Time’s running out to download Windows 7 Beta1 for free

If you’re either a TechNet or MSDN subscriber then there’s no need to rush though the sooner you start evaluating Windows 7 the sooner you can realise the benefits in your business. The public download of Windows 7 Beta 1 finishes on 10th February so if you want to try it then you’d better get…


Which fonts are available in Windows 7 and how can I access them?

I’ve been suprised at the number of people who’ve asked me this question in the last couple of days. As I’ve mentioned previously I moved over to Windows 7 as my main O/S back in October with the PDC/WinHec M3 pre-Beta.  A couple of days ago I moved up to the official public beta 1…


Which do you prefer to use? Your home PC or your work one?

Be it a desktop, laptop or netbook many people I’ve asked this question to answer “my home one” – if that’s the case for you I’d love to hear the reason why.  If you’re old enough to do so please cast your mind back to your work PC circa 1995 – the vast majority of…


Where can I download the public beta of Windows 7 (beta 1)?

The Windows Team Blog will be updated in the next few hours detailing when and where to download the public beta 1 of Windows 7 I’ve been running the PDC/WinHec build of Windows 7 since October daily as my main machine and it’s worked brilliantly. James Senior’s blog has some great links to and descriptions of…


Join us to discuss Windows Live Mesh and the Cloud ** amended to add James Senior’s bio

If you’d like to join us please edit the wiki to add your name – that way we’ll have a good idea of how many people to expect. Where: The Coach and Horses pub, 29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1V 5LL      When: 11th December from 6pm to 8pm (and onwards for anyone that fancies it) Who’d…


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 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 can you and I do to help companies weather the global credit crunch?

The aim of this post is to start a conversation to share ideas rather than pitch Microsoft products. At a time of economic uncertainty it’s in everyone’s interest to help our business’ to reduce their costs and improve profits.Please share suggestion via comments to this post or write your own and link to this one….


How can I join the VistaSquad meeting remotely?

A couple of people have asked me this very question as they live too far away from London to be there in person. The sessions are not yet streamed though the community leaders have thoughfully recorded every session and published them to Vimeo – click here to access all of the recorded sessions – look…