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Adobe has announced plans to submit its Portable Document Format specification to the Enterprise Content Management Association (AIIM) with the intent of having the PDF format approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as an open standard. First launched in 1993, the PDF has since become a de facto standard for cross-platform document exchange. Adobe's decision to submit PDF to AIIM for approval as an open standard may defuse some of whatever momentum XPS (short for XML ...
Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" is the next generation development tool for Windows Vista, the 2007 Office System, and the Web. Visual Studio code name “Orcas” delivers on Microsoft’s vision of smart client applications by enabling developers to rapidly create connected applications that deliver the highest quality rich user experiences. This new version enables any size organization to rapidly create more secure, manageable, and more reliable applications that take advantage of Windows ...
Window Vista will finally be released officially tomorrow, and there is a lot of buzz on some blogs about the good, the bad and the ugly of Vista. Suffice it to say Vista looks great but has some frustrating usability issues related to security. What interests right now (as I am in the market for a computer) is the general lack of readiness by many software and hardware vendors (read drivers) to support Vista. Currently Computers on Dell.com come with the Vista OS on them, you can not select Window ...

Neowin reported minutes ago that the new Windows Vista Home page is up and running - and it sure looks awesome - check it out.

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Why Windows Vista is the question that previals in many of our minds. Many of the users running Windows XP SP2 must be much happier with the features, security and other related things and would wonder on why Windows Vista is required. One of the top reasons I felt was the world of improvements that have been made with regard to Network Sharing and Connectivity. If you are person who keeps travelling frequently, there are a variety of places where you would require to change the network connection ...
ATLAS / ASP.NET AJAX Extensions has finally graduated to RTM. Exams are done and it's time for fun :):):):) ;-) That's true. ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 is coming with source. The Microsoft AJAX library is code complete of course, while the core server side controls will have their source code posted within a week or so. Download the Core Extensions Download the Futures January CTP (this is the only one still CTP of course) Download Microsoft AJAX Library (that has its own source of course) Download the Sample ...
Many of you would have read my earlier post on the What is what on Visual Studio 2005 SP1, ASP.NET AJAX RC1 and .NET Framework 3.0. While the other two are more or less a future preview releases or a little new, let us talk about Visual Studio 2005 SP1 since Visual Studio 2005 is already in the market for quite some time. Visual Studio 2005 SP1 covers a number of bugs such as slowness in the editor, default HTML Validator turning on and quite a few related to performance reported by folks like you. ...
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I was reading the IT news today, as I usually do at some point during the day, and of course there were several things about the opening of the 2007 International CES in Las Vegas. The big news is that Bill Gates (Chairman at Microsoft - but if you didn't know this, I must ask: in what planet do you live?) started to talk about a "home server", a server that the average home user would have at home, to store their files and stuff like that. Personally, I think it's a great idea to have a server at ...
What an year 2006 has been? There were major releases such as Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007. There were interim releases of Microsoft Ajax Library Beta 1, Beta 2 and RC1. There has been an SP1 Release for Visual Studio 2005. Clearly, it has been an year of new technologies. Secondly, the term "Web 2.0" caught up attention everywhere and suddenly everyone seems to have swallowed "Web 1.0" which never existed. Well, I am planning for a detailed post on Why it is never "Web 2.0" later ...
Installed Windows Vista back on my machine. Took it off for a while due to the fact that the new Zune software didn't work on Vista. It does now - so I'm back! :) In installing Windows Vista, for the second time - one thing that took me a while was finding all the software for my Microsoft Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader. You can find the software for both the keyboard and the fingerprint reader here: http://www.microsoft.com/ha... It is two separate pieces of software ...
There is now an official Microsoft KB article that details the steps for installing the Windows Server 2003 Admin Pak (adminpak.msi) on Windows Vista. del.icio.us tags: Windows Vista, Adminpak.msi, ADUC, Windows Server 2003, 930056 ...
A week out of the blogosphere feels good - and a refreshing way to recharge the batteries! Of course, now I have to wade through 700+ news items. I have not removed my laptop from its bag since December 22nd. It was hard at times, but I made it. I noticed a lot of people are getting their blogs in a knot over Microsoft giving out some review laptops loaded with Windows Vista Ultimate to select bloggers. I wasnt selected so it is hard for me to be anything but envious. On the other hand, I find it ...
I earlier mentioned the Windows Vista and IE 7 Readiness tour in Egypt, delivered by Catherine Heller (on Vista) and Cyra Richardson (on IE7). That was such a very pleasant event really. Today I realized by accident that the great two had shared in a Tech Ed pre-live Dev.Vitrtual Side podcast on MSDN Showtime called "Girl Friday" (as it was recoreded Friday, November 17, and, all the interviewed speakers were females... Looks like it's an important theme for the geeks of the virtual side like Women ...
