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  • Ed Bott // June 14, 2010, 11:52 AM PST

    A closer look at Office Starter 2010

    Office 2010 Starter is a new option that replaces the old, time-bombed trial versions from earlier Office versions. This no-nonsense splash screen explains what’s available in the ...

  • Ed Bott // February 25, 2010, 8:11 AM PST

    How to measure Windows 7 memory usage

    Microsoft Windows has been around for 25 years, and during that time its memory management features have changed dramatically. If you're still using ten-year-old tools and techniqu...

  • Ed Bott // October 28, 2009, 12:19 PM PST

    Internet TV in Windows 7 Media Center

    When Microsoft launched Windows 7 on October 22, it also flipped the switch on a new Internet TV feature. Here's what you'll find.

  • Ed Bott // September 20, 2009, 4:49 AM PST

    Office Web Apps Technical Preview

    In September 2009, Microsoft made a partial technical preview of its new Office Web Apps suite available for a select group of testers and partners. What can you do with these "str...

  • Ed Bott // July 29, 2009, 12:44 PM PST

    Windows 7 RTM first look: More than just Vista fixes

    A brief look at some key features and hidden gems in Windows 7.

  • Ed Bott // July 12, 2009, 11:37 PM PST

    An early look at Office 2010

    Microsoft has released a Technical Preview of its Office 2010 Professional suite. Here are some of the new and improved features you can expect to see in it.

  • Ed Bott // May 4, 2009, 12:38 PM PST

    What to look for in Windows 7

    In this gallery and the accompanying blog post, Ed Bott walks you through the main features in Windows 7 and explains the best ways for you to evaluate the changes.

  • Ed Bott // April 23, 2009, 4:22 PM PST

    Hands on with 6 online music services

    Apple has a virtual monopoly in the digital music download business, thanks to its iTunes Music Store. But there's plenty of competition. Here's a closer look at six services tryin...

  • Ed Bott // April 12, 2009, 8:45 AM PST

    Inside the Windows 7 Easy Transfer Utility

    Microsoft's officially recommended technique for upgrading from the Windows 7 beta to the Release Candidate involves using a utility called Windows Easy Transfer. Here's a step-by-...

  • Ed Bott // April 5, 2009, 8:28 AM PST

    Five essential Windows sync tools

    When you have two or more computers, how do you keep your digital life in sync? Start with these five Windows tools that help you handle files, bookmarks, passwords, and RSS feeds....