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  • Blog Post: Windows Live Essentials 2011 is Now Available

    Windows Live Essentials is a collection of free programs you can download to enhance your Windows 7 experience. There are a number of programs available for download including: · Mail · Messenger · Photo Gallery (with facial recognition) · Movie Maker ·...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Taskbar / Progress Bar

    This morning I was re-introduced to a feature I had forgotten about. The icons on the WIndows 7 Taskbar can also act as a status indicator for the minimized programs. Below is a screen snip of my Taskbar showing the Back/Restore prgram icon with 1/3 shaded green. The snip below shows the actual...
  • Blog Post: Customizing "SendTo" Context Menu

    I spend a lot of time helping people troubleshoot problems. In many cases the work consists of sitting next to someone saying "click this" or "open that" especially log and configuration files. Believe me when I tell you it takes a lot of patience sometimes to watch someone to right-click a file, select...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 GodMode?

    I came across an interesting article on CNET today about some undocumented tweaks available in Windows 7. The one bloggers (not Microsoft) are calling GodMode enables you to configure a folder that contains links to let you access every Windows setting fromone place. All the shortcuts let you access...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Tip and Tricks - A Must Read!

    As a Microsoft employee I have been using Windows 7 since the early internal betas. I have been impressed with the operating system (OS) since day one and it has improved with each iteration leading up to release. There are some nice, obvious user interface changes that have been made. Many of them are...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Release is Less than a month Away...

    Windows 7 officially goes on sale October 22, 2009. Many people installed the beta and RC versions of the operating system and have been very pleased. I too installed the early betas and eventually the RC code. I have been pleasantly surprised with all the builds. The OS is fast and responsive and the...
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