Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Monthly News Round-up

Here's all the latest and most exciting news from the world of Application Compatibility.

ChangeBASE news

Greg, Mike and Chris Jackson are presenting an “Eye-Opening Webcast” on March 20th

Windows 8 News

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Beta (hardware specs) (exe) (iso) (debug symbols) (server) has been released to try. Copies expire on 15th January 2013. Downloaded one million times on the first day.

I had no problems installing on Virtualbox but it failed on VMWare 7

Getting started guide.

Interview with the team behind it

Metro-style applications for Windows 8 should all have a touch-first experience

British English is a language and in Windows 8 you will have Favourites

Fun fact: The fish graphic used all over this release is the Betta fish.

Here’s how you set up Windows To Go, the version that sits on a bootable USB stick

Greg has installed it and gives his initial impressions

Wallpaper that can spread across multiple displays

Migration News

Discovery: The beginning of the Migration journey

Windows 8 has a compatibility centre showing the results of testing and where users can report apps not working.

New Server Logo Requirements doc says “The majority of applications that currently run on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 should work on Windows Server 8 Beta with no changes.”, and then discusses the minority by saying shim, elevate or fix them.

Reset all IE shortcuts back to 32bit

Packaging News

Want to be able to prevent filetypes from appearing in the recent documents, supress the edit verb or tell Windows 8 that a filetype is safe for elevation? It is all controlled in the edit flags

Part 3 of Matt Johnson’s ICE validation series (part1, part2)

Virtualisation News

Office News

Browser News

Want a 64bit version of Firefox? Try Waterfox

IE10 changes in Windows 8

Mobile News

Nokia Microsoft Phone are attacking the budget market

iOS 5.1 is out

Security News

The mystery of the Duqu framework

Other News

Immediately stop using your Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z & M70z All-In-One Desktop and unplug the power cord.

Suffering from any kind of computer problem? Try Microsoft Fix it Center Pro automated diagnostic portal. It appears to scan your computer and then run the results against a database looking for known problems.  There are different sets of rules to detect different sets of problems.  Sounds familiar?


New anti-virus software 'deadliest yet'

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