You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til its ‘gone’

Just had a meeting today with a number of people around Microsoft using OCS R2.  We have three people in the room using LiveMeeting (in R2) and Roundtable,  another person joining remotely using their PC and one person dialling in on an ‘old fashioned phone’ from home. Using this stuff everyday,  in particular speaking to…

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Spending Microsoft’s money

One of the great things about blogs,  Twitter,  Facebook and other similar networks is if there is something your want to share with colleagues, friends and ‘followers’ then it only takes a few minutes.  This is ok if used appropriately,  I think this is one of those moments. Once a year,  I break from the…

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Microsoft’s Guide to Valentines Day

It’s almost Feb 14th,  the card shops are getting ready for an onslaught of customers and the florist are busily increasing the prices of roses 😉 Just ‘tweeted’ about this but thought I would do a quick post as well.  Follow this link for some top tips on how to ensure your Valentines day goes…

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To tweet or not to tweet … that is the question

I like to think I am still able to keep up to date with what the ‘tech cool’ are up to and Twitter is the latest thing I needed to get my head around. For the same reason it took me years to buy an iPod,  I didn’t want to just follow the crowd and…

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Nothings going to stop us launching OCS 2007 R2

With snow falling in Reading as well as the rest of the UK on Monday (2nd Feb),  the country virtually shut down with 1 in 5 people in Berkshire not managing to get into work. Britain experienced the worst case of snow in the UK in at least 18 years …. all this in the…

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Technology playing its part in history – Part 2

I made a post recently on how technology was playing a part in the Inauguration in a way that I expect it had not before.  One of the technologies I mentioned was Photosynth and not that people have uploaded their photos there are a number of new Photsynths to be viewed. Lincoln Memorial Concert –…

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Look what happens when marketing is not restricted to using normal ‘media’

One great to convey/share information is in a video,  people seem to remember things better when they see them rather than just reading about it.  Traditionally within Microsoft this is done by producing the videos and having a Microsoft microsite created around them,  something along the lines of www.microsoft.com/bpio/ucg/tdm/bmo/media/videos/list.aspx or something equally as lengthy. Well…

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Technology playing its part in history

As I type out this posting,  I have the CNN website open with the live video stream of the inauguration.  Watching this sort of thing over the internet is not special but some of the technology that they are using in combination with the video stream show how technology can enhance the experience. CNN.com Live…

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Delivering information across the enterprise

A while back,  I visited ‘The Register’ for a webcast about how to deliver information across the enterprise. I have done a few webcasts over the last few years but this was certainly one I will remember.  First of all,  it was ‘The Register’ so I wasn’t sure what to expect,  a warm welcome or…

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Windows 7 in 7 easy steps

With the beta coming available imminently,  I decided to install Windows 7 on my laptop …… that’s right …. on my one and only work laptop.  Here is how easy it was Check to make sure Windows Live Sync has copied a backup of my files on one of my home PCs.  That includes my…

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