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    Rock the vote! No, I'm not talking about race for President of the United States. I'm talking about the slightly less controversial contest currently in swing over at The WinVistaClub for choosing the BEST Windows Vista Website (besides this one!). The contest is designed to highlight community websites...
  • Blog Post: I love Windows Update

    Tonight, the updates for May 2007 showed up in Windows Update. You can read about this month's updates here . My experience receiving updates this evening really impressed me and I felt it was important to highlight that here. I absolutely love how they improved Windows Update with Windows Vista. The...
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    Installing the Silverlight 1.0 Beta plug-in on Windows Vista is really easy. Here is a video of me installing the plug-in on my desktop PC earlier today: Video: Installing the Silverlight Plugin on Windows Vista What is incredible about the installation experience is that when you install the plug...
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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...
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    Our friends on the eHome Team (the folks responsible for Windows Media Center and other cool things) passed along that the Super Bowl ads are available in Windows Media Center through the Internet TV Beta - currently available to U.S. Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate users. ...
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    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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  • Blog Post: The Windows Security Blog

    You may have noticed a new blog has appeared under the menu of our site today. I’d like to welcome Paul Cooke, who is a Director here at Microsoft, to our site. Paul and his team will be running the Windows Security Blog – which is what you could consider the successor to the Windows Vista Security Blog...
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  • Blog Post: CES 2008 Round-up & Wrap-up

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    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...
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