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Value of Windows 7 SP1 Beta

Microsoft has released Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) beta version recently. But it has released this version as testing software only to some sections of the people like IT managers or professional. Microsoft always follows this process of releasing their product in the corporate and information technology sectors first. It releases to the regular people and customers only after testing its products with the experts. Microsoft goes out of this way to find out any complications or problems in the software and improves it before releasing in the market for the customers. It also warns consumers who are downloading the beta verion, as it does not provide new end-user features.

Microsoft Service Packs
Microsoft uses Service Packs to update the windows systems in a big way with hotfixes and security updates and many other features. Service packs are used for the updates of the products which develop after some time. Service packs contain updates to increase reliability of the system, compatibility of a particular program and security of the computer. These updates can be easily downloaded into the system as they are bundled for the convenience of the customer. Unless a product has at least a SP1 release, many people will not like to use it. Service Packs help a lot for security updates and hot fixes of the system. Microsoft always releases its windows operating system with service packs as they help to fix any bugs. Microsoft has recently released the beta version of Windows 7 SP1. But is it worthy for a user to try the beta version of Windows 7 SP1?

Beta version of Windows 7 SP1
Well one may think that SP1 will be released within a short span of time after the release of beta version, but it is not the case with Microsoft which has been proved wrong. Microsoft has declared that the Windows 7 SP1 will be only available in the first half of 2011 and not before that. When compared with Windows 7, there will not be any new features in Windows 7 SP1. So, one might think why should they try the windows 7 sp1 beta version?

If it is used and tested by more people then the more bugs and the fixes can be found. This leads to the release of better version when it finally comes out in the market. If the user has already upgraded and has the updates of all hotfixes and security updates in windows 7, then it is not a worth to try out the beta version of windows 7 SP1 as it has the same features. At best, there might be some Wi-Fi and Bluetooth updates and fixes in the newer beta version. If the user has no idea about the service pack, then there will be no updates in the system and it is worth for those types of users to run the beta version of Windows 7 SP1 as it has many security updates. If an individual is really eager to try out the service pack and its features before the official release, it is worth a try to use the new beta version.

Microsoft Offers Optimized Desktop Jumpstart Offerings for Windows7 Testing

By now, Microsoft is ready for the release of Beta version of Windows7 Service Pack 1. It is likely to be delivered in next month. A complete upgrade of this Windows7 Service Pack 1 is also expected at the end of 2010. In order to simplify the Windows7 testing, Microsoft is presenting a set of resources that are especially created to make things simpler. For the enhancement of desktop environments, users can download ‘Self-Service Proof of Concept (PoC) Jumpstart Kit’. Desktops can be given a boost with installation of Windows7 Enterprise, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), Internet Explorer 8 and Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus provided in this kit.

Redmond Company offers ‘Next-Generation Optimized Desktop-Jumpstart Offerings Presentation’ to facilitate customers. This feature is designed to illustrate expediency of next-generation optimized desktop. Optimized desktop is an advantageous product as it comprises of Windows7 Enterprise, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) and Microsoft Office 2010. This presentation gives you an outline of Jumpstart offerings that explain this concept in healthier way.

However, presentation doesn’t serve as good as resources since resources like ‘Self-Service Proof of Concept Jumpstart Kit’ are reliable. As stated by Microsoft, it gives Windows7 Operating system, Internet Explorer 8, Microsoft App-V and Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus to enhance desktop environment. As per the software giant, in Windows7 PoC, they are required to focus on around eight points. There is need of work in clarification of value proposition, endowment of economic justification, image engineering and application compatibility. This list also contains hardware assessment, PoC testing, PoC deployment and an ultimate appraisal.

For Windows7 testing, there is another option of ‘Production Pilot Jumpstart Offer’. According to Redmond Company, it provides same products as that of ‘Self-Service Proof of Concept Jumpstart Kit’ to thousand of computers in production environment. By making use of Windows7 Production Pilot Jumpstart Offer, customers can utilize deployment programs offered by Microsoft Partners or Microsoft Service. As we talk about capacity, this absolutely excels Proof of Concept since it serves more than 1,000 computers. This Production Pilot Jumpstart, which is intended for enterprise customers, is an extensive program to streamline Windows7 testing. In case of ‘Production Pilot Jumpstart Offer’, customers can get help from Microsoft Consulting Services or Microsoft Partner.

Production Pilot Jumpstart mainly embraces widespread workshops that deal with image engineering, application compatibility and deployment approach. These workshops also look after the application virtualization with the help of App-V. Responsibilities like, corrective key applications, estimation of application compatibility and preparation of documents that enclose design details and deployment strategy, are handled by Production Pilot Jumpstart Offer. Approximate calculation of budget, which is required for entire deployment plan, and guidance planning for users are also accomplished by core Production Pilot.

Apart from these two resources, there is another version of Proof of Concept that is ‘Proof of Concept Jumpstart Kit v1.1’. However, it is specially intended for so called ‘Self-sufficient’ companies. Overall, Microsoft has taken lot of efforts for these optimized desktop Jumpstart Offerings with the purpose of simplification of Windows7 testing.

Windows Home Server free beta version is unveiled by Microsoft

The largest software company of the world, Microsoft unveiled the beta version of new Windows Home server ‘Vail’ on the last month. Microsoft promises the security, privacy and flexibility by the product with well-offered network connectivity.

The main Features:

Microsoft announced four primary features which will enlarge the MS market in Home server system and give the utmost comfort to the users.

