My first impression was that the Vista developers had left Vista in a crippled state, unable to index shared network folders, but apparently they were just running late. Today Microsoft released a Vista-compatible add-in for Windows Desktop Search for indexing mapped network drives and UNC paths. Here’s the Knowledge Base article about the update, and here’s the download page. […] continuedRead more
EDIT: On December 19, Microsoft released an add-in to index files on network shares in Windows Vista. See this comment.
Windows Vista cannot index files on a network share. It cannot do instant searches for text in files stored on a network server.
This is startling. It is infuriating. […] continued
The folks responsible for promoting Windows Vista are trying hard to be hip – check out http://clearification.com. Microsoft is footing the bill for Demetri Martin, a Daily Show regular, to film short episodes of a random and mildly amusing story that features Vista computers in various scenes. The idea is to create a viral buzz that drives people to check out the site out of curiosity because they hear about it from friends. […] continuedRead more
You may have seen news coverage of complaints by Symantec, McAfee and others about security changes in Vista. Basically they complain that Vista’s security is locked up so tightly that they are unable to take over the system in the way they think is best for their marketing. Naturally their complaint is that Microsoft is being anticompetitive again. […] continuedRead more
Most of you won’t see Vista until it begins shipping with new computers on January 30. The versions available today are only for business customers with Microsoft volume licenses. […] continuedRead more
Microsoft completed its work on Windows Vista and released it to manufacturing, beginning a ten-week process of pressing DVDs, putting them into odd looking plastic cases, and delivering them to the retail channels.Read more
Microsoft announced today that Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 will officially launch on November 30.
It’s a little unclear what that means, since boxed copies of the software won’t be available to purchase until January 30. The Microsoft statement was that “corporate customers, system builders, and technology journalists” will be able to get Vista on November 30. […] continuedRead more
Windows Vista wasn’t ready in time for Xmas shopping and the computer manufacturers got worried that people would begin to put off their new system purchases until the spring. Microsoft cooked up a coupon deal to entice you into buying your new computer now instead of waiting for Vista: beginning today, most PC manufacturers will give you a coupon for a discounted version of Windows Vista when you buy a new computer. […] continuedRead more
Windows Vista has an updated interface with a lot of eye candy, especially on new systems with hefty video cards to support the Windows Aero look – transparency on window borders, windows sliding and bouncing around, icons morphing and changing color.
Let’s all soberly agree: the eye candy isn’t important. All we care about is the increased security, improved functions, and compatibility, right? […] continuedRead more
As Windows Vista comes ever closer, information is flowing out about its new features. This one isn’t the most important but somehow it touches people deeply: Windows Vista will support going to sleep at night in power-saving mode, while still allowing overnight installation of updates and running of utilities – virus scans, defrags, and the like. […] continuedRead more
Microsoft has opened up the “release candidate” of Windows Vista for public testing. This page has program details and download guidance.
If you’re the right person to test Vista, then you don’t need me to tell you so. If you have to ask, then you shouldn’t go anywhere near this test. […] continuedRead more
Microsoft is putting the final touches on Windows Vista, the next-generation operating system scheduled for early 2007. Delays are still possible but recent builds of Windows Vista have dramatically improved and there is relentless pressure on Microsoft to get it out the door.
There will be much to say about Vista before it goes on sale. […] continuedRead more
There will be a lot more to say about Windows Vista in the coming months, but for the moment let me discourage you from testing the recent “public beta” released by Microsoft.Read more
Microsoft is slowly moving forward with Windows Vista, the official name of the next Windows operating system. The release date is impossible to guess; beta testing is in the very early stages and the feature set is still in flux. We’ll have a better idea in a year of what to expect. […] continuedRead more
Microsoft Word opens up a new window for each document. Internet Explorer frequently opens new windows – each time you click on an IE icon, for example, or when a web page is set to open new windows instead of using the existing window. When we’re in full swing, we can have ten or twenty windows open. […] continuedRead more