The Transition to IPv6 is not the End of the World. No, Really.

Today is my tenth anniversary of joining Microsoft, and in that time I have seen my share of interesting headlines. Today I add another one, from the article in the Wall Street Journal that notes that the “Web is running out of addresses…”  (video link: http://on.wsj.com/g1JX8E) Well, we have plenty of web address – or…


Announcement: Microsoft Windows December 2010 Updates to Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones

Check out Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2443685, “December 2010 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems”, which the Windows team just posted.  This is the December Daylight Saving Time and Time Zone (DST & TZ) Cumulative Update (CU), and the current KB/blog text focuses on the less common changes, such as adding the timezone for Magadan.   The…


Public Beta Now Available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

In case you missed Brandon’s post yesterday, the public beta is now available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1… Today, we announced at our annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) the availability of the public beta for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1). As Gavriella Schuster…


Announcement: Microsoft Windows May 2010 Updates to Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones

Check out Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 981793, "May 2010 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems", which the Windows team just posted.  Changes / updates from the previous cumulative Windows time zone update include… The following changes were made since the previous Windows cumulative time zone update: Bangladesh Standard Time: Cancels DST. Fiji…


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,…


Announcement: Microsoft Windows August 2009 Updates to Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones

Check out Microsoft KnowledgeBase Article 970653, "August 2009 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems", which the Windows team just posted.  A nod to the good folks across our company working on our effort to help manage time (particularly in daylight saving time and time zone changes) documented and followed at http://www.microsoft.com/time and…


Advisory: Information on changes coming to First Run in Internet Explorer 8

The IE team just posted on their blog changes they’re making to IE8’s first run experience, coming in the next cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. As noted in their posts on the IE blog previously here and here…  "The goal of the IE setup experience is to put IE users in control of their…


Of interest for IT Professionals: Internet Explorer 8 via Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) coming in August 2009

Of interest: this post from Eric Hebenstreit on the IE Blog, a note on Internet Explorer 8 availability via Windows Server Update Services (aka WSUS) coming in August 2009… For those of you who manage your organization’s desktops using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Internet Explorer 8 will be made available via this technology starting…