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Windows Vista SP2 (beta) is officially available

Every Windows user waits patiently for the next service pack to be made available (or at least I believe so). Microsoft has finally made available Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) Beta. Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program.

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25GB with Windows Live SkyDrive (Service Saturday)

Take it from Microsoft to jump into the fray for Online Storage and then show why they can attract customers / users. In an announcement on the Windows Live SkyDrive blog, Microsoft announced some updates to their online storage service. Space has been increased five fold from 5GB to 25GB of free online storage Control your data.

Windows 7 and a less irritating UAC

One of the main reasons I disabled User Aaccess Control was the extremely irritating popups that interrupted even the most mundane of tasks. I guess, I’m not the only one and Microsoft has learnt from the experience! Based on what we’ve learned from our data and feedback we need to address several key issues in Windows 7: Reduce unnecessary or duplicated prompts in Windows and the ecosystem, such that critical prompts can be more easily identified.

Ten must-use Windows Shortcuts (Windows Wednesday)

If you are using Windows, the number of shortcuts that Windows presents you is phenomenal. You even have the option to create your own shortcuts to launch applications. Here are ten shortcuts that can improve productivity: Windows Key + R Open the Run window Windows Key + F Open the search window Windows Key + E Open Windows Explorer Windows Key + 1, 2, …