Monday 12 March 2012

ChangeBASE Linkbait: March 2012

My colleague Carl has been hard at work, furiously reading/reviewing articles for your pleasure.

Here is his update for March.

Windows 8 News
Windows 8 Consumer Preview Beta (hardware specs) (exe) (iso) (debug symbols) (server) has been released to try. Copies expire on 15th January 2013. Downloaded one million times on the first day.
I had no problems installing on Virtualbox but it failed on VMWare 7
Getting started guide.
Interview with the team behind it
Metro-style applications for Windows 8 should all have a touch-first experience
British English is a language and in Windows 8 you will have Favourites
Fun fact: The fish graphic used all over this release is the Betta fish.
Here’s how you set up Windows To Go, the version that sits on a bootable USB stick
Greg has installed it and gives his initial impressions
Wallpaper that can spread across multiple displays

Migration News
Discovery: The beginning of the Migration journey
Windows 8 has a compatibility centre showing the results of testing and where users can report apps not working.
New Server Logo Requirements doc says “The majority of applications that currently run on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 should work on Windows Server 8 Beta with no changes.”, and then discusses the minority by saying shim, elevate or fix them.
Reset all IE shortcuts back to 32bit

Packaging News
Want to be able to prevent filetypes from appearing in the recent documents, supress the edit verb or tell Windows 8 that a filetype is safe for elevation? It is all controlled in the edit flags
Part 3 of Matt Johnson’s ICE validation series (part1, part2)

Virtualisation News

Office News

Browser News
Want a 64bit version of Firefox? Try Waterfox
IE10 changes in Windows 8

Mobile News
Nokia Microsoft Phone are attacking the budget market
iOS 5.1 is out
The iPad 3 has been announced

ChangeBASE news
Greg, Mike and Chris Jackson are presenting an “Eye-Opening Webcast” on March 20th

Security News
The mystery of the Duqu framework

Other News
Immediately stop using your Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z & M70z All-In-One Desktop and unplug the power cord.
Suffering from any kind of computer problem? Try Microsoft Fix it Center Pro automated diagnostic portal. It appears to scan your computer and then run the results against a database looking for known problems.  There are different sets of rules to detect different sets of problems.  Sounds familiar?

New anti-virus software 'deadliest yet'

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