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.
We all love our sidebar gadgets? Techradar.com has a list of the 22 Vista Sidebar gadgets to save you time including gadgets from National Rail, Ebay, Wikipedia etc
22 Vista Sidebar gadgets to save you time
Any others you can recommend?
So back in the office after a week up in London for our regional team meeting , and waiting for me on my return was a Berocca - Blogger Relief pack that I had signed up to a while back. And after this hectic week with some late and liquid late nights it was very timely.
We continually add, update and sometimes delete articles on the Windows Help and How-to , and just thought I would point you at some of the latest additions:
as always take a look at the content and let us know if it is any good using the voting section at the bottom. We really do look at this data and your comments when deciding what new content to create.
The Windows Update Product team have just produced an excellent document explaining how Windows Update keeps your PC up to date and protect from malicious software…
Document Link (original blog post)
Shamelessly copied from The WinVista Club here is a great list of all the Shortcut keys in Windows Vista
WinKey - Open and close the Start Menu WinKey + D - Minimize all windows to the desktop. Press again to reverse action WinKey + E - Open Computer in Windows Explorer WinKey + L - Lock the computer WinKey + F - Open the Search window to find files and folders WinKey + M - Minimise all windows WinKey + Shift + M - Maximise all windows after minimizing them
WinKey + R - Open the Run dialog box WinKey + X - Open Windows Mobility Center WinKey + E - Open Windows Explorer
WinKey + Tab - Activates Flip 3D. Use mouse wheel to cycle windows
WinKey + U - Open Ease Of Access Center
WinKey + Pause - Opens the Systems Properties dialog box
WinKey + F1 - Opens Windows Help & Support
WinKey + B - Sets focus on the Task bar, Allows navigation using arrow keys; opens applications on pressing Enter key.
Updated 24 Sept 2008
Winkey + Space – shows all the sidebar and desktop gadgets
Updated 01 Oct 2008 - found this by mistake!
Winkey + S – Create a screen clipping and send to Microsoft OneNote
Updated 15 Jan 2009
For the full list try this Windows Help and how-to article Keyboard shortcuts
Online phishing (pronounced like the word fishing) is a way to trick computer users into revealing personal or financial information through a fraudulent e‑mail message or website. A common online phishing scam starts with an e‑mail message that looks like an official notice from a trusted source, such as a bank, credit card company, or reputable online merchant. In the e‑mail message, recipients are directed to a fraudulent website where they are asked to provide personal information, such as an account number or password. This information is then usually used for identity theft.
Today the Windows Live team here in the UK have just posted a great article about Protect Yourself From Phishing. It talks about what Phishing is, and what to be wary off as well as what to do if you think your Hotmail account has been compromised.
We also have lost of great content about Phishing over on Windows Help and How-to including:
Let me know what you think, and if you found the articles useful.
Whilst on the train into London this am I was browsing Metro and spotted this story
13-million digit prime number discovered
‘The University of California, Los Angeles team found the number, which is too long to appear on this page, on a network of 75 computers running Windows XP.’ (my bolding)
UCLA academics yesterday said that while the prize cash was nothing special, the 'bragging rights' would be terrific.’
Keith Coombs - has a little more info
What with all the I'm a PC stuff going on thought this might amuse
thanks to my boss Alessa for the link :)
Take the test over on the homepage of Microsoft.com/uk
I took it and am I am a ‘technical triumph’
Updated to say you will need the silverlight plugin installedto see the quiz
Just a quick plug for an excellent new site on http://www.microsoft.com/uk about licensing and piracy aimed at home users.
The new site at http://www.microsoft.com/uk/licensing/homeuser/default.mspx is themed around ‘buying safely and activating’, and features:
Well worth a look if you have any questions on this topic.
We also have tons of content on Windows Help and How-to about activation, product registration and related topics such as :