Ian Moulster's blog

A Microsoft employee translating Microsoft technology into plain English
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    SuperFetch, ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive: some new feature names for you

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    Although feature names aren't the most exciting thing to talk about, I do like to get them right if I can (although I'm still getting my mind around the 2007 Microsoft Office System). Anyhow, we've just finalised the names of some Vista features -...
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    What is WinFX anyway?

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    I've been having a discussion with some of my colleagues regarding how good a job we've done (and are doing) at explaining what WinFX actually contains. In the interests of keeping everyone on the same page, I'm talking about a description of WinFX...
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    Would you fall for www.paypa1.com?

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    It might be slightly off topic for this blog, but as phishing attacks are such unpleasant things I thought it worth mentioning this really good article that a colleague forwarded to me. It talks about why people fall for phishing attacks and how we...
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    (off topic) Some mind-reading fun

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    This is a lot of fun: http://trunks.secondfoundation.org/files/psychic.swf It seems to read your mind, see how paranoid you become re your mouse movements before figuring out how it's doing it (or before looking it up). To keep it relevant to this...
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    Getting a beta copy of Vista and/or Office 2007

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    One of the questions I get asked a lot, even in social situations, is "can you get me a beta copy of Vista and/or Office 2007". If you're an MSDN subscriber then you'll already have Vista of course (but not Office), but if you aren't then you won't...
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    Cool new designer event in London on May 10th

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    We're running a really cool event in association with Computer Arts magazine in London on May 10th. It will be the first event worldwide focused on User Experience (UX) and Expression Tools. It has a great venue too: The Linbury Studio, Royal Opera...
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    WinFX team touring in UK

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    We have some of the US WinFX product team guys running an event at our Reading offices in the UK on May 10th. Should be a good event and a great chance to hear about WinFX from the guys who are building it. Register here: https://msevents-eu.microsoft...
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    UK developer roadshow coming to a town near you in May and June

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    Microsoft UK will be running a series of developer focused events at 5 locations in the UK, starting 3rd of May. These events are free of charge. This time we've decided to take a scenario approach to the content, so instead of just showing you a bunch...
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    Click to support NSPCC

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    I like this idea - MSN search has teamed up with the NSPCC (national society for prevention of cruelty to children) so that the NSPCC gets money every time you use MSN Search. Set your homepage to http://www.msn.co.uk/clickscount/Default.asp to ensure...
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