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  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2.0 Beta 2 and Deep Zoom Composer Update

    As announced earlier this week during the Tech•Ed 2008 Keynote - Silverlight 2.0 Beta 2 has been released. Tech•Ed 2008 for Developers is taking place in Orlando this week with Tech•Ed 2008 for IT Professionals starting next week. Check out the Virtual Press Room for Tech•Ed 2008 for the latest announcements...
  • Blog Post: Watching TV in Windows Vista with the ATI TV Wonder 600 USB

    Windows Media Center makes it really easy to watch TV on Windows Vista (Windows Vista Home Premium or Ultimate) with a built in Guide that lets you browse TV shows and movies and schedule recordings of your favorite ones. Many PCs today come with TV functionality built in via TV cards. But not all Windows...
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    As was announced last week - the Zune Team rolled out their Zune 3.0 release today consisting of updated Software and Firmware which is now available for all to enjoy at the updated Zune.net website. Click here to go directly to the Zune 3.0 software download page. Once you download and install the Zune...
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    Back in September, Nick blogged about two new LifeCams from Microsoft Hardware: the VX-7000 and NX-3000. Recently, I've been looking for a new webcam. I already owned the VX-3000 - but I wanted something a little more powerful and higher quality. And the VX-7000 is just that! I went ahead and picked...
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    For the last week, I had been using one of the photos I took on my recent trip around Washington State as my desktop wallpaper. It was an image I took in the Columbia River Gorge near an abandoned railroad track. I got down really close to the railroad track for a really interesting shot. I think it...
  • Blog Post: Watch the Super Bowl Ads in Windows Media Center

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  • Blog Post: Get Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Office with New Sidebar Gadget

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  • Blog Post: Bad iTunes 8 Driver May Cause Issues

    Earlier this week, Apple released iTunes 8 which included some headaches for Windows Vista users (including myself) in the way of blue screens of death. My good friend Ed Bott dug into the situation and discovered what might be causing the issue - it appears to be a problem with a driver that is installed...
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  • Blog Post: Demo: Live Icons in Windows Vista

    In the last video , Esther told you all about how Instant Search makes her day-to-day life easier. Today, she's going to talk to you about Live Icons , which makes searching even faster by letting you see a preview of the files you're searching for. If you're a visual person you'll especially appreciate...
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    Right now as I write this everyone should be enjoying the shiny new Windows Live Betas - available for download at download.live.com . I'd like to take a moment to highlight several blog posts from the Windows Live Product Teams I think folks will be interested in reading. Tanja, Program Manager for...
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    Today the DMX Team is announcing a beta refresh for Windows Live Photo Gallery that includes the ability to publish your photos directly to Flickr. Based from direct customer feedback, the DMX Team worked with Flickr in enabling support to upload photos to your Flickr account in Windows Live Photo Gallery...
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    In Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 - users get some added customization benefits to the Internet Explorer layout I think folks will enjoy. To many folks, being able to customize the browser controls is very important. So I've got some customization tips for IE8 Beta 2 I'd like to share with you. If you...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live SkyDrive gets comments, favorites, and more!

    Today you might take notice to a few cool changes in Windows Live SkyDrive. The Windows Live SkyDrive Team has released an update bringing the following new features for our enjoyment: Users can now leave comments on files. New Recent Comments page for comments left recently on files shared...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Moments ago in Barcelona, we announced the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview , available to download now for anyone interested in trying it out. We’ve been hard at work for many months now, and while we still have lots more to do, we’re excited to show you our progress with the latest preview of...
  • Blog Post: WinHEC 2007: Day 2

    On my second day at WinHEC I really wanted to make it a point to stop by the Expo Hall and take a closer look at all the really cool hardware. So I spent about two hours walking around the Expo Hall and talking with folks until the Expo Hall closed. Microsoft's Pavilion had numerous kiosks set up with...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Windows Live FolderShare Beta Refresh for PC-to-PC Sync

    I use about 2-3 different PCs throughout the week for work - including my laptop when I travel away from the office. In doing this - I have files scattered on multiple PCs. I'll go to one PC and find I need a file from another PC. So to make sure all my PCs are in-sync with all the important files I...
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    Windows Live OneCare 2.5 is now available and I've got some information for both new and existing Windows Live OneCare subscribers regarding the Windows Live OneCare 2.5 release I'd like to share. Beginning last week (July 1st to be exact) - existing Windows Live OneCare users (paid subscribers) began...
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  • Blog Post: CES 2008 Round-up & Wrap-up

    Now that CES 2008 has officially ended, I wanted to take a moment to do a round-up and wrap up post on CES coverage both here and from others. Featured Community members did some coverage on their sites of CES this year. Josh Phillips from Windows Connected has Day 1 and Day 2 write-ups of his experience...
  • Blog Post: Demo: Previous Versions of files in Windows Vista

    Today, Esther is going to show off the Previous Versions. This feature is part of the Shadow Copy feature in Windows Vista. This is a really helpful feature that has saved me numerous times! It essentially makes incremental back-ups of your work - so if you accidentally delete content, you can find it...
  • Blog Post: New Languages Available for Windows Search 4.0 Preview

    We're announcing quite a few new languages available of the Windows Search 4.0 Preview today. The following languages are available for download for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008: Arabic (Only for Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008) Brazilian Portuguese...
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    It occurred to me recently that managing my finances through my bank's online services was becoming a real pain. I decided to start using Microsoft Money 2007 to manage all my accounts. Instead of going down to my local Staples, I checked out Windows Marketplace to see whether they had the program -...