Windows Longhorn Server April CTP Available!

October 24, 2007

The April CTP of Windows Longhorn Server 2007 has been made available for download to tech beta testers. It features plenty of bugfixes and a couple of new additions.

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patterns & practices April 2007 DVD

October 24, 2007

Microsoft’s patterns & practices have put up all the content they have put together in one big download.

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MSN/Live Search loses ground to Google

October 24, 2007

Microsoft’s search entry remains mired in third place, losing ground to number one, Google, between March and April. Yahoo holds steady at number two.

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Latest Windows Vista Crack is a Fake

October 24, 2007

Since the past few days, there have been rumors that a new Vista brute-force crack had been floating around the net. As far as rumors go, this one is completely false. On February 28th, Computer User had created a shock wave by releasing his so called Vista Brute-Force Cracker that he alleged, would take days or even weeks to find an original key..

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Microsoft’s profit jumps 65%, boosted by Vista sales

October 24, 2007

Microsoft said today that its fiscal third-quarter profit jumped 65 percent, helped by revenue from Windows Vista upgrade coupons issued over the holidays.

Earnings for the quarter ended March 31 rose to $4.93 billion, or 50 cents a share, from $2.98 billion, or 29 cents a share in the same period last year.

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BPEL Activities for WF

October 24, 2007

The BPEL for Windows Workflow Foundation March CTP provides developers with support for building applications using Windows Workflow Foundation and BPEL.

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SQL Server 2008 to be Released

October 24, 2007

Microsoft releases SQL Server 2008 to manufacturing in the second quarter of 2008, months after the product is supposed to officially “launch” alongside Windows Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 on February 27.

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Microsoft Surface, before it was Microsoft Surface.

October 24, 2007

Recorded February 2006 in Monterey, CA. I wonder who actually owns it?

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Windows Server 2008 launch set for February

October 24, 2007

DENVER–Confirming what many had expected, Microsoft announced on Tuesday that the next version of its server operating system, Windows Server 2008, won’t formally launch until next year.

Microsoft said it will launch the product, which it has said will be finalized before the end of the year, at an

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Build a Vista PC for around $500 revisited.

October 24, 2007

I wrote the original article about how to build a Vista enabled PC with Aero enabled back in February and it proved to be hot topic (after about 1200 Diggs) and now I’m revisiting it, tweaking hardware choices and adding the option for a nice video card (even though Aero will run OK with a Vista rating of 4.3).

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