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IT Blog: How to make Windows XP as a Router (IP Forwarding) April 23, 2012

Posted by John Ruby in Microsoft, Platforms & EcoSystems, Windows.
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Enabling IP forwarding using Windows XP Professional will make it as a router. As an example, let say you have 7 computers and 2 network switches, and need to create 2 networks that can access Internet, so how to do it? Some more information, one of the computers is equipped with 3 network cards and one of the network cards is connected to cable/DSL modem to access Internet, so this computer will act as a router:

XP Router Network

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesTcpipParameters
Right click IPEnableRouter registry object, and click Modify.
Note: Be extra careful when you deal with registry editor, wrong editing will crash you Windows OS. so you need to backup your registry.

IPEnableRouter

3) The IPEnableRouter window will appear. Type 1 as Value data and click OK.

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4) Close the regisrty editor and reboot the computer. After rebooting, all the computers should be able to access Internet and also share the file/printer between network A and B.

IT Blog: How to make Windows XP as a Router (IP Forwarding)

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Enabling IP Routing (Windows CE .NET 4.2) April 23, 2012

Posted by John Ruby in Microsoft, Platforms & EcoSystems, Windows CE.
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Enabling IP Routing

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Routing is turned on by default only if Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) or the Bluetooth gateway configuration utility is used. You can enable IP routing manually if you do not use this component or module.

Security Note   Enabling routing can potentially compromise network security. Ensure you understand the IPv4 or IPv6 security consequences of enabling routing on the device.

To enable IPv4 routing

  1. In the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Comm\Tcpip\Parms registry key, change the IPEnableRouter value to 1 (True).

    Setting this value to 1 causes the system to route IP packets between the networks to which it is connected.

  2. Reboot the device.

To enable IPv6 routing

  1. At a command prompt, type ipv6 ifc Ifindex forwards, where Ifindex is the index number of the interface in which to enable forwarding.
  2. Press ENTER.

Enabling IP Routing (Windows CE .NET 4.2)

Microsoft Windows Server 8 Hyper-V March 3, 2012

Posted by John Ruby in BlogoSphere, Microsoft, Paul Thurrott, Platforms & EcoSystems, Windows Server.
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Wow! If I had to pick one word to describe my reaction to the new and improved Microsoft Hyper-V features in Windows Server 8, then wow would be it. A little smile crept onto my face when I saw all the features that will put Hyper-V on equal footing — or ahead of — the competition, from a pure machine virtualization-platform feature comparison.

Microsoft has been clear in its message that Windows Server 8 is the OS and virtualization platform, for both private environments and the public cloud. Hyper-V provides functionality that allows Windows Server 8 to be a true cloud solution. This typically means enough scalability, flexibility, and security or isolation capabilities to handle all the possible scenarios in a cloud solution that’s shared by different business units or even different organizations

Read More…Microsoft Windows Server 8 Hyper-V

Why even waste a single dollar on VM-Ware. I’ve been running Hyper-V configurations for many years without much difficulty. They have proven reliable and consistent with a proper infrastructure design. It’s benefited my SMB customers by migrating VHDs instead of reinstalling application when upgrading to new server hardware,

Windows 8 Consumer Preview: Internet Explorer 10 Secrets March 3, 2012

Posted by John Ruby in BlogoSphere, Microsoft, Paul Thurrott, Platforms & EcoSystems, Windows.
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Looking at Windows 8 broadly, I think the most curious and interesting thing about this new operating system is its dual–and dueling–personalities. This is most obviously seen in Windows 8’s new Windows runtime, or WinRT, which provides a Metro-style environment and the Start screen in addition to the more traditional Windows desktop. But it can also be seen in Internet Explorer 10.

IE 10 is a curious beast. There are two versions of this application, really two completely separate applications, in Windows 8. One is a Metro-style app and more locked down and constrained while providing a unique full-screen browsing experience that will be useful on tablets and other highly mobile devices. The other is a traditional desktop application that looks and works much like its predecessor and is fully extensible with third-party add-ons.

