Exceeding expectations

About a week ago I popped into the Reading Audi garage to book an appointment to get my Audi looked at as I had been having problems with the back window.  I booked it in for Tuesday (today) and my expectation was for them to pick up the car from work,  do the work and drop…

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More cross platform loveliness

One of the things I really love about what we do a Microsoft is that sometimes we like to ‘break the rules’,  not in the sense that we do something we shouldn’t,  more that we do things that should have been done a long time ago. One of the more recent examples of this is Shadowrun,  a game…

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April MMMUG meeting

Now that our Unified Communications technology is coming of age,  there seem to be a number of communities popping up in relation to our technologies,  this is great to see!. I met with Nathan Winters of MMMUG the other day at a Quest event and I just noticed they are planning to have their April…

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Microsoft Response Point

One of the problems with most telephony systems is that small business don’t want to spend their time configuring and repatching phones when someone moves from desk to desk.  They have enough to worry about without having to become PBX technicians as well. To that end,  a small team in Redmond has been working on…

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IM supporting NineMillion.org … you?

Today I noticed that Steve Clayton has changed his Display Name for Windows Live Messenger,  it now includes an unusual looking icon so I thought I might do some more investigation to figure out what is was all about. The Windows Live Messenger team have set up a scheme whereby you simply add a small…

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Exchange 2007 taking its ideas from Star Trek?

Well not quite but it got you wondering didn’t it ? Hot of the heels of Exchange 2007 is the Microsoft Transporter for Lotus Domino. This comes in a 32bit and a 64bit flavor,  depending on your preference and in the words of the Exchange product team the “Microsoft Transporter for Lotus Domino configures Directory…

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Let Santa know your last minute present requests!

I spotted this on someone’s blog today and wanted to share this with you 🙂 It appears that in order to communicate with a new younger generation of kids,  Santa has had a meeting with the Windows Live Messenger guys at Microsoft and has signed up for Windows Live Messenger.  As you can see,  I had a quick…

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Want to help out with the next generation of Microsoft software?

I was reading the MS Exchange team blog and came across this interesting Microsoft site that I wasnt aware existed. Have you ever thought ‘why does the x feature in Word work like that?’ or ‘why can get make Exchange do x?’ then its well worth spending a few minutes taking a look at the…

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Battle of the titans – Family Fortunes

Earlier this week we ran an internal event at Microsoft in UK to celebrate the launch of Exchange 2007, Windows Vista and Office 2007. We were joined by the ‘Bobby Dazzler’ himself …. David Dickinson! The theme was family fortunes and of course included the big screen,  two rows of mics where the families sat and all…

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Free Wifi

Thought that might get your attention! Recently I went to visit the inlaws in Norfolk and you can only begin to imagine how disconnected I felt as their house had neither a mobile signal nor broadband :-(.  Given that I have wireless internet access at work, home, my parents and my friends in Canterbury,  I am…

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