Windows 7

OnLive Desktop – Windows Desktop Access on an iPad

Windows on an iPad? Want access to Microsoft Office application on your iPad? With OnLive Desktop you will have access to a Windows7 Cloud desktop. This service allows you to have access to a Windows 7 deskt...

Desktop Imaging – Good or Bad

bva gets many inquires about how should organizations back up local desktops.  Of course as technical professionals, bva recommends having nothing on the desktop with regards to important data.  But never the l...

Windows 7 Recovery (Spyware)

I recently encountered a spyware/virus infection on a Windows 7 PC that was quite interesting. It was entitled Windows 7 Recovery. At first the spyware makes you think that your hard drive has failed and that y...

Microsoft RemoteFX for Remote Desktop Services – Terminal Server

Windows introduces a new set of remote user-experience capabilities that enable a media-rich user environment for virtual and session-based desktops. RemoteFX can be deployed to a range of thick and thin client...

Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 SP1

Its official, Microsoft has announced that on February 22nd they are releasing SP1 for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. What the service pack includes: All of the previous updates and fixes that have ...

Microsoft Security Essentials

Having good anti-virus is a must, it is not a benefit.  That being said there are a several on the market right now that you cannot trust.  Microsoft has done a  soft-released Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 ...

Windows XP Mode

With the push to migrate to Windows 7, and the added urge to upgrade to 64-bit computing, a number of legacy programs are being left in the dust. Most 32-bit Windows apps will run in 64-bit Windows and on Windo...

HP Touchscreen Is Impressive – TouchSmart 310

I had a client here recently request a notebook that they needed to be a touchscreen for their sales people via purchase orders and presentations.  We did some research and found some cool products that could f...

Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack

It’s now been over a year since the release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, so that means it’s just about time for the first service pack.  With the core operating system being based on the...