Are you an ISV in the UK? Get Ready for Windows 7

We’ve recently launched the UK version of isvappcompat.com (see www.isvappcompat.com/uk), a one-stop-shop site for ISVs to either get their application compatible with Windows 7, or help tell the world about it if you’re already compatible. Three specific things I’d like to call out: We have teamed up with ChangeBASE and AppDNA, two world-class organisations that…


The applications I rely on

When I installed Windows 7 RTM on my machine at home I decided to go for a clean install rather than an upgrade because I like the cathartic feel I get from wiping my hard drive and starting from a fresh, clean install. It also meant that I could take a long hard look at…


10,000 Unread Hotmail Emails

I’m approaching 10,000 unread emails in my hotmail inbox. And amazingly there is not much spam in that (hotmail seems pretty efficient at removing my spam), it’s just the result of having the same email address for 10 years and not bothering to delete anything. So here’s a little quiz for you: How much storage…


Get your UK Windows 7 Application Noticed

Do you sell an application that is already supported on Windows 7, or will be by October 2009? Are you UK-based? If the answer to both of these questions is “yes” then why not tell us about it? We’re compiling a directory of UK ISV applications that are compatible with Windows 7 that we’ll promote…


Pictures of Bing Stickers in Use

I’ve started to receive some photos of how people are using the Bing stickers I sent out. I sent out about 30 to various people around the world and I still have some more pending requests – I’m running very low now despite getting a few more in. And of course I must actually get…

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All Binged Up

Not sure if this is a sign I’m committed, or should be committed…but I am now sporting a Bing sticker on my car. I think it’s looks pretty good. If anyone else wants to be committed drop me an email and I’ll send you a sticker as long as you promise to stick it somewhere…

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Bing set to ramp up in the UK

When bing.com was announced recently you may recall that while a full service was made available immediately in the US, a more limited beta service was provided in the UK while the team built out some UK-specific features so that the UK experience could be made as compelling as possible. I spoke yesterday to the…


How to tell whether your machine will support Windows 7 XP Mode (for Intel chips)

As you may well have heard, Windows 7 will include an XP mode which allows you to run legacy applications in a virtual machine seamlessly. You also may be aware that the virtualisation technology used for XP Mode requires that the chipset supports virtualisation at the hardware level. So if your chipset doesn’t support it,…

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Hotmail problems solved

Do you have questions on any of these topics: Account Problems Hotmail Sending Limits How can I stop receiving spam? I can’t send attachments I forgot my password Mail and Settings Mail Clients WebIM These any many more questions answered on the Hotmail Online Solutions Centre. Actually I didn’t know this site existed until today…

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How to build accelerators, web slices and visual searches for IE8

My colleague Mike Ormond has created a handy, short (<10 min) video on how to create add-ons for IE8. See this link. Especially handy if you’re thinking of entering the developer competition to win an Xbox Elite…

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