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.
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
The ever informative Windows Vista Magazine has just put out a great article on the 10 great features of Windows Live that covers the following areas:
if you want to know how to take advantage of all these and more Windows Live features visit the Windows Help and How to Windows Live help center
I just started seeing this message pop up (from my etrust realtime protection) on a few sites including this blog!!!! how can that be?
A quick bit of surfing took me to http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/12/02/actnsswift-virus-affecting-embedded-youtube-vids/
'Apparently some sort of relatively aggressive virus is affecting certain embedded YouTube videos. Some are saying it affects IE and Firefox users, while others say it’s only going after IE. The virus is called Actns/Swif.T and seems to contain a redirect to a phishing website embedded within a SWF file.
The site apparently installs Antivirus 2009, which is malware. We’ll pull our most recent YouTube embeds, but be careful because this one appears to have just broken out today. If you find yourself being automatically redirected or experience other weird pop-ups, especially for something called Antivirus 2009, don’t click on anything.'
The only Youtube video on the main page is the TronMan one so thats gone, and so is the message WTF is going on :S