Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2

oooooooooooohh Thanks Ari for the tip off ;-)


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9f073285-b6ef-4297-85ce-f4463d06d6cb#tm

Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista (SP2) is an update to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 that supports new kinds of hardware and emerging hardware standards, and includes all updates delivered since SP1. SP2 simplifies administration by enabling IT administrators to deploy and support a single service pack for clients and servers. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details and documentation.
Windows Vista SP2 TechNet
Windows Server 2008 SP2 TechNet

Windows Vista SP2 RTM

Cant find the download just yet … Source: http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2009/04/28/windows-vista-sp2-rtm-windows-vista-sp1-blocker-tool-removed.aspx

Today we are announcing the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. SP2 represents the latest step in Microsoft’s commitment to continuous improvement. It includes all updates that have been delivered since SP1, as well as support for new types of hardware and emerging hardware standards.

Elonex eXentia & Vista Hotfixes

So Microsoft release two Vista hotfixes last week.

An update is available that improves the performance and reliability of Windows Vista http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938979

An update is available that improves the compatibility and reliability of Windows Vista http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938194

Well 938979 caused vista to restart as expected but no desktop or taskbar appeared!  All I saw was an explorer windows.

So I remove it and still no change.  I installed 938194 and no change.

So that is it .. had enough of vista on my eXentia … XP is reinstatlling as we speak!

Yet anOther Desktop Manager 3D

Jane bloged this last week (http://blogs.technet.com/janelewis/archive/2007/05/18/yet-another-desk-top-manager-3d-cool.aspx) it is a very sweet desktop manager and makes things look a bit more like OS X

You can download it from here (http://chsalmon.club.fr/index.php?en/Download

 

The cube thing is nice, but I especially like the fact that you can click on the icon in the notification area and jump to an app that is running.  sweet!

Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center

How log have I been using Vista?  Well that is just not long enough!

I have a new T-Mobile Ameo and I couldnt work out why Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center didn’t fire up as expected when I pluged the Ameo in.  All I was getting was the autoplay options you get when you plus a portable device in!

Well Doh! You need to actually need to install the Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center. The 32bit version is a mere 10.3mb.

Check out: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/devicecenter.mspx

Ahh that works better now!  Hey one other thing.  The Ameo doesn’t have PocketMSN installed by default! Suppose I could look at the cd that comes with it