Office 2007 file formats on Windows Mobile 6

At last, the Office mobile 6.1 update is here that lets us use the new file formats (open and edit xlsx and docx and just view pptx) on Windows Mobile devices.  It works on windows pocket pc 5 and windows mobile 6.  Download here. Jason aka mr mobile, has all the detail and this time…

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Microsoft Robotics Studio and PCs that get up from the desk

ZMP of Japan have released a robot built using Microsoft Robotics Studio.  I liked this quote about it from a print article (sorry no url) which made me think about the future: Tandy Trower, a Microsoft general manager overseeing robotics, said he foresees a day in which robots will be in every home — just…

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The pretty and portable HP 2710p

My new laptop from HP has been my live machine now for a few days and I have to say I’m liking it a lot.  The one before was the faithful tc4400 which I was also a fan of but I’m really enjoying the smaller and lighter 2710p (£1015 + vat but that is with…

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Intelligencia for Office 2007 uses Open XML

I’ve spoken about IT Workplace before.  If you are interested in seeing an Office Business Application in action, have a look at Intelligencia – they allow people to do data analysis from Word.  This relies on Open XML to store the settings in the document. They have some new demo and video content up on…

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Working on more than one PC

Back from holiday now – hence the lack of blogging for a few weeks. I’ve been fantasising about buying a new desktop PC for home along with a cool new monitor.  I have my eye on a dell vostro Intel Core 2 Duo 3Ghz, 2Gb RAM with one of the new 24" widescreen monitors.  Ideally…

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The Jelly effect and the top 10 most used PowerPoint commands

I really enjoyed having a beer with Andy Bounds last night.  Andy is an inspirational communications coach and author of the best selling new business title “The Jelly Effect, How to make your communication stick”.  He says he became obsessed with good communication growing up wanting to describe things to his Mum who is blind. …

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Outlook image download security – RSS and email

Jason Lawrence emailed me about this yesterday: In Outlook 2007, image security in emails is turned on and I have to explicitly tell outlook to download images, due to security concern.  I also use Outlook for my rss feeds, but images in posts are automatically downloaded with no security question. 1. Are images dealt with…

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