Windows Enterprise Desktop

February 2009

  • Vista SP2 RC On Its Way

    Ed Tittel 27 Feb 2009
  • On Wednesday, February 25, Brandon LeBlanc, Windows Communications Manager for the Windows Client Communications Team, posted information to The Windows Blog to announce the Release Candidate (RC) ...

  • Here Comes IE8 RTM!!

    Ed Tittel 25 Feb 2009
  • One of my best sources for leaked info from Microsoft continues to be Malaysian-based site TechARP. Today's blog is based on some recent reportage from them about the upcoming Internet Explorer 8 ...

  • Vista SP2 Inches Closer to Completion and Release

    Ed Tittel 23 Feb 2009
  • Last week, Microsoft an RC (Release Candidate) build for Windows Vista/Server 2008 SP2 through the Microsoft Connect program to a select group of pre-qualified beta testers. According to Mary Jo ...

  • Another Use for WinPE: WinRE UFD To the Rescue

    Ed Tittel 20 Feb 2009
  • If you've ever messed with the Windows Vista Recovery Environment you know it's helpful, but it can take quite a while for it to appear on-screen on a machine in need of repair or recovery. In ...

  • XP Downgrade Suit: Legitimate beef or frivolous complaint?

    Ed Tittel 18 Feb 2009
  • The latest Vista flap originates from a lawsuit filed against Microsoft Corporation stemming from fees assessed to Los Angeles computer user Emma Alvarado for downgrading a Lenovo notebook PC from ...

  • Clean Up New PCs with PC Euphemism

    Ed Tittel 16 Feb 2009
  • Actually the name of the program in question is not Euphemism--rather you can read it from the domain name in the URL for the Subscription page where ...

  • No More "Extras" for Ultimate Versions

    Ed Tittel 13 Feb 2009
  • Among the litany of complaints against Windows Vista, Microsoft's failures to deliver on its promises to produce and release "Extras" for the Ultimate edition have been held up and railed against ...

  • Another key to legacy Windows Apps: Virtual PC 2007

    Ed Tittel 11 Feb 2009
  • One ongoing and legitimate beef about Windows Vista is that it doesn't support older Windows applications, particularly those written specifically for older Windows versions or that don't follow ...

  • Preview of Patch Tuesday Attractions

    Ed Tittel 09 Feb 2009
  • Tomorrow, February 11, is the second Tuesday in February--hence, "Patch Tuesday" is once again at hand. Microsoft publishes advance notification for security bulletins each month on the preceding ...

  • is another hidden treasure

    Ed Tittel 06 Feb 2009
  • If you read my previous blog, you already know that VistaPE is  a project that uses WinBuilder to automate the construction of a WinPE 2.0-based bootable image from the Windows Automated ...