I am Microsoftie 4 ever (19+ 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.
My old friend Liam Kelly (UK DPE Partner Lead) has pointed towards the latest videos about using IE8, and there are 18 of them up on YouTube
the 2 most recent added within the last 24 hours are
and Live Search
Well worth looking at if you are interested in learning more about the features in IE8 Beta.
You can download Internet Explorer 8 at www.microsoft.com/ie8
Following the announcement on the Windows Home Server Blog about the updated site and new series about using Windows Home Server.
Windows Home Server: Back Up and Restore Files and PCs
If you are interested in learning a little more about Home Server we have a great article on the Windows Help and How-to site called Introducing Windows Home Server, check it out and let me know what you think.
If you like your Windows Vista in Malay then you can download the latest Windows Vista Language Interface Pack (LIP) :
Click here to download the Malay Vista LIP.
* Please note that the Malay Brunei Darussalam LIP can only be installed on a system that runs an English version of Windows Vista.
A while back I blogged about how you could Test drive Windows Vista Ultimate for free, well know you can also Test drive Microsoft Office 2007…(click the image to find out how)
Well according to the Windows Vista Club poll they are as follows
Tweaking With Vishal Windows Vista For Beginners Vista & XP Media Center Windows Vista Forums MintyWhite Windows Guides
There is going to be a final judgment for the overall title, but each site is one that I frequent and well worthy of a visit.
If like me you occasionally go into the Windows Task Manager, (usually as a result of some poor performance or to kill off some unresponsive program) and when you get there you get a screen that you really don’t know what to make of. So which process is doing what? and should I really kill it?
So recently I downloaded a little tool/utility from Uniblue - ProcessQuicklink from ProcessLibrary.com and I have found it incredibly useful as tool to help me find out what all those processes are, and what they do. To quote there web site
‘As many as 20 to 30 processes may be running invisibly, silently in the background on your PC. Some hog system resources, drastically slowing down your computer. Others are a threat to security and privacy. A few may be harmless.
The Windows Task Manager displays most of these processes but you have no information to learn and understand what is what.
Get the latest definitions and exhaustive advice on all the processes running on directly in the Windows Task Manager…’
Just thought I would share that, I am nothing more than a happy customer/user and have no connection whatsoever with Uniblue Systems.
I am always on the hunt for demos, tutorials and articles on how to achieve tasks in Windows Vista, so I can understand if there is any content on the Windows Help and How-to site that is missing or could be improved, and also from a personal perspective so I can learn more about our products.
Today I came across the following tutorial from ITPro.co.uk and thought it worthy of a quick mention here, so check it and let me know what you think.
IT PRO Tutorials | Creating a Windows Vista Backup
But at this point I would also like to point out just a few of the backup related topics we have on the help and how-to site as well:
Nothing to do with Windows Vista but worthwhile anyway for any Bond fans out there
MSN UK have got the latest full length trailer for the next James Bond film – Quantum of Solace, well over 2 mins long… so for any bond fans out there check it out.
James Bond – Quantum of Solace movie
Just spotted this new Windows International (the group I work in) blog from Oliver Windows International Testing
“This blog will provide topics of interest to software developers and test engineers who are interested in Software Localization Testing, Globalization Testing and Software Localizability ….
…Going forward, we will be using this blog to share more details on test methodologies, useful tools, typical globalization/localizability defects and general tips and tricks. "
Working in this area, and with past roles in localisation I am looking forward to seeing what they are going to post, and hope i can learn about the process and tools in this area :)
The ever wonderful Windows Vista Magazine has been running a recent set of articles on how to achieve a Windows Experience score of 5.9
The articles are great and well worth a read if you are looking to make sure your computers hardware and software is going to be capable of giving you the ultimate experience
Part 1: Focuses on memory and RAM
Part 2: Focuses on processing power
Part 3: Focuses on boosting your graphics
Part 4: Looks at increasing your hard disk speed
My nearly 2 year old Toshiba Tecra M7 comes in at a paltry 3.0, mainly due the graphics capability. If these where improved I could be up in the high 4s as the rest of the hardware is not to shabby.