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Windows Vista RTM software compatible list

February 13th, 2007 by Jabez Gan [MVP]

Have you ever wondered what Anti virus software works or does not work on Windows Vista RTM? What about data burning applications? Or your favourite disk defragment or backup software?

Well, worries no more as IEXBETA.com has a full list of what software works or not, updated by everybody out there!

Works:

AntiSpam & AntiSpyware

  • Webroot Spy Sweeper v5.3 (32-bit)

See the full list over at:

http://www.iexbeta.com/wiki/index.php/Windows_Vista_RTM_Software_Compatibility_List

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Microsoft Wireless devices giving you issue? Screensaver doesn’t pops up?

February 13th, 2007 by Jabez Gan [MVP]

There is an issue when you have a Microsoft wireless devices and Windows XP/Vista’s Screensaver doesn’t work. Does that sound familiar to all of you hardcore Microsoft hardware fans?

Wait no more as Microsoft has released a patch to fix this issue.

From Jason Tsang’s [MVP for Media Center] blog:

My contact at Microsoft reported the following to me:

If you have your 27 Mhz wireless device connected to the system when you go to Windows Update, it will give you a HID update that corrects the problem where the screen savers don’t work with our 27 Mhz wireless products plugged in. This will fix it on both Vista and XP.

You will see this on Windows/Microsoft Update in the ‘Hardware, Optional’ category if you have your Microsoft 27Mhz Wireless device plugged into the USB port (27Mhz wireless devices basically mean any keyboard/mouse product that doesn’t use Bluetooth). It will show up as ‘HID Non-User Input Data Filter’ from Microsoft.

For those of you who are wondering, the update consists of four files.

  • NuidFltr.cat
  • NuidFltr.inf
  • NuidFltr.sys (v 6.20.102.0)
  • WdfCoInstaller01005.dll (v 1.5.6000.0)

Hopefully this update will fix the issues that some of you have been having.

Source: http://jtsang.blogspot.com/2007/02/microsoft-hid-update-for-microsoft.html

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Windows Vista NYC Launch

February 12th, 2007 by admin

Alright everyone, I am very sorry about these being so late. Any way pictures after the jump 

 

This is a picture of the band Angels and Airwaves who played before Bill came on to stage, the sound system at that theater literally moved my hair. 

 

Here is Angels and Airwaves again. The video in the back was really amazing showing people from all over the world using Vista. 

This is when Bill first came on stage. He first started talking about his “Wow” moment and how far we have come. 

The backdrop says it all :) 

Right here we see Bill and Steve about to introduce the partners on stage and give them a plaque with Windows Vista Home Basic upgrade disc, and Office 2007 Ultimate. 

Here is Bill again; he is talking about all the testing. For some reason he thought that TechBeta and TAP were the same as the CPP… Some testers, TechBeta were a bit upset about this because they felt they worked harder than CPP (which they did by filing bugs) any way. Windows Vista is the BEST version of Windows EVER! Get Vista! 

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Windows Vista Lab @ Beijing Day 3

February 9th, 2007 by laidaniel

Today, We focus on Windows Live Strategy.

For example, The Windows Live Mobile Service. And the Roadmap.

And the Windows Ultimate Extra. It is very cool.

You can get the Extra Applications or/and features from Windows Update.

The new Windows Ultimate Extra is coming out.

Windows DreamScene, It is an animate desktop. You can use “Video” as your desktop background.

If you are Longhorn server beta tester, you can download the beta version from the connect website already.

To use DreamScene, You have to enable Windows Aero.

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Windows Vista Lab @ Beijing Day 2

February 8th, 2007 by laidaniel

Today, The topics were focus on Consumer.

1. In Windows Vista, You can add more than 1 clock (Max 3)in the system tray for show the time of difference cities.

2. Windows Vista Supports Multiple Languages. All of the Language Packs are avaliable on Windows Update. You can download and install it easily.

