Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

Oh man, did I ever do a lot of umm, ‘testing’ today with the new Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2. I’ve spent a few hours bouncing around to many web sites seeing how Beta 2 handles the various designs, coding styles, etc. If you used Beta 1, you probably used that ‘IE7 rendering’ button nearly…

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Power Pack 1 available for Windows Home Server

The Windows Home Server team released Power Pack 1 today. It’s been a long road for the Home Server team and I have to imagine, a pretty big learning experience. We always want to release the best software we can but being part of the beta audience for Home Server within the company, I could…

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End of an Era

You think some things will never end…you think your parents will live forever, that a relationship will never fade, that you have all the time in the world. And then reality hits. Today that reality hit for me again when Bill Gates officially ended his 33 year full-time job at Microsoft. Back in the early…

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Surface in Las Vegas

I might have to go back to Vegas again 🙂 Harrah’s in Las Vegas just launched Microsoft Surface in the iBar at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. They’ve added several apps to the Surface that are really tailored for social interaction in the bar. From the video below you can see examples of the…

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Exchange Server 2007 Community Annotation

A few days ago we enabled community annotation on our Exchange Server 2007 documentation (Exchange Server 2003 documentation got this a few months ago). Community annotation enables you to add your own mark to our docs so that you can share things you’ve learned with your fellow Exchange admins. Find a great way to set…

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Exchange Demo Day

I can’t wait for Exchange 14 to hit the streets. The Exchange team recently held a demo day where we all got together to see all the new features being packed into the next release of Exchange. That weekend I got Exchange 14 up and running on my home network handling my personal email. Demo…

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WorldWide Telescope Beta Released

Microsoft Research released a beta version of WorldWide Telescope last night. This is the amazing program I talked about recently that lets you explore the sky like never before. Take a look at a couple of screen shots I’ve taken: Binary star system Supernova remnant cross-faded midway between a color sky survey and X-ray  …

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Microsoft Surface at AT&T Retail Stores

On Thursday Microsoft and AT&T launched Microsoft Surface at five of AT&T’s retail stores in four cities across the US: New York, Atlanta, San Antonio and San Francisco. The deployments at the AT&T stores enable you to view wireless coverage maps, view phone information, compare phones with each other and more, just by placing the…

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Exchange Server 2007 Cmdlet Examples

If you’re new to Windows PowerShell and Exchange Server 2007, take a look at this link: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/message/exch2007/default.mspx?mfr=true. The link goes to the Exchange Server 2007 Script Repository which contains a few dozen cmdlet and script examples for common administrative tasks. It’s a really useful resource if you’re just getting started. Take a look and if…

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Really Cool New Toy

It was my birthday last week (Happy Birthday to meee) and my wife got me a few things…some books, a Sirius radio setup for my car (channel 14 kicks butt) and…a little RC helicopter! Everyone who knows me knows I’m a complete gadget freak so naturally I was on the ceiling happy. Ripped the box…

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