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riva11 | 24 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

The Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 has been released for x32 and x64 systems. This Release supports new hardware devices and additional software improvements.

In the previous release was available only 5 languages (English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish), see the post Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Released , now this package the service pack supports 36 languages.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

More details and documentation are available on Technet :

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riva11 | 19 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

Do you have some problems to identify the right hardware components ?  I found a brilliant Computer hardware Chart made by a member of Deviantart (~Sonic840) that shows in a large jpg file various types of plugs, ports, sockets and RAM.  Really interesting to see the right name for computer ports and plugs.

Link : Computer Hardware Poster 1.7

Note : Click on the image to enlarge the picture, then right click and save as to store this chart on your disk.

erikw | 13 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

Microsoft has released a technical preview of Office 2010. This is a pre-beta release intended for feedback, as well as promotion, so it's not feature-complete and may change before the final release planned for the first half of 2010.

Nevertheless, it offers a fair guide to what Microsoft is planning for its ubiquitous office suite. The short summary is 'more of the same': more of the controversial Office Ribbon UI, more features for products that arguably have too many already, and more integration with SharePoint so that users are drawn deeper into Microsoft's platform.

erikw | 13 Jul 2009 | 2 comments

Microsoft Office to go online — for free

The last version of Office didn’t include a free online version. The next one will.
It’s too early to say Microsoft has checkmated Google in online documents – the latest version of Office hasn’t shipped yet. But the sleeping giant in Redmond has clearly woken up to the Internet threat.

Get this: Microsoft – the king of paid software – will announce today that it is going to give a version of Office away for free online. Both the online and desktop versions are scheduled to arrive in the first half of next year. Yes, you read that right. The latest version of its ubiquitous productivity software, dubbed Office 2010, will come as both a piece of software you can buy for your computer, and as a service you can access in your browser. [UPDATE: Microsoft says it will support the Firefox and Safari browsers as well as IE.]

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Jordan | 10 Jul 2009 | 2 comments

One thing I don’t like about SWV is the hassle it is to import anything, I really hate having to navigate through the browse window to import a layer or to have to open a command prompt and type out the full path to the layer. Thankfully there’s an easy solution to this problem that, if you’re lazy like me, you’ll find quite useful and that’s making a quick change to the registry to allow for a layer to import by double clicking on it.

  1. With SWV installed navigate to KEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SVSAdmin.Document.Layer\shell\Open\command
  2. Delete the command value
  3. Change the (Default) to C:\Program Files\Symantec\Workspace Virtualization\svscmd.exe import -p %1 (or where ever SVScmd is installed)

Now this uses SVScmd so a command window will open to report the import status, so if you want something different you can create a quick VSscript, ran using wscript, to make an import happen in the background (with no command...

riva11 | 26 May 2009 | 3 comments

The Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 has been released for x32 and x64 systems.  Service Pack 2 is an update to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 that supports new kinds of hardware and emerging hardware standards, and includes all updates delivered since SP1.

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Jordan | 06 May 2009 | 0 comments

With SWV 6.1 we replaced the old zip library with Chilkat Compression and with the new zip library we now have new error codes for import and export.  Those that are familiar with the SDK and coding will recognize some of these error codes--though some of the names have changed-- and so instead of getting the ominous Error Code 18 you will get one of the following:


An error 1009 can be caused because of a zip error or because SWV is trying to export to a vsa that already exists without passing in the overwrite flag (API and SWVcmd) while a 1060 error is you're...

riva11 | 02 May 2009 | 4 comments

A new important feature in Windows 7 is the Windows XP Mode.  This function allows to run Windows XP based application without any hardware and software compatibility issues.

You can find more details on the article Secret No More: Revealing Windows XP Mode for Windows 7  ( )

XP Mode consists of the Virtual PC-based virtual environment and a fully licensed copy of Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3). It will be made available, for free, to users of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions via a download from the Microsoft web site.

Also watch the video test on Youtube at the following link : Windows 7 RC - Testing Virtual Windows XP (XP Mode)

riva11 | 27 Apr 2009 | 5 comments

Do you need to refresh your personal knowledge about command line commands for Windows XP, Powershell and why not, Oracle or SQL Server, then visit the website.

Index :

Link : Command line reference for Windows, Bash, Oracle, and SQL Server

Jordan | 23 Apr 2009 | 6 comments

As many SVS\SWV packagers can tell you Office 2007 can require some effort to Virtualize and on Vista there's more work to be done. One error that's confusing is: "This document could not be registered. It will not be possible to create links from other documents to this document." and while it appears mostly on Vista you can run into it on Windows XP.  The root cause is what Fonts you have in the base or in the layer just like the "There is insufficient memory or disk space. Word cannot display the requested font" errors you see, which is more common and both of which are more prevalent in SWV then SVS.

Why?  Well with SWV we fixed the font loading issues so fonts now correctly load on a layer activate or when set to Activate On System Startup, which means no more having...