3. Windows Vista supports unicode in Notepad, Wordpad.

4. 208 Languages Enablement, 8 Speech Regconition, 12 Handwriting languages

5. Microsoft Provide Locale Builder for Windows Vista, You can download and create your own locale. And the Keyboard Layout Creator.

6. There are Chinese Live Search and Chinese Live Image Search on the web. You can search anythings in Chinese.

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WordPress errors on site

February 8th, 2007 by Jabez Gan [MVP]

If you are seeing WordPress errors on MSBLOG, please be noted that we are working on fixing it.

FYI MSBLOG is now hosted on a new Intel Xeon. 🙂

 

Thanks for your support in this blog!

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Windows Vista Lab @ Beijing Day 1

February 7th, 2007 by laidaniel

Just arrived Beijing and checked in at the Hotel.

These 25 attendees will stay @ Renaisance Beijing Hotel. And we can walk to Microsoft China HQ (beijing) in 5 mins.

There are many Product advertisements and Microsoft Logo on the street and building…

BTW, There are the Agenda for this conference.

Day1
Arrival.
Day2
Welcome
Windows Vista Localization
Microsoft Commitment for Search and Asia.
The Hive
Microsoft Windows Vista
Speech Technology (TTS)
Dinner and Mingle Time
Day3
Windows Live Strategies
Visit Microsoft China Technology Center
Windows Vista Ultimate
Close
Day4
Departure

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New Server for MSBlog!

February 7th, 2007 by Jabez Gan [MVP]

Due to some issue with the server lately, we’ll be moving server again.

Issue: Problem with Centros 4.x and Kernel. Causing random disk problem, making I/O takes forever. Thus server is unusable at times.

Resolution: New server without Centros 4.x! 🙂

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Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 3 Open Beta

February 4th, 2007 by laidaniel

In addition to providing the latest fixes for Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003, Service Pack 3 (SP3) adds capabilities to enhance the software and hardware inventory functionalities provided in SMS 2003. Enabled through a new library of over 400,000 software titles, SMS SP3 provides rich reporting about installed applications and hardware to help organizations make better business decisions about their IT assets. New capabilities enable:

• License Reporting: New reports enable comparison of Microsoft applications installed with licenses purchased as well as how those titles were obtained (for example: volume licensing, retail, or OEM) for better optimization of software use across the organization and fewer unutilized applications.
• Software Consolidation: View applications by category to better see how many different applications with similar functions and versions are deployed in the organization and make consolidations. The result is accelerated application standardization, a more streamlined support structure, and the ability to maximize volume discounts from software vendors.
• Upgrade Planning: Identify core and non-core applications in order to understand what applications require migration to the new environment. Software consolidation aids upgrade planning by reducing the number of applications that need compatibility testing. Identify hardware assets that need upgrading based on comparisons to published operating system hardware requirements. The result is more efficient planning and streamlined execution for upgrading users to Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Full Windows Vista Support

Deploy Windows Vista with the SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment Feature Pack update. Manage it post-deployment with SMS 2003 via SMS SP3 as you would Windows XP or another operating system. With SMS SP3, administrators can:

• Deploy Windows Vista updates
• Deploy applications to Windows Vista client computers
• Perform software and hardware inventory for Windows Vista client computers

http://www.microsoft.com/smserver/evaluation/2003/sp3.mspx

 

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Windows Vista Lab Training @ Beijing

February 4th, 2007 by laidaniel

I will attend a Windows Vista Lab Training from 7 FEB to 10 FEB @ Beijing.

Requested by Microsoft, I will post the non NDA Contents from that Training to msblog and my technical blog in these days.

 Stay Tune~~~~ 

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Final: Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center Driver for Windows Vista

February 1st, 2007 by Jabez Gan [MVP]

The Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center enables data synchronization between Windows Mobile-powered devices and Windows Vista.

Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center Driver for Windows Vista (x86)

Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center Driver for Windows Vista (AMD64) 

Via: Bink.nu

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