The two share the same rendering engines, of course, the same bookmarks, and some basic features like tabs. But the interaction between these two separate IE versions may be unclear to most users. Add a third party browser or two, or muck around with configuring a different browser as the default, and things get even weirder.

So let’s discuss a few of what I consider to be IE 10’s biggest secrets. Some of these are subtle, but those who upgrade to Windows 8 in particular, this will be worth understanding.

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The Ones That Didn’t Make It: Windows’ Failed Rivals March 2, 2012

Posted by John Ruby in Archives, Microsoft, Platforms & EcoSystems, Windows.
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A quarter century ago, a new package called Windows faced some pretty daunting competition.

By Harry McCracken  |  Monday, November 22, 2010 at 5:37 am

Microsoft shipped Windows 1.0 on November 20th, 1985. Twenty-five years and two days later, it’s not just hard to remember an era in which Windows wasn’t everywhere–it’s also easy to forget that it wasn’t a given that it would catch on, period.

The company had announced the software in November of 1983, before most PC users had ever seen a graphical user interface or touched the input device known as a mouse. But by the time Windows finally shipped two years later, after a series of embarrassing delays, it had seemingly blown whatever first-mover advantage it might have had. At least four other major DOS add-ons that let users run multiple programs in “windows” had already arrived.

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With WOA, It’s Windows NT All Over Again March 2, 2012

Posted by John Ruby in BlogoSphere, Microsoft, Platforms & EcoSystems, Windows, WindowsITPro.
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February 14, 2012 11:31 AM

With WOA, It’s Windows NT All Over Again

Paul Thurrott

Windows IT Pro

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Gather ’round the camp fire, guys, it’s story time. And tonight’s story is a tale of redemption, a story ’bout the greatest OS ever made, a sad stretch in the wilderness, and its rebirth this year as a champion of a new generation of devices. Yes, folks, I’m talking about Windows NT. And it’s back, baby.
Twenty long years ago, Microsoft raided the near-corpse of the struggling minicomputer maker DEC, taking, among other things, Dave Cutler and a cadre of his closest friends and coworkers. Cutler was frustrated when DEC cancelled the microkernel-based OS he was working on, and Microsoft offered the cure: a chance to design its own next-generation OS, called NT (for New Technology).

iPads aren’t less expensive than PCs — the average selling price of a laptop computer right now is about $450, below the starting price of the iPad, which runs from $500 to $830 — and this in no small way contributed to a broad misunderstanding of how successful the device would be. But iPads are significantly simpler than PCs. And the key bit is that, for most people, they do everything expected of a more complex PC, but in a friendlier, touch-centric way.

Read More…With WOA, It’s Windows NT All Over Again

I almost forgot the days when Windows NT came out of the box with multiple CDs for each of the Architectures. Even more recently I remember the Itanium DVD floating around. If WOA support Group Policy this will sell like hotcakes in SMB and Enterprise,

Microsoft to reveal more Windows 8 Enterprise details at CeBIT conference next week | The Verge March 2, 2012

Posted by John Ruby in BlogoSphere, Microsoft, Platforms & EcoSystems, The Verge, Windows.
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By Dieter Bohnon February 29, 2012 11:00 am

Windows 8 Enterprise

During today’s Windows 8 keynote, Microsoft showed off a previously-known Enterprise features like Windows To Go, which allows a computer to boot into Windows 8 off of a USB stick. Microsoft also demoed "Storage Spaces," which allows a Windows 8 machine to act as a hard drive array, providing simple, massive storage to any computer on the network. It seems as though there’s yet more to Windows 8 Enterprise that the company has yet to reveal, but more will be revealed next week at the CeBIT conference in Hanover. The conference begins on March 6th and The Verge will be there to bring you all the details from the next Windows 8 event.

Microsoft also emphasized that enterprise users will benefit from the fact that Windows 8 offers the same experience on all manner of devices, from very small to very large and powerful. It’s a theme that the company hit on consistently throughout the entire keynote, and very likely going to be one of the big talking points when it comes time to directly compete with Apple’s iPad ecosystem.