Even though the support wizards at Zune told me it wasn't compatible, I had a hunch it had more to do with me trying to install the previous version of ZuneSetup (the one that wasn't Windows Vista compatible) than the version of Vista I was using. Sure enough, in the comments and through my own confirmation I found this to be false. I re-imaged my laptop with a fresh install of Windows Vista Enterprise and ZuneSetup 1.2.5511.0 installed like a champ. My only complaint now is that I cannot authenticate ...
As I posted yesterday, Zune finally released its Windows Vista compatible client. I had called Zune support two times previously and had gotten credible support. However, this was terrible. After gleefully downloading the new update, I would launch ZuneSetup and then I would be told "No Zune Software Updates Available." I rebooted, tried it a couple of times again, always getting the same result. I am running Windows Vista RTM Enterprise edition. After totally stumping the level one technician who ...
ASP.NET AJAX (formerly known as ATLAS) RC1 was just released. Quote from the Announcement Made by Scott Guthrie: Earlier today the ASP.NET team shipped the release candidate for ASP.NET AJAX 1.0. This is the penultimate release of ASP.NET AJAX - the next public release will be the final, fully supported, 1.0 product. This release candidate build includes several new features, and one important change, from the Beta2 release. You can read a document that lists all changes from the CTP->Beta1->Beta2->RC ...
VS 2005 SP1 RTM was released yesterday. Quote: Some of the improvements in this service pack: New processor support (e.g., Core Duo) for code generation and profiling Performance and scale improvements in Team Foundation Server Team Foundation Server integration with Excel 2007 and Project 2007 Tool support for occasionally connected devices and SQL Server Compact Edition Additional support for project file based Web applications Windows Embedded 6.0 platform and tools support Download Links: Visual ...
So they have released ASP.net AJAX RC1 which is apparently the penultimate release before the fully supported product. Couple of new features... Built in VS 2005 Web Application Project template to create new AJAX application. Additional globalisation support for AJAX applications, improved substitution logic, compression and caching. The assembly Microsoft.Wev.Extensions.dll has changed to System.Web.Extension.dll and the namespace Microsoft.Web has changed to System.Web Two reasons for the change ...
Joel Spolsky writes on his blog about the 15 different choices a user has to power off your computer running Windows Vista - While I do agree with Joel that the power off menu could have been made a whole lot better and more accessible, however, looks like Joel missed out one more way to power off your computer - which happend to be my favourite. The 16th way to power off your computer is to - Press Windows Key + D, ALT + F4 and woot it brings up my familiar and favourite Win XP style reboot dialog. ...
From on10.net comes a link to some great XBox 360 themed wallpapers for your Zune. Now, if only I could sync my damn Zune with Windows Vista. Rumor has it that internally all the Microsofties have the patch that makes the Zune software Vista compliant, but the rest of us have to wait until, oh yeah, consumer availability of Windows Vista in anothe4 45 days. Come on, wrap it in the "beta" verbiage like everything else and let us download it already!! Zune wallpapers courtesy of 360style.net; a sweet ...
I recently bought a bigger 80 gig hard drive for my laptop, and wanted to copy the contents of my existing 30 gig disk with an XP install over to it. I didn't want to go buy any drive copying tools or anything else, I just wanted a straightforward and free way to copy everything. I could use the Backup program found in the Accessories / System Tools folder of an XP install to do a backup including the System State, but that would mean finding someplace to temporarily stash a 30 gig backup file. And ...
I was hoping this would come sooner than later! Microsoft has started to release gadgets for the Windows Vista sidebar! I am happy about this for three reasons: They work well They interoperate well and They look good! Outlook was also a logical choice for some of the first gadgets. PIM information naturally lends itself to a "dashboard" interface for easy reference. Calendar info Task Info ...
Microsoft released a new version of the Remote Desktop Connection application aka as v6.0 of the Terminal Services Client. It contains several new features:Network Level AuthenticationServer AuthenticationResource RedirectionTerminal Servers GatewayTS Remote ProgramsMonitor spanningVisual Improvements (32-bit color depth, ClearType)Read all about these new features and the download links in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 925876. Please note that you will only be able to use all these features ...

Probably the easiest way to get Windows Vista and Office 2007 for Free - just watch 3 video's from www.powertogether.com

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Yeup its Business Launch of Windows Vista + Office 2007 + Exchange 2007 today! Wooohooo... Watch Steve Ballmer live keynote from NASDAQ HQ at 10.30am EST at www.msnewday.com UPDATE: The recording of the web cast will be available on the above site and on microsoft.com - welcome to a new day! :) Welcome to a new day - my desktop! Steve Ballmer's email to Microsoft's customers sent today morning is available here ...
Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0) for Windows XP (KB925876) Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0) provides a way to use any new Terminal Services features introduced in Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn” from a computer running Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 ...
Its gaming weekend! I went out (which I very rarely do) and got a copy of Need for Speed Carbon and Sim City 4 Deluxe Edition so it comes with both Sim City 4 & Sim City Rush Hour Expansion Pack. I've played Sim City 4 quite a few years ago but didn't really give the Rush Hour expansion pack a shot. As for NFS Carbon - I really did not expect much from this version of NFS, somehow the video's/reviews on the web failed to impress me - so I didn't go out on opening day (fight with a kid!) to get ...
I guess that we could somehow expect that are going to be a lot of issues trying to run existing products on Microsoft's latest Windows platform. So far I have tested 3 online banking solutions offered in Belgium and so far there was only 1 of them that works flawlessly in Windows Vista.So like I mentioned I tested 3 online banking solutions:KBC OnlineDexia Direct NetFortis PC Banking1. KBC OnlineWith KBC Online I tried to import an existing key and that's where the problem start. Under normal ...
When I open certain media files they will no longer be opened in the Windows Media Player because the file associations were changed during the installation of Nero 7. In Windows XP when you start Windows Media Player and open the options screen there will be a tab where you can choose the file type associations. In Windows Vista however you will not find this tab. In Windows Vista file associations can be changed through a control panel applet. Click on the Windows Logo button (start) and click ...
I have been running Windows Vista RTM since it was released to MSDN a little under a week ago. So far, it has been bliss. Nothing major, or even close to major has made me want to switch back to XP. I have had to make some adjustments, but most have been the fault of those who have not made their software compatible (cough Zune) or who have compatible version coming out shortly. But I digress . . . I filled up my 20 GB C: partition pretty quickly once I migrated all of my data over. And there sat ...
Here's an interesting trick you can do with any Vista DVD. A limited version of this was actually possible back with Win2000 and WinXP. But back then it wasn't really that handy. With the RTM of Vista though it's insanely useful, to the point that I think that every systems guy that's worth his salt should be familiar with this. It allows you to do some excellent troubleshooting with only a Windows Vista DVD. And not just on a Vista machine. You can use this to troubleshoot a copy of XP, Win2K3 Server, ...
Now that I have made the switch to Windows Vista full time I have had to re-think my RSS reader. I originally switched to RSS Bandit after being a long time FeedDemon user one day when FeedDemon pushed me over the edge with its activation. I work as a consultant and systems engineer and I love to beta test software and generally experiment. As such, I rebuild my laptop often. One to many times as far as FeedDemon was concerned. The first time it happened their support team was quick to clean it up. ...
So no news from me for a while... Have kind of had my head buried in my Xbox360 which i bought only recently... But will talk about that later, what i really want to talk about is all the cool news from microsoft in the last couple of weeks... We have had Office 2007 RTM, Windows Vista RTM, Powershell V1.0RTW, Windows Sharepoint Services RTW... And its not long till Exchange 2007 RTM... (I'm sure i have missed some other really cool news... For those of you with Technet Subscriptions i believe Office ...
During the installation of Visual Studio on Windows Vista you will get the following pop-up window when the installation will try to launch devenv.exe: As you have propably read due to improvements made to Windows Vista like the infamous User Acount Control (UAC) Microsoft doesn't support Visual Studio .NET 2002 and Visual Studio .NET 2003 and there are some issues with running Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista and at the moment the only way to work around these issues is by running Visual Studio ...
Windows Vista and Office 2007: Availability on MSDN Subscriber DownloadsOffice 2007 is now available from MSDN Subscriber Downloads. Windows Vista is expected to be available on Friday November 17, 2006 PST. Previously posted at blog.Solidsoft.com ...
What is BitLocker? Vista has the capability to encrypt your entire disk drive, so if your laptop is stolen, someone can't just pop the hard drive into another computer to get the data. Installing BitLocker is not obvious. It needs to be done when the system is being built and there is no option to check. I am guessing Microsoft was hoping to leave this little secret to the system builders to sell new computers, but that is only a guess. Oh, and you need Ultimate or Enterprise edition, again making ...
So a lot of us ran out to Circuit City, Target, CompUSA, etc. to get our hands on Microsoft’s latest portable media offering – the super-hyped Zune. Zune has been in production, publicly, for at least the past 8 months. Even longer behind the scenes I am sure. At the same time Microsoft has also been feverishly developing and testing in preparation for release the latest incarnation of its desktop operating system – Windows Vista. Common sense would tell you that somewhere in that time span someone ...
