A simple way to access Shadow Copies in Vista

In the past, I presented various ways to browse these mysterious device objects called "shadow copies". Shadow copies are static images in time (snapshots) of your volume contents, at some point in the past. These shadow copies are volumes on their own, with a file system namespace accessible through the regular Win32 APIs such as…


[RO] Seminar – Storage si programare distribuita

Florin Lazar, Todi Pruteanu si cu mine am demarat in cursul acestei saptamani un seminar tehnic pe teme de storage in Vista si programare distribuita in WCF. Mai multe detalii aici: http://reg.studentclub.ro. Pana acum seminariile din Bucuresti si Cluj au avut un raspuns fantastic! Daca aveti opinii, impresii (pozitive sau negative) m-as bucura sa le puneti…


Windows Home Server – links

A friend of mine didn’t know about Windows Home Server – so I sent him these links: –          Main site: http://stopdigitalamnesia.com –          Interview with Charlie Kindel https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=270965 –          Download: https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0&siteid=38 –          Articol on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Home_Server –          Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/homeserver   –          Press release: http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2007/jan07/01-08WindowsHomeServerPR.mspx


Previous Versions in Vista – on Channel 9!

Hot and fresh from Channel 9: a session on Shadow Copies in Vista, and its applications: Previous Versions and the brand-new System Restore. Check it out.


Flicks – A gesture based scrolling interface in Vista

If you have a Tablet PC or a touch-sensitive model, check out Pen Flicks. Here is a video capture of Pen Flicks in action:     I just found this nifty little feature after installing Vista on my old Tablet PC and it works great. It works on any list box in any application (Internet Explorer,…


Yet another 3D photo wonder is now available – Microsoft Photosynth is available for preview

Try it here: http://labs.live.com/photosynth. It is an interesting approach of building a 3D world from a bunch of 2D photos taken anywhere. Coincidentally, Microsoft just released 3D maps in Windows Live Local, which also succeed to build 3D models of cities simply by getting data from a camera floating around in a plane.


Vista is now shipped!

A new OS is born – and I hope you will like it!  


The new must-have gadget: Flash laptops

The entire world is now slowly shifting to Flash-based storage in mobile devices. The latest trend is to get rid of harddisks in your laptop – and you will have longer battery life, faster shutdown/reboot, better shock-resistance. Not to mention that flash memory takes less space than a harddisk. Fujitsu follows this trend with their…


Vista – any opinions? Let us know. It’s not over yet…

Vaibhav Kamath asked on one of my previous posts if there will be any UI changes after Vista RC1. The answer – no major changes, of course. Just fit & finish at this point. If you have any comments or issues around Vista, please log them on our forum, or even in the comments area of…


12-disk SATA storage box for less than a grand

ExtremeTech has a review of the Norco DS-1220 eSATA storage box, which can accomodate up to 12 SATA disks. The price is pretty low (on Newegg.com it is $840 without disks). I computed a small table that shows how much it will cost for a simple JBOD configuration. So, for less than $3000 you can get…