Microsoft have released a video tour of their “Microsoft Home” which showcases what they predict the home could look like in 3 to 15 years. This is not the first of such video that Microsoft has released as this is a little like the “Microsoft Office Labs” video that was released a few years ago.
Tags: Microsoft Home
Disclaimer: I have only seem this behaviour on one computer so far but I am testing it one more really soon.
I have just install IE9 on a Windows 7 computer running Service Pack 1 and I was very pleased to see that it does not required a reboot to install. Previously I have installed IE9 on 3 Windows 7 computers that are not running service pack 1 and they all required a reboot. Now it seems that with Windows 7 Service Pack 1 installed it is now possible to install IE9 without a reboot.
This is a huge deal as it means that it is likely that updates to the browser will be able to be installed without having to require a reboot of the OS. Now this may be a nice have for end users however this is a much bigger deal for Windows Servers as IT administrators as they can now patch what is the most vulnerable part of the server OS (the browser) without any down time. This should hopefully mean that IT administrators will not need to revert to installed “Server Core” versions of the server OS’s just to ensure that they don’t have to reboot them every patch Tuesday to keep them secure.
, Internet Explorer
, Service Pack 1
, Windows 7
In my previous post “Microsoft shows off IE9 hardware acceleration still trumps Chrome 7 performance” I showed you a video of the performance difference of IE9 to Chrome 7 with hardware acceleration turned on. Now Microsoft’s IE Blog has published an article explaining how implement “Full Hardware Acceleration” unlike the other browser makers.
“Based on their blog posts, the hardware-accelerated implementations of other browsers generally accelerate one phase or the other, but not yet both. “
Needless to say I am very excited to see what other surprise’s Microsoft may have when they reveal the beta version of IE9 on September 15th.
Source The Architecture of Full Hardware Acceleration of All Web Page Content – IEBlog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs
Tags: Hardware Acceleration
, Internet Explorer