You might have heard that we will ship an update for Windows Phone 7 soon. Yes, with some new functionality, I am waiting for as well. In the next few days we update the update mechanism to make the delivery for the next version smoother. The interesting piece is, however, the update history we publish.…Details
I am using it since the Beta and it is really cool. I am using Messenger (with the integration to Facebook etc.) as well as the Windows Live Writer to blog.
It rocks: Windows Live Essentials 2011 available for download now
Download and install!
One of the things which surprises me often, when talking to customers is, that they do not know, when certain (key) products run out of support â€“ and therefore no security updates will be shipped. You should include the following dates in your plans: Windows XP Home: Mainstream support ended 4/14/2009 Windows XP Professional: Extended…Details
A few days ago, Windows Defender Offline was released. This is basically the tool to use, if you are unable to remove malware from a running PC. To quote the website: Sometimes, malicious and other potentially unwanted software, including rootkits, try to install themselves on your PC. This can happen when you connect to the…Details
Sorry but you do not get a date (I do not have one either). I was just reading an article on Bink.ru with a nice representation of the Windows timeline
Just got the date confirmed: The Windows 8 Consumer Preview will be available on February 29th. I am looking forward to this next exciting step toward the final version!! Stay tuned!
Did I already tell you that you shall move off Windows XP to Windows 7 for security reasons?
Well, the title is not completely from me â€“ I just quoted another blog post. I wrote recently on Why Windows 7 XP Mode makes sense from a security perspective and was even quoted on the register. The â€œfunnyâ€ thing was the history of that blog: I was readying some Tweets and blogs where XP…Details
Cool title, isn’t it? And you really read this post? Well then: We announced yesterday at PDC that we now will name the next version of Windows as we code named it: Windows 7!
So, you can read Mike Nash’s blog post about that:
I saw a lot of chatter on blogs and Twitter about Windows 7 E (the European edition without Internet Explorer). On July 24th, we published a new proposal on that. Read our statement yourself: Microsoft Proposal to European Commission
On March 24th, we got the certificate for the Common Criteria certification for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 on EAL 4+.
Here are the certified products: http://www.commoncriteriaportal.org/products/ and here you find the certificate.
A great job by the team â€“ congratulations!
I think, I blogged about this event already earlier: Years ago I was meeting a customer and was talking about the future of IT. I was telling the audience (about 10 people including the Security Officer) that there is a good chance that IT will not define a set of hardware anymore but that the…Details
I think I really do not need to comment this as the title itself says it all: US arrogance puts further doubt on cloud data sovereignty If you add some content, I just think they do not get it: New York-based U.S. Magistrate Judge James Francis last week ruled that local search warrants must include…Details
This is not about piracy and not about leaks and not aboutâ€¦ I am waiting for the new RC build as you are. I am running an intermediate build between Beta and RC and would love to upgrade all my machines (including my MediaCenter) to RC. However, I refrain from downloading it from any of…Details
Honestly, if you are not living in China it might not be that urgent but read yourself: China running out of IP addresses
I have to admit: When I first learned about Windows 7 XP Mode I was quite surprised. How can we actually ship an XP Virtual Machine with Windows 7? Well, then I started to think (no, it did not hurt too much )â€¦ But before I share my findings with you, let me tell you…Details
I was reading a paper recently, where I initially thought it is a joke (it looked scientifically, therefore I was not too scared). But as our research department did it, it is serious and really, really good â€“ at least it definitely made me think. It is called So Long, And No Thanks for the…Details
Most of you might know it in the meantime: I am back at Microsoft working as an Executive Security Advisor in the Western European region. One of the reasons why I re-joined was that I want to be able to have a real impact with one of the leading providers of technology, especially in the…Details