New Windows Ad

So it was finally released in the US, the TV ad that features Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld. Mixed reactions on the blogosphere some people confused, some excited and some slating it.  Point is, it’s just the start and kicks off the conversation – mission accomplished then! I’m looking forward to the next one. This…

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New Look and Feel for Mojave Experiment

Gone is the dark and mysterious backdrop to the Mojave Experiment, now there is a fresh and light look and feel to www.mojaveexperiment.com. The “deep zoom” navigation is also really cool and I love the way everything falls into a 3D world with depth of field – very nice. We’ve also now released the demos…

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Mojave Experiment is go

The Mojave Experiment is now live at http://www.mojaveexperiment.com/ and I love it.  As someone who launched Vista in the UK and evangelised, enthused and talked about it from day 1 I’ve had to deal with the whole perception vs. reality thing.  It’s been tough because the negativity and misinformation tends to spread like wildfire and…

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Vista Small Business Scenario Videos

The marketing guys in the UK recently put together some nice scenario videos last month showing the many different uses of Vista and other software and services like those included in Live. You can visit the micro site here. I also asked them if they could get the videos up on Soapbox which they have…

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Lost your laptop at the airport? You’re not alone!

Came across this interesting article in ComputerWorld that says that in the US alone, more than 10,000 laptops go missing every week! I’ll be watching mine closely whilst I’m travelling in July – I recommend you do the same.  The funny thing in the article is that most people are too ashamed to report that…

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Media Center University

Following the Vista After Hours events we did last year, it’s great to see some training being put in place for partners looking to seize upon the opportunity in the consumer market.  Look out for some interesting developments in the consumer space relating to our Software + Services direction and also our competitiveness with some…

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Good news for Scanners on Vista

Scanners are quite unique pieces of hardware in that people tend to hoard them and keep them for ever and ever.  The trouble is that over time, manufacturers of those scanners come and go, end support for older devices etc which means that on newer operating systems like Vista, support for the required device drives…

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Vista UAC helps to stop rootkits

An interesting article in TechWorld last week about how UAC – which is the Marmite of Vista features (you either love it or you hate it) – is very effective for stopping rootkits (bad bad things) from installing on your PC.  It even beats some of the other products out there on the market that…

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Focus on your business, not IT Security

The Smart Business Newsletter is full of useful tidbits this month!  I’ve been having internal conversations with people at Microsoft arguing that small businesses can have mature IT practices and fit on the IO model – in addition to using Small Business Server or Essential Business Server, here’s another example… How to stop worrying about…

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Vista Incentive for Partners

We’ve just launched a great incentive for our partners to drive the conversations with their customers on the business value of Windows Vista.  Using the Windows Vista Business Value Assessment tool you can build a really good case for upgrading the desktop with tangible benefits that your customer can budget and plan for. For every…

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