Why can’t I upgrade my existing Windows Mobile device to WM5.0 ?

A frequently asked question, I get asked this pretty much every week.  So the Windows Mobile Team have just done an interesting blog post that explains why. net net cellphones are not the same as PCs.  Read on for more detail: http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile/archive/2005/10/06/477999.aspx


Peter Jackson executive producer in Halo movie, to be filmed in Wellywood (Wellington)!

(Summer = Northern Hemisphere timeframe = NZ winter).  Press Release follows:   ACADEMY AWARD® WINNERS PETER JACKSON AND FRAN WALSH TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE HALO FOR THE BIG SCREEN FOR SUMMER 2007 Creatures, Miniatures and Visual EffectsTo Be Created by Weta Workshop Ltd. and Weta Digital Ltd. Los Angeles, CA, October 4, 2005 — Universal Pictures…


Native PDF support in Office "12"

Steven Sinofsky just announced at the MVP Summit that we will build in native support for the PDF format in Office “12”. The PDF support will be built into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote, Visio, and InfoPath. Details on the Office XML Formats blog http://blogs.msdn.com/brian_jones/archive/2005/10/01/476067.aspx There are more details and links at Chris_Pratley’s OneNote WebLog…


new Acer tablet: convertible but with a Direct Hinge instead of swivel

Tablet PC pioneer Acer does it again, looks like they will be first to market with the new Tablet PC Direct Hinge.  The new hinge goes on a convertible Tablet that slides rather than swivels and tilts, its a new design that Microsoft has developed and made available to Windows OEMs. The new hinge is…


download IntelliPoint 5.3 – get magnified

The Hardware guys announced a whole lot of new products today including a very cool new highend “superuser” keyboard (love the black, tilt ergonomic, f-lock that persists across reboots (finally!) and the insert block of keys are back to the old style like they always should’ve been) The new mice have a magnify feature, but you can also…


TechEd New Zealand 2005

TechEd is on next week and to help demo Windows Sharepoint Services and prepare for his 2 sessions on SharePoint, Ian Morrish a TS at Microsoft in Wellington has loaded our TechEd excel spreadsheet into a Windows Sharepoint Services site.  Check it out   It really shows off the power of WSS, there are multiple…


Its official: "Longhorn" is Windows Vista

Just officially announced this morning http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/jul05/07-22LHMA.mspx And the Windows Vista website is up on microsoft.com now too http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/default.mspx


Search the GAL from a Windows Mobile – Microsoft Global Contact Access

How do you lookup and search the Exchange Global Address Book (GAL) when you’re on the road, with only Over The Air wireless access on a Windows Mobile device?  Or schedule a meeting with someone at work and include an internal resource like a conference room or projector, or even check to see when a colleague…

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News from Tech Ed USA

TechEd is on in the USA (Orlando, Florida) right now, Steve Ballmer did the opening Keynote (titled “Enabling People to Drive Business Success) which was on about 1AM Tuesday NZ time There were several announcements that are interesting from Steve for Windows infrastructure people. Transcript http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/exec/steve/2005/06-06TechEd.mspx On demand webcast http://www.microsoft.com/winme/0506/24850/TechEd_2005_MBR.asx PPT http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/9/d/f9dd899b-0c6d-455e-9415-61acbdecb9d3/Ballmer%20060505%20TechEd%202005.ppt   1. Windows…


IE7 IIS7

Last week Tony on the IEBlog announced (or confirmed depending on your POV) that IE7 would have tabs There are some other interesting posts on there too about the IE7 tabbed browsing implementation and the reasons behind no IE7 on Win2000 but on WinXP and Longhorn.   An MVP is also talking about IIS7 http://www.longhornblogs.com/robert/archive/2005/05/25/14114.aspx and…