Another item that we’re a bit late to cover is the arrival of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 (and Server 2008 R2). As with past releases, older OSes are being left behind with no support for Vista or XP, which are stuck on IE9 and IE8 respectively. If you have Windows 7 we recommend… Read more »
In case the Metro UI isn’t enough, Microsoft have admitted 3 more things that should make anyone considering Windows 8 think twice.
Storage Spaces is a new feature coming with Windows 8 which sounds like it will be an ideal software RAID solution for home media servers.
I am frequently given PCs to repair that require a reinstall of windows. These often don’t come with a full list of serial numbers for the software installed on them. To avoid the hassle of asking the owner to dig the serials out, it is easier to simply pull the serials from the old install… Read more »
Just a quick post, it seems that Microsoft have finally made a reasonable web browser, or at least the folks at Tom’s Hardware seem to think so. I’m still looking forward to Firefox 4, and hoping Mozilla will deliver a 64bit version as promised, but a bit of competition from the (still) dominant player in… Read more »
Microsoft have released version 2 of Security Essentials. As in this blog, version 2 will install on Windows Server 2008 R2 (and presumably other Windows Server versions too)
Microsoft are offering a downloadable Beta of version 2 of their free security app Security Essentials. This works on Windows Server. For anyone (like me) who is using Server 2008 at home (e.g. on a file server) and needs anti-virus, I highly recommend this. Update: is now available.
Microsoft have updated their free security essentials package again. The softpedia link from my now offers version 1.0.1611.00 to download. –update– This appears to be the final release and is now available direct from Microsoft
Microsoft have now updated their free anti-virus to version 1.0.1500 which is available from windows update if you have the previous version installed (see ). If you want to install 1.0.1500 without installing the old version first it can be downloaded from Microsoft. If you’re in a country where its unavailable then you can download… Read more »
Microsoft have released (a few weeks ago) a free Beta of their new Anti-Virus / Security product Microsoft Security Essentials. Unfortunately as a UK resident when I visit the official Microsoft page I am told “This beta is available only to customers in the United States, Israel, China and Brazil”. A quick google search quickly… Read more »