“Using Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center” now shipping on Amazon

I noticed today that my book "Using Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center" is shipping from Amazon.co.uk now. So anybody that has pre-ordered the book should be getting they copy soon. Please email me (ian@thedigitallifestyle.com) if you get the book, it would be nice to know who gets the first copy.   Technorati tags: windows media center, … Continue reading

Big Screen Photos v2 – Video on The DigitalLifestyle.com

Over on TheDigitallifestyle.com video show I have posted this: Nial Ginsbourg posted a video of his great new application "Big Screen Photos v2" on MSN Soapbox. Nial kindly allowed me to host a high quality WMV version to show the program off in all its glory and a lower quality WMV version for people unable to view the … Continue reading

Ed Bott on Windows Home Server

Technorati tags: windows home server Ed Bott has a great post about Windows Home Server as he says "Microsoft hits a home run with Windows Home Server" and I have to agree with him, the latest build is a big improvement over the last beta and I have it fully integrated in to me home network. In fact last … Continue reading

Omura new Media Center PC Design

A anonymous listener of The Media Center Show sent me these leaked pictures of a Omura Media Center PC design It’s a nice looking slim case design with what looks like a slot loading DVD drive, it will be interesting to see the finished PC       Technorati tags: Omura, Windows Media Center

The Media Center Show #105 Anthony Park

The Media Center Show #105 Anthony Park (2007-04-26) By Ian Dixon (21.1mb 1Hour 1min) Direct Download Link  – Subscribe via iTunes This week on the show MVP and developer Anthony Park joins be to talk about his Media Center application mceBrowser a great way of viewing web pages in Media Center and on an Xbox. … Continue reading

Big Screen Photos v2

Nial Ginsbough is developing with v2 of Big Screen Photos. It’s an application for browsing Flickr content on Media Center. V2 is now a full MCML application and looking at the video Nial has put up the application is very slick. Take a look at his video on hosted on MSN Soapbox and read Nial’s blog for more … Continue reading

Device Simulator for Windows SideShow

Developers looking to write applications for Windows SideShow can download a simulator for Windows. So if your thinking of writing a Sideshow app you don’t have to wait to get hold of the hardware to have a go. It would be nice to see some Media Center related SidesShow apps Link to Download details: Device … Continue reading

Using Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center available to buy now!

Got the good news from the publisher today that my book "Using Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center" co-authored with Tony Campbell is out today. It has been a great experience writing the book and a pleasure writing a book on such a great product. I have learnt a lot about Windows Media Center while doing … Continue reading

HiPe PC launches a in car PC system

Something that every gadget lover would like in the their car (well I would!) is a in car PC System, HiPe PC have launched a range of in car systems based on Windows Vista Media Center and featuring One Voice voice control software.  Their range of car PC system are not as expensive as you would … Continue reading

April 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932818   Microsoft has released the April 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista. This update contains several improvements, and it resolves several issues. This cumulative update is intended for computers that are running Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate. Back to the top MORE INFORMATION Update information To obtain the … Continue reading