New Virtual Earth Intellisense helper

Hot on the heels of the open source stuff being talked about of the last couple of days and Microsoft have released an open source Intellisense helper for Virtual Earth on CodePlex (that’s Microsoft’s community for open source software projects. The helper makes it easier to code javascript by providing intellisense within Visual Studio 2008…

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Virtual Earth at Pisces

Just got off stage in Edinburgh where I delivered a presentation on Virtual Earth.  The topic of conversation was about openness and standards and I was on stage after Gerry Gavigan, the Chairman from the open source consortium.  He talked about free software and how open source was the way forward.  I then gave my…

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Loving the new features in Virtual Earth

I’m preparing this morning for a keynote tomorrow at the Pisces conference in Edinburgh and I’ve had two delightful experiences.  Firstly I arrived at the new Microsoft Scotland offices in the city center of Edinburgh, which I have to say are beautiful, we are really spoiled by amazing views over Edinburgh, the park and the…

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Advanced Editing in Office Live

Tim Kimber, the UK Product Manager for Office Live has put together a cool tutorial on using some of the advanced editing features in Office Live that you can use to create your own websites.  He’s created www.eco-crisis.co.uk as a test. Remember you too can get your domain registered for free and take advantage of…

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Financial Services Craziness

Seems like a great time to pick up a bargain in Financial Services.  Bank of America bought Merrill Lynch this week for $USD 50 billion and now there are talks of Lloyds TSB merging with HBOS – wow! Currently, the market values HBOS at £10 billion after shares dropped 51%. Markets always bounce back, now…

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Windows Live Wave 3 Beta!

LiveSide gave me the headsup on the new Windows Live Wave 3 Beta available here.  This version contains Movie Maker Beta which now falls into the Windows Live portfolio.  Previously, it was included with Windows Vista, but I get the feeling that not many people new it was there – perhaps this will help raise…

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Bill and Jerry Part 2

Just in case you missed it. Normal people, just like me and you…

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Customized Experiences on Windows Live

  I was rebuilding my Lenovo X61 Tablet today and took a quick peek at the ThinkVantage Productivity Suite (one of the tools that come with Lenovos).  I noticed that the first link in the list of items was "Experience Lenovo.live.com" which took me to http://lenovo.live.com where I got a version of http://my.live.com with Lenovo…

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Buy once, play everywhere

Buy once, play everywhere.  When it comes to digital content like movies, music and games it sounds like Nirvana.  No matter what my device, no matter what platform it’s running I can listen to my tunes, watch my movies or TV programs when I want, where I want.  If I pick up any gadget I…

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