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    Hi there, Mike Nash here. For me, one of the most exciting times in the release of a new product is right before we show it to the world for the first time. And that time is right now. In a few weeks we are going to be talking about the details of this release at the PDC and at WinHEC . We will...
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    Deployment insiders probably saw this coming, but the recent Beta release of Deployment 4 is a huge step in unifying the converging tools and procedures to image and automate installation of both desktops and now servers in a single console. For current BDD 2007 users, this means with very little extra...
  • Blog Post: Check out the Windows Live OneCare 2.0 Beta

    The Windows Live OneCare team today released the Beta version of OneCare 2.0 -- you can download it here . Windows Live OneCare 2.0 is designed to make it easier to secure and maintain multiple PCs on a network so that households and small businesses alike can manage their PCs from a single control panel...
  • Blog Post: Vanishing Point Trip-to-Space Winner Announced, Webcast Today at 2:30PM CST

    Today Windows Vista and AMD announced that William Temple of California, USA has won the Vanishing Point grand prize, which includes a trip to see the ultimate vista -- the earth from space courtesy of Windows Vista, AMD and Rocketplane . The team at Windows, AMD and Rocketplane are hosting a conference...
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    Hi guys I'm here at Day 2 of Tech-Ed and there is some pretty exciting stuff around me. This is my first post so allow me to introduce myself. My name is David Kim and I am currently an associate product manager in Windows Client and lately I have been doing some interesting work around desktop virtualization...
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  • Blog Post: Welcome to Our New Team Blog!

    Hello, Welcome to the new and improved Windows Vista blog. A few months back, I pushed our team to bring the blog from the blogging Dark Ages into something a little more modern. The blog back then wasn’t quite doing the job. Postings were infrequent, and the site wasn’t particularly helpful. In...
  • Blog Post: Exclusive to Windows Vista users: Complimentary T-Mobile HotSpot access

    Check it out -- an offer for Windows Vista users only . Take your mobile PC running Windows Vista to any North American T-Mobile HotSpot between 30th January and 30th April for a complimentary, blazing-fast broadband connection. This offer actually goes live on Friday 26th and will not receive further...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Windows Vista Resource Kit

    For some IT pros, the only thing they look forward to more than the new version of Windows is the new Windows Resource Kit-and the Windows Vista Resource Kit is available now . This official Microsoft reference provides more than 1,500 pages of in-depth technical guidance on deploying; securing, and...
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    You may have noticed a small change in the look of our blog today in the addition of "The Windows Experience" label to the header above the Windows Vista News section. As you will surely surmise, today we're launching a new sister blog to compliment the Windows Vista Team blog; and, of course, this new...
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    Back on May 26th, we announced Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 hit the RTW milestone. The first wave of languages (English, German, French, Spanish, and Japanese) was made available on Windows Update at that time. Today, we are releasing the remaining languages for Windows Vista and Windows...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Customer Preview Program (CPP)

    Hi, Mike Nash here. In late October I announced the Beta of Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 - beginning with a small group of Technology Adoption Program customers. This week we're opening up the beta to a broader audience. Starting today, MSDN and TechNet subscribers will...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Hardware Assessment 2.0 Public Beta Now Available for Download!

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  • Blog Post: Whatever happened to… ?

    Over the past several months Microsoft has acquired some incredible desktop management technologies including those from Softricity, Winternals, DesktopStandard, and AssetMetrix. Since then, many of you have wanted know how we are going offer these capabilities in a Microsoft solution. Today we are...
  • Blog Post: Announcing (English only) support for CPP participants

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  • Blog Post: Exclusive: An invitation to members of our valuable windows community

    The following is an exclusive invitation to you, our community, to join us in celebrating the launch of Windows Vista on the 29th and 30th of January. You've heard the buzz, helped customers, drove excitement and news, now it's time to celebrate! Join us for 24 hours of Windows Vista Launch Celebrations...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta

    Hi there, Mike Nash here. As you know we are getting ready to talk about Windows 7 at the PDC next week. Before we do that, I thought I would give you an update on our latest work for Windows Vista. We are committed to continually improving Windows, and we've been getting some questions about...
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    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. Ultimately, we never could have achieved this milestone without you,...
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  • Blog Post: Steve Ballmer Webcast: Business Launch of Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

    Join Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in an upcoming webcast on November 30th at 7.30am PST as he introduces the new Windows Vista, 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Exchange Server 2007. Video will be broadcast from http://www.microsoft.com/business/launch2007/default.mspx . Set a Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: News: Revision to Windows Vista retail licensing terms

    I’m very pleased to let you know you this morning (or afternoon, or evening, depending on where you are when you read this) that the Windows division has revised the retail license terms for Windows Vista in a significant way. Namely, the terms regarding license-to-device assignment of the retail product...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Hardware Assessment Getting A Major Facelift: Tool Expansion Announced at IT Forum 2007

    Hi all! It's been a little bit over 2 months since my last blog on the Windows Vista Hardware Assessment 2.1 (WVHA) release back in August. You may wonder what our dev team is up to. Well, aside from getting the much needed rest, we have been busy working on the NEXT version of the tool. Yes, we're talking...