Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision provides one consistent platform for your apps, infrastructure and data, spanning the private cloud at your datacenters, hosting service provider datacenters and the Microsoft Public Cloud. A Microsoft private cloud dramatically changes the way your business produces and consumes IT services by creating a layer of abstraction over your pooled IT resources, enabling you to offer true self-service infrastructure capability and optimize the way you manage application services.

Microsoft private cloud solutions are built on System Center and Windows Server. More »

Microsoft introduced the Fix it Solution Center in the first half of 2010, and now also made available for download a Fix IT pack, which it’s offering free of charge.

The Fix it Solution Center is designed to help customers find automated solutions for their problems.

Essentially, in addition to sometimes providing guidance and step-by-step instructions for customers to resolve a range of issues with Microsoft’s products, the software giant started putting together basic tools designed to automatically resolve glitches, bugs, etc.

Fix It makes it possible for users to launch an automated solution designed to take care of a specific problem and watch it go away, rather than having to implement a workaround manually. More »

Intel motherboards are used in the majority of PCs and notebooks sold in recent years, and they contain a surprising amount of technology. It’s common to find HD audio, graphics, networking, and disk controllers on the motherboard.

Whether you’re using the original PC manufacturer image or a clean install of Windows, chances are one or more of those drivers are out of date. Tracking down updates manually is confusing, to say the least. Fortunately, Intel has now automated the process with a web-based scanner that inventories your current drivers and offers to install the most recent updates.

To start, open Internet Explorer and visit the Intel Driver Update Utility page. (This page also works with Firefox and Chrome, but I recommend those options only if you already have Java installed on your PC and are confortable downloading and installing a Java applet. On my computers, I avoid anything that requires Java.) Click the button labeled “Check your system for the latest updates.” More »

I am here again with a nice tip and a free EXE to help you in tuning your system. You must have struggled a lot with ‘regedit’ to tune up your system as it really helps you to set your system settings as per your convenience and this also help your system to be faster. In this post I will be helping you to use a small installable EXE file which will help you to use the system registry files smartly and quickly, let us see that how you can use this tool for your ease.

You can see the snapshot of the System registry folder icon in your browser. This seems to be quite new to you but we have a tool which can be retrieved by clicking the download link mentioned below. Initially the only method to run ‘regedit’ on your system was to go to the RUN window and then type this keyword in the text field after your press you must have observed a separate window in which all the registry files are present in the folders and then if you want to change anything then it can be done in that same browser. More »

Microsoft has made available for download a new security tool designed to assess the attack surface of Windows operating systems.

As Windows platforms are being used, a variety of changes are introduced, more often than not, increasing the risk of attacks.

One scenario illustrative of this involves the installation of new software. Applications deployed on top of Windows manage not only to add extra functionality and capabilities that customers need, but also to introduce changes, some of which could represent security liabilities, or even be exploitable vulnerabilities.

This is why the Redmond company decided to share with the world an internal tool designed to catalog changes introduced to the Windows platform by new software being installed. More »