Office 2007 support for Windows mobile

One of our Redmond product managers was visiting today, and since he’s old friend of mine from my days in consulting we took a chance to grab a Coffee. In putting the world to rights we took in the problem of one part of Microsoft not knowing what another is doing. It always amuses me that people outside Microsoft assume what it thought…

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Virtualization futures

A number of questions have come up in recent conversations about Virtualization. So here’s a run down of what is happening System Center Virtual Machine Manager has already been released. Support for Hyper-V will come in the next version (along with support for other virtualization products).  The SCVMM team have said they are trying to…

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A blog post about using PowerShell to get blog posts (about PowerShell)

I guess the thing I like best about PowerShell its ability to make the business of getting stuff on the screen so easy. I’ve used format-List and Format-Table a lot. And looking for something else I’d come across the “Write-progress” cmdlet. Now … I’ve been playing with a script I found on Lee Holmes’ blog. …

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Exchange 2007 SP1 released

The news went live on the Exchange Web Page yesterday. Technet Magazine has “16 new features in Exchange SP1” the one which is of most interest to me is “Improvements to Unified Messaging“… that’s all about integration with OCS and communicator.  Update: Jason thinks the mobility improvements are pretty major too,  more control over the…

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It must be the truth ‘cos it’s there in the news

I have learnt better than to read everything I read on The register. But, deary, deary me. It seems only 26,000 iPhones have been activated in the UK. That was against a launch forecast of 100,000 for the first weekend. Indeed the register paints a picture of carphone warehouse having stacks of unsold iphones being gradually fixed to warehouse shelves…

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You don’t want to start from here.

Holiday and Tech-Ed IT-Forum have caused me a backlog. I’ve more reading than I know what to do with … having RSS feeds brought into outlook means that they accrete there, slowly I’m working through them and finding the odd gem. For example, Sharon has had an interesting recurring theme on her blog. I’d summarize is it…

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Video clips – MS Developers on YouTube.

Eileen linked to Jeffrey Snover’s video in the MS Developers area on YouTube. She and I separately met up with Jeffrey at IT-Forum in Barcelona. He seemed to be in great demand for interviews, he recorded an audio one with me and has a link to a video one on his blog. The week that I’ve been back has whizzed by in…

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7M families personal data mislaid by government.

At Tech-ed IT Forum I went to watch a couple of Steve Riley’s session, he’s quite the showman, but I’d never been to watch him in action – I found he got me to think about stuff I already knew in a new way. One question he threw out to the audience. “How many of say e-mail is so important that it…

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Confessions of an environmental hypocrite.

I started tapping this out on my Smartphone at 30,000 feet as I headed for my fourth airport in 20 hours. From Carribean Holiday to Tech-ed Barcelona via London Heathrow (where, inevitably, BA lost my bag). With all the guilt we are supposed to feel when we fly, spending 15 hours in economy seems like…

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What else did I miss ?

So I said that we’d done a lot while I was away , other gems now sifted from my inbox include. As well as all the other Server “SKUs” I mentioned before, we’ve announced HPC Server 2008;  (formerly called Compute Cluster Server – CCS) the beta is downloadable now. Staying with servers, Home Server has…

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