  1. External streaming: The users will get a opportunity to stream the video and music outside the home network with the help of internet.
  2. More storage: more files and back ups could be stored with the new system and restoration can be carried on multiple PCs.
  3. Comfortable setup: the setup technique will be more user friendly and flexible. Any change can be done without following any rigorous process.
  4. Personalized add-ins:  Users will be able to create new add-ins and services with the help of Software development Kit (SDK) which will be added with the beta version.

Windows Home Server will provide file sharing, media streaming, network backups, remote access, and more service related benefits for home to home and home office users.

Drawbacks:

  1. Only 64-bit: Vail is compatible in 64-bit windows. The PCs using 32-bit system will not be allowed to run this Windows Home server system.
  2. File removal problem: Microsoft strongly recommend installing this server system in a secondary PC instead of main PC. Because the total data in the PC should be removed to complete the installation. In fact it’s the greatest drawback of the MS Windows Home server.

Required accessory configuration:

The home server needs these minimum accessory requirements:

  • 1.4GHz x64 processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 160GB of disk space
  • NTFS file system

Required network configuration:

1. PC must be connected to a router via network cable.

2. It is recommended to use UPnPTM certified router.

3. 192.168.x.x subnet is recommended.

The WHS can help small business organizations accordingly:

  1. Backup business documents.
  2. Remote access to files and data.
  3. Rapid and quick restore technique.
  4. Secure business documents.
  5. Control panel for storing and finding business documents.
  6. Sign up and sign in options for different users.
  7. Printing network.

The home server of MS is already listed as a trusted name to the users. MS thinks the security, storage capacity and speed as the major challenge. “In the forthcoming days the WHS full version will be released with more perfect and unique feature”, said a Microsoft official. With that vision they released the beta version and is looking for the review or opinion from the people.

LogMeIn Ignition – Beta Version out for Android

After the launch of LogMeIn Ignition for the iPhone, in February of this year, a Beta version of the Ignition has been launched for Android OS. As the name suggests ‘LogMeIn Ignition’ is a remote access application through which you can login to your office computer or your home desktop even when you are away.

With LogMeIn Ignition, you can go mobile without worrying to leave anything behind. With this remote access application, you can carry your office computer or your home desktop with you anywhere in the world! You don’t have to worry about carrying your files on a CD or a Pen drive; with LogMeIn Ignition on your Android you enjoy remote access to your computer. LogMeIn has different versions for variety of Operating Systems.

Beta Version

Recently, the company released its Beta version for Android OS for free. It invited users to download the Beta version from their website, try it and give feedback on the application. This would help the company to optimize and enhance the application based on the user’s feedback before the final launch of the product.

How does it work

The LogMeIn Ignition provides unlimited access to office and home computer on the go and connects you with just a click! It allows you to access any application or folder on the distant computer. With on your Android’s keyboard and screen become you computer’s screen and keyboard. To make this work, one needs to install this application on their mobile, as well as work PC or home desktop. The computer to be accessed should have Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X as an operating system.

Limitations

Despite all its features, this application has certain limitation. The speakers of your phone do not work as your computer’s phone (as the mouse and the keyboard) with this application. Another limitation that one faces is: while watching videos, the screen is a little slow for the video to be played successfully.

Availability and Pricing

The Beta for Android is currently available for free in United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Its price has not been disclosed yet. However, the application for iPhone version is available at $29.99. It is expected that the price for the Android will be a equal to that of the iPhone version.

Conclusion

Overall, LogMeIn is a great application as you do not have to worry about carrying your data with you. Remote access gives you the data that you want, but it is good only when you have a little work to do. If you need to create a presentation for your work, or have to draft a report, working through the Android will be time consuming as compared to working on your Computer or Laptop. Some people would still prefer to carry Laptop for bulk work, but for quick and short work, LogMeIn will be great!

What Every Internet User Needs To Know About the Development Of Google Chrome 6

Google has been releasing many products to increase its market share with many users starting to use the services of Google. There are many online giants like Yahoo, MSN and Google that are always in the competition to be the best in the business. Google has been in the forefront of releasing various products all the time and increasing the market share by increasing the base of customers who are using the products and programs that are released by Google. In fact, Google has been releasing programs like Orkut, the social network, the Google Docs and many such applications that are very useful for those who use the programs. Google Chrome is one such application that is being used all over the world and it has various benefits.

You may be using the fourth version of Google Chrome that is also called as Chrome 4. You should realize that the team that is developing this application has been ahead by a mile and has come out with the initial trial version of the Chrome 6. The team that develops the Chrome is called as the Chromium developer team and they have been on the job for developing the best team. The sixth generation or the Google Chrome 6 was released recently and this has a lot of added features.

Release

In the meantime, Chrome 5 will be released for use by all people in the version that is final. Though Chrome 5 is being released, users should be ready for the Chrome 6 version that is just around the corner as Google is in the stage of releasing a beta version.

Many people think that as always, this update of the Chrome version is just a maintenance update. People have not found any new or important changes in the new version of Chrome.

The fact that Google has been releasing various versions of the browser Chrome makes people to think that there has been a lot of development in the browser versions that are being released. Actually many of the other companies release a new version if there is any important update or a change in the browsers, but Google on the other hand is releasing various versions of the browser without any major changes that happen in the newer version.

Popularity

Google Chrome has been used for many years now and it has not been very efficient in certain aspects like the use of animations, but on the other hand there have been certain features of the Google Chrome that is not seen in many of the other browsers.

Though there are not amazing changes in the applications, there has been a phenomenal growth in the growth of Google Chrome and there are many people using this browser. The reason for the increased use is the ease of use of this browser. There could soon be a great open war between the various browser development teams that could see some bold moves being made to cross over into a new generation of browsers with some amazing features.

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