Manuscript Teaspoons and why Jason’s getting a better voice experience than I am

I was going to write about my Experience of using Outlook Voice Access.  And Voice command on my phone. I have phone set up so that when it sees my Bluetooth headset, it announces my calls. On a typical day I’ll clear mail that came in overnight before I leave home, drop one or other of…

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Voice control … sooner than I thought.

Maybe I’m getting mellow in my old age, or maybe things in Microsoft IT are changing. There was a time when I really didn’t think much them – directly after they off-shored the help-desk was the low point. But since then they’ve been doing this and that to improve the service they deliver to us….

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Webcasts on Certification – and 40% off !

With all the new products which we’re seeing this year, the question does bubble up “How does this impact certification ?” . The people who run the MC* programmes have put together a set of web casts. These have already happened (click to see more and watch the web cast) 2007 Office System Certifications for IT…


Rights managed mail. Windows Mobile 6 pulls a new trick.

Digital rights management get a bad press. To most of us, as consumers of music or video it’s something which limits what we do. We can tell right from wrong, we don’t need stuff to limit us … right ? Of course People who create “intellectual property” have a different view. And that’s not just record companies,…


3 days with the E650 phone and Windows Mobile 6.

Teething troubles with the new phone have proved to be pretty minor. I’m finding more things to love about this phone. I’ve got one major annoyance: on the C500 with Mobile 2003 I could go to Settings/Phone/Call options and program the Microsoft voice mail number with my account code and Pin as +44118909xxxxPyyyy#Pzzzz# (where xxxx is the…

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A new day, a new phone.

Bias declaration: I’ve been a fan of Windows Mobile since before we started using the name. But having picked up my new Orange E650 aka HTC S710 codename “Vox” I’m left thinking “Boy oh boy Mobile 6 devices are a jump forward”. You could dismiss some of the changes as cosmetic, but I find they really…

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Windows Vista "breaking" OWA

One of the things that annoys any technical person is when you get asked a question and have to shrug and say “No, never seen that one”, even if you suspect there is a genuine problem. I’ve had a couple of people ask me about problems with Outlook web access under Vista. The symptoms are usually…

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Ooh ‘eck. Now I’m the blog Police ?

No sense denying it, I like Mary Jo Foley linking to something I wrote. Although being cast as a member of the thought Blog Police seems odd. I doubt if many people think of me as someone who filters what he says inside Microsoft 🙂 I searched for an FBI saying I’d heard and found…

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The Campaign for real numbers

Sorry to rant about phones twice on the same day, but hopefully this will get something out of my system which has been has been bugging me for ages. Really this is only aimed at British readers. First some history. When “Subscriber Trunk Dialing” was introduced into Britain the Post Office came up with a simple system for long distance…

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Voice mail must become extinct .

Eileen blogged a few days back about her frustration that we can’t roll out Unified Messaging any quicker, and I want it for one reason and one reason only. A while back I wrote about Stupid phones. I listened to Gurdeep at TechReady saying that his phone hasn’t learnt any new tricks in 20 years.  Voice mail hasn’t evolved…

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