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Need Cross-Platform Device Note Taking App?
Then look no further than Evernote. I had heard about this app for awhile and even had it languishing on my iPhone never to be used. Then I started to look in to it as I tried to find something that would let me merge notes from my Mac and my Windows virtual machines. Not only is it cross-platform, but you can synchronize all of your notes over the internet between desktops, laptops and mobile devices. It is much more than a note taking app, with the ability to make web clippings and translate the ......

Posted On Thursday, March 5, 2009 4:20 PM

Windows 7 Remote Admin Tools Released
The RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) have been released in beta form for the first beta of Windows 7. These tools allow for remote administration of your Windows Servers and services (think old adminpak.msi) from your Windows 7 workstation. I applaud the Windows 7 (or Windows Server) teams for getting these out quickly. We had to wait forever to get them for Windows Vista. Tip o’ the hat to Keith’s blog ......

Posted On Monday, January 12, 2009 10:03 AM

Windows Vista SP2 CPP Available
Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 is now available to Microsoft TechNet subscribers through the download website. This is the Customer Preview Program (CPP) which will roll to general availability tomorrow. Technorati Tags: Vista SP2,Windows Vista SP2,Windows Server 2008 SP2,TechNet,Microsoft ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 3, 2008 4:16 PM

IE8 Beta 1 Available
Released shortly after today's MIX '08 Keynote, a more standards-friendly IE8 beta 1 is now available for download. Features include: Activities - contextual services that provide quick access to external services from any web page. Webslices - take "slices" of a web site offline or bookmark. Choice of layout engine CSS 2.1 compliance HTML improvements Improved namespace support Platform performance improvements Developer tools Improved Phishing filters Domain highlighting Technorati Tags: Internet ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 5, 2008 4:03 PM

Wither Still No Native ADUC for Windows Vista SP1
So with the release of Windows Server 2008 I was really looking forward to some post or announcement from Microsoft with regards to the availability of native Active Directory management tools that can be installed on Windows Vista SP1 without any mods, kludges or scripts. You know, they just work out of the box. Like the good ‘ol days when you copied adminpak.msi from Windows Server 2003 over to Windows XP. Now that I am running Windows Server 2008 as a workstation I don't necessarily have to worry ......

Posted On Friday, February 29, 2008 3:54 PM

Windows Server 2008 as a Workstation Part III
Mary Jo Foley has an article on bringing back creating Windows Workstation 2008 (Part I) and proposing the idea that in the past there was a “server” version of NT4 and Windows 2000 and a “workstation” version that was the same product with limits on concurrent usage when running IIS, etc. She says that since Windows Server 2008 is the best version of Windows Server ever by a wide margin, why not capitalize on that an offer a “workstation” version. Some people, especially in the consulting field ......

Posted On Friday, February 29, 2008 12:46 PM

Hallelujah! Shell RunAs for Windows Vista
One of the missing things from Windows Vista that most perplexed me (or frustrated the monkey cr*p out of me) was the lack of the RunAs shell extension. Following proper administrative best practices, I don't log in to my laptop with domain administrative privileges, I have a separate account for that. Running something like ADUC was never easy, and UAC in Vista often got in the way. If you turned it off, you could not get prompted to run an application under a different set of credentials. You could ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:34 AM

RDP to /Console After Vista SP1
Having trouble making that connection to the console session via RDP? If you have applied SP1 to your Windows Vista installation the switch has changed! Instead of "mstsc /console" it is now "mstsc /admin." Go figure. Personally, I would just add a "console" checkbox as one of the options in the expanded connect configuration on the client. Why do you have to go and be all mysterious Microsoft? Technorati Tags: RDP,Terminal Services,Console Session,/console,Windows Vista,Vista SP1 ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9:03 AM

Spread the "Love"
Phishing attacks are nothing new and you can usually spot them in your email with half of your brain tied behind your back. You've seen them - bad grammar, syntax and spelling. The obvious links to knock-off URLs. The pleas from Nigerian-Kings-in-hiding. Today in my GMail I received a note from Hallmark that I was the recipient of a e-card. Now, Valentines Day was a week ago so this seemed suspicious, but my mother is not above sending these cute little e-cards every once in a while so I took a look. ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 20, 2008 8:45 AM

SyncToy Beta 2 Released
Microsoft's most awesome power toy for keeping many a file synchronized with your USB drive or laptop has been updated. SyncToy Beta 2 has been released and is full of all kinds of updated goodness. The UI remains largely the same, but it looks like a lot of our feedback has been incorporated in to the new edition. If you are upgrading be sure to read the warning during the install. Make sure you have freshly sync'd beforehand. Dynamic Drive Letter Assignment: Drive letter reassignment will now be ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 24, 2007 4:50 PM

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