Happy Birthday to Windows!

  Windows 1.0 was released on 20th November 1985 hence it’s twenty three years old today! There’s a great write up on TheRegister which includes a link to the pcmuseum – it’s a third party site which runs through a summary of the releases of Windows incuding screenshots – it’s a step back in history.


GetSafeOnline: providing advice for consumers to help them stay safe on the Internet without blinding them with science

It’s the fourth annual GetSafeOnline campaign week whereby the team will raise the profile of consumer internet safety through a revamped GetSafeOnline website (containing a wealth of commonsense “how to” information) and a range of media activity. It’s a great cause as the campaign is not trying to sell you any products or services and it aims…


How much data is CERN’s Hadron Collider expected to generate? ** Edited to correct typo **

I stumbled across this earlier in an edition of Computing – apparently the Hadron Collider “is expected to generate 40,000Gb of usable information per day” – assuming it operated at this rate for a year that would be over 14 Peta-bytes of data! I wonder what their backup regime is? Note: Thanks to Paul Steaders…


How to sort a list of names into alphabetical order

You might be surprised just how easy it is to sort lists of text into alphabetical order simply using Microsoft Office’s Excel as you can see from the screenshot below – the sort function works just as happily with text as numerals:


What do you think of Microsoft Security and Management products?

What are the first things that come to mind for you when considering “System Centre”, “Forefront” and specific Microsoft security and/or management products? What’s good? what frustrates you? Please comment to share your thoughts.