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


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…


Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 SP2 Released

You can now download the latest Service Pack (SP2) for Vista and Windows Server. The Service Pack, which is a consolidation of a number of small fixes into one larger downloadable, was uploaded to the Download Center on Tuesday. As before, there is only one service pack which supports both OS’s to make it easier…


April 2008 Security Bulletin on TechNet Edge

Yep we have patch Tuesday, but what does this really mean? The guys in the Trustworthy Computing team have started a show on TechNet EDGE which provides details of each vulnerability and its potential threat. You can get details about the latest updates by watching the video or you could signup for the RSS feed…


The Windows Client Profile

Jaime Rodriguez in the team put together a detailed view of the Client Profile a while back, which is a subset of assemblies already contained within .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. With all the noise about Silverlight, this hidden gem seemed to get lost in the mix. Its worth looking at this again. The…


IE8 RC1 is released – Deployment Guidance

Today we launched IE8 RC1. David in the team spoke to Jane Maliouta for EDGE, who is the program manager in charge of deployment and setup of IE8. She talked about what’s new in setup with RC1 and provides inside details on deployment with IE8. David provided details of the interview, with the following summary…


Windows Vista Sp2 / Windows Server SP2

The Customer Preview Program (CPP) for Windows Vista® Service Pack 2 (SP2) is now available so that you can download and test this release. Windows Vista SP2 is a traditional service pack release with all cumulative released security updates available since the SP1 and in addition support for new types of hardware and emerging standards….


Skipping Windows Vista for Windows 7

Steve Ballmer was at Gartner’s Symposium/ITxpo conference today, talking about a number of issues. The big question was about Vista deployments and what should companies do. He answered by saying that the adoption rate for Vista, is two times that of where XP was after the same period. Then in Jedi style, Neil MacDonald from…


Windows 7

The old king is dead, long live the king… or so they say. On the Vista blog site, Mike Nash has just announced that the next release of Windows, which is currently codenamed “Windows 7” will in fact be called “Windows 7” in the final release.


Two Weeks to GO : THe PDC Awaits

Well at this time in two weeks, the first PDC keynote will just be about to start. I personally can not wait for it to kick off. Even in these tough times it looks highly likely that we are still going to sell out and I believe that the attendees will leave pumped from what…