Windows Server R2 is coming: free technical event

Every now and then we have a great event that I suspect people will say afterward “oh I only wish I’d known….” and here is one of those: If you are interested in learning how the new technologies available through Windows Server 2003 R2 can solve challenging IT problems, providing solutions for: Identity Management Branch Office…

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AJAX in the WSJ

You know a technology is hitting the mainstream when the Wall Street Journal writes about it. AJAX is getting a lot of press right now and I’m still excited about the user experience it delivers to our new site at www.live.com and the new Hotmail UI. There is a pretty cool article by Jesse James…

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Adding VOIP to Office Live

We announced last week our intention to acquire media-steams.com – another sure sign of the importance of VOIP going forward (as if you needed it!). “VoIP is exploding,” Bill Gates, Microsoft’s chairman and chief software architect, said at the San Francisco event. “We want to enable the software richness on the PC to connect out…

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Windows Live: we just did cool

If you haven’t heard, this was a BIG announcement this week by Microsoft that signals our intention to provide more hosted services. For the first time in 3 years I have changed my homepage – to www.live.com – it’s just a cool, clean and very useful site. I imported my OPML file so I can now…

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The notorious BG on MTV

BG being Bill Gates – check it out! Bill was in town (London) last week and on great form. We get to see him present a reasonable amount both live and via recordings etc and it’s always great when he does live Q&A from the audience. The BBC also got to interview Bill where he talked…

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Office 12: PDF and XPS

There has been a lot of dicussion about Office 12 and PDF recently and also the XPS format (aka Metro) – XML Paper Specification. Jeff Bell has a lot more info on his blog I’m still getting my head around XPS but the notion of being able to exchange documents in a final form and…

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I’m back….

 Well it’s been a while since I posted to this blog – mainly as I’ve been very mobilty focused (for about the last 5 years actually!) and have been recently posting a lot to the Windows Mobile 4 Partners blog (along with Martin Booth). I’m now going to leave that in the capable hands of Martin and other great blogs…

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