Monday, August 29, 2011

Microsoft Hotfix – KB368028

For slow startups after applying Windows 7 Service Pack 1

It seems there are some users complaining that after installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1, their systems don’t want to startup so quickly how they should.
After some Microsoft investigation it seems the problem it’s related with people that have a lot of restore points and a big ReadyBoot cache.

So Microsoft launched an hotfix to correct the…hotfix! Smile

Here’s the link:
Microsoft Hotfix KB368028

Friday, August 26, 2011

Facebook vs. Google+

It’s inevitable…

The war between the to giants it’s starting to warm up.
With the Google entering the social networks business, the features comparison between them it’s something inevitable.

At least for me, I believe G+ will be more attractive to adults, because of the Circles features. I see on them exactly what made me not to use Facebook. I couldn’t “segregate” information to who I wanted.

So, here’s a video about this feature and the fight against Facebook dominance:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Microsoft Windows 8 – File Management - Copy UI Improved

Following the Apple good examples on UI design…

A new Windows 8 video was made available by Microsoft, following the new Microsoft policy where it realized that passing official information to consumers it’s better then letting the rumors spread over the internet and creating a very good hype about the product.

Microsoft has launched video #3 about the redesigned UI for file management, with emphasis to the files copy.
Take a look to the video:

Steve Jobs Retires From Apple’s CEO to Become the Chairman

A long wait decision happened yesterday.

One of the most iconic IT leaders of the 20th century decided to retire himself from CEO of the most profitable company in the world.
Although this was an expected decision it obviously shocks a little bit since Steve Jobs it’s one of the most respected visionaries of this times.
He made a fantastic job leading Apple to what it is today. Simplicity freak, controller, futuristic,genius are just some of the adjectives that could describe how Steve Jobs always saw the IT market.

About this stepping down from Steve Jobs, he limited to said:
“I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO.”
This could lead again to some speculation about Job’s health condition.

COO Tim Cook it’s the chosen one to get the things going and will take over the CEO position while Jobs will be the Chairman of the Board.

After this decision, and how expected Apple stocks plunged in afterhours trading, falling over 5 percent but the reality it’s that investors are not yet very concerned about Apple’s future because of it’s good performance and they believe that it’s market strategy it’s well laid out.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle

Turning software ecosystem a little bit secure…

In the past few years, it’s my perception that Microsoft, and almost all the big industry players actually, it’s getting more concern about security issues.
The IT ecosystem it’s also getting bigger with the market getting more and more devices where security it’s a concern, like tablets and smartphones and also…fridges, microwaves,washing-machines, etc.…

And…because all this billions of devices run software (not only Windows, or Microsoft products by the way), Microsoft has a new team/division that was specifically created to allow developers to create more secure code.
They’ve also “created” a new discipline called Security Science.

The Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle it’s all about guidance, tools/scanners/evaluators and information exchange about create applications that are functional and almost bullet-proof secure.

I believe that this is really interesting for all developers so, take a look:
Microsoft Security Development Lifecyle Website

Monday, August 15, 2011

Google Acquires Motorola Mobility

(Not) be evil?

In a stategy to, in Google’s word, “supercharge” the Android platform, Google announced today the acquisition of Motorola Mobility division for $12.5 bilion.

Motorola shareholders will receive $40 per share which represents more 63% over the closing share price on Friday (12 August).
Larry Page, the Google’s CEO stated:
“Motorola Mobility's total commitment to Android has created a natural fit for our two companies. Together, we will create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers. I look forward to welcoming Motorolans to our family of Googlers."

Also, like it’s known in the past months, there’s a giant battle over patents ownership between Google, Microsoft and Apple, so it also fortifies Google’s patents portfolio.

This acquisition is subject to the usual conditions and regulatory approval so this transaction should be closed at the end of 2011 or at the beginning of 2012.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


I’ve some invites to share with the first 150 clicks!

So, if you’re one of the billion people that would like to test and start using this new social network since the beginning, here’s an invite link:
Google+ Invites

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Microsoft Camera Codec Pack

Viewing RAW format images directly on Windows Explorer and Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011.

Microsoft has recently released this new codec pack that enables users to view/edit RAW images directly on your PC without the need of installing additional software.

Here’s a video explaining this:

How-to: View Raw Files on Windows

Download it here:
Microsoft Camera Codec Pack

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Opening “Stored Users and Passwords” from command-line

This tip could help a lot of people that needs to support locked-down or low privileged machines/users.

Sometimes integrated authentication may not work if an user for some reason saved an Internet Explorer password and then changed it on the Active Directory.

So it may be necessary to clean that password through “Stored Users and Passwords” applet.
To do so, you need, with user logged in, open the applet through a command prompt or a batch file.

The command-line to open it is this one:
rundll32.exe keymgr.dll,KRShowKeyMgr

Hope this helped someone! :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

CloudApp: Group Policy Search

Search the GPO you need!

Here’s a really really nice tool for searching the group policy you need!

Take a look:
Microsoft Cloud App - Group Policy Search