MIX is open for registration

MIX11 is open for registration!! If you are focused on Client, Web or Phone design or development and what to get access to all the latest experts from Microsoft this is a great event to attend. The added bonus is that this is hosted at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, which is also a fantastic…


Ready to Launch WebMatrix

Tomorrow we are launching WebMatrix at the CodeMash Conference. WebMatrix is a free offering that provides everything you need to build Web sites using Windows.  It streamlines Web site development and makes it easy to start Web sites from popular ASP.NET and PHP open-source apps and includes IIS Express (a development Web server), ASP.NET Web Pages…


October 2009 Security Bulletin

The Trustworthy Computing security response communications team has just released this months Security Bulletin to TechNet EDGE This Bulletin contains details about the 13 released bulletins, 8 being critical and 5 being important, plus other advisories. For bulletin details, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security or http://www.microsoft.com/security


First Windows 7 Arcade Machine

For all the people that are compelled to get an arcade machine installed in their house, here is another option by using Windows 7 to power it. Andrew Dugdell is best known for his technical talks, but in this interview on EDGE, he talks about another concept, “Windows 7 After Dark”. This is about all…


Free Windows 7 Boot Camp at the PDC

On the Monday (16th Nov) pre-conference day before the PDC, there is a free Windows 7 bootcamp being held at the PDC conference center. Key Windows 7 engineers, including Mark Russinovich, Landy Wang, and Arun Kishan will provide a deep dive into building applications for Windows 7. The bootcamp will last around than eight hours…


Stopping User Desktop Services from Starting up in Windows 7

In Vista, I used to use Windows Defender to change ( remove/disable ) some of the User Desktop services which would startup when I logged in. For example, on some desktops I wanted to stop Windows Live Messenger or other applications which checked for software updates. In Windows 7, Windows Defender has changed, and that…


Windows 7 : Windows XP Mode RELEASE CANDIDATE Available for Download

Windows XP Mode is specially designed for small and medium-sized businesses to help ease the migration process to Windows 7 by providing additional compatibility for their older productivity applications. The newly updated Windows XP Mode now works with the RC and RTM versions of the Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise SKUs. For all up…


Migrating to Windows 7 – The full guide

So you are hearing that Windows 7 is a great product, you have tested it and this has been confirmed by your own tests, but now you need to get to the business end of your job. You need to deploy this on 1000’s of desktops in your company. How do you do this? Well…


TechED US – Day One Wrapup

Adam from Edge provided a 1.5 min update on the key highlights from day one of TechED straight after the keynote had finished. Key things Holiday Release for Windows 7 File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2 Key new things in Windows 7 from an ITPRO perspective


Beta 2 release of “Geneva” Framework, “Geneva” Server and Windows CardSpace “Geneva”

Today we announced the availability of the beta 2 release of the “Geneva” products: “Geneva” Framework, “Geneva” Server and Windows CardSpace “Geneva”. The new beta introduces new features, such as the seamless integration with Visual Studio, which make even easier for developers to take advantage of identity capabilities without being exposed to unnecessary complexity; or…