ReadyBoost Compatibility

At the moment there are some USB devices on the market which won’t work with Windows Vista Readyboost because the data transfer rate is not quick enough.  The problem is trying to figure out which devices are fast enough. Grant Gibson has put together this great website for checking if your USB device will work…

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Ready for a new Day?

The launch website for Office 2007, Vista and Exchange 2007 has just been unveiled and amongst other things you can view the official product launch at the NY stock exchange later today.  Other useful resources are the videos and the forums where the business value propositions of all three products can be discussed with Microsoft…

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New Vista Training Courses Available

This one-day clinic introduces students to Microsoft Windows Vista, including an introduction to security, reliability, performance, manageability, and productivity features and includes Hands on Labs. http://www.interquad.com/search/courseDetails.asp?course=M5056/57 This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to successfully deploy Microsoft Windows Vista business desktops throughout their organization. Students are introduced to the deployment life…

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Competition Time: Vista Preview Magazine

The chaps over at Windows Vista Magazine have generously given me 5 copies of the official Vista Preview Magazine to give away to you!!!  The magazine is best described in their own words: “Inside, Windows Vista is introduced in a detailed 20-page feature, revealing the major changes and benefits. Readers can also get to grips…

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Vista Preview Magazine Competition

To be in with a chance of winning a copy of the Vista Preview Magazine, simply answer the following question: Q: How often do you read magazines? Send your answers to vistamag@microsoft.com before 13th December to enter. Entries are picked at random using my mouse.

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Explaining Vista Editions – the fun way

WindowsVistaRetail.com does a really good job of explaining the different editions of Windows Vista.  It’s so easy to understand which edition you should choose according to which type of user you are.  Even Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols who was really confused by all the different versions (goodness knows how he manages to choose which version of Linux…

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SideShow Photo Frames and English History

One of the things I love about my job is playing with cool technology and yesterday was a real treat for me as I made my way down to meet the guys at a Living Picture on the south coast of England, in the historic town of Battle. It’s funny to think that surrounded by…

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T-Shirts and tour dates

You know it’s getting serious when they give you a “crew” t-shirt for the upcoming Cinema tour!   We’ve nearly sold out on this tour so make sure you book your ticket immediately! Book me a seat and get my popcorn ready!

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Time to get skilled up on Vista, Office 2007 & Exchange

Windows Vista, Exchange 2007 and Office 2007 – they’re just round the corner now – are you and your teams ready? Check out these courses which can help get you prepared:   Are you ready? Prepare now by taking the Windows Vista 101 mini-course. You’ll learn the basics in just 10 minutes and know what…

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Gaming on Windows Vista

Robert came across the new Games for Windows website – the new place to find out about all things related to Gaming on the Windows platform.  They’re trying to empahsise the following reasons why playing games on Windows is the best place you can do it: 1) Quality. Games for Windows branded titles undergo extensive…

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