Windows 8 Developer Preview Download

The Windows 8 Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. These downloads include prerelease software that may change without notice. The software is provided as is, and you bear the risk of using it. It may not be stable, operate correctly or work the way the final version of the software will. It should not be used in a production environment. The features and functionality in the prerelease software may not appear in the final version. Some product features and functionality may require advanced or additional hardware, or installation of other software.

Windows 8 Developer Preview English, 64-bit

DOWNLOAD (3.6 GB)

Sha 1 hash – 79DBF235FD49F5C1C8F8C04E24BDE6E1D04DA1E9

Includes a disk image file (.iso) to install the Windows 8 Developer Preview and Metro style apps on a 64-bit PC.

Note: This download does not include developer tools. You must download the Windows 8 Developer Preview with developer tools 64-bit (x64) to build Metro style apps.

Source: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516

Windows Thin PC “MSWTPC”

 

Windows Thin PC enables customers to repurpose existing PCs as thin clients
by providing a smaller footprint, locked down version of Windows 7. This
provides organizations with significant benefits:

Reduced End Point costs for VDI: Windows Thin PC empowers
enterprises to leverage their end point hardware investments to access virtual
desktops that are delivered using VDI or
sessions. Windows Thin PC is available as a benefit of SA, and hence does not
represent any additional cost for SA customers. Windows Thin PC also provides IT
with the flexibility to revert back to PCs if necessary, in case the thin client
computing model does not provide the benefits they were after.

Excellent Thin Client experience: Windows Thin PC offers
many of the benefits of a thin client. Organizations can improve security and
compliance on their repurposed PCs, by using write filters to prevent data from
being written to disk. Additionally, Windows Thin PC ensures a rich remote
desktop experience through RemoteFX, enabling
delivery of high fidelity multimedia content from centralized desktops.

Enterprise Ready platform: Windows Thin PC is built on the
proven Windows 7 platform. Organizations can leverage existing management
strategy and tools such as System Center to centrally manage Windows Thin PC,
including accelerated role based deployment of applications, security patches,
updates, and data. Enterprise features such as Bitlocker
and Applocker
further help IT secure their devices, while DirectAccess
helps customers securely access their corporate data on repurposed laptops.

Microsoft recommends that customers who are currently evaluating thin client
computing begin their journey by first repurposing existing PCs as thin clients
with Windows Thin PC and evaluate the benefits they would get with this
architecture. Once Windows Thin PC device hardware get decommissioned, customers
can then purchase new Windows
Embedded
Thin Clients from our OEM partners without having to make changes
to their existing management and security policies.

 

Windows Thin PC Quick Demo;

Windows Thin PC 2

Source: Microsoft, Youtube.

Brain: Searching for the first PC virus

Below is video made by F-secure (Mikko Hypponen)

A 10-minute video reportage about Mikko Hypponen’s trip to Lahore, Pakistan, to find the authors of the first PC virus “Brain”. This is the first time Amjad Farooq Alvi and Basit Farooq Alvi have given a video interview about the virus, which spread around the world via floppy disks in 1986.

Enjoy your watch…

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365

is a commercial software plus services offering a set of products from Microsoft Corporation, with the initial plan including a Professional subscription (for organizations of 25 and smaller) and an Enterprise subscription (for organizations with more individuals). [1] Office 365 was announced in the autumn of 2010, and was made available to the public on 28 June 2011.[2]

Office 365 includes the Microsoft Office suite of desktop applications and hosted versions of Microsoft’s Server products (including Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, and Lync Server), delivered and accessed over the Internet,[3] in effect, the next version of Business Productivity Online Services (BPOS).[4]

Microsoft Office 365

On June 28, 2011, Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer, Microsoft announced
the availability of Office 365, Microsoft’s next generation productivity
service. Office 365 is the culmination of more than 20 years of experience
delivering world class productivity solutions to people and businesses of all
sizes. It brings together Office, SharePoint, Exchange, and Lync in an
always-up-to-date cloud service. Customers may try it and buy it at www.office365.com.