I am Microsoftie 4 ever (18+ years) working in Windows Services and Content team in the UK, my blog is mainly focused on the Windows family of products and trying to provide help pointers and resources for customers on our products.
If you fancy getting into the festive theme with Windows Live Messenger then download these emoticons from MSN Italy
My Italian is a bit rusty but hit the big red button to Get free Christmas emoticons
Thanks to the WinVistaClub for the spot and link.
Ever wanted to know what the Windows Media Center TV pack is? well follow the link below to find out ‘Everything you need to know to install, tune, and get the most out of the new Windows Media Center TV Pack.’
Windows Media Center TV Pack 2008: The Unofficial User's Guide - Features by PC Magazine
Thanks to Chris for the link
We have just launched our Windows Vista community page in the UK
UK Windows Vista Help and How-To Community
On this site (which we are planning on expanding) are
The idea is to highlight the great community resources available in the UK for people with Vista issues and hopefully if they have a problem or question give them a central place to try and find an answer.
So if you know of any other great communities or blogs about any aspect of Windows Vista that is focused more on the consumer side of things then let me know and I would be happy to consider including it.
PS I have already been asked why I have not included my own blog, and my reply was modesty... do you think I should include it?
Spotted this nice photo article over on silicon.com
Photos: Windows through the ages
which shows 10 Windows screen shots from Version 1 through to 7, really interesting to see the changes...
My first encounter with Windows was I think 3.1 and then Windows for Work Groups...what was yours?
We have recently changed our spotlight on the UK Windows Help and How-to to highlight some of the more interesting things you can do with your photos and videos at this time of year:
hope you find them useful...
No not a typo, I really hope these will be available in the UK as well.
Microsoft Turns to Crispin, Rapper Common for New Clothing Line - Agency News - Advertising Age
Great little article on Top 5 Windows Vista Security Tips from Dragon Via Chris Pirillo it covers the following (followed by a Windows Help and How-to article on the subject)
1. Checking your spyware protection - Spyware FAQ
2. Keep Windows Vista Up to date -
3. Use the network profiles - Create or modify network profiles
4. Use the 64 bit version of Windows Vista - 32 and 64 bit Windows FAQ
5. Use a security Gadget on your sidebar such as AlertCon -
Getting the most from your sidebar demo
For more Security related Windows help articles please visit http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-GB/security.mspx
4 new Windows Vista Language Interface Packs (LIPs) have been released, all from South Africa, click the links below to be taken to the downloads pages:
Following on form a previous post on the new licensing and Piracy site I wanted to share this new site on a similar topic.
'The new Counterfeit Gallery navigation includes the typical three types of counterfeit, high-grade or high quality, mid-grade quality and low-grade or low quality counterfeits.
Also included with this release of the counterfeit gallery is the ability to submit your own image. Here's some more detail about the categories of counterfeit you'll see in the gallery'
The site requires Silverlight, but you can see in detail how to tell if your physical software disks and boxes is genuine or not and the ways in which the counterfeiters go about trying to make there stuff like like the real thing.
Thanks to Alex for the tip
Steve Ballmer, I'm a PC , nuff said