Remote Desktop Client for Mac 2.0 Beta Download

„Remote Desktop Connection Client lets you connect to a Microsoft Windows-based computer and work with programs and files on that computer from your Macintosh computer. Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2.0 (Beta) includes the following new features:

* Universal Binary
Runs natively on both Intel-based and PowerPC-based Macs.
* Remote Desktop Protocol 6.0
Provides better compatibility with Windows Vista, improved security features, and many other improvements.
* Multiple Sessions
Lets you connect to multiple Windows-based computers at the same time.
* Improved User Experience
Provides a true Mac experience and improved usability.
* Improved Customization Options
Lets you change application preferences, including keyboard shortcuts, while you are running a session. Changes take effect the next time that you connect.
* Dynamic Screen Resizing
Lets you resize your session window or switch to full-screen mode during a session.
* Improved Printing Support
Supports all configured printers on your Mac. No longer limited to PostScript printers.“

Download Here

Remote Desktop Client for Mac 2.0 Beta Download

Vista Versions

„Microsoft plans to market several versions of Vista but will distribute all of the OS bits with every product shipped so users can easily unlock and step up to more full-featured versions using electronic keys, sources said.

„No matter which edition you buy you get all the bits and a key to unlock it. Everyone will have all the bits,“ said one source familiar with Microsoft’s plans. „Right now we maintain master images for each version of Windows XP and it’s a lot of work. Now there’s just one master image.““
„No matter which edition you buy you get all the bits and a key to unlock it. Everyone will have all the bits,“ said one source familiar with Microsoft’s plans. „Right now we maintain master images for each version of Windows XP and it’s a lot of work. Now there’s just one master image.““

Vista Versions

Vista Versions

Windows Vista Oktober CTP

Windows Vista ist in der Oktober CTP Ausgabe verfügbar. Einen Überblick über die Neuerungen beschreibt Robert McLaws in seinem Blog:

„What’s New:

    Internet Explorer – This is a build closer to Beta 2, with a bunch of new features:

  • Tabs – Now under the address bar… woo hoo!!!
  • Better Phishing Filter
  • ActiveX „Opt-In“ – Practically all ActiveX controls are off by default. Users have to specifically enable the ones they want to use. As a result, the XMLHTTP object that is so heavily used in AJAX websites is now native code for the browser, and not an ActiveX control.
  • Parental Controls – Windows Parental Controls tied into the browser.
  • Favorites Center – FINALLY a better Favorites management experience.
  • QuickTabs – Microsoft one-ups Firefox with an overview screen of all open tabs.
  • Tab Groups (or Tab Favorites) – You can save a series of open tabs as a single group, and open that group as a favorite.
  • Advanced Printing – Multi-page print preview with a default option to print only the selected text. You can also manipulate the margins live and see the results in a „print designer“.
  • Developer Toolbar – I’m presuming that this is the same as what was released for IE6.
  • Standards – Improvements to the way IE handles international domain names, and CSS 2.1 support.

Networking

  • Network Center – Replaces „My Network Places“ and „Network Neigfhborhood“.
  • Improved TCP/IP stack – You now have more control over network bindings, and there appears to be more fit and polish to the unified IPv4/IPv6 stack.
  • Diagnostics – Built-in memory, hard drive, and network diagnostics to help resolve common problems automatically.
  • Windows Mobility Center – New control panel to access common settings, such as screen brightness, volume, and power management. It’s reminiscent of a car dashboard.
  • Windows Media Player 11 – It may still be branded WMP10, but it’s definitely v11. The UI is nowhere near final, but it’s still sweet. Definitely worth playing around with.

What’s Hinted At:

  • Windows AntiSpyware – It’s in the Security Center, but it’s just a visual cue… there’s no code in there yet.

What’s Broke:

  • Windows Media Center – doesn’t seem to work on my Tecra M4 if I use the Nvidia GeForce 6600 driver (to finally get Glass) instead of the Nvidia GeForce Go 6200/6600 drivers for XP.
  • Tablet features – The TIP throws a Win32 exception when I shut down, and the neat pen-related visual cues (the „magic“ halo when you hold the pen down, etc). The TIP still renders horribly under Glass.

What’s Missing:

  • Sidebar – Don’t expect to see it in distributed builds until Beta 2. NOTE: The bootleg Sidebar that’s been going around the net doesn’t work on 5231

Neues Windows, neue Fehler ;)

Neulich beim Testen von Windows Vista hat sich der Explorer verabschiedet.
Einfach so.
Das ist ja an sich nichts Besonderes, aber danach hat er sich neu gestartet.
Wie immer. Zumindestens hat er es versucht:

Genau die Meldung die seit ServicePack 2 beim Download von Executables aus dem Internet kommt…

Ich klicke auf „Run“ und dann kommt noch das:

Microsoft sollte mal seine eigenen Programme signieren…