Here are my latest articles about Windows Vista...
Windows Live Movie Maker
August 18, 2009
Microsoft takes the wraps off its new tool for editing videos and photos and sharing them online.
The Fat Lady Sings: Microsoft Caves ... to Opera?!
July 29, 2009
Would Microsoft bow down to browser also-ran Opera? As it turns out, yes.
Microsoft Security Essentials Public Beta
June 18, 2009
Morro hits public beta as Microsoft Security Essentials...
May 6, 2009
Microsoft has delivered an unprecedented software bounty to its public servers! Gentlemen, start your downloads ...
Windows Live Wave 3 Updates: April 2009
April 22, 2009
Microsoft bolsters Windows Live with three key updates, including Web Messenger...
With MED-V, Microsoft Moves One Step Closer to the Future of App Compatibility
April 14, 2009
MED-V decouples app compatibility from...
Internet Explorer 8 Review
March 19, 2009
Microsoft's new Web browser is safer, faster, and more productive...
Windows Vista/Server 2008 Service Pack 2: What to Expect
February 23, 2008
A comprehensive look at the next service pack for Windows Vista & Server 2008...
Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1
January 26, 2008
IE 8 RC1 fixes compatibility problems from the previous Beta 2 release...
MED-V: The Final Piece of the Vista Compatibility Puzzle?
January 20, 2008
MED-V is, I think, a peek at the future of application compatibility in Windows...
Windows Live Essentials 2009 Review
January 17, 2008
Windows Live Esssentials is a must-have companion for all users of Windows...
Games for Windows LIVE 2.0
December 4, 2008
The new Games for Windows LIVE 2.0 client stops copying the Xbox 360 Dashboard and adopts a more...
Windows Vista SP2 Build 16489
October 24, 2008
Microsoft has begun testing Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) and intends to ship this release in the second quarter of...
Windows Ultimate Extras
Windows Ultimate Extras has never lived up to the promises Microsoft first made...
About a year after the software giant began an internal push to tell its story...
The Gates/Seinfeld Ads
With Microsoft moving to the second phase of its $300 million marketing campaign, I...
I'm a PC
Tonight, Microsoft will launch a new series of television ads that "celebrate the...
Windows: Life Without Walls
Microsoft today launched the next wave of its Windows advertising campaign with...
The Mojave Experiment ... Live
Showcase | September 7, 2008
I had a chance to catch up with "The Mojave Experiment" outside of the...
iTunes Migration 101: iTunes to iTunes
If there's one thing that millions of...
Windows Weekly 73 Video Sneak Peek
Podcast | September 5, 2008
Leo and I recorded a new episode of the Windows Weekly podcast yesterday, but this time there's a video available as well...
Windows Mobility Center
Microsoft has implemented a new feature in Windows Vista that they hope will inspire PC makers to calm down a bit on their...
In Windows Vista, Outlook Express has been renamed to Windows Mail in order to be more consistent with other bundled...
Choosing a Windows version
So you want to run Windows, eh? Welcome to the fold, my friend. The only real question now is, which version of...
Mac users chortle at all the perceived security vulnerabilities that seem to inflict Windows users every single...
Switcher Guide Introduction
For those people who have impulsively moved to the Mac only to belatedly discover their mistake, for those who...
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Review
Review | August 27
Sometimes you get what you ask for. For years, Web developers, standards advocates, technology enthusiasts and...
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Screenshot Gallery
Showcase | August 27
Screenshots of Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 running on Windows Vista...
Behind the Mojave Experiment
Showcase | August 27
Microsoft's "Mojave Experiment" is a controversial and effective ad campaign aimed at getting individuals to form their...
HP MediaSmart Connect x280n
The HP MediaSmart Connect is the best Media Center Extender on the market...
The D-Link and Linksys Extenders
With these first three dedicated Extenders, some common complaints emerge...
Ultimately, the noise and reliability issues condemn the Xbox 360 to also-ran status in my book, which is too bad because...
Windows Vista Media Center Feature Pack 2008 ('Fiji') Beta Shots
Showcase | July 8, 2008
This long-awaited update to the version of Windows Media Center in Windows Vista...
Internet Explorer 8 Security Preview
Showcase | July 2, 2008
These features constitute the bulk of the work Microsoft is doing around security...
Microsoft's Been Swift-Boated. Now What?
Showcase | June 24, 2008
Apple's Switcher ads are, in my mind, to computing what the "swift boat" ads were to the 2004 US presidential election...
HP MediaSmart Connect x280n Photo Gallery
Showcase | June 9, 2008
Photos of the new HP MediaSmart Connect x280n Media Center Extender and digital media receiver...
The Vista-Era Extender Experience
if there's one area in which the software giant has really been ahead of the curve over the past decade, it's the...
Mission Accomplished: The State of Windows Vista, A (Humorous) Address...
Showcase | May 7, 2008
The text of Paul Thurrott's State of...
A Look at Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)
Showcase | April 30, 2008
This month, Microsoft updated its Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), a suite of desktop management tools that are...
Is Windows Broken?
Showcase | April 15, 2008
Analysts at Gartner last week claimed that Windows is collapsing under its own weight and needs to be rebuilt from scratch. I found this argument and the ensuing...
Windows Vista SP1 Windows Update Installation Notes & Screenshots
Showcase | March 22, 2008
Now that Windows Vista SP1 is...
It's Here! Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Arrives
Showcase | March 18, 2008
This morning, Microsoft finally made Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) available broadly to the public, fulfilling...
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 Review
Review | March 11, 2008
The mile high view is that IE 8 will be a major upgrade to Microsoft's venerable browser. What we know today is...
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 Screenshot Gallery
Showcase | March 5, 2008
A set of Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 screenshots...
Windows Live SkyDrive Overview and Screenshot Gallery
Showcase | February 23, 2008
The Windows Live SkyDrive online storage service is out of beta and with a...
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Review
Showcase | February 4-19, 2008
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is the first major update to Microsoft's latest...
Windows Vista SP1 Screens 3
Here's how WGA looks in Windows Vista with Service Pack 1...
Windows Vista SP1 Screens 2
Installing SP1 is a multi-step process, and many of those steps take place outside...
Windows Vista SP1 Screens 1
These shots are from the final version of Windows Vista Service Pack 1...
Windows Vista SP1: Here It Comes Ready or Not
Showcase | February 4-5, 2008
Software should be delivered only when it's ready. And in my book, Vista SP1 just...
It's Showtime! Renting and Purchasing TV Shows and Movies on the PC
Reviews | January 31, 2008
Two recent developments in this market...
Dell and Microsoft Join (RED)
Showcase | January 24, 2008
Microsoft and Dell announced a partnership with (RED), the international organization that was created to help women and...