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  • Windows boot without logo

    If you want to get some attention by showing up with a Windows installation booting without the classic Windows Logo, you can enable the option SOS in the boot.ini file. This causes the NT4 approach to be taken, i.e. just displaying the version number of the OS, the number of processors and the amount...
    Posted to Weblog by bart on 24 Jul 2005
  • Windows Vista

    Let's join the club and announce that Windows Longhorn, the next generation Windows OS after Windows XP, will be renamed to Windows Vista . The first beta is expected to hit the road on July 27th (next week that is). Followed by a second beta and a so-called Release Client Zero, the RTM is planned now...
    Posted to Weblog by bart on 22 Jul 2005
  • Off to TechEd 2005 Europe @ Amsterdam

    I'm packed and ready to go for TechEd 2005 Europe . Tomorrow I'll take some time to visit the center of the city and then it's time for 5 days of great sessions, some side-meetings, my ATE-work and of course the parties :p. You'll find all my posts on TechEd 2005 Europe stuff on http://community.bartdesmet...
    Posted to Weblog by bart on 03 Jul 2005
  • Windows XP Royale Theme

    Originally it was available only for Media Center and Tablet PC but now it's here for every Windows XP user: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=15373C73-D5F6-4AF0-B583-D633CB021612&displaylang=en . And as the matter in fact, you can install it on your Windows Server 2003 installation...
    Posted to Weblog by bart on 02 Jul 2005
  • Hidden tools - Calculator Plus

    Nice download for those of you who need to do conversions etc: Microsoft Calculator Plus . To do currency conversions, the application can import exchange rates from the European Central Bank.
    Posted to Weblog by bart on 02 Jul 2005
  • Download now - Jim Allchin's guitar music :-)

    Interesting download on the Microsoft Download Center: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=acdbbf66-9e20-415e-9bce-f5c91aba9567&DisplayLang=en . Funny to see the consistency of the "System Requirements" with every download; luckily this guy's music is compatible with Longhorn...
    Posted to Weblog by bart on 20 Jun 2005
  • Introducing Windows Server 2003 R2

    Introduction Let's start with clarifying cryptic names: the R2 in Windows Server 2003 R2 stands for "Release 2" , nothing more, nothing less. So, what is it? Well, let's tell you a little story first. A couple of summers ago is was rolling out a brand new network with four Windows Server 2003 installations...
    Posted to Weblog by bart on 19 Jun 2005
  • Free products at TechEd 2005 Europe

    All delegates of TechEd 2005 Europe (for the full conference, excluding pre-conf, that is from 5 till 8 July) will receive a free copy of Virtual Server 2005 Enterprise Edition and SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition (you'll receive a voucher to register on a website; the product will be sent to you as...
    Posted to Weblog by bart on 18 Jun 2005
  • TechEd 2005 Europe - Last chance to register and ... maximise your time

    Hi folks, Only 20 days left to TechEd 2005 Europe (Amsterdam), so if you haven't registered yet, it's about time to do so. Allow me to make some more promotion for this exciting event in this blog post :-). TechEd 2005 is built around three key pillars: Technical Education: What everyone knows as "the...
    Posted to Weblog by bart on 15 Jun 2005
  • Hot - Microsoft Code Named Acrylic

    A beta of this brand new tool can be found on http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/ . Although I'm not a huge graphics specialist (not to say I don't know a thing about these things) I like the tool. Maybe because a dummy like me can understand how it works. In fact this tool is a new version...
    Posted to Weblog by bart on 10 Jun 2005
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