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Switching off UAC in Vista
What is UAC? Windows Vista user account system has been built to automatically reduce the potential of security breeches. It does that by automatically enabling a feature called User Account Control (UAC). The UAC forces users that are part of the local administrators group to run like they were regular users with no administrative privileges. Should I disable it? in the normal use of Vista - No but as a developer then =Yes How do I disable it? Open Control Panel. Select Admin Tools. Select System ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 28, 2006 2:05 AM

Microsoft winning over Birmingham City Council for Linux

Great article here....

Microsoft has insisted it did not slash its software prices to encourage Birmingham City Council to abort its Linux project......

Read more at Silicon.com

Posted On Monday, November 27, 2006 9:58 AM

Office 2007 Install - More...
This information is an extract from Patrick Schmid's blog found at : http://pschmid.net/blog/200... How to Install Office 2007 RTM Remove all Office 2007 Beta applications. Install the Office 2007 RTM build Install Windows Desktop Search 3 RTM (Outlook & OneNote will prompt you to download and install it when you open them for the first time) Install the PDF & XPS, PDF or XPS add-in for Office 2007. Fix the Building Blocks issue as shown below (this is a must for everyone who had any ......

Posted On Monday, November 27, 2006 8:34 AM

Living with Vista
we now have the pieces in place - Vista release and Office various releases. I've been living with Vista for a number of months and glad to say each release has made it better. My state of play now: My USB's all work - some peoples just don't! McAffee have released version 8.5 RC which at long last works Avast virus checker works great at home DAMON tools (virtual disk) worked in RC but not release Alcohol 120% now works - latest release The mobile device application bombs when connected to my SPV ......

Posted On Thursday, November 23, 2006 9:43 AM

Problem installing Office 2007
If you get: User receives the following error: Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s): The 2007 Microsoft Office system does not support upgrading from a prerelease version of the 2007 Microsoft Office system. You must first uninstall any prerelease versions of the 2007 Microsoft Office system products and associated technologies. Correct the issue(s) listed above and re-run setup. Then: The Office 2003 Web Components feature installed with Office 2007 Beta2 causes the Office 2007 ......

Posted On Friday, November 17, 2006 11:15 AM

Office 2007 is here! Vista nearly.....
Windows Vista and Office 2007: Availability on MSDN Subscriber DownloadsOffice 2007 is now available from MSDN Subscriber Downloads. Windows Vista is expected to be available on Friday November 17, 2006 PST. Previously posted at blog.Solidsoft.com ......

Posted On Thursday, November 16, 2006 7:00 PM

Vista Retail Packs

This is what they will look like....

Previously posted at blog.Solidsoft.com

Posted On Sunday, November 12, 2006 7:36 PM

MOSS 2007 - Building a public website
By Eli Robillard ...Liam Cleary has a fantastic in-depth series running on rebuilding a corporate website with the new WCM features of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. We're talking deep practical dives into CSS, master pages, navigation, and content types. Highly recommended! Part I - Introduction and getting started Part II - Designing the layout Part III - Creating the content types Also checkout "Building tylerbutler.com" Part I - Planning and Basic Branding Part II - Building Content ......

Posted On Sunday, November 12, 2006 7:16 PM

MOSS 2007 - Metadata Manager for the Business Data Catalog
Interesting App for use MOSS 2007 and the Business Data Catalog - Metadata manager for creating application metadata files by hand. Download version 1.0.0.0 of the application here:www.mossbdcmetadataman... is a really raw site at present so take care also it's a very early version so treat with care it may break... Quick 'how to' guide:http://www.mossbdcmet... Previously posted at blog.Solidsoft.com ......

Posted On Sunday, November 12, 2006 7:13 PM

Where did my family live most in 1891?

The darker the colour the more James's lived!

Posted On Thursday, November 9, 2006 8:14 PM

Process Driven or People Driven Software Development?
Day 3 of TechEd and time for some reflections...... Solidsoft as an organization prides it's self on the customer centric, forward looking and professional manner in which we deliver our services. To that end we continually appraise the technology we use and the methods we employ. With this as a backdrop my thinking this week has been to consider the manner in which organizations, and of course ours, deliver successful outcomes for both our customers and ourselves. I have deliberately steered clear ......

Posted On Thursday, November 9, 2006 4:00 PM

Vista RTM's
Yes, after 5 long years of development, Windows Vista has finally been completed and has now been Released To Manufacturing (RTM). Windows Vista is Microsoft's latest version of Windows and is the successor to Windows XP. The big milestone was announced this morning in Redmond at around 11AM PDT (7PM GMT) via Microsoft PressPass. Also general release date now set as 30th Jan 2007. Previously posted at blog.Solidsoft.com ......

Posted On Thursday, November 9, 2006 6:24 AM

TechEd Europe 2006 Day 1
The theme for this TechEd is, of course, the launch of Exchange 2007, Vista and Office 2007. What is important is that under the covers MS are also launching .NET 3 (Aka WinF) - that is WCF, Windows Foundation, WPF and Cardspace. Yesterday MS creased the news that EVO would hit the streets for the first time on the 30th November. This release is for business and MSDN subscribers. For the PC buyer a voucher system is now in force for the general release in the New Year. PC builders are also being ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 8, 2006 5:50 AM

Exchange Vista Office release date - 30th November 2006

The official release of Windows Vista will be 30 November 2006 to business customers only, quashing rumours of a December release.

Microsoft Office System, Windows Vista and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will become broadly available to business customers and MSDN subscribers on 30 November, according to the software giant.

General release will occur in Jan 2007.

Previously posted at blog.Solidsoft.com

Posted On Monday, November 6, 2006 1:49 PM

Exchange Vista Office release date - 30th November 2006

The official release of Windows Vista will be 30 November 2006 to business customers only, quashing rumours of a December release.

Microsoft Office System, Windows Vista and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will become broadly available to business customers and MSDN subscribers on 30 November, according to the software giant.

General release will occur in Jan 2007.

Posted On Monday, November 6, 2006 1:48 PM

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