The time has come to move on… to Windows 7 (especially if you’re still on Windows XP)

It’s time to make a move away from Windows… Windows XP that is. As Rich Reynolds noted in his post on the Windows team blog commemorating Windows XP this week… “We’ve been talking a lot about the anniversary of Windows XP and how much technology and business have changed since a decade ago when it…

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Microsoft Supports Next Generation of the Internet with World IPv6 Day

Today at 5:00PM PDT, Christopher Palmer, IPv6 Program Manager on the Windows Core Networking team posted on the Microsoft blog that Microsoft joins other members of the Internet Society (ISOC) in support of World IPv6 Day. You may view the post here on the Microsoft Blog, along with more our information on the public IPv6…

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Microsoft Bing and Xbox.com Support World IPv6 Day

June 8 is just around the corner, and along with other members of the Internet Society (ISOC), Microsoft will participate in World IPv6 Day. (For more information on IPv6, you can Bing it: http://www.bing.com/search?q=ipv6) On this one-day test, we will provide support for IPv6 on Bing.com and Xbox.com as part of a broad industry effort…

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Announcement: Microsoft Security Advisory 2490606: Vulnerability in Graphics Rendering Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution

This just published on TechNet’s Microsoft Security Advisories and notred on the MSRC Blog: details on Microsoft Security Advisory 2490606, Vulnerability in Graphics Rendering Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution… Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a vulnerability in the Windows Graphics Rendering Engine. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the…

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Reminder: Microsoft Windows 2009 Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones Hotfix available for Egypt, Western Australia

In case you missed the announcement, there is a new Microsoft Windows 2009 Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones Hotfix available for Egypt and Western Australia. See my original post here. Once again, as has happened in the past, a couple of countries will see new changes to their observation of Daylight Saving Time (DST), this time…

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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…

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Announcement: Microsoft Security Essentials Beta now available

The Windows Security Essentials beta is now available for download on a new Microsoft site dedicated to Security Essentials. Windows Security Essentials will replace Windows Live OneCare. The new software package will provide a basic level of antimalware and virus protection, defenses against worms, Trojan horses, rootkits and spyware. What is Microsoft Security Essentials You’re…

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Thinking about joining a new club? Take a look at the Windows Clubhouse

Groucho Marx famously said… "I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member." Well, there’s an exception to every rule. I found such an exception in the Windows Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is a community where you can connect with other members and help people learn how to use Windows….

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