Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013T10/24/2013 07:27:00 PM
             
 

SIW 2013 v4.6.1024

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  • Updated CPU module:
    • Support for Intel Core i3-4xxx, Core ix-4xxxHQ "Crystalwell", Pentium "Haswell" G3430, G3420, G3220, Core i7-3910K processors.
    • Support for Intel 8-series chipset.
    • Intel Xeon E5-2600 V2, Core i3-4xxx, Core i7-3910K processors.
    • Intel Ivy Bridge-E/EP/EX support improved.
    • Intel Atom Bay Trail-T preliminary support.
    • Improved support for Intel Silvermont (Bay Trail).
    • AMD Opteron 3200 and 3300 series.
  • Updated Sensors module:
    • Support for ITE IT8603, IT8323, IT8732 SIOs.
    • ITE IT8603 and IT8623 SIOs (Asus FM2+ motherboards).
  • Updated Microsoft .NET Detection.
  • Fixed installer issues (SIW Pro only):
    • ERR_NOT_INSTALLED error.
    • "invalid instruction" crash for very old processors (like Pentium III).
  • Updated devices database.
  • Minor enhancements and compatibility fixes.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013T10/12/2013 11:21:00 PM
             
 

Moved my site to Windows Azure

Since a few months I was contemplating on moving my http://www.gtopala.com domain from HostGator to Windows Azure Websites.

HostGator was pretty decent, but above all cheap. And you know you can't have "fast", "reliable" and "cheap" in the same sentence.

HostGator's customer service and quality of services has gone down since they got acquired by EIG.

Why Azure?

I used to host my site on Linux. However, the web-based management tools and the overall experience never appealed to me.

I was looking for simplicity and because I already had an Azure account the choice was clear.

I've migrated my site from a HostGator to Windows Azure last month and since then I am pretty happy about the level or reliability and performance that I got on Windows Azure.

As a platform, Azure already had his problems. But I'm confident enough that Microsoft put enough eggs in this basket to build my online presence upon it.

Who do I rely on for hosting my stuff?

And now for the techies amongst you, these are the providers I trust my precious data to:


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013T7/25/2013 10:35:00 AM
             
 

SIW 2013 v4.5.0725

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  • Added support for Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2.
  • Updated Passwords module (added Internet Explorer 10, 11).
  • Updated Logical Disks module.
  • Updated CPU module:
    • AMD Opteron X1150 and X2150, FX-9590 and FX-9370 processors.
    • Intel 4xxxHQ "Crystalwell", Pentium "Haswell" G3430, G3420, G3220 processors.
  • Improved Windows 2012 (R2) Server Core detection.
  • Updated devices database.
  • Minor enhancements and compatibility fixes.
  • Updated license check. If your license doesn't work please send us the complete error message.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013T5/14/2013 08:53:00 AM
             
 

SIW 2013 v4.4.0514

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  • Updated CPU module:
    • Intel Atom "Cloverview" and Ivy Bridge-E/EP/EX CPUs.
    • AMD Richland APUs.
  • Updated Sensors module:
    • Microsoft Surface Pro support.
    • Intel Pentium & Celeron "Ivy Bridge" CPUs support.
    • Intel Ivy-Bridge-E/EP/EX and Haswell CPUs support.
    • AMD Richland CPUs support.
    • ITE IT8732 LPCIO chip support.
  • Updated Video module.
  • Updated devices database.
  • Minor enhancements and compatibility fixes.
  • Updated license check. If your license doesn't work please send us the complete error message.


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013T4/28/2013 09:23:00 AM
             
 

SIW 2013 v4.3.0428 Home Edition (BETA) for Windows 8 x64 is available

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013T4/12/2013 10:36:00 AM
             
 

SIW 2013 v4.2.0412 is available

  • Added CrashRpt library.
  • Added UEFI detection.
  • Updated Licenses module (AutoCAD).
  • Updated Passwords module (Outlook 2013).
  • Updated CPU module:
    • Intel Pentium & Celeron "Ivy Bridge" CPUs.
    • AMD Athlon X4 750K.
  • Updated Sensors module:
    • Report uncore power on Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors.
    • Improved monitoring on Intel Z77 and Z87 mainboards.
  • Updated Memory module.
  • Updated Event Viewer module (Time field).
  • Preliminary support for Windows Blue.
  • Bug fixes:
    • 0xC0000005 exceptions during first restart after registration.
    • CSV/TXT Reports for Applications.
  • Updated devices database.
  • Minor enhancements and compatibility fixes.
  • Updated license check. If your license doesn't work please send us the complete error message.
Check "How can I get the latest version of SIW PRO" page.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Saturday, January 05, 2013T1/05/2013 02:59:00 PM
             
 

SIW 2013 v4.1.0104 is available

  • Added "Tools --> Microsoft --> Change Product Key" menu (Windows 8 only).
  • Support for AMD "Vishera" processors, preliminary support for Intel Haswell and Ivy Bridge E/EP.
  • Fixed a "CPU and Memory" / "Network Traffic" bug.
  • Updated Sensors module for HP Z420.
  • Updated "Network Adapters" module.
  • Fixed a "Licenses" concurrency bug
  • Updated devices database.
  • Minor enhancements and compatibility fixes.
  • Updated license check. If your license doesn't work please send me the complete error message.
Check "How can I get the latest version of SIW PRO" page.