Monthly Archives: July 2005

Vista Summary News Links – ActiveWin

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nVidia LDDM Graphics Drivers for Vista Beta 1

From Bink.nu
 
Many Windows Vista Beta 1 testers were shocked to find out that their brand new and expensive nVidia GeForce 6-series and 7-series cards were not supported under the new LDDM driver model (and thus not getting all the cool window effects and glass).

With a tip from Neobond (from Neowin), I’m glad to announce that nVidia has put up LDDM drivers supporting the latest and greatest nVidia cards!

View: nVidia LDDM Graphics Drivers for Vista Beta 1
View: nVidia Networking and Sound Drivers for Vista Beta 1 32-bit
View: nVidia Networking Drivers for Vista Beta 1 x64

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Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta 1 – Turn off Script Blocking

By Bill Sanderson
I can suggest two ways to make this work:

1) shut down Microsoft Antispyware, via right-clicking on the notification area icon, and choosing shut down.

Restart it after the batch file has been run.

2) Choose to deactivate the Application Agent checkpoint–"Script Blocking", which is causing you problems.

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Windows Vista release slips to end of 2006

 
Qoute:
"Windows Vista won’t be released until the end of 2006, a Microsoft exec let slip in a presentation on Microsoft’s campus yesterday.

The next version of Windows was expected in the second half of 2006, but at a financial analyst conference in Washington, Microsoft senior VP Will Poole revealed it would not appear until the 2006 US holiday season."

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Well, there is always the betas to enjoy until it hits RTM.

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Windows Vista Security Looks Promising

From eWeek

Qoute:

"Opinion: There’s some clever stuff in the next version of the Windows client, but we won’t really know anything until late next year when lots of people are actually running it.

For several years, especially since Windows XP Service Pack 2, Microsoft has been tightening security in Windows and Internet Explorer. It’s hard to see at times, but I do think they have been making progress. Nevertheless, with a completely new version of Windows, Microsoft has the opportunity to do some radical things that should help a lot more.

Like Service Pack 2, these changes will break existing applications and require ISVs and device driver writers to make changes. Such is life, I say, and as with SP2, these people will have lots and lots of time to work on updating their software. With few exceptions, if a product doesn’t work when Vista ships late next year (cross fingers) you can blame the ISV.

Many of these "new" features have been available in other operating systems or third-party products, but having them standard in Windows makes a difference. I’d like to focus on some of the important ones.

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AntiSpyware Beta 1 – Definitions Update [5739]

There are new updates for Microsoft AntiSpyware beta 1 Refresh Update Build 615 today. To ensure you have the latest definitions, click Help > About Microsoft AntiSpyware > under "Microsoft AntiSpyware system information:

Spyware Definition Version: 5729 (7/28/2005)

You can acquire the updates by ensuring you have AutoUpdater turned on (Options > Settings) or File > Check for Updates (Manual)

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Vista Enterprise Edition (Client) and Office 12 Premium Coming!

From eWeek
 
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"REDMOND, Wash.—Microsoft Corp. plans to introduce a number of new versions for Windows and Office, including an enterprise version of the upcoming Windows Vista and a premium version of Office 12, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said at the company’s annual financial analyst meeting here on Thursday.
 

These new SKUs will come in at a higher price point and will help drive growth in that traditional business segment. Along with those new versions will come a new Premium Client Access License for both Windows and Office.

"Our product pipeline over the next six months is strong and will also, over the next year, double that of the past three years. I refer to this as Moore’s Law of product innovation," Ballmer quipped.

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This is definitely exciting! I purchased the Office 2000 Premium Edition which I still own and use, its an excellent set and hope to see Microsoft at least bring the Standard editions of Project and Visio under it. As for Vista Enterprise, probably won’t be effective no where else than the "Enterprise".

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