Expression Virtual Labs

Microsoft Expression Web Virtual Labs Find out how to create rich web sites, manipulate links and images and work with style sheets in our two new Microsoft Expression web virtual labs. You can complete these free guided, hands-on labs in 90 minutes or less and walk away with a better understanding of how these professional…

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Access New Windows Vista Native APIs

Windows Vista offers a fantastic platform for managed development, namely .NET Framework v3.0 (formerly WinFX). However, there are many new native APIs (not part of .NET 3.0) in Windows Vista. Discover how you (a C# or Visual Basic developer using VS2005) can take advantage of this new functionality. Daniel Moth has an excellent list of…

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Sharepoint Server 2007 vs Google Mini

Just came across these interesting case studies on search featuring Windows Desktop Search and also a comparison of Sharepoint Server 2007 vs Google Mini/IBM OmniFind.    Search Comparison: SharePoint Server 2007 Beta 2 vs Google Mini, IBM OmniFind 8.3, and ISYS:Desktop 8 In this Technology and Business review, Sharepoint Server 2007 search goes up against…

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Arsenal FC using Windows Vista, Office 2007 & Exchange 2007

Ok, I might detest them on the pitch but you have to hand it to Arsenal on two counts.  Not only are they using technology in Vista, Exchange 2007 and Office 2007 that can really transform their business but they’ve piggy-backed on Microsoft’s biggest ever software launch!  Their marketing team really have got it spot on!…

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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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