Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Send SMS from Outlook with no third party

A great way to increase the usefulness of Outlook once again. This handy update from Microsoft will allow you to send SMS messages through your connected (BT/serial/USB) phone.

This download will enable you to send SMS text messages through most GSM
mobile phones connected to your PC using Outlook 2003.

You can enter your SMS text within a Outlook-type entry form and have it sent to your mobile phone for delivery through your mobile phone network service. There is no requirement to install third-party software or to subscribe to additional mobile network services if your mobile phone can be connected to your PC. This is typically via an infrared connection, Bluetooth technology, or a USB/serial cable.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Microsoft download notifications

Great news yet I wish Microsoft would publish an RSS feed for all the new content on Maybe Scoble could look into this for me.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Improve your Office Ink

Microsoft have released an update for Office 2003 Tablet PC for improved ink recognition. So far I've been very impressed with the Tablet PC's ability to recognise my handwrighting. I actually got to take OneNote out for a test drive last night at a seminar , this was the first out of box experiace I have had with OneNote and can I just say that the reputation that OneNote has of being the killer app for Tablet PC is well deservied. I don't think I'll ever attend another seminar without OneNote and a Tablet PC. -- I just love how the auido is bookmarked with each ink note you make so you can go back and jump between the audio segments.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

MSN Desktop Toolbar Beta

Go download this now! I want to spend a little more time with this product before I comment yet I thought I should let you guys have the same opportunity.

Microsoft History Trivia

Test your knowledge of Microsoft history with these 21 trivia questions and answers.

Bill Gates Answers Most Frequently Asked Questions

Great read:
Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates answers the questions he is asked most frequently, including the secret to his success.

Word Viewer 2003

Word Viewer 2003 lets you open Word 2003 documents and documents created with all previous versions of Microsoft Word for Windows® and Microsoft Word for Macintosh. In addition to Word document files (.doc), you can also open files saved in the following formats:

  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • Text (.txt)
  • Web Page formats (.htm, .html, .mht, .mhtml)
  • WordPerfect 5.x (.wpd)
  • WordPerfect 6.x (.doc, .wpd)
  • Works 6.0 (.wps)
  • Works 7.0 (.wps)
  • XML (.xml)

With Word Viewer 2003, you can view, print, and copy document contents to another program. However, you cannot edit an open document, save a document, or create a new document. This download is a replacement for Word 97 Viewer and all previous Word Viewer versions.

ChristmasTheme 2004

Another free gift for Christmas from Microsoft.

A christmas desktop theme with new wallpaper, animated cursors, new icons, new sounds and a 3D screensaver.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Excel Viewer 2003

Another freebie to view Office files.
Open, view, and print Excel workbooks, even if you don't have Excel installed. This download is a replacement for Excel Viewer 97 and all previous Excel Viewer versions.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Admin account

I still can't get over how many people using Windows use an account in the administrators group. With the inclusion of the RUN AS function in Windows 2000 most users would have no good reason to use an account with administrator access. Yet for those of you who can't manage without some self absorption here is a link Scoble posted to about using an Administrator account safely.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Step-by-Step Tutorials for Office Applications and Windows OS

Some very detailed help guides on Microsoft Download for the popular Office Systems and Windows Operating Systems.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Winter Fun Pack 2004

Have not had too much time to check this package out. Can't see anything too new though. I'll give you an update once I've had a play around. I've been spending too much time reading up on Tablet PC's - My Toshiba should be here this week.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

MSN Spaces released

It looks like a very interesting way to blog. Some great features are listed along with the addition of photo storage space. Great use of DHTML to produce a really easy experience for users new to web logging. I could see this being really useful for someone who wants to jump in with little knowledge about blogging and start producing an attractive site. I think I will hold off until I see what's in the next release. Yet be assured the blogging community will be quick to say that Scoble should go first.

Channel 9 have uploaded a video demo and interview with the product team.

More Webcast Calendars

Georgeo posted this on the MSDN Webcasts weblog. Good way for keeping up with all those webcasts.

#MS Inbox is an independent website and is not affiliated with, nor has it been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation.