Free ebook on Windows Vista

Always on the scrounge for anything free, I was pleased to find this huge book, weighing in at 1712 pages, being offered as a free download. The “Windows Vista Resource Kit” is described as follows: “In-depth, comprehensive, and fully updated for Service Pack 1, this Resource Kit delivers the information you need to administer Windows…

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Will the real Windows Vista please stand up?

This is another of those "in case you haven’t seen it" posts….so in case you haven’t seen it I would recommend taking a look at http://www.mojaveexperiment.com/. What is it? A number of people who were very skeptical of the value of Windows Vista – but had never used it – were told that they were…

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What do your Vista sidebar gadgets say about you?

I seem to have developed a new obsession – seeing what sidebar gadgets people are using and trying to read something into the kind of person they’re likely to be. A good place to exercise this obsession is at conferences or seminars where you can see a whole lot of open laptops, but it’s also…

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Inside track on Windows Vista SP1

You’ve probably heard that we announced today that Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) has been released to manufacturing or RTMd. You may be wondering a) what’s in it and b) when you can get it, and how. For answers to these questions along with a whole host more information about SP1 it’s worth taking…

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Vista Quiz – The Answers

Following on from my earlier post re the Vista quiz we ran 12 months ago, here are the answers. A few caveats: As I mentioned previously these questions were devised 12 months ago, and the answers were written as at Jan 2007, so read them with that in mind. Also, don’t shoot me if you…

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The Vista Quiz

Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while will remember that just about 1 year ago we were gearing up for the UK developer launch of Vista and Office 2007. It was an interesting time for us who were involved with the event. While there was lots of stuff happening (not…

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