Having a permanent presence ….

Sounds scary doesn’t it,  what would it be like to be constantly sharing your presence whether you were ‘Online’,  ‘Away’, ‘Busy’ or perhaps ‘In a meeting’? There is the school of thought that says this would perhaps be a little invasive,  with people effectively being able to IM you no matter where you are.  There…

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Office 2007 Ultimate for £40 … yeah right!?

It almost 6pm on a Friday and I am still in the office … how sad is that !? Before I disappear off,  I wanted to let you know about ‘The Ultimate Steal’ which I think is a great offer and frankly shouldn’t be missed. If you are a university student yourself or your son/daughter/relative…

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"Stick that in your ADSL pipe and phone it"

Being the UC product manager I am lucky enough to be firnished with a few more devices than others in MS,  this means I can sometimes take some of them home where normally they would be expected to stay in the office. One such device is the Tanjay which I have temporarily (ahem) taken home and…

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Video conferencing for the home …. your’s for only $1000

I have said before that the technologies we are putting on the desktops of the employees has been in their homes for a fair few years.  I read today that Cisco are now looking to do the opposite and take their TelePresence business video conferencing system into the home. Most of you will know about…

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Exchange Unplugged Tour 2007 – Get your ticket before they sell out!

Back by popular demand,  the Unified Communications team are doing a tour of the UK in 2007 visiting a number of locations up and down the country and we want you to come along ! The tour starts off at Microsoft Campus @ Thames Valley Park in Reading,  the ‘home town’ of the tour members, …

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Raising the bar

Darren aka Office Rocker was talking to me today about a post he has just made called ‘Excel users can all pivot’.  I will leave you to read it yourself but one of the interesting points he highlighted was ‘it’s not new,  it’s just new to them as the ribbon surfaced it’.  When he mentioned…

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What a week of communications announcements … and its only Wednesday !

I have been wanting to do a few postings this week so I thought I might save on the 0’s and 1’s and put it all into one post 🙂 The Electrics Wands experience of Microsoft Roundtable – Ewan Dalton sat in a room last week with a few of us in order to have…

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How many hours a week are you online?

Going through my RSS feeds I came across a really interesting post made by Katie which highlighted the number of hours teenagers spend online and more importantly their reason for being online. It turns out that a piece of research MTV and Microsoft have done discovered that teenagers in the UK spend 34 hrs online…

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What happens when ‘communications aren’t unified’?

There are a number of blogs I follow (via RSS of course) and the new ‘blogger on the block’ is Maren Bennette who has years of experience in the telecoms industry and has certainly seen and written about many technologies that have come and gone. The reason I am introducing Maren on my blog is…

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Review – Jabra UC devices

One of the common questions I get asked is ‘what do you have on your desk then’ when I start talking about devices.  With this in mind,  I thought I might have a try at doing a review styled post.   I will warn you now I am certainly quite some way behind on the quality…

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