Do you trust your search engine ?

No, not a question about the information Google keeps on you… Catching up on my news stories from last week I found Hackers hijack web search results – which was “a campaign to poison web searches and trick people into visiting malicious websites”. The sites concerned used previously patched vulnerabilities so there’s nothing to worry about if…


Interfaces from hell …

I mentioned Electronics weekly and their made for Monkeys column. Two more of these caught my eye. User Interfaces from Hell  Part II tells the story of someone who bought a Moog synthesizer emulator only for it to turn up without a manual. Ooh. I once owned a Moog Prodigy and coveted a Mini-Moog, but a software…


It must be the truth #2. Astroturf and a rather less green Apple.

Silly me believing stuff I read on the Internet.  First there was the  The register’s story about only 26,000 iphones being activated in the UK. Next came Electronics weekly’s usual “Made by Monkeys” e-mail – I’m not sure how I ended up on the list for it, but I haven’t unsubscribed because once in a while…

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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…


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…


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…


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…