Ian Moulster's blog

A Microsoft employee translating Microsoft technology into plain English
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    New Windows Live SkyDrive

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    We've just announced the beta of our SkyDrive service (previously known with the far less cool name of Windows Live Folders). For every Live ID you get 500MB of storage space to play with. Take a look and see what you think, this is going to be really...
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    Solving some Windows Vista problems

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    Much as I love Windows Vista (yes, I know I'm slightly biased) there were a few issues that irritated me: When exiting the photo screen saver there was sometimes a really long delay. This bugged me to the extent that I stopped using the photo screen saver...
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    5GB for Hotmail, plus other enhancements

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    We have just released a further update to Windows Live Hotmail, and I'm definitely liking the new features: Firstly - more space. Lots more actually: You now have 5GB of space to store your emails and contacts etc "Out of office" feature that...
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    The Mix UK Blog

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    Those of you who have been keeping an eye on the Mix:UK website will have noticed a blog feed from a Windows Live Space we have set up to allow us to make announcements etc about the event. You probably also noticed that after the initial post made...
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    What are we giving away at Mix:UK?

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    People have been asking me what sort of give-aways there’ll be at the Mix:UK event. Well, I've been told I can't really say anything and will be shot if I do. However, I am allowed to be vague...so all I'll say is that attendees may be getting full...
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    UK Next Gen Usergroup

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    The guys from the "Next Gen Usergroup" (NxtGenUG) have been doing some innovative stuff for quite a while now, with a special talent for tracking down senior Microsoft execs and pointing a camera in their faces. For example, I'll never forget the time...
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    I'm in love with Tafiti

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    I have fallen for Tafiti in a big way. Who is Tafiti? Actually Tafiti is a "what" rather than a "who" - and there's a reasonable chance you'll fall for it too. Tafiti is an interface to Live search, built using Silverlight that scores high on the cool...
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    Join the Mix:UK Facebook Event

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    If you haven't already seen it, we set up an "event" on Facebook to represent the real-life Mix:UK event. Get yourself invited by visiting the event page on Facebook and clicking on "Add to my events" just under the Mix logo on the right-hand side of...
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    Very nice Vista gadget

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    Sick of Windows Vista sidebar gadgets that give you a weather forecast? Mike Ormond , that wizardly colleague of mine, has created a gadget that I think is really useful. It uses Virtual Earth to let you quickly see maps and driving directions, right...
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    Mix:UK 07 early bird rate closing on Friday

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    In case you wanted to attend our rather excellent Mix:UK event , you should be aware that the bargain basement ticket price of £199 ends this Friday (10th August). After that it increases to a still reasonable £299. Am I sounding like a carpet salesman...
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    Mix:UK 07 is full!

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    Registrations are now closed for Mix:UK as we've hit the limit for attendees. For those of you who are attending, we'll see you on 11th and 12th.
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    Who knows that .NET is free?

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    I'm sure readers of this blog know...but it's surprising how many people don't: The .NET Framework, our "crown jewels" in terms of our developer platform, is completely free of charge for commerical use as long as you have a valid copy of Windows to run...
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    Syncing Silverlight video to Virtual Earth map

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    One of the coolest things about the recently released Windows Live quickapps is the demonstration of a silverlight video showing someone riding around London on a bicycle, with the rider's position being plotted on a Virtual Earth map as the video plays...
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    NASA release new Photosynth collection

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    Interesting to see that NASA have released a Photosynth collection covering the preparations of the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour. If you haven't come across Photosynth before it's worth taking a look at it. Produced by our Live Labs team,...
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