Windows Vista Team Blog

Buy a PC Now, Upgrade to Windows Vista After Launch

Today we're announcing something you've all been waiting for -- information on the upgrade process...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 10/24/2006

Microsoft LifeCam Support Coming for Windows Vista

I've noticed a few discussions out in the community on how Microsoft’s great new LifeCams don’t...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 10/23/2006

Have You Seen the Windows Vista Tips and Tricks Website?

Looking for a handy resource for tips and tricks to get the most out of Windows Vista? No need to...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 10/19/2006

IE7 for Windows XP Launches Today

After lots of late hours and a few pre-release builds, the IE Team is happy (and a bit relieved) to...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 10/18/2006

eWeek Labs Praises Windows Vista’s UAC

eWeek Labs recently took some time to dig deeper into Windows Vista’s User Access Control (UAC),...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 10/17/2006

Whatever happened to… ?

Over the past several months Microsoft has acquired some incredible desktop management technologies...

Author: Alex Heaton Date: 10/17/2006

Managing your Photos with Windows Vista

I have over 2 years' worth of digital camera photos taken from events and travels -- managing that...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 10/16/2006

Windows Connections 2006: Are you ready for a new day?

More news for IT Pros from Alex Heaton: I wanted to let you know about an upcoming opportunity to...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 10/14/2006

Visiting Digital Life this Week? Come by the Microsoft Blogger Lounge

If you find yourself in New York City this week, perhaps attending Digital Life, I invite you to...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 10/11/2006

Virtual PC 2007 Beta: Free and Available Now

Alex Heaton has some news to share with Virtual PC 2007 beta that was released today. In his own...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 10/11/2006

Closure of RC2, Feedback Handling in the New York Times, and Licensing Information for Windows

As you've probably already surmised, downloads of Windows Vista RC2 for the Customer Preview Program...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 10/10/2006

More News on Windows Mobile Device Center Beta 3

You already know that a new version of the Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) Beta has been...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 10/10/2006

Introducing Alex Heaton, Our New IT and Business Blogger

As we get close to the business availability of Windows Vista, we'll want to provide more...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 10/10/2006

Windows Mobile Device Center for Windows Vista Now Available

Windows Mobile Program Manager Mel Sampat tells us that Windows Mobile Device Center (Beta 3) is...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 10/06/2006

Windows Vista RC2 is now available to technical beta testers!

Today, Microsoft is excited to announce the availability of Windows Vista RC2 to Technical Beta...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 10/06/2006

Examples of Fit-and-Finish in Build 5728

In Build 5728, we got to see examples of the kind of fit-and-finish the Windows Shell Team is making...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 10/04/2006

Windows Vista Imaging and Installation Performance

PC World got the conversation going on installation times in Windows Vista. While they quote Jim...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 10/02/2006

Windows Mobile Device Center Beta Coming Soon

A lot of folks have been pinging us with questions regarding release of the Windows Mobile Device...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/28/2006

Understanding the Feature Design Process at Microsoft

Yet another fantastic post from Vinny Pasceri, Program Manager for the Windows Shell Team, appears...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/27/2006

Another Update on Interim Windows Vista Build 5728: Japanese Version Available

Another follow-up to my original post on Build 5728: the Japanese download page for both 32- and...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/26/2006

New York Times Reader Download Now Available to All

As a follow-up to last week's post on the WinFX version of the New York Times Reader, I've learned...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/26/2006

Update on Interim Windows Vista Build 5728: 64-bit Version Available; Build Availability Window Closing Soon

Per my post from last week, I've got some news for you regarding the release of interim build 5728:...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/26/2006

Interim Windows Vista Build 5728 Released Today

Today we released an interim build of Windows Vista, also known as an EDW, or External Developer...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/22/2006

Update on Ability to Mute the Windows Vista Start-up Sound

We heard you loud and clear when it came to discussing our plans to include a default start-up sound...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/22/2006

Check out the New York Times Reader for Windows Vista

You may have read about the Times Reader back in April when it was previewed at the American Society...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/22/2006

Windows Experience Index: An In-Depth Look

Windows Experience Index: An In-Depth Look Introduction The Windows® Experience Index is a new...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/22/2006

Where in the World Are Our Beta Testers?

