TabBlogger

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

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    About that "additional testing" notation in the KB article...

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    I just heard about some conspiracy theories floating around our recent memory leak fix . Said theories revolve around the line: "Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing." To be...
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    New Motion 8.4" Tablet announced

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    Lots of news this week - apparently the holiday weekend is no longer just for movie premieres! http://www.motioncomputing.com/products/tablet_pc_ls.asp http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000810049665/ I haven't used this particular model yet,...
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    Memory leak fixed

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    We released a hotfix today that addresses KB895953 . http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/8/e/a8eccb84-a587-4c37-9eec-199bc374ad7e/WindowsXP-KB895953-v4-x86-ENU.exe Thank you for your patience while we got this through the process. Update...
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    LH on Tablet update

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    Been clearing my plate of various tasks that have piled up. LH installed on my M1300 finally. Don't try this at home unless you have revved your BIOS (still in testing). LH installed on my Tecra M4. A few device drivers to install yet, but should...
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    Gnomedex: what is that giant sucking sound?

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    Hrmph. Had I only known ahead of time, I'd be a) rich because I could predict the stock market; b) famous because I could predict the future and c) a bit less peeved at how Tablets were shown at Gnomedex . If you attended the event, you know that this...
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    Tecra M4 in the house

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    I got a Tecra M4 on temporary assignment so that I can develop a Longhorn upgrade/clean install story on it. Since it's June (end of FY budget squandering time), lots of people in the company have been buying hardware with their remaining budget. I expect...
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    Gnomedex

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    I understand that I'll be making an appearance at a Gnomedex -related event on the 24th. I don't have details on the work I'm expected to do there, but will update when available.
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    TechEd05 wrap-up

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    Well, another TechEd has come and gone! We had another great show, demo'ing the new IBM Thinkpad X41 Tablet as well as new Tablets from Motion Computing , TabletKiosk , HP and Toshiba . I learned the difference between "version X hardware" and "Xth...
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    TechEd05 day 2: You've got questions...

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    I worked the exhibit booth today, and got a bit better sense of the questions people are asking about Tablets. Which Tablet has support for higher resolutions? A: Look for Tablets that are implementing a separate graphics solution (e.g. nVidia's...
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    TechEd05 day 1: Learn-Solve-Grow

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    What a day! First, we get to see the new IBM Thinkpad Tablet PC (woohoo!) at the keynote. Then, I amble on down to the pavilion booth, only to hear "We have Thinkpads for the labs!" Using the Thinkpads is pretty cool. They're light, and the keyboard...
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    TechEd05: Day 0

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    The flight down for me was great - plane was full, plenty of attendees chattering about the event. Buzz is good. The family though, wasn't as happy. My daughter was not happy with flying, and cried much of the trip (SEA (Seattle) -> IAD (Dulles...
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    ...and then there was Dell

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    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/227217_msftnotebook06.html There you go, all you corporate buyers who couldn't buy anything that wasn't from IBM. :) Hehe, sure it's Lenovo now, but really, Lenovo was making much of the Thinkpad line even...
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    Hardware just keeps getting cheaper and more powerful

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    Sometimes I feel sorry for those electrical engineering grads who are constantly racing to develop the next new thing. But then I remember that I am a Microbiology/Molecular Biology double-degree who had to scratch and claw his way to decent grades against...
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    Nokia's new "Tablet" device

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    Did you see the news last week regarding Nokia's new 770 "Internet Tablet" device? These are clearly not TabletPCs, they appear to be more related to the PocketPC. Or perhaps the Nintendo DS. It is frustrating for me to see the term "Tablet" get diluted...
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    Betas upon pre-betas upon buddy bits...

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    Just in case some of you out there think we don't eat our own dogfood, even though we say it loudly enough, I tried to install the new Avalon+Indigo RC1 bits posted on microsoft.com. Unfortunately, the bits won't install on my Longhorn machine. My...
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    TechEd05 in Orlando

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    I'll be in sunny Orlando Florida the week of June 6th-10th for TechEd05. I hope to see at least some existing Tablet users, as well as many prospective Tablet users during the week. It should be a blast! TabletPC will have both a booth in the pavilion...
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    Hi! and Introduction

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    Hi everybody out there in the blogosphere! My name is Hilton Locke and I'm a test engineer on the Tablet PC Platform team. The Platform team's mission is to provide the "plumbing" needed for your Tablet PC to be a Tablet. Along with that, we're...
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