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Windows Live essentials includes: Windows Live Family Safety Windows Live Mesh Windows Live Photo Gallery Windows Live Movie Maker Windows Live Messenger Windows Live Writer Windows Live Mail Download it today! Get started and download Windows Live Essentials 2011 today! Windows Live Essentials 2011 is available for free download. I have been testing it for […]

Yes, I just returned from an awesome vacation-honeymoon to Rome Italy. Rome was beautiful and romantic. I recommend you visit with someone you love. I think the only time I drove her crazy was when I keep trying to understand how they built those huge amazing buildings over 2000 years ago… That’s what she gets […]

I see posts all over the web for how to create a bootable USB stick to install Windows 7 but there is an easier way. Microsoft has made available an open source tool to do this. It is the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool.  All you need is an ISO image of Windows 7 and […]

I see posts all over the web for how to create a bootable USB stick to install Windows 7 but there is an easier way. Microsoft has made available an open source tool to do this. It is the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool.  All you need is an ISO image of Windows 7 and […]

MSDN and TechNet Subscribers who installed Office Professional Plus 2010 or Visio Professional 2010 before May 1, 2010 may not have all product features enabled. For details check this kb article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983473

I thought this might be of intgerest to some of you… Our MSDN group is going to host a Windows Phone 7 Boot Camp in Waukesha WI at the Microsoft Office. This will be on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 from 8am to 5pm. Get more details and register here: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032456043&Culture=en-US

Exchange 2010

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I just did an Exchange 2010 presentation for the folks in Indiana’s Windows User Group. (www.iwug.net) We had 120 people there in the middle of summer to talk about Exchange 2010! I had several requests for the slides and that is the reason for this entry. I have uploaded the slides to slideshare.net and you […]

Usually Microsoft gives N-1 downgrade rights in their OEM purchased software. So that would mean that when you buy Windows 7 you could run Windows Vista. To have downgrade rights further you would usually need to purchase “Software Assurance” Which not only gives you rights to the next version of the software but the rights to run […]

The new Xbox 360 sports a sleek new design, a wisper quit 250GB hard drive and built-in Wi-Fi, the new Xbox 360 gives you the ultimate gaming and entertainment experience! For more information check out: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/ Kinect – formerly known as “Project Natal” was official announced also. This is a technology that watches your body […]

On June 7th Microsoft launched Expression Studio 4. A great set of tools for designing rich media applications and websites. TOP NEW FEATURES SketchFlow – a rapid prototype tool SketchFlow, a feature of Expression Studio Ultimate, enables you to rapidly present ideas, user interface flows, screen layouts and application functionality to your clients through effective […]