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Easy Vista Manager

With Easy Vista Manager you can take complete control of your Windows system with access to hundreds of powerful tweaks and hidden...

December 4, 2013 by Sepanta Soft

Windows 7: A worthwhile upgrade?

Will Microsoft's Windows 7 succeed where Vista failed? The new operating system offers a new graphical user interface, more reliable power management tools, and better search, but it still might not offer enough to convince PC users to buy it. ZDNet Correspondent Sumi Das talks to Larry Dignan, editor in chief of ZDNet, and Ed Bott, ZDNet's Microsoft Report blogger, about Windows 7's pros and cons.

September 28, 2009 by

Microsoft adds legacy app support to Optimization Pack refresh

Microsoft is making available for download as of  April 1 the final version of its desktop-virtualization-management product that is designed to help Vista users run legacy Windows 2000 and Windows XP apps.The spring 2009 refresh of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is out as of today, and is sporting one new addition -- Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V).

April 1, 2009 by

Goverlan Remote Administration Suite

Globally control your environment, generate reports on the configuration, status and health of your machines. Control and manage your...

January 23, 2013 by PJ Technologies

Ballmer touts Windows 7 features

At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Fla., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer revealed that Windows 7 is going to be a major release, not just a Vista update. He says the new Windows will have a better user interface, information management tools, and performance. It isn't practical to wait for Windows 7 instead of deploying Vista, he says, since both systems are compatible. Interviewers: Neil MacDonald and David Mitchell Smith of Gartner.

October 17, 2008 by

Vista Manager

Vista Manager is a software tool to tweak, optimize, maintain and tune up your Windows Vista. It includes over thirty different utilities....

May 20, 2012 by Yamicsoft

Survey: Corporations hold out on Vista

Sixty percent of IT administrators have no plans to deploy Vista despite service pack 1, which fixed the operating systems problems, according to a survey of 1,100 IT managers.The survey, conducted by KACE, which makes systems management appliances, found that there are 10 percent more holdouts on Vista deployments.

July 22, 2008 by

MobileTechRoundup show #133, REDFLY and Nokia N82 arrive, IdeaPad U110 is rocking

James, Kevin, and I were up early Saturday morning to record MobileTechRoundup show #133 and as you may be able to tell, my head wasn't that clear as I talked about the Nokia N82 that just arrived (it actually does have stereo speakers, but I didn't realize at first they were both on the same side). My REDFLY also arrived and is proving to be an effective device. James is loving the Lenovo IdeaPad U110 and we may just see him pull the trigger on another mobile computer before too long. We also talked a bit about Vista power management schemes (thanks for the heads-up Hector) and WiMAX in the U.S.

May 12, 2008 by

Microsoft's new head of 'green'

At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, Microsoft Chief Environmental Strategist Robert Bernard discusses the company's new green initiatives for power management, such as making Windows Vista more energy efficient and monitoring energy usage in its new Windows Server 2008 product line.

February 27, 2008 by

2007: How was it for Microsoft?

2007 was an eventful year for Microsoft, with the company playing what it considered to be its trump card (only to discover Vista wasn't trumps, XP was). But the lovable giant had its fingers in many other pies -- making for a year of management changes, entry into unclaimed markets and new alliances.

December 27, 2007 by

Microsoft rebrands PlaysForSure, gives consumers a reason to buy iPods

Sometimes I just don't understand Microsoft. Take this latest move for example. The company has just abandoned the "PlaysForSure" logo for the digital rights management (DRM) technology with the "Certified for Windows Vista" logo. Why is this likely to cause confusion? Well, because Microsoft uses the exact same "Certified for Windows Vista" logo for the Zune player, which uses DRM which is incompatible with the previous "PlaysForSure" model.

December 12, 2007 by

How green is your PC?

How much does it cost to run a PC or a Windows Home Server 24/7? I've just completed a abttery of power management tests in my office, and the numbers surprised me. In my neighborhood, running a home server costs about $5 a month in electricity, but I can cut that bill by two-thirds just by using the default power management settings in Windows Vista.

November 30, 2007 by

Vista mistakes Microsoft won't repeat with Windows 7

Microsoft learned some hard lessons with Windows Vista that it already is applying to Windows 7. So says Mike Nash, Corporate Vice President of Windows Product Management, who is chatting this week with press and bloggers about the state of Vista, just about a year after the company released the product to manufacturing.

November 14, 2007 by

Whatever happened to that Vista Desktop Optimization Pack?

Last fall, Microsoft announced it planned to release an all-in-one collection of Vista management and reliability tools in the form of a Microsoft "Desktop Optimization Pack." One of my readers recently asked me for a status update on the MDOP. Given that Vista has been available to business users since the end of November 2006, it seems like the pack should be out by now, doesn't it?

April 3, 2007 by

Vista Hands On #11: Manage partitions during setup

Earlier in this series, I recommended separating Windows system files and user data on separate drives for maximum security. But what if you have only a single drive? Then use the next best option and divide that drive into two separate volumes, one for system and program files and the other for data. The good news is that you can easily set up this configuration using partition-management tools that are available during Vista setup. with no third-party software required.

March 13, 2007 by

Picasa now supports Vista

Google just released a new version of their Picasa photo management software that, among other things, includes support for Windows Vista.  I have not used Vista yet -- and I don't plan on using it until I absolutely have to -- but when that time comes, Picasa will be right there waiting for me.

December 7, 2006 by

How would you fix Microsoft's Windows-development problems?

Many folks have ideas as to how Microsoft can fix the myriad management and technical setbacks that resulted in Windows Vista looking little like the product based on initial "Longhorn" expectations. And they're offering freely their two cents about what ails Windows and how to remedy the problems to Steven Sinofsky (Senior Vice President of Windows and Windows Live engineering) and his band of merry Windows developers.

November 27, 2006 by

Microsoft puts the post-Vista wheels in motion

Windows Vista is not fully baked, but that doesn't mean senior management isn't already thinking about "Vista+1" as they like to call the next Windows client release (the one I believe is -- or at least was -- code-named "Fiji."

October 12, 2006 by

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