Thank you and goodbye!

After six years at Microsoft Egypt, I’ve decided to move on. I’ve enjoyed writing this blog and adding to it. The origins of this blog were quite simple. I wanted to keep customers and partners up to date, so I used to send out newsletters. After a call with one of my colleagues, she suggested…

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Microsoft to Acquire Skype!

http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2011/may11/05-10CorpNewsPR.mspx Just out! Looks like we’ll be rocking our UC business bigtime! Watch out competitors…

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Time Zone Update

Update – April 28 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2543367 A hotfix has been released and you may download it via the support article listed above. After application, please ensure you see the following in your Date & Time settings. Original Post: The Egyptian government announced on Wednesday 20 April 2011 that summer daylight saving time (DST) will be canceled…

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Lync resources online

Some updates from our amazing Khaled Zeid: “Lync 2010 – Bandwidth Calculator” has just been published. In addition “Lync Server 2010 – Capacity Calculator” which has been published earlier. 3 other documents that have been recently published on TechNet : 1.Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit (13 April, 2011) 2. Lync Server 2010 Security Guide (13…

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Blogging just got better!

I found an email in my inbox today showing me how to share Excel sheets and presentations on blogs! http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/embed-an-excel-spreadsheet-on-a-web-page-FX102602477.aspx I’ll try it out right now… I looked through this to customize what shows up in the window…Learn how to customize your embedded Excel workbook So firstly to get things viewable, you need to understand…

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Lync Readiness for End Users

Hi all, we’ve got some great resources for partners & customers to ready end-users on Lync! http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=f01a17e2-bec0-42c7-b1ce-fd4842ab1c91 So what have we in this package? What’s New articles and videos, Quick Start Guides, Work Smart Guides, Short Videos, and Training PowerPoint Presentations How can you use these? If you’ve got SharePoint, or another intranet solution, put…

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Online privacy

Among some cool features that protect your privacy online, IE9 now offers Tracking Protection Lists: http://iegallery.com/en/trackingprotectionlists/ These lists can be downloaded from the add-on gallery or you can create your own. The format’s pretty simple. Here’s a cool post that discusses it in some depth: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2010/12/07/ie9-and-privacy-introducing-tracking-protection-v8.aspx

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Hero sessions in March

HERO March Sessions * µ Date Event Presenter Online Registration Link On-Site Registration Link Monday March 28, 2011 Virtualization, Management, and Partner Solutions Sherif Talaat (Microsoft), Representatives for HP, Citrix, and Virsto Tuesday March 29, 2011 Overview of the Windows Phone 7 Application Platform Mohamed Nar (Microsoft) Wednesday March 30, 2011 Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack…

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What motivates us?!

Found a thread at work which shared this video! Loved it!

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MS lights a LAMP?

Just today I ran into WebMatrix. And as I scratched my head wondering what it was, I had some really confusing ideas of what it could be. A DotNetNuke thingy? perhaps. Or something closer to SharePoint? maybe. But now that I’ve had a chance to review this page – not in a lot of depth,…

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