Posts tagged with ‘MSDN’

Windows Experience Index – in 8.1 – Where is it?

September 25, 2013

Introduction Recently Microsoft announced  a bit of a climb down over its release of Windows 8.1 to MSDN developers (like me).  Their previous stand was for developers to get 8.1 at the same time as commercial release. So I’ve had a look, installing it into a VirtualBox environment… The focus of this article is on […]

Testing Windows 8 Developer Preview Version

November 22, 2011

Windows 8 Developer Preview I’ve finally decided to test the next Windows edition, probably to be called Windows 8, although things like that are never certain in Microsoft-land. Virtual Box I did a Virtual Box install, which is fairly straightforward.  There are many tutorials on-line now which show how to do this, so I won’t […]

Windows 7 Impressive First Experience

August 21, 2009

Windows 7 Ultimate Install To say that I’m seriously impressed is an understatement! Having an MSDN subscription confers certain benefits, but for most Microsoft stuff that I have to use, it’s usually an exercise in teeth-gritting somewhere from the banal to the infuriating as I plod on through. My personal experience of Vista comes into […]

Visual Studio 2008 Install Problems

January 16, 2009

As part of my day job, I get a (extremely valuable, it must be said, for which I’m very grateful) MSDN subscription. Recently, I’ve had trouble with Visual Studio.  It used to be 2005 and is now 2008.  They use the Team Foundation Server Developer Edition.  So I decided to re-install….  oh, dear. After a […]

More Chips Off the ID Card Block

August 14, 2008

Chip ‘n Pin Fails to Stop Criminals Yesterday’s news that the UK banks’ Chip ‘n Pin card security system has been (easily) cracked is yet more evidence that ID Cards will be a colossal waste of money and a major plough through our freedoms and liberties.  The only people hurt by the scheme will be […]