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The time has come to move on… to Windows 7 (especially if you're still on Windows XP)
It's time to make a move away from Windows… Windows XP that is. As Rich Reynolds noted in his post on the Windows team blog commemorating Windows XP this week… "We’ve been talking a lot about the anniversary of Windows XP and how much technology and business have changed...
27 Oct 2011
Microsoft Supports Next Generation of the Internet with World IPv6 Day
Today at 5:00PM PDT, Christopher Palmer, IPv6 Program Manager on the Windows Core Networking team posted on the Microsoft blog that Microsoft joins other members of the Internet Society (ISOC) in support of World IPv6 Day . You may view the post here on the Microsoft Blog , along with more our information...
7 Jun 2011
Microsoft Bing and Xbox.com Support World IPv6 Day
June 8 is just around the corner, and along with other members of the Internet Society (ISOC) , Microsoft will participate in World IPv6 Day. (For more information on IPv6, you can Bing it: http://www.bing.com/search?q=ipv6 ) On this one-day test, we will provide support for IPv6 on Bing.com and Xbox...
1 Jun 2011
Announcement: Microsoft Security Advisory 2490606: Vulnerability in Graphics Rendering Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution
This just published on TechNet's Microsoft Security Advisories and notred on the MSRC Blog: details on Microsoft Security Advisory 2490606 , Vulnerability in Graphics Rendering Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution... Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a vulnerability in the Windows...
4 Jan 2011
Reminder: Microsoft Windows 2009 Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones Hotfix available for Egypt, Western Australia
In case you missed the announcement, there is a new Microsoft Windows 2009 Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones Hotfix available for Egypt and Western Australia . See my original post here . Once again, as has happened in the past, a couple of countries will see new changes to their observation of...
9 Sep 2009
Announcement: Microsoft Windows Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones Hotfix available for Egypt, Western Australia
Once again, as has happened in the past, a couple of countries will see new changes to their observation of Daylight Saving Time (DST) , this time in Egypt and Western Australia. (see here for 2008 changes in Egypt ) A new Microsoft Knowledge Base article is up – KB 974176 – noting the hotfix now...
17 Aug 2009
Announcement: Microsoft Windows August 2009 Updates to Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones
Check out Microsoft KnowledgeBase Article 970653 , "August 2009 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems", which the Windows team just posted. A nod to the good folks across our company working on our effort to help manage time (particularly in daylight saving...
21 Jul 2009
Announcement: Microsoft Security Essentials Beta now available
The Windows Security Essentials beta is now available for download on a new Microsoft site dedicated to Security Essentials. Windows Security Essentials will replace Windows Live OneCare. The new software package will provide a basic level of antimalware and virus protection, defenses against worms,...
23 Jun 2009
Announcement: A new DST hotfix is available for Morocco 2009 Daylight Saving Time for the Windows platform
As Lourdes posted here on the Daylight Saving Time and Time Zone blog, a new hotfix is available for Morocco 2009 Daylight Saving Time for the Windows platform. This is an update for the Daylight Saving Time for the "(GMT) Casablanca" time zone this year (2009) for computers running Windows...
29 May 2009
Thinking about joining a new club? Take a look at the Windows Clubhouse
Groucho Marx famously said… "I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member." Well, there's an exception to every rule. I found such an exception in the Windows Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is a community where you can connect with other members and help people learn how to use...
9 May 2009
Mac vs. a Windows PC, Windows 7 rights to Windows XP, Tiered Billing for Internet Access and more of what I've read
A few links of interest today… a quick post as I need to get through my email. Busy week. You've no doubt seen the latest Microsoft Windows commercials . Well, BusinessWeek's Arik Hesseldahl has a bone to pick with the math in his article, Mac vs. PC: What You Don't Get for $699 – BusinessWeek (Byte...
16 Apr 2009
Why do I need IPv6? Where can I learn from Microsoft about IPv6 for Windows? (Your questions on IPv6)
This came in today via email (thanks, Brin)… "Why do I need IPv6? Is there more about IPv6 available from Microsoft? Is there anything I need to do to support IPv6 in Windows Vista or Windows 7?" Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is (Wikipedia tells us) "the next-generation Internet...
