Microsoft today (in their Windows 8 development blog), described the thinking around changes being made to the Start Menu. It’s a good read and I advise everyone to check it out. I have to say that in the blog post, Steven Sinofsky (I assume it’s him) or Chaitanya Sareen, the stated author makes a very profound...

Microsoft has released its Windows Phone 7.5 update also known as “Mango” on September 28, 2011. Not all device manufacturers have implemented the update on their devices but for those users who have received a notification, it is time to try the 500 new features offered by Mango. Most carriers in the United States...

I came across an interesting utility for older versions of Windows called “Pulmon”. It brings live tile functionality similar to the Windows 8 Start Screen to Windows XP, Vista and 7 Desktop. Click on the image for a larger version. It was created by “Paras Sidhu”, a 13 year old developer from India. To use, it you just...

So you know that line in the movies where the magician says “pick a card, any card”? Well, Microsoft sales and marketing employees need to learn how to make a variation of those words work. “Pick an Operating System, any Operating System”. At this point, Microsoft have said that Windows 8 will come out in 2012. If that is...

During the Day 1 keynote of our annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Steve Ballmer revealed that Windows 7 has officially sold 400 million licenses to-date. That equates to 7 copies of Windows 7 sold a second. Windows 7 is now running on 27.13% of all PCs worldwide. And of PCs running Windows 7 in the U.S.,...

This is pretty cool. A Windows 8 date and time logon display for Windows 7. This was created by AskVG’s DA group member “dejco” to provide the Windows 8 Metro logon look for Windows 7. Here are instructions on how to get the look. Download the rar file Extract it using WinRAR or some other similar utility Copy...

So this is a pretty cool tweak for Windows 7. If you would like to have the Windows 8 wallpaper (below) as your Windows 7 logon background, here’s what you need to do.. Download the Windows 8 logon screen background from here. Download and use the free Windows 7 Logon Screen Changer utility to apply the new...

On a slightly separate note, my friend Marc Liron is having a great Windows training sale. He’s offering a bargain basement sale of a lifetime! 200 training videos for less than $50. Some of the titles.. Windows 7 troubleshooting Windows 7 TroubleShooting: In these videos he walks you through the 6 troubleshooting...

So here’s the deal. My buddy Marc and I made a bet a year or more ago and I need your help to make my $500. He basically bet that by the summer of 2011, I would not be able to name 10 (just ten) companies in the Fortune 500 who are officially using or seriously considering using Windows 7. By seriously considering, he...