Search: A quick round-up

I’ve been meaning to have a play with Search Server since Viral demo’d it on the last roadshow. We have a downloadable VHD for it with a very good walk-through, I can say that honestly because I’ve just spent a couple of hours walking through it. Of course since I’m doing all my virtualization on…

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MY reason for having Office 2007 SP1

I’ve blogged about this twice already, but now it’s on my system I have one bug-fix to report. I read every thing in Outlook. I don’t go to blog sites to see if they have posts, I subscribe to RSS feeds, which get brought into folders in Outlook. In fact if something doesn’t come to…

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More on office SP1 (pass the tin hat)

It was an interesting journey to work. Between the fog, ice and roadworks and traffic police who seem to have become suicidal of late, I was listening to my e-mail through Outlook Voice Access. The time really has come to buy myself a Jawbone headset: OVA is perfect when I use the mobile handset (illegal in the…

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Office 2007 Service pack now out

The title says is all really. Details of what is in the service pack are in  KB article 936982 and the download is available here.  I’ve been saying I’d rebuild my PC once we have the release of office and vista SP1 so I haven’t been running this one in beta, so I haven’t got…

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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…

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PowerShell and One-Note … No, really

Long ago, when I had my first job in the IT industry, all the engineers I met carried hard-covered exercise books wherever they went, and I was encouraged to do the same. These days I still meet old school project managers and engineers who carry a book, but for me OneNote gives me much the same functionality,…

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On Writing. And formats for storing writing. Via sockpuppets

I mentioned the post that I lost last night and that it referred to Clive James, a writer whose words I can hear as I read them. I can’t think of many others like that: I hear Bill Bryson’s words in the on-the-brink-of-mania tones with which Kerry Shale read them on the radio, rather than Bryson’s easy paced burr. When…

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Imagine having 580 Terabytes of data you can’t access.

I’ve given some clue of the problems I have managing all the photos and Videos, but I realised my problems are pretty small when I read this The National Archives, which holds 900 years of written material, has more than 580 terabytes of data – the equivalent of 580,000 encyclopaedias – in older file formats…

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Presentation skills

I’m back from in Athens, we had a 2 day evangelism summit (a synod ??) followed by after 3 days of Longhorn training, and those of us who will be out talking about Windows Server “Longhorn” got to spend time with a top presentation skills coach who works a lot with our US staff. It meant listening to a lot of different presenters and seeing a…

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If freedom of choice doesn’t do it for you how about lower taxes ?

A couple of days ago I wrote about our online Petition to the BSI concerning Open XML, it’s always nice to be noticed by Mary Jo Foley  but she asks Am I the only one, in reading Microsoft’s rationale for ISO standardization, who finds it ironic that Microsoft is citing “customer choice” and “interoperability” as…

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