IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad Tablets on sale

Wow. Link here. Makes me think that there is a refresh coming soon. How is the Windows Vista December 2005 CTP treating you? update 1/9/06: thanks Lora! IBM x60 PC Mag preview article here

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New or Used?

Ha! Now that I’ve had half a minute to actually scan Lora’s posts, I see she’s posted regarding new vs used hardware. TDavid also wrote his two cents’ worth. I have to weigh in (ha! a pun!) whenever hardware is discussed. The two situations Lora and TDavid talk about are distinct and there is room…

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December05 Vista CTP details

Some notes for those of you who are going to be installing the December05 Windows Vista CTP. -Log bugs at the Microsoft Beta website; We have a team in place who will be reviewing bugs as they come in. (I am on this team) -Additional support is available through the Beta Newsgroups; Other members of…

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ExpertZone chat Dec 7th

Thanks everybody who participated in today’s ExpertZone chat. FAQs for those who are new to this blog: I hear you’re working on a Martian recognizer. When will the Martian recognizer be available? — We cannot comment on unannounced recognizer work. Whether we even have a Martian recognizer planned for a future release is tip-top secret and we…

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Enhancement pack now available for 8 languages

If you’re one of our International customers, have a look at the newly available Enhancement packs for 8 languages. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tabletpc/enhancementpack/default.mspx Also, there is a TabletPC ExpertZone chat scheduled for next Wednesday 10am. Add it to your calendar today!

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Handango TabletPC storefront open

I have to admit, I’m not a PocketPC kind of guy, nor Palm or any of those “smartphones”.  But when I heard that Handango was opening a Tablet-specific store, I had to take a look. After all, I am a TabletPC guy. Over 80 titles are there now, which is a step forward for users…

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DevConnections05 day 2

Greetings from Sin City! The setup of the booth went smoothly, excepting that 3 of the lab machines’ admin profiles were broken. I have to ask about Charles Petzold though – what was your point? I mean, 2000+ developers in the ballroom and you rambled about 1985 and how standardization of the development environment has…

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X41 install recipe

I’ve been playing with Vista on my IBM/Lenovo X41 Tablet and it’s been a lot easier to setup than setting up Tablet hardware was on Vista Beta1, but still it’s a hassle. There are no less than 10 “Unknown Device” entries in my Device Manager following a clean install.  Yeah, I do upgrade installs, but rarely, since I…

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Lack of posts in October

I apologize for the lack of posts this month. I’ve been busy with both work and home lives. Since this is a work-focused blog, I’ll give you some work newsitems. I’ll be in Las Vegas Nov 7th-11th for DevConnections. Please come on by the booth and say hi! I ordered and received an IBM Thinkpad x41…

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PDC build 5219 of Vista and Tablet PCs

Short one today, as I’m preparing for a short trip to Germany to visit some execs at SAP. A few people have asked in various forums whether PDC build 5219 will run/install on their Tablets. I can say with confidence that we’ve tested the majority of first-, second- and third-generation Tablets with Vista and there are…

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