Thursday 12 April 2012

April Linkbait: Industry Reading for Fun and Profit

Back from Easter break and fresh with some new reading and links from our good from Carl...

Platform News
DaRT 8 Beta for troubleshooting and repairing system failures within an organisation.  Q&A
Miss the start button in Windows 8? Some 3rd-party apps to bring it back
ConverterTechnology OfficeConverter 2010 compared with Microsoft’s Office Migration Planning Manager
Bunnies, Eggs and Disney themes for Windows 7

Migration News
XP and Office 2003 support ends in two years
Migrating print queues from 32bit to 64bit OSs
Recorded Webcast with Microsoft and Quest: Fast, Automated Application Readiness for Windows 7, and Office 2010 IE 8 or 9 and Virtualization
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Packaging News
New mechanism for updating Adobe Flash Player
New mechanism for updates in Visual Studio 11
Registration-free COM the old-fashioned way: The car mp3 player
Visual Studio 11 no longer supports .vdproj installer projects
WiX 3.6 RC0 build is now available
The InstallAware vs Embarcadero (Delphi) spat continues
Advanced Installer 9.0 has been released containing an MSI EXE wrapper

Cloud News
Microsoft Online Backup Service, part of Windows8 Server

Virtualisation News
Support policy for Microsoft applications that are running in a Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V) environment
Upgrade XenApp 6.0 to 6.5 (if you are very brave)
More info on the new Hyper-V features in Windows 8 Server Part 1 Part 2
New product included in MDOP, Microsoft User Experience Virtualization, try it here

Browser News

Mobile News
Stephen Fry discusses the current state of mobile phones
RIM, makers of Blackberry, whose success I never understood are in trouble


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