TabBlogger

The chronicles of a test engineer on one of the coolest projects remaining in mainstream computing - the Tablet PC!

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    Tablet PC Expert Zone chats *cancelled*

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    I regret to inform the community that Microsoft has decided to cancel the monthly Tablet PC Expert Zone chats. I've really enjoyed participating, and answering your questions, no matter how, er, tangentially related to Tablet PCs they were. <grin>...
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    Future User Interfaces

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    (this is a snip from an email conversation, it has been sanitized for external consumption) [We've] been seeing more and more of these multi-touch interfaces. Some use a screen digitizer like in this video, and some use a projector and camera. It seems...
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    Tablet PC Expert Zone chats

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    I apologize to those of you who took the time to try to join the regularly scheduled Tablet PC Expert Zone chat. We have experienced some personnel issues (people changing roles) on both the Mobile PC/Tablet PC and Communities teams, so our Expert...
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    Webcast 9am PT July 6th: Using Ink in your Application

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    Todd is a great presenter and I saw him spend his lunch hour today going over his slides. In case you missed my talk (using Todd's material) at TechEd on InkAnalysis, this is an opportunity to catch Todd doing a more general ink-related talk. Todd...
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    Thank you for attending TechEd06 in Boston!

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    Just wanted to post a thank-you to all of you who came out to see me and the rest of the Tablet/Mobile PC gang at TechEd06 in Boston. Some of the more interesting questions and comments revolved around the idea of "Now that we have these Tablet PC...
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    Back to the hard(ware) stuff...

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    I've been self-hosting on an IBM/Lenovo x41 for the last few months and have had very few issues. Specifically, the Trusted Platform Module needs a new driver for Vista and the Biometric scanner issue that I mentioned here are the only ones left outstanding...
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    TechEd06 talk schedule

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    My talk schedule: Monday June 12th 9:45a-10:15a - Lightning demo "A Close-up look at Windows Vista Touch UI" Tuesday June 13th 8:30a-9:45a - Chalk Talk "An In-Depth Look at InkAnalysis for the TabletPC" Wednesday June 14th 1:15p-1:45p - Lightning...
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    Looking forward to seeing all of you in Boston

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    I'm scheduled to present a Chalk Talk on InkAnalysis, Tuesday June 13th at 8:30am - 9:45am as well as "Lightning demos" of Touch Input at random times.
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    Goings on..

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    It's been busy here at the bitmines lately. We've implemented a lot of fixes to the Tablet PC Platform SDK, which will go out as part of the Windows SDK going forward. One very interesting set of bugs (imho) involved certain samples' assumption that...
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    Ultra Mobile PCs

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    While I do not work on Origami (Ultra Mobile PCs) directly, we are working very closely with the UMPC team on topics such as human input and addressing the growing pains we encountered on Tablet v1.0 and 1.5 Lora has been posting a lot on UMPCs lately...
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    TechEd 2006 chalk talk topics?

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    Hi all, I'll be at TechEd Boston and wanted to prepare some material based on what you would like to hear about. Let me know via comments or the Contact form and I'll try my best to incorporate your suggestions into my appearances at TechEd. ...
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    Origami Project

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    http://origamiproject.com
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    Samsung planning digitizing displays

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    http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/news-11223-SyncMasterMagic+CX719TD%2C+the+%22TabletPC%22+screen.html That would certainly relieve me for those (still rare) moments when I reach out to my monitor with my pen, instead of reaching for the mouse.
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    Nintendo DS gains more capabilities

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    "Rather than using the D pad and buttons to input text, DS owners can use the stylus to write on the DS's touch screen, which features PDA-style handwriting recognition. The browser will also feature an onscreen keyboard. " link Sounds like the evolutionary...
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    Partner Briefing notes

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    Hi all. I apologize for the lack of postings this past 4 weeks. There's been a lot going on! To whet your appetites, I'm posting the text from my brief talk at the Mobile PC Partner Briefing, which was held on MS Campus Feb 1st and 2nd. To those I...
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    Thumbing through my CODE Focus magazine

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    First thing, of course, is to look for the photo of the team (page 10). I'm the one in the bright orange Tablet shirt. Lora mentioned this particular photo on her blog . Quite a few good articles in the magazine, but it's too bad that there's not much...
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    IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad Tablets on sale

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    Wow. Link here . Makes me think that there is a refresh coming soon. How is the Windows Vista December 2005 CTP treating you? update 1/9/06: thanks Lora ! IBM x60 PC Mag preview article here
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    New or Used?

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    Ha! Now that I've had half a minute to actually scan Lora's posts, I see she's posted regarding new vs used hardware. TDavid also wrote his two cents' worth. I have to weigh in (ha! a pun!) whenever hardware is discussed. The two situations Lora and...
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    December05 Vista CTP details

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    Some notes for those of you who are going to be installing the December05 Windows Vista CTP. -Log bugs at the Microsoft Beta website; We have a team in place who will be reviewing bugs as they come in. (I am on this team) -Additional support is...
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    ExpertZone chat Dec 7th

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    Thanks everybody who participated in today's ExpertZone chat. FAQs for those who are new to this blog: I hear you're working on a Martian recognizer. When will the Martian recognizer be available? -- We cannot comment on unannounced recognizer...
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    Enhancement pack now available for 8 languages

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    If you're one of our International customers, have a look at the newly available Enhancement packs for 8 languages. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tabletpc/enhancementpack/default.mspx Also, there is a TabletPC ExpertZone chat scheduled...
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    Handango TabletPC storefront open

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    I have to admit, I'm not a PocketPC kind of guy, nor Palm or any of those "smartphones". But when I heard that Handango was opening a Tablet-specific store , I had to take a look. After all, I am a TabletPC guy. Over 80 titles are there now, which...
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    DevConnections05 day 2

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    Greetings from Sin City! The setup of the booth went smoothly, excepting that 3 of the lab machines' admin profiles were broken. I have to ask about Charles Petzold though - what was your point? I mean, 2000+ developers in the ballroom and you rambled...
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    X41 install recipe

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    I've been playing with Vista on my IBM/Lenovo X41 Tablet and it's been a lot easier to setup than setting up Tablet hardware was on Vista Beta1, but still it's a hassle. There are no less than 10 "Unknown Device" entries in my Device Manager following...
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    Lack of posts in October

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    I apologize for the lack of posts this month. I've been busy with both work and home lives. Since this is a work-focused blog, I'll give you some work newsitems. I'll be in Las Vegas Nov 7th-11th for DevConnections. Please come on by the booth...
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