27 Mar 2009
Information on Daylight Saving Time, Time Zone and related DST changes for Microsoft Windows and other products in 2009
An update on some of the recent daylight saving time changes around the world coming this year to Morocco, Pakistan, Syria and Tunisia in 2009… It's been a busy time, reflected in fewer than normal postings on this blog, but happily it's due in part (when it comes to time) that there has been little...
19 Mar 2009
Your questions: do we have to worry about the coming Leap Second when it comes to Microsoft Windows and other products?
As I Tweeted today (no, really, I can stop any time) I saw a question today on the subject of the coming leap second , as noted in the MSN posted article, 2009 to arrive not a second too soon , from Space.com's Joe Rao: "Wait a second. "The start of next year will be delayed by circumstances...
29 Dec 2008
Advisory: Information on daylight saving time changes for Mauritius and Egypt in 2008
Coming soon to our Hot Topics for Daylight Saving Time changes page , information on changes accommodating Mauritius and Egypt. Guidance for Mauritius on Upcoming Daylight Saving Time Implementation for 2008-2009 As noted at http://www.afrol.com/articles/29955 on July 23, 2008 and in L'Express newspaper...
3 Oct 2008
What time is it Down Under? Daylight Saving Time comes to much of Australia on October 5
A quick quick Tweet as the Register's James Sherwood reports that the Daylight savings shift to cause phone havoc Down Under (that's Australia...): "Unsuspecting Aussies could be in for a spot of time travel this weekend, because Australian network operator Telstra has warned that some Down Under phones...
2 Oct 2008
Announcement: Windows Updates for Daylight Saving Time changes in Brazil for 2008-2009
The government of Brazil announced a change in the observance of daylight saving time in the country. According to the details in the Ministry's Decree number 6558 of September 8, 2008, DST there will start the third Sunday of October and then end generally on the third Sunday of February of the following...
30 Sep 2008
Announcement: Coming in December: Microsoft Updates to Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones
First off, I want to welcome Lourdes to the DST blog over at http://blogs.technet.com/dst2007 . She is coordinating the efforts on our daylight saving time and time zone updates and releases for current products across the various product groups at Microsoft. A tough job, to say the least...
16 Sep 2008
Announcement: Changes to daylight saving time in Morocco, earlier than later on September 1, 2008
As I twittered today (geek gasp), I learned today that according to news reports ( here , en Francais), the ministry for the Modernization of the public sectors in Morocco just issued a notice that the country will change the clocks back on the midnight between August 31 and September 1, rather than...
27 Aug 2008
Your questions: 'If we installed the December 2007 Microsoft daylight saving time updates, are we covered for the changes this Fall?'
Recently, I received a question similar to one I answered last year on daylight saving time and time zone updates to Windows: "We updated our systems earlier this year for daylight saving time [the rules for the US and Canada]. Is there anything we need to do? Should we also update our systems...
22 Aug 2008
Running into issues with an update to Windows XP SP3? There's free help available
Patrick Marshall has a weekly column in the The Seattle Times where he answers reader questions "about everything from recovering deleted files to the pros and cons of handheld technology." Today he has a column in which he responded to a reader having difficulty installing Windows XP Service Pack 3...
9 Aug 2008
At TR7 with some down time? Consider a trip to Bainbridge Island
Coming to TR7 in Seattle and wondering what to do with a day off? sure, there's plenty to do and see in Seattle but consider this: Hop the ferry to Bainbridge Island - the weather is quite nice this weekend (so far) and if you walk on to the boat, it's a short walk into town for a quiet day. Nice shops...
26 Jul 2008
More on Mojave: new site online
Check out the site for the Mojave Experiment that just went live along with Ina Fried’s latest post , noting that "Microsoft has created a teaser site for its Mojave project."
26 Jul 2008
Advisory: New Daylight Saving Time and Time Zone updates available for Windows
A quick note to let you know that Knowledge Base article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914387 " How to configure daylight saving time for Microsoft Windows operating systems " reflects the manual changes and additions DST and TZ. KB 914387 should contain all DST changes made since RTM. The cumulative...
26 Jul 2008
Advisory for ZoneAlarm customers with Microsoft Update KB951748 (MS08-037)
After the release of MS08-037 , Microsoft became aware of reports of ZoneAlarm customers experiencing issues after applying the security updates. According to Christopher on the post on the MSRC blog ... "We started investigating these reports as soon as we heard about them and have been working...
12 Jul 2008
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