Month: October 2009

Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor – Version 2

The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor scans your PC for potential compatibility issues and lets you know about your Windows 7 upgrade options. Within minutes, you’ll get a report that tells you if your PC meets the system requirements, if any known compatibility issues with your hardware, devices, and installed programs are found, and gives guidance…



Microsoft releases Windows 7 sponsored themes

As the official Windows 7 launch is set in motion, a bunch of new content is being released online to support the wider public availability. To kick things off, a handful of new first-party theme pack have been released on Windows.com, but with a twist….



Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Deliver Beta 2 in Final Stretch to March 22 Launch

REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 19, 2009 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the immediate availability of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 to MSDN subscribers; general availability will follow on Oct. 21. The company also outlined a simplified product lineup and pricing options for Visual Studio 2010 as well…



Protect your email addresses from spam

Before you publish your email addresses somewhere on your webpage, blog or personal site, you should think about protecting it from spammers respectively from bots crawling the net looking for email addresses. There are several methods to accomplish this. I’ll list a few of those methods:…




Microsoft Technet Magazine October 2009

Microsoft TechNet Magazine October 2009   Windows 7: The 10 Things to Do First for Windows 7 Getting ready for Windows 7 may seem like a Herculean job—but there are plenty of ways to maximize the OS’s new features while minimizing disruptions in your organization. This offer spells out 10 steps that can help streamline…



Windows XP Mode for Windows 7

  Designed for Small and Medium Businesses   Windows XP Mode was designed for the small and medium business user who doesn’t have a lot of resources to spend on IT or on revamping important software. Windows XP Mode extends the lifecycle of many older Windows XP applications to continue providing business value. Once you…



Microsoft Disk2VHD (aka P2V)

Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs)….



Microsoft Releases Microsoft Security Essentials (Antivirus)

Finally, after a year-long development phase, Microsoft Security Essentials has been publicly released. If you can’t wait to get your hands on Microsoft’s latest security software, you don’t need to wait any longer….



ConneXin Remote Desktops V2 Released

Some of you may already know, i’m working for ConneXin AG in Switzerland. We do – among other things – manage infrastructures for our customers. Since a very frequent and more than daily task is to connect to remote servers and workstations using Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), i’ve started writing an application to have…