Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Run As Explorer

Aarn Margosis' has a great read up on his blog about operating in least privileged mode and using Windows Explorer at the same time. This was posted a while back yet reading the whole of the MSDN root RSS feed along with TechNet takes time.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Some great desktop wallpaper from New Zealand


Thursday, May 26, 2005

RSS on Microsoft KBs

This will make life so much easier for so many IT professionals. Microsoft knowledge base now available through RSS.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Introducing MSN's Virtual Earth

Wow! Don't you just love this Google vs. Microsoft battle. It will be interesting to see the backlash from the anit-Microsoft crowd saying that Microsoft got the photocopier out on this one. Yet in the Channel9 video here you can see that the MapPoint team have been building this up for 10 years with various MapPoint products like Streets and Tips along with the TerraServer -- granted Google were first to market with the AJAX delivery for this product category.

Monday, May 23, 2005

New free Windows Media Bonus Pack available

Nothing too amazing yet it is cheaper then Apple updates.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

New Tablet PC demo site

Monday, May 16, 2005

Update for MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Steve Ballmer @ Standford University

Friday, May 13, 2005

Need I say more... Xbox 360! - also more news over on Major Nelson's site and Endgadget - video here.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Windows Mobile 5 keynote

Monday, May 09, 2005

RSS in the Market Place

Windows Market Place now has RSS feeds

Microsoft Technologies Available for Licensing

Brian Groth lets us know about new technologies that Microsoft (mainly Microsoft Research) are making available under license to other organizations to build on.

New OneNote site

Note to self: I need to start using OneNote more!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Bring on Metro

At WinHEC (Hardware and Engineering Conference) last week. Bill Gates and team announced the new technology Metro. A new document format which will be royalty free. The demonstration showed how such things as gradients could easily be replicated (as a portable document format should!) to a Metro equipped printer. Metro FAQ's now available.

So the question is where does this leave Adobe? To be honest I've never been a big fan of Acrobat. While the idea is great, the implementation leaves little to be desired. The fact that most times I find people can't print or a print queue is blocked at work and a PDF is fault is astonishing. Not to mention the slow load times of Acrobat 6 - noted that version 7 improved on this. I can't wait to start using new Metro format for all my content creation where possible and finally have some competition to PDF.

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