Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Great developer story for Ajax at Microsoft

If your a web developer and you don't know what Ajax is - shame on you! For the rest of us, go visit Scott Guthrie's blog about Atlas - Microsoft's new ASP.NET 2.0 addition for Ajax web applications.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP (Beta)

Found this over on
Shared computers are commonly found in schools, libraries, Internet and gaming cafés, community centers, and other locations. Often, non-technical personnel are asked to manage shared computers in addition to their primary responsibilities. Managing shared computers can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. Without restrictions, users can change the desktop appearance, reconfigure system settings, and introduce spyware, viruses, and other harmful programs. Repairing damaged shared computers costs significant time and effort.

User privacy is also an issue. Shared computers often use shared accounts that make Internet history, saved documents, and cached Web pages available to subsequent users.

The Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP provides a simple and effective way to defend shared computers from untrusted users and malicious software, safeguard system resources, and enhance and simplify the user experience. The Toolkit runs on genuine copies of Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, and Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

New Microsoft Pro Photo Website

Saturday, June 18, 2005

MSN Tabbed browsing response

See my previous entry here. Denise Ho from the MSN Search Toolbar Team replies. Thanks Denise!

Keyboard Assistance

Thanks Ed Bott for the link to this great list of keybaord shortcuts for all the major products in the Microsoft family.

Microsoft not supporting MS Inbox

I just got the following from Microsoft about my application for the Hive. I picked MS Inbox as I thought it was the most Microsoft centric out of the following sites that I run that are Microsoft related.,, I've re-submitted my application using the user group I founded/run with 246 members - maybe that will work - yet I thought MS Inbox would have been fine. Maybe Scoble can help me get this sorted out?

Thanks for submitting an application for membership to The Hive. At this time, your application or group does not meet the requirements for admission into this beta program. However, we'll keep your application on file and contact you when the full program formally launches.

We appreciate your interest in The Hive. If you have any questions or if you'd like to request an exception to the admission policy, please contact us at


The Hive team

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for Windows XP

I don't use RAW photo's (digital camera version of a negative) yet you might. Get the thumbnail powertoy here.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

MSN Toolbar now in tabbed form

MSN have added tabbed browsing to the MSN Toolbar. So far I haven't been too impressed. One reason being that the whole IE screen and IE taskbar instance gets refreshed each time you cycle through the tabs along with the button to turn on tabbed browsing does not seem to stick. Mind you this is a first attempt, yet for now if your like tabbed browsing stick to Maxthon or Firefox.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Microsoft really does not like Adobe these days

Thanks for this Scoble.

"Acrylic" is the codename for an innovative illustration, painting and graphics tool that provides exciting creative capabilities for designers working in print, web, video, and interactive media.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Blogging my way around the world!

Channel9 have put out a contest to blog your way to Microsoft's Professional Developers conference for 2005. The main reason why I would love to make the trip over from Melbourne, Australia would be, to see the excitement that brought about a great site like Channel9. Since the last PDC Lenn Pryor and team started Channel9 to continue the buzz and excitement the PDC started. I would really like to be apart of that buzz and be able to share my experience with the community.

blogging my way to pdc

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Who says Microsoft don't have an RSS aggregator?

I've posted about the Microsoft sandbox project before. But this new addition was well worth a mention.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Microsoft Supports Digital Camera RAW files in Windows

"Adobe, Canon, Fujifilm and Nikon are working with Microsoft to provide seamless digital camera RAW support in Windows."

More on MSN News Bot and Microsoft Press.

BIG NEWS: New Office file formats announced

Great news for everyone! We now have open XML/ZIP file formats for everyone in the next version of Microsoft Office. Go check out Channel9 for more information along with a video demo.

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