New SkyDrive Application is Available

The new SkyDrive application was released today.  I was part of the beta test group and I can tell you the new application is great.  When it is installed it creates a folder named SkyDrive in your profile that synchronizes automatically to your cloud-based SkyDrive.  That is it.  Now you can seamlessly work on local…


Windows Live Essentials 2011 is Now Available

Windows Live Essentials is a collection of free programs you can download to enhance your Windows 7 experience.  There are a number of programs available for download including: ·     Mail ·     Messenger ·     Photo Gallery (with facial recognition) ·     Movie Maker ·     Family Safety (Parental Controls) ·     Writer (for blogging) ·     Bing Bar ·     Outlook…


Windows 7 GodMode?

I came across an interesting article on CNET today about some undocumented tweaks available in Windows 7.  The one bloggers (not Microsoft) are calling GodMode enables you to configure a folder that contains links to let you access every Windows setting fromone place.  All the shortcuts let you access settings found throughout Control Panel.  There is also…

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Windows 7 Release is Less than a month Away…

Windows 7 officially goes on sale October 22, 2009.  Many people installed the beta and RC versions of the operating system and have been very pleased.  I too installed the early betas and eventually the RC code.  I have been pleasantly surprised with all the builds.  The OS is fast and responsive and the new…


Windows 7 Release Candidate: Download instructions

The Windows 7 Release Candidate is available for download “free” (see previous post).  In Microsoft terms, Release Candidate (RC) code is code that we think is ready for release to our customers but we are still doing some final test and evaluation before the official release.  Installing RC code is a good way to become familiar with a…

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Santa brought me an XBOX 360 this year…

My wife figured out what to get the geek who has everything this year.  An XBOX 360!  I can remember the first computer game I ever played, Telengard for the Commodore64.  It was primitive by todays standards.  When you “moved” your player, the player stayed in the middle of the screen and the map was…


Windows Live Favorites

So I am an information junkie.  When I surf the web I am constantly bookmarking things I’ll use in the future ( OK sometimes).  One of the biggest problems with bookmarks is having more than one computer.  If you have more than one computer keeping your bookmarks synchronized is a pain.  Until now.  Windows Live…

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