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


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…


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…


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…


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. Also, there is a TabletPC ExpertZone chat scheduled for next Wednesday 10am. Add it to your calendar today!


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…