Windows Enterprise Desktop

May 2009

  • Vista SP2 Push Still Some Ways Out

    Ed Tittel 22 May 2009
  • Although Microsoft released Windows Vista SP2 to manufacturing (RTM) on April 29, and to MSDN and TechNet subscribers in early May, it's still not available for download elsewhere. As of this ...

  • Unusual AV Package Makes the Scene

    Ed Tittel 20 May 2009
  • One of the great joys of writing a blog is that the author gets to choose the topic, no matter how odd, weird, or unusual it might be. Though its relevance to enterprise Vista is, I freely and ...

  • Guided Tour: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

    Ed Tittel 15 May 2009
  • The beta version of the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor is ready for download. You can check it for yourself if you like, but here's a guided tour through a (slam-dunk) installation and scan. I picked a ...

  • Vista SP2 vs. chronic low-grade Vista errors

    Ed Tittel 14 May 2009
  • Now that I've been living with Vista SP2 for three whole days, I'm getting some experience with the new environment on some production machines. I did encounter a situation where SP2 froze at 48% ...

  • Which format for UFDs?

    Ed Tittel 11 May 2009
  • I'm helping to revise a book on Windows 7 right now. By well-known Windows mavens Brian Knittel and Bob Cowart, it's to be called Windows 7 in Depth (Pearson, 2009, ISBN: 0789741997). In the course ...

  • Bitten by the "Eval" nature of Vista SP2 RC?

    Ed Tittel 09 May 2009
  • In my frenzy to test and evaluate Vista SP2 for stability I built myself a test system around the slipstreamed version of Vista x64 SP2 RC available from MSDN for download to subscribers. And while ...

  • Microsoft's MED-V Goes Win7's "XP Mode" Several Better

    Ed Tittel 06 May 2009
  • Way back in February I blogged here about Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, aka MED-V. In the past few weeks, Microsoft has announced that it will offer a free download to buyers of ...

  • Will SP2 Do Vista Better for You?

    Ed Tittel 04 May 2009
  • With Vista SP2 now available via MSDN and other restricted download venues (not to mention BitTorrent servers which already offer acess to all 36 languages that MS plans to support in its first ...

  • Windows 7 RC and Vista SP2 Drive MSDN to Its Knees

    Ed Tittel 01 May 2009
  • Yesterday, April 30, Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) and also the final version of Windows Vista SP2 for download at MSDN and other restricted access ...