Monthly Archives: February 2009

Microsoft Recommends Free “Search Connectors” for Windows 7

"Search Connectors" for Windows 7 – Connectors are a combination of the OpenSearch Description File generator (aka the “Search Connector” in Windows 7) and federated search web services.  (Thanks Steve)   –> Download Windows 7 "Search Connectors": Amazon, eBay & … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Codeplex Releases Windows “Wallpaper Juggler” for Online Stock Photos

  Windows "Wallpaper Juggler" – A configurable app for Windows 7, Vista and XP to download wallpapers from InterfaceLIFT or WallpaperStock and change them periodically. –> Download Wallpaper Juggler   Click Here for All Free Windows 7 Software & Resources

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Microsoft’s Codeplex Releases Updated Windows “LiveUpload to Facebook” Plug-in 2.0

  LiveUpload to Facebook is a plug-in for Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta that makes it easy for anyone to upload their photos to Facebook. The plug-in takes advantage of the new people tagging feature in Windows Live Photo Gallery … Continue reading

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Free Quick Reference Guides for Microsoft Office and Windows

  Computer Training Company, CustomGuide, has many free on-line "Quick Reference Guides" available for Microsoft Office and Windows.  (Thanks Kurt!) Quick Reference Guides Include:   Getting Started Keyboard Shortcuts Program Navigation Screen Layouts The Fundamentals And much, more (sheesh I … Continue reading

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Microsoft Blogger Releases “Windows Image to Virtual Hard Disk Converter” (WIM2VHD) for Windows 7

  Microsoft MSDN Blogger, Mike Kolitz, has released his Windows Image to Virtual Hard Disk Converter (WIM2VHD) – a command-line tool that allows you to create sysprepped VHD images from any Windows 7 installation source. VHDs created by WIM2VHD will … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Updated “Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit” for Windows 7

  The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit is an agentless toolkit that will find computers on a network and perform a detailed inventory of the computers using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), the Remote Registry Service, or the Simple Network Management … Continue reading

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Microsoft Recommends “GImage” – GUI Version of Windows 7 Deployment Tool “ImageX”

  Microsoft’s Deployment Team is recommending GImageX, a third-party graphical version of the ImageX command-line tool from the Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows 7 Beta).  ImageX is used to capture and apply WIM images for Windows XP and Windows Vista … Continue reading

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Microsoft Announces 6 Versions of Windows 7 with 2 Clear Choices (Huh?)

Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 will be available in six (6) different versions (one not available in the US) — however, Microsoft is hoping that only two versions will be popular.  Microsoft’s Windows 7 Recommendations: For Consumers:   Windows 7 … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Codeplex Releases Free Windows Home Server Router Control Add-in

  Router Control Add-in for Windows Home Server enables the user to get more control over their UPnP internet gateway (e.g. see and modify the dynamic port forwards). This provides Windows Vista additional features like traffic graphs and monitoring. –> Download … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Update for Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player in Windows 7 Beta

  KB961367: This Microsoft update addresses some issues with Windows Media Center playback, recording, and MP3 file support in Windows 7. Playback and recording issues that are fixed in this update Protected tuning sources, such as OCUR and ISDB, do … Continue reading

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