 Apr 2008
Lifehacker's Thanksgiving download: a dozen PC fix-it tools
Of interest is this item on Lifehacker.com, just in time for the holidays, "Geek to Live: A meaty Thanksgiving download." In a 17MB download, it promises that they will "save you the trouble of chasing down half a dozen PC fix-it tools in the midst of your post-turkey coma. Instead we've put together...
17 Nov 2006
Article: there's "no immunity" from security vulnerabilities
This weekend I blogged that when it comes to security on your computer -- whether it's a Mac or a PC -- it pays to be prepared no matter what platform you use . I received feedback in comments and via email on the post. Today I received a link in the mail to the article "No Immunity for Macs," by Mitchell...
17 Oct 2006
OneCare v1.5 Beta for Vista now available
Windows Live OneCare Beta 1.5 is available and supports Vista RC1 and greater, and can be downloaded and used free of charge , is available now on http://ideas.live.com . From the FAQs: What operating systems are supported? Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista (build 5500 or greater; recommended...
10 Oct 2006
Crashes happen to the nicest people
As noted earlier this summer, my wife's hard drive failed. And tonite I read that Guy Kawasaki's MacBook’s hard disk was "quasi hosed. " When I worked at an Apple developer in the mid 80's, Guy was one of those driving forces that made you believe in the platform. I nearly worked for Guy just after...
11 Sep 2006
More on Windows Visa Upgrade Pricing
As I noted previously re: Windows Visa Upgrade Pricing, I received some spirited comments and mails. As I mentioned, I haven't seen an announcement of UK or EU prices for Vista, but will post a link to them when I see them. As for the pricing on Vista upgrades on the Windows Vista "Get Ready" site...
8 Sep 2006
Where are your files archived? Is "Live Drive" coming soon?
A few months ago I was lamenting and thinking of an easy-to-use, online storage in the cloud service: "Give me a file share in the cloud where I can regularly back up critical files (photos, email and contacts) off-site... and make the files (or at least the recoverable image) accessible over the Internet...
25 Aug 2006
Screen Scraping, Trojan Horses and passwords... oh, my
Once again, here's today's installment on some of the different ways Microsoft is working on improving your experience with your computer, with blog bits spent on OneCare , Windows Defender , spam , Windows Live Safety Center , and last on phishing . Today it's about screen scraping and Trojan horses...
16 Mar 2006
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