I was reading some of the junk e-mail that Microsoft sends me and came across this article. I wanted to save the shortcuts, a lot of which I knew (and use) but some of which are new to me: http://www.windowsvistamagazine.com/UK/4352741765893343994/pc-heaven.html Boost your productivity Learn a few angelic Windows keyboard shortcuts Hold Shift when inserting a… Continue reading Vista Shortcuts
I have come across a few articles that talk about how Server 2008 is what Vista hoped to be. Here is an article that a Microsoft person wrote about it: The Way I See It : Using Windows Server 2008 as a SUPER workstation OS Also, this article talks about some performance testing: Windows “Workstation”… Continue reading Server 2008 as your Desktop OS…
In the past, I have used mstsc /console to get to “session 0” on remote machines. With Vista and Windows Server 2008 that isn’t the correct command though. Instead it has been changed to mstsc /admin.
I thought this was an interesting perspective on Vista. He doesn’t try to gloss over shortcoming, but he does point out that not all the pains are Microsoft’s fault. I mean really… Do venders really think if they ignore Microsoft it will just go away? Does Vista suck? Though not without its warts, Microsoft’s much… Continue reading Does Vista suck?
So I was flipping through TechNet Magazine (because it is one of the many magazines that slide across my desk into the stack of “if I ever get time” stuff) and came to the last article in the issue: “Windows Explorer Doesn’t Do Text”. The article explains the reason that you can’t just select a… Continue reading Copy as Path
I found this by accident when I was installing SQL tools on my Vista machine. I think it gives a pretty good short explanation of User Account Control. http://www.microsoft.com/sql/howtobuy/windowsvistasupport.mspx This paragraph starts the helpful explanation: Microsoft Windows Vista includes a new feature, User Account Control (UAC), which helps administrators manage their use of elevated privileges.… Continue reading Explanation of User Account Control in Vista
In Windows Vista, Microsoft is making an effort to help you figure out where your weaknesses are when it comes to PC performance. The Windows Experience Index is an evaluation of key components of your system. When you want to know what to do to improve performace, you can take a look at it and… Continue reading Windows Experience Index
I was looking around and found a blog entry that stipulates that Windows 3.1 is still alive. http://bink.nu/photos/news_article_images/category1022/picture13552.aspx Silliness prevails it seems.
So I was looking through the Services and noticed a couple of interesting items. You probably have already seen this, but when I saw “ReadyBoost” I was a bit stumped as to what that could possibly be. I noticed there are a LOT of new services with Vista, and decided to look it up. (One… Continue reading ReadyBoost???