Read More…Microsoft to reveal more Windows 8 Enterprise details at CeBIT conference next week | The Verge

That’s a great diagram showing how the ecosystem has reach in many spaces.

WinInfo Short Takes: March 2, 2012 March 2, 2012

Posted by John Ruby in Apple, BlogoSphere, Google, Paul Thurrott, Platforms & EcoSystems.
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An often irreverent look at this week’s other news, including Microsoft’s amazingly successful launch of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Windows Azure falls for the oldest trick in the book, Google’s privacy policy change goes live and the world moves on, AT&T starts throttling more people, OnLive Desktop heads to Android, iPhone and Android lets apps steal your photos, and US users admire Apple and Google because they don’t know what these companies are really doing.

News Flash: People are Ignorant When it Comes to Love

And speaking of Apple and Google, these two wildly out of control corporations just topped Fortune’s list of the most admired companies in the United States, proving once again that the public has absolutely no idea what Apple and Google are really doing. Unbelievable.

Read More….WinInfo Short Takes: March 2, 2012

I find it’s amazing how the general person says Apple or Google is the best and most of them can’t even give you an exact reason why. I might be a Microsoft Partner, but I’m not a total fan boy. They make plenty their own mistakes over the years, but at least they take responsibility.

 

Windows 8 vs. iPad: feature by feature | The Verge March 2, 2012

Posted by John Ruby in Apple, BlogoSphere, iOS, Microsoft, Microsoft, Platforms & EcoSystems, Software, The Verge, Windows, Windows 8.
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ipad vs windows 8 comparison

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Consumer Preview was made available to download yesterday, giving everyone a chance to experience the company’s most revolutionary change in user interface since Windows 95. The interaction paradigm has shifted from a mouse-centric desktop to a touch-friendly, highly visual Metro style UI. The old Start orb has been retired and replaced by a Charms bar, which is brought to life with an inward swipe from the right. A swipe from the top down dismisses the app you’re in and returns you to the home screen, and the left and bottom edges also have actions associated with them. Gestures play a very significant role in Windows 8, but they’re only one aspect of a truly gargantuan list of changes……

Windows 8 vs. iPad: feature by feature | The Verge

Disappointing review they really didn’t show off features that Windows 8 had and that the iPad didn’t. The features were ones compared to the limited iPad set. For example the author failed to point out you can easily switch to a Full Internet explorer from the Metro Internet Explorer. For a full detailed overview of Windows 8 CP feature see Paul Thurott’s SuperSite for Windows, www.winsupersite.com. Many of his articles are linked here.

The Verge Interview: Stephen Elop ‘more confident than ever’ about Windows Phone | The Verge February 29, 2012

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The Verge Interview: Stephen Elop ‘more confident than ever’ about Windows Phone | The Verge

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is on hand at MWC this week to help spread the company’s message to business partners, carriers, and the press. Ever gregarious and approachable, Elop gave us a few minutes of his time today to discuss the first year of Nokia’s transition, which got started with the announcement of a strategic alliance with Microsoft in February 2011. He was candid about the downsides of this fundamental change in strategy, noting the number of jobs Nokia has had to cut in an effort to streamline operations.

Today, Nokia remains very much in the middle of its transition, says Elop, but a lot has been accomplished in those short twelve months. His present assessment of the decision to move to Windows Phone is no less sanguine than it was a year ago:

"One year later, after making our big decisions about strategy, I am more confident than ever that we made the right decisions."

Nokia’s impact on the development of the Windows Phone OS and ancillary services is only now starting to be felt and there’s a lot more that the company will look to contribute to the effort. Moreover, with Microsoft building up an entire ecosystem around the Metro style UI — with Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Xbox Live — Elop believes there’s great opportunity to expand Nokia’s influence beyond the smartphone but isn’t willing to announce anything quite yet. Needless to say, he’s taking a long hard look at how Nokia can be a player in the tablet space.