Windows Live Translator – what can it do for me?

For some time now I’ve been using Windows Live Translator on several sites published in different languages for both work and play.  Just recently, I discovered that it can also be used on this blog to help anyone read it in their native language.  If you scroll down the page a bit, you’ll see this …

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Excellent BitLocker deployment advice

As you may know, I enabled Windows Vista’s BitLocker encryption on my laptop a couple of weeks ago, and since that time I have been reassured to know that should something happen to my laptop, all of the data on it is fully encrypted and secure. The whole process was very smooth – I simply…

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Professional Developers’ Day – March 23rd 2009

This is a blog post for the hundreds of developers in university IT development teams that didn’t get the chance to go to PDC (in LA) or Tech Ed (in Barcelona). Because this time, you’ve got to stand a chance – it’s in London, it’s only a day – and if your boss is at…

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How Microsoft does IT: Managing Network Access Protection

The people that run our internal IT systems – Microsoft IT – regularly run workshops (both virtual and face-to-face events) when they share how Microsoft implements aspects of our IT systems, and especially the things we have learnt along the way. Next Tuesday afternoon, they are running a webcast on Network Access Protection. This is…

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Taking the search out of ‘Search and Rescue’’

If you’re a follower of technology, you will have seen all of the news from Microsoft’s PDC Conference in the States last month, where there were the first insights into Windows 7 and the launch of our new Internet strategy with Windows Azure, Live Mesh etc. Much of the coverage focused on the technology, but…

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Microsoft tech-ed for IT Professionals is now happening

  I’m back in Barcelona, actually I’m not as I write this but probably will be by the time you read it.  Altogether I believe there are more than 80 people from UK universities looking to develop their understanding and capability to deliver great solutions to UKHE.  It’s an investment in both time and money…

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Take a look at Office for the Web

As mentioned earlier, Office is coming to the web and for a look then please view this Channel 9 video: First Look: Office 14 for Web So they’re talking about cross-browser with AJAX and/or Silverlight (BTW, the video is Silverlight in case you’re wondering). How useful will this be for students do you think?  When…

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