Test Drive And Learn Windows 7 Features From Your Web-Browser

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Microsoft Windows 7 and if you  planning to get switched on the new operating-system now you can test and learn the new features online right from your web-browsers - thanks to newly introduced Windows 7 Test Drive service from Microsoft which allows users and developers to experience Windows 7 running live on Microsoft servers in an safe virtual test-drive environment accompanied with supporting step-by-step walkthrough videos of it's features.

The free test-drive resource requires no special software installation and runs inside your web-browser (Internet Explorer) and needs a single Active-X installation to get started.

The test-drives are divided into various categories like productivity, security & control, streamlined PC management etc. which can be accessed from the official Windows 7 Test Drive website here. http://www.microsoft.com/click/WindowsTestDrive/itpro/
 

D-I-Y: Using Google DNS

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Put your nternet protocol setting at “Obtain DNS server address automatically“.

From the juntariman blog:  The DNS (Domain Name System) is used to identify you computer when connected to the net. It’s like a phone book in the internet where host names are translated to IP addresses.

Last week Google launches it public DNS and it proves fast and efficient as i tried it to my PLDT DSL connection. Google’s public DNS addresses are easy to remember: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as preferred and alternate respectively.

Follow the step-by-step procedure below to set your IP/TCP setting at this blog http://juntariman.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/d-i-y-using-google-dns-2/

Create an Ad-Hoc Network Sharing Point from a Windows 7 Netbook


via PC World  Windows 7 Starter Edition, the version loaded onto netbooks, isn't supposed to offer "advanced" features like ad-hoc network sharing. In this one case, however, finding this feature is as simple as typing the right phrase into the Start Menu search.

Rafael Rivera's Within Windows blog points out that while the dialog that normally starts the ad-hoc networking process in Windows 7 is disabled in Starter Edition, simply searching for adhoc allows you to start it up. That means being able to connect other computers, smartphones, and Wi-Fi-enabled devices to your netbook when it's got a net connection. It's not quite as convenient as Virtual Wireless Networking, which you can enable with Connectify, but it does get the job done.

Windows 7 Starter hides but allows ad-hoc networking Continue reading here http://lifehacker.com/5420583/create-an-ad+hoc-network-sharing-point-from-a-windows-7-netbook