Friday, March 19, 2010

Windows XP Mode now accessible to more PCs

Today, 03/18/10, Microsoft releases the update to Windows XP Mode that no longer requires hardware virtualization technology to run :)

Windows XP Mode now accessible to more PCs


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Michigan colleges getting into iPhone, Android smartphone app game | -

The article in today’s paper had “NO” mention of ‘Windows Mobile’ version or Microsoft of any kind.

From the web:
Michigan colleges getting into iPhone, Android smartphone app game -

On today’s (Sunday March 14, 2010) front page of the Grand Rapids Press the article is:
App-titude test
Local schools score first on techware for smart phones
Plus, students are being trained to stay ahead on mobile apps.

”designing apps, a field that experts say will grow even more dramatically if tablet computers became as popular as techies expect”
“The Internet changed everything. Mobile will be the Internet on steroids. And the mobile revolution hasn’t even begun yet.“
“Thousands of apps are available via iTunes, and a smaller number on Google’s Marketplace, though Englesma said that will surge as the Android system — used on Google’s new phone, among others — grows in use.”
“He expects Google to rival Apple devices in popularity and number of apps, saying Google’s phone is easier to design software for, and the company is less restrictive about what products can be sold in its online Marketplace”

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Run XP Mode on Windows 7 Machines Without Hardware Virtualization

Windows 7 XP Mode requires a computer that has hardware virtualization.  This tutorial from How-To Geek ( shows how to use XP Mode with VMware Player on Windows 7 Pro, Ultimate or Enterprise.

Windows XP Mode defined from

is a virtual machine package for Windows Virtual PC containing a pre-installed, licensed copy of Windows XP Professional SP3 as its guest OS. Pre-installed integration components allow applications running within the virtualized environment to appear as if running directly on the host, sharing the native desktop and Start Menu of Windows 7 as well as participating in file type associations. XP Mode applications run in a Terminal Services session in the virtualized Windows XP, and are accessed via Remote Desktop Protocol by a client running on the Windows 7 host.

Applications running in Windows XP mode do not have compatibility issues as they are actually running inside a Windows XP virtual machine and redirected using RDP to the Windows 7 host. Windows XP mode was not released for, and will fail to function on, any editions of Windows 7 below Professional Edition. However, running a copy of Windows XP in older versions of Virtual PC can have similar functionality likewise older copies of Windows on a virtual hard drive albeit with reduced functionality.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Windows Server IT Pro Community Tour

Come out and meet your local IT Professional Evangelist Matt Hester in Grand Rapids, MI on March 25th at 6:30pm
  He wants to meet you and get to know you. What a better way than with Windows Server 2008 R2, giveaways and food. He will be talking about the many administrative benefits of Windows Server 2008 R2. He will also talk about his experiences with his recently published book Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference , this should be a fun evening. He will have a couple copies of his book to give away and other fun stuff. Be sure to attend and learn more of what Windows Server 2008 R2 has to offer!  Must register via following link:

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