So the first business launch of Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007 was kicked off by none other than Bill Gates at Brussels on the 9th this month. There is a video available on Soapbox of Gates's Keynote - don't miss it. Video: Bill Gates' Keynote Speech on Windows Vista Launch www.readyforanewday.be ...
[Crosspost from ManagedWorld] Rob Atkinson recently blogged some screenshots from a new tool from NeoSmart called EasyBCD. What is EasyBCD? Directly from the horse's mouth: EasyBCD is NeoSmart Technologies' multiple award-winning answer to tweaking the new Windows Vista bootloader. With EasyBCD, almost anything is possible. Setting up and configuring Windows boot entries is simple, and there is no easier way to quickly boot right into Linux, Mac OS X, or BSD straight from the Windows Vista bootloader ...
Hello everyone, and welcome back to the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we will be looking at the robust replacement for boot.ini in Windows Vista and Longhorn Server: Boot Configuration Data. What is Boot Configuration Data? Boot configuration data (BCD) provides a store that is used to describe boot applications and boot application settings. The objects and elements in the store effectively replace Boot.ini. The data in the store can be managed by a command-line utility, bcdedit.exe, ...
It is announced today that the 2007 Office System is available on the MSDN Subscriptions downloads. The following versions of Office have been made available for download:Office Professional 2007 (English, German, Japanese)Office Project Professional 2007 (English, Japanese) Office Visio Professional 2007 (English, Japanese) Office Groove 2007 (English, Japanese) Office InfoPath (English, Japanese) Office InterConnect 2007 (Japanese) Office OneNote 2007 (English, German, Japanese)We can expect Windows ...
Someone asked me by email how if it was still possible to download one of the Release Candidates of Windows Vista. The answer is yes you can or at least I know how you can download Windows Vista RC1 from the official channels and here is how:Navigate to the following url: http://www.microsoft.com/wi... with your Windows Live IdChoose the languageThat's it!Imho they forgot to put this offline but in the meanwhile you can download ...
It looks like the Windows Vista RTM has already leaked on the world wide web. Imho this must come from within the Microsoft walls since it isn't available on the MSDN Subscriptions downloads. Maybe it is just a trick from Microsoft to get a lot of people already acquainted with Microsoft's newest Windows platform? Cross-posted from The .NET Aficionado ...
The new Windows SysInternals website has been up, but I just noticed today: http://www.microsoft.com/te... The Sysinternals web site was created in 1996 by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell to host their advanced system utilities and technical information and Microsoft acquired Sysinternals in July, 2006. Whether you’re an IT Pro or a developer, you’ll find Sysinternals utilities to help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and applications. If ...
Yes, after 5 long years of development, Windows Vista has finally been completed and has now been Released To Manufacturing (RTM). Windows Vista is Microsoft's latest version of Windows and is the successor to Windows XP. The big milestone was announced this morning in Redmond at around 11AM PDT (7PM GMT) via Microsoft PressPass. Also general release date now set as 30th Jan 2007. Previously posted at blog.Solidsoft.com ...
From the Vista blog: Great news! Today we’re announcing the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Vista. Yes, you read it right -- development of Windows Vista is complete. Want proof? Watch this video and hear it from Jim Allchin himself. Yippee. Call me underwhelmed. I've beta-tested every Microsoft OS (client and server) since Windows 95. Most of them I've been very excited about the release and eager to put the RTM version on my computer. I will wait patiently for Vista. I'm supposed to be ...
Earlier today Microsoft announced that Vista is finally complete, after over 5 years of work. Expect to see it hit the consumer and small-business market by the end of January 2007. Large companies will have access to it by the end of the month. For more details, read the full PC Magazine article ...
As everyone is probably blogging ... Vista is out! Yeah! Very nice. I am quite looking forward to have Vista on my machine full time now as a finished product and I am very much looking forward to MSFT Office 2007 and the abilities it gives developers to more easily build within its environment. Have you seen the new VSTO Special Edition for Visual Studio 2005? If not, then this is something to check out. It seems quite easy to program to from the demos that I have seen. I am also looking at the ...
Like Jim Allchin says ... Its time!! Two words - Rocked the world!! Pheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee... what a moment!! WHAT A MOMENT! Simply amazing! Fireworks! Fireworks Fireworks!!! :) Very exciting! I dont know what to say... :, The official Its Time video from the Windows Vista Team Blog - Video: Windows Vista JimAllchin RTM Announcement ...