Device Stage, I Guess We’ll Have to Wait…

Friday, November 27, 2009

  Recently the Windows 7 Team Blog posted a very informational article about Device Stage in Windows 7. For those of you who are not familiar with the technology, “Device Stage helps you interact with any compatible device connected to your computer. From Device Stage you can see device status and run common tasks from a single window. There are even pictures of the devices which makes it really easy to see what's there. Device manufacturers can customize Device Stage. For example, if your camera manufacturer offers a custom version of Device Stage, then...
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Windows Virtual PC & Windows XP Mode – Release Candidate Review

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Recently, Microsoft released an RC version of Windows Virtual PC and Virtual Windows XP, Now called Windows XP Mode. Windows XP Mode is a new free separate install feature for Windows 7 that gives you a full Windows XP environment running as a virtual machine on your Windows 7. This feature enables you to launch the applications you install on Windows XP Mode from your Windows 7 desktop. I covered the Beta version a few month ago when it was just released, so if you are not familiar with Windows Virtual PC and Windows...

Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 are RTM!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 are Released to Manufacturing. Unfortunately, the ISO’s are not avaliable for download at the moment through MSDN/TechNet or any other Microsoft source.      For specific release dates check the Windows 7 Team Blog and the Windows Server Division Weblog. In General, Windows 7 will be available to download starting August 6th (Partners and OEMs) and Windows Server 2008 R2 starting July 29th (OEMs). In the following weeks after, Windows 7 and 2008 R2 will be available to download in more languages to other customers....
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WGA Out, WAT In (Windows Activation Technologies)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

When Windows XP was launched, Microsoft also release an an Anti-Piracy tool called WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage). The tool is downloaded and installed when you run Windows Update on the first time or when you try to download specific tools or software from Microsoft Download Site that requires Genuine check. When Windows Vista was launched, WGA was still the tool that checked if your copy of Windows Vista is Genuine. Windows Activation Technologies On May 07 (2009), The Genuine Windows Blog, published a post regarding the activation experience in Windows 7. This activation...

RSAT for Windows 7 Release Candidate

Thursday, May 7, 2009

On the day Microsoft released Windows 7 RC and Windows Server 2008 R2 RC they also released the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC. “Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 RC enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008, or Windows Server® 2003, from a remote computer that is running Windows 7 RC.” Download is available from Microsoft Download Center. Important: Don’t forget to read the system requirements, installation instructions and configuration instructions on the client...

Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate Avaliable for Download!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Microsoft announced today the Release Candidate of Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Server 2008 R2 is the next version of Windows Server operating system from Microsoft. A Beta version of Windows Server 2008 R2 released exactly 3 month ago, and now it’s already in RC stage. Windows Server 2008 R2 RC can be download from Microsoft Download Center. As published with the beta release, Windows Server 2008 R2 is going to include several improvements from it’s predecessor. These improvements include the following: Improved Web Application Platform “Windows Server 2008 R2 includes...

Virtual Windows XP / Windows XP Mode

Virtual Windows XP or Windows XP Mode is a new free separate install feature for Windows 7 that gives you a full Windows XP environment running as a virtual machine on your Windows 7. This feature enables you to launch the applications you install on Virtual Windows XP into your Windows 7 desktop. To get the thing working you need to download two installation files: 1. Windows Virtual PC (KB958559) – Avaliable in x86 (Windows6.1-KB958559-x86.msu) and x64 (Windows6.1-KB958559-x64.msu). This is the Windows Virtual PC Installer. 2. Virtual Windows XP – (VirtualWindowsXP.msi).  This is the Virtual Windows XP installer. All Downloads Are avaliable from...

Windows Virtual PC Beta and Virtual Windows XP Beta– Avaliable for Download!

Today, along with the release of Windows 7 Release Candidate, Microsoft released a new beta version of its virtualization product for end-users - Windows Virtual PC. Windows Virtual PC, version 6.1 (for now..), will replace Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (SP1), the current virtualization product for end-users. Among other things, Virtual Windows XP supports USB and Printers redirection, Folder Integration between host and guest, Seamless Applications and more. Download, features and support information of Windows Virtual PC and Virtual Windows XP, is avaliable at Microsoft Windows Virtual PC Download Page. To make the story short, here...

Windows 7 Release Candidate is Publicly Released!

Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) is publicly available for download!                                                                                    Few days earlier (30/4/09), Microsoft released Windows 7 RC to TechNet/MSDN subscribers, other MS freaks probably got the release a week or two before using “Other” download site…. The RC build, as anticipated, is 7100 and the ISO’s can be download after a quick registration from Windows 7 Release Candidate Customer Preview Program Page. You can also use the following direct download links (no registration), thanks to Windows Seven Forums X86 - Windows 7 RC (Build 7100) x86 X64 - Windows 7...
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What’s New in Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) Video

Saturday, May 2, 2009

In a few days (5/5/09), Windows 7 Release Candidate will be publicly avaliable for download. In the mean time, Microsoft released an 11 minutes video describing Windows 7 RC features and improvements from the beta. The video talks about the new User Account Control (UAC) improvements, new Winkey shortcuts, Jumplists and application integration with Jumplists (like Live Messenger, Office products, Windows Media Player… ), Themes and…. a new virtualization technology - Virtual Windows XP Mode. Virtual Windows XP Mode is a new separate install feature (at the moment…) which gives you a full Windows XP environment running as a virtual machine on...
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