Windows Test Manager Paul Donnelly just sent the mail below to Beta testers at...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/21/2006

NewsGator to Utilize IE7 RSS Feed Store

Our friends at the Microsoft RSS Team Blog have pointed out the announcement by NewsGator’s Nick...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/21/2006

Putting the Final Touches on Windows Vista's "Fit-and-Finish"

Over at the Windows Shell blog, Program Manager Vinny Pasceri explains the balance necessary to be...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/21/2006

Windows Mobile Device Center and Vista RC1

An update from the Mobile and Embedded Devices Team: The Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC)...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/19/2006

Is Windows Vista Ready? Scenario Voting Poses the Question

A message from my colleague Aseem on the Defect Prevention team: With the release of Windows Vista...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/18/2006

Silicon Valley Campus Windows Vista Install Fair CLOSED

Regarding my post from last week, please note that the Silicon Valley Campus Install Fair is now...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/17/2006

RC1 CPP Now Available to General Public

A quick update on CPP status: Windows Vista RC1 is now publicly available. This means that 32- and...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/14/2006

Silicon Valley Campus Install Fair Invitation

The folks at the Silicon Valley Campus asked me to share the following invite with you. If you find...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/14/2006

New Hardware for Windows Vista Unleashed

Microsoft has just announced the availability of three new pieces of hardware coming from MS...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/14/2006

RC1 Public Availability Pending

I know I'm sounding like a broken record (just read my comments on previous posts relating to RC1),...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/13/2006

New Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor Release Candidate

We've now updated the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor, enhancing its UI and device support in order to...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/13/2006

Preventing Interrupted Presentations with Windows Vista

I know you've been there: you're giving a presentation and, having previously left a Windows...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/12/2006

Windows Client Team Launches the Windows Shell Blog

The Windows Shell Team, responsible for Windows' core user interface, has launched a blog called...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/12/2006

Clarification on Availability of the Windows Vista RC1 Customer Preview Program

Some sites out in the community have begun posting links to the Customer Preview Program (CPP)...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/06/2006

UAC Improvements in Release Candidate 1

One of the areas of Windows Vista on which we've received the most feedback is User Account Control...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/06/2006

Marking the Departure of Sr. VP Brian Valentine

Now that Windows Vista RC1 has shipped, Brian Valentine, Senior Vice President of Windows Core...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/05/2006

Introducing "Gadget Corner" -- The Windows Vista Sidebar Blog

The Windows Sidebar Team has launched their very own blog called "Gadget Corner." Here, team members...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/05/2006

It's Official: Windows Vista RC1 Is Complete

This just in: Platforms and Services Co-President Jim Allchin has just now posted an announcement...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 09/01/2006

"Building" Windows Vista: A Podcast Interview with Sven Hallauer, Director of Windows Release Management

We were recently able to catch up with Sven Hallauer, Director of Release Management for Windows...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 08/29/2006

The Sweet Sound of Windows Vista

There has been a lot of talk lately about sound in Windows Vista. Recently Robert Scoble talked with...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 08/29/2006

Why a New Windows Vista Build Prior to RC1?

Per my post from late last week, Microsoft has placed build 5536 online for public download. Folks...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 08/29/2006

See Windows Vista Running on Multiple GPUs

We've gotten lots of heat from the community for the lack of multi-GPU support in Windows Vista. No...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 08/25/2006

Pre-RC1 Build Released

Last piece of news for tonight, this time from the Release Team: "We are pleased to announce the...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 08/25/2006

Internet Explorer 7 RC1 Released for Windows XP SP2

(Almost got lost in all the excitement of today's news around HD-DVD support in Windows Vista.)...

Author: TechNet Archive Date: 08/25/2006

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