Friday, January 27, 2012

Group Policy Preferences best practices

This article introduces Group Policy Preferences, explains how they differ from Group Policy settings, compares Preferences to logon scripts, and covers a few Group Policy Preferences gotchas.

The introduction of Group Policy Preferences into Group Policy seems to have quite a few people confused. I think that confusion has been compounded by all of the people who skipped Windows Vista, stayed with Windows XP, and are just now starting to implement Windows 7 on the desktop.

Group Policy Preferences

Source : 4sysops

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Microsoft goes public with plans for its new Windows 8 file system

Microsoft officials are finally sharing publicly details about “Protogon,” the new file system that the company is developing as part of Windows 8.

Officially named ReFS — for Resilient File System — the new file system will be made available via a staged “evolution,” according to a January 16 post on the “Building Windows 8″ blog.

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Building Windows 8 Blog : Building the next generation file system for Windows: ReFS

Thursday, January 12, 2012

How to add a custom search provider to Internet Explorer 9

Thanks to Microsoft, the ‘Add custom search provider’ button was remove from the IE Gallery site.

If your want to create a custom search provider for any site just go to

Microsoft launches HTML5 version of 'Cut the Rope' at CES 2012

Microsoft unveiled a HTML5 version of Cut the Rope at CES 2012 today. Created with the help of ZeptoLab, the game includes 25 levels in total for Internet Explorer 9 users — seven of which are exclusive when the site is pinned. Gabby Hegerty, Internet Explorer lead in the UK, explained to us that the web app is part of Microsoft's IE9 beauty of the web promotion, something that helped launch the web browser in March 2011.

Microsoft previously demonstrated Cut the Rope on Windows 8, and Hegerty revealed there are discussions around a Windows Phone 7 app. Although the latest effort is HTML5, it doesn't work correctly on Windows Phone's browser, and there's no plans to fix that. Microsoft's Cut the Rope for IE9 follows a similar effort by Google, Chrome Angry Birds, and does let Safari, Firefox, and Chrome users play the game. However, If you want access to the special seven levels you'll have to use Internet Explorer 9 and pin the site to your taskbar.

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