Windows Gadgets and Windows Sidebar to Go

The Microsoft marketing department has decided to label a few of the incredible Windows features in Windows 7 and Windows 8 as ‘To Go’. Prime examples, of course, are ‘BitLocker-To-Go’ (encryption of removable drives) and ‘Windows-To-Go’ (running Windows from a removable drive). This week, I’m labeling the Windows Sidebar (Windows Vista) and Windows Desktop Gadgets … Continue reading "Windows Gadgets and Windows Sidebar to Go"

Active Directory Feature Requirements

Microsoft has included numerous features in Active Directory the last couple of years. Also, more and more technologies in products like Exchange Server, SharePoint Server and the Windows client (Windows Vista, Windows 7) have an Active Directory opt-in to store information in Active Directory. All this bountiful integration, however, comes with a price. The price … Continue reading "Active Directory Feature Requirements"

Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Server 2008 is here

Microsoft released Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 to the Download Center and Windows Update. The Service Packs are available in five languages (English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish). Localized packages in your favorite languages (not including Medieval Swahili) are expected to arrive within two weeks. (unofficially available here) Windows Vista … Continue reading "Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Server 2008 is here"

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta Available

Mike Nash and Justin Graham announced the Customer Preview Program for Service Pack 2 Beta for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 on the The Windows Blog and the Windows Server Division Weblog earlier this week. While MSDN and TechNet Plus subscribers have access to the Beta builds of this Service Pack, mere mortals had … Continue reading "Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta Available"

Building the Flaming Dog Lanfestival environment

One of the fun things I get to do is co-organizing the Flaming Dog Lanfestival, where my main responsibility is to design, build and manage the networking infrastructure. About the Flaming Dog Lanfestival Last year Michiel de Jongh and I organized the Flaming Dog Lanfestival for the first time. This event is sponsored by OGD, … Continue reading "Building the Flaming Dog Lanfestival environment"