The Tech Blog of Ben Martens

May, 2007

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About The Tech Blog of Ben Martens

I'm an SDET in the Connected Systems Division. The Calendar Printing Aassistance for Office is the first public product to be released from our group and is available with Office12.

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    The big mystery announcement last night was Microsoft Surface . Where do I sign up to get one? I can instantly think of a bunch of board games that would be a great fit for this as well as your basic photo/map display. What if you could use it as a Media...
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    Office Communicator 2007 Beta

    This news is about two months old, but I just found the beta for Office Communicator 2007 ( .) I like the interface changes, specifically the ability to add multiple people to a conversation...
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    Windows Equivalent?

    One of my favorite commands in UNIX is: ^<old>^<new>. It reruns the last command but replaces <old> with <new>. It comes in quite handy for those of us who like to fat-finger commands. Is there a Windows command line syntax like...
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    Delayed Environment Variable Expansion

    Someone around the office joked that my blog is turning into "Random Batch File Tips and Tricks." I'll continue that trend with this post... I recently encountered an environment variable surrounded by exclamation points instead of the usual percent signs...
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