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  • Blog Post: Pin Windows blog and Bing in IE9

    You’d expect the Windows blog to be tight with their comrades in IE9 and sure enough they are. Brandon did some work to make the Windows blog pinnable to your taskbar and the results can be seen above. Tres bien…you can do the same for your blog with the developer resources for IE9. Hot on their heels...
  • Blog Post: McLaren MP4-12C runs Windows OS

    I can feel the comments to this post already, pointing me to all those videos of cars with blue screens. Trust me, I’ve seen them. The chaps down at McLaren Automotive HQ’s in Woking, England are pretty serious about their engineering though so it may surprise you to learn that their new supercar, the...
  • Blog Post: The web browser ballot

    This is the proposed ballot screen that European users of Windows 7 will see and it looks like Europeans will get the full version of Windows 7 after all   In the wake of last week's developments, as well as continuing feedback on Windows 7 E that we have received from computer manufacturers and...
  • Blog Post: Download Windows XP Mode Beta for Windows 7

    It’s been talked about a lot and I think it’s a super smart solution to ensuring legacy applications run on Windows 7. Sure there are some caveats such as it’ll only be available on Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate versions but you can test Ultimate now with the RC. It also requires a CPU with the...
  • Blog Post: Sheila: Microsoft’s Latest Laptop Hunter

    Video: Laptop Hunters $2000 – Sheila gets an HP HDX   I’ve been checking regularly to see when the next instalment of Laptop Hunters would arrive and here it is – Sheila. She’s A PC, an artist and values a machine with over 2GB and a honkin’ graphics card. In short. Sheila is fierce :) For the record...
  • Blog Post: Kids are talkingaboutwindows.com

    Very cuddly…Jon Devaan, Senior VP of Microsoft’s Windows Core Operating System (COSD) in a Window, talking about Windows 7. Get it? The guy is a 25 year Microsoft veteran and in my experience he’s worth tuning in to. TalkingAboutWindows is another website in the quest to educate people on the decisions...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s 3rd Laptop Hunter Ad

    This time Sony wins out in the quest for speed, a big hard drive and a good gaming computer. Interesting that it’s in YouTube (and Soapbox ) before the Windows.com site. Not as much Apple trash talk in this on either…apart from Lisa saying “these are way more money dude” and “these are pretty” about...
  • Blog Post: Windows Rookies Ads: UK Edition

    Video: Lewis, Age 5 Whilst the US campaign has shifted to Laptop Hunters , our team here in the UK has launched their own series of Windows Rookies ads . I thought Kylie was terrific but these kids have pukka UK accents and Lewis is quite the dude . I spent an hour this morning filling envelopes with...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Laptop Hunter Ad: Giampaolo

      Giampaolo looks for a high-spec laptop that's up to his standards and under $1500 Money line “I don’t wanna pay for the brand, I wanna pay for the computer”
  • Blog Post: OS’es on The Web

    I’ve seen a number of cool sites this week that are related to OS’es on the web. The first is a Commodore 64 Emulator in Silverlight 3 . Like Marc , I also nicked this flashing cursor image from Scott’s site as it’s retro cool. Next up is a site from our team in Argentina for an event over there....
  • Blog Post: Lets Take Another Look at Those Gates/Seinfeld Ads

    Video: Shoe Circus I did this recently with a friend and we laughed our asses off…they didn’t seem that funny the first time around. Maybe after all the launch hoopla died down and I watched them just for what they are they worked. Seriously, call me a fanboy (I AM) but these are actually pretty damn...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Ad: Laptop Hunters

    Video: Laptop Hunters $1000 – Lauren Gets an HP Pavilion I pal showed this to me yesterday whilst here on Microsoft Campus – and today it went public. Next stage of the Crispin Porter + Bogusky effect. I’m LOVING the new laptop hunters site to accompany this. Clean, elegant and simple. ….and finally...
  • Blog Post: Start With Windows Mobile

      I love this video that Long managed to hack from the Windows Mobile Facebook site . I was about to ask the Windows Mobile team to make this stuff more easy to to share and then found their YouTube site. Cool!
  • Blog Post: Start Windows

    I’m with Joe Wilcox agreeing that the Windows Start makes a welcome comeback in this Windows Mobile video (though I though we were Windows Phones now?). Anyway, cool video and I love the branding. Reminds me of one of the most popular blog posts I ever posted .
  • Blog Post: Windows 7: The Beta Is Here

    Okay you all sorta knew this was coming but yes, it’s here. Windows 7 beta 1 is available for download from MSDN/Technet and will be broadly available for all from Friday onwards I believe. I’ve been running this build for a few weeks now and it’s outstanding. I have it on a Vaio TZ and a Samsung NC10...
  • Blog Post: Power Consumption Of A Laptop

      No surprises there but an education post all the same from the Windows 7 team blog that includes some quick tips…some obvious but some perhaps less so Quick tips: The easiest way to save power on a desktop PC is reduce the display idle timeout to something very aggressive, such as 2 or 5 minutes...
  • Blog Post: Ferrari test drives Windows supercomputing

    Some people get all the cool gigs – including my old pal Vince Mendillo who is quoted in the BBC News piece about Ferrari’s use of Microsoft’s HPC Server. In fact it’s another of my old pals who is behind this product – Ryan Waite – between them I can’t believe they haven’t tapped me up to pop down to...
  • Blog Post: Goodbye Old Friend - Windows 3.x laid to rest

      Something eerie about this. On Saturday morning I installed Windows 7 for the first time. The same day the door closed on Windows 3.x after 18 years. As reported by the BBC it is the end of an era. Clunky as it seems now, Windows 3.x is sort of why I am where I am now – it was running on the first...
  • Blog Post: Get your I’m a PC badge & stickers

    I’m bringing a number of these as stickers to PDC. If you see me, stop me and grab one. Meantime you can grab these by right click and “Save As”
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s I’m A PC just went live in UK

    Video: Pride (UK) - I'm a PC   Tomorrow night you’ll get to see this on the big screen during the X Factor ad break at 7:30 but you can get an early look at www.windows.co.uk where it literally just went live.
  • Blog Post: Windows in the Cloud week

    Hot on the heels of yesterdays news that Amazon will enable users to run Windows Server on EC2, another big cloud company, 3Tera , has added Windows to their portfolio. For those not familiar with 3 Tera they’re a specialist data centre/cloud vendor whose AppLogic software is a grid OS “for running and...
  • Blog Post: Seinfeld speculation

      I don't get all of this "Microsoft cancelled Seinfeld ads" nonsense. I saw it recently in Computing and also from my chums at Computer Weekly . As we've said on the Windows Vista blog it was never the plan that Seinfeld would appear in all the ads. Hey ho...I guess it's easy to assume...
  • Blog Post: I’m a PC

      There you have it….the latest part of the campaign is live. What do you think? Mike Arrington is getting plenty of feedback on his post and of the ads he says “still digesting, but Microsoft may have done something really smart here”
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Ads on their way tomorrow

    I’ve seen ‘em and I like. The New York Times has a thorough analysis.
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