What’s that over the Bellevue skyline, the Bat-signal? No, the Bing-signal

Have you seen what’s new over the Bellevue, WA skyline? My son, Max, noticed a sight of one of the local Microsoft buildings this evening coming home from the new movie, Avatar: Here’s a detail from the mobile phone shot, with a view of the "bing": Tags: Microsoft, Bing, Search, Clubhouse, Bing, Search, Windows Live…


Favourite past posts with more on Christmas poems, Bill Gates and buying a new PC

For all of those who are still braving the crowds to finish their holiday shopping, you’re in good company, as you’ll note at right. I’m off this week but working on a couple of belated posts. In the mean time, here are a few to hold you through the holiday weekend, including my favourite Apologies…


Announcement: Microsoft Windows OS hotfix for Bangladesh 2009/2010 daylight saving time

One of the things I like to do is coincide the playback of the famed Concerts for Bangladesh with the original concert start times (they started at noon and 7 PM local time, I believe). Perhaps you’re and IT Pro or sysadmin looking to coordinate the time on all of your systems around the world….


A bit about BitLocker today on the Windows Team Blog

If there is data on your PC that you need to protect, BitLocker encryption can help to protect your files with encryption. (As noted on the Windows 7 site, BitLocker "helps keep everything from documents to passwords safer by encrypting the entire drive that Windows and your data reside on. Once BitLocker is turned on,…


Black is not the new Blue this season: more on “Black Screen” issues and the Microsoft November Security Updates

Well, Black really isn’t the new Blue this season, as some may have you believe. Over at the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) blog, Christopher posted a note on the reports of so-called “Black Screen” issues that some customers might have experienced with their systems as a result of issues with the November Security Updates……