Breaking News: The Answer to “When can I get Windows 7 RTM?”

The Windows Blog has a new post today, answering the question: “When will you get Windows 7 RTM?”“So.. when can I get it, Kevin?  Has it RTM’d yet?”Well.. it hasn’t been RTM’d (Released to Manufacturing) as of the time of writing this blog post.  But the fact that these dates have been announced means that … Continue reading Breaking News: The Answer to “When can I get Windows 7 RTM?”

Breaking News: IE8 Released!

Breaking news: The browser that you are using right now is quite possibly out of date.Today Microsoft released the new version of the Internet Explorer browser.  Internet Explorer 8, or “IE8”.  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspxIt’s fast.  It’s cool.  It’s easier to develop for (standards, baby!).  And it’s available HERE.For details from the team who brought it to you, … Continue reading Breaking News: IE8 Released!

BREAKING NEWS: Windows Vista Released to Manufacturing!

Yes indeed!  Today's the day!Windows Vista has finally, officially been "signed off", and RTM'd.  A small step for Microsoft.  A giant leap for desktop computing.Check out the PressPass Q&A article."So Kevin.. what are the next steps for Windows Vista?  When can I get it?"First it goes to device makers and software companies so that they … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Windows Vista Released to Manufacturing!

TechNet is Podcasting

TechNet is PodcastingI just got word from the “Dean of TechNet Webcasts” (Dean Andrews) that we’ve put together a site where you can download (or subscribe and download via RSS) podcasts from Microsoft.  What he’s doing initially is taking webcasts and putting the audio from them up for your listening pleasure (and learning benefit).And if you liked the … Continue reading TechNet is Podcasting

Ever heard of “Machinima”? What about “Captain Microsoft”?

I have been recently introduced to a new form of media.  “Machinima” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machinima) is, basically, using low-end graphics engines to generate a video.  Many of you may have seen the “Red vs. Blue” series of humorous animations that were rendered using the graphic engine from Halo.  That’s “Machinima”.Now comes along a guy calling himself “Captain Microsoft” … Continue reading Ever heard of “Machinima”? What about “Captain Microsoft”?