Ian Moulster's blog

A Microsoft employee translating Microsoft technology into plain English
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    10,000 Unread Hotmail Emails

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    I’m approaching 10,000 unread emails in my hotmail inbox. And amazingly there is not much spam in that (hotmail seems pretty efficient at removing my spam), it’s just the result of having the same email address for 10 years and not bothering to delete...
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    Get your UK Windows 7 Application Noticed

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    Do you sell an application that is already supported on Windows 7, or will be by October 2009? Are you UK-based? If the answer to both of these questions is “yes” then why not tell us about it? We’re compiling a directory of UK ISV applications that are...
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    Pictures of Bing Stickers in Use

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    I’ve started to receive some photos of how people are using the Bing stickers I sent out. I sent out about 30 to various people around the world and I still have some more pending requests – I’m running very low now despite getting a few more in. And...
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    All Binged Up

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    Not sure if this is a sign I’m committed, or should be committed…but I am now sporting a Bing sticker on my car. I think it’s looks pretty good. If anyone else wants to be committed drop me an email and I’ll send you a sticker as long as you promise to...
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    Bing set to ramp up in the UK

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    When bing.com was announced recently you may recall that while a full service was made available immediately in the US, a more limited beta service was provided in the UK while the team built out some UK-specific features so that the UK experience could...
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    How to tell whether your machine will support Windows 7 XP Mode (for Intel chips)

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    As you may well have heard, Windows 7 will include an XP mode which allows you to run legacy applications in a virtual machine seamlessly. You also may be aware that the virtualisation technology used for XP Mode requires that the chipset supports virtualisation...
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    Hotmail problems solved

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    Do you have questions on any of these topics: Account Problems Hotmail Sending Limits How can I stop receiving spam? I can't send attachments I forgot my password Mail and Settings Mail Clients WebIM These any many more questions answered on the Hotmail...
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    How to build accelerators, web slices and visual searches for IE8

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    My colleague Mike Ormond has created a handy, short (<10 min) video on how to create add-ons for IE8. See this link . Especially handy if you’re thinking of entering the developer competition to win an Xbox Elite…
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    Flying Turtles and Windows 7

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    If you’ve installed the RC of Windows 7 you may have discovered some interesting themes that you weren’t expecting. Certainly, I wasn’t expecting them. Sure you get some really wonderful landscapes, nature scenes and iconic locations as your wallpaper...
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    Microsoft Office SP2

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    You may have heard that the second service pack (SP2) for Microsoft Office is now available. There are loads of fixes and updates but the one that leaps out at me is this one: Data file checks Greatly reduces the number of scenarios in which you receive...
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    Fortune and Glory with IE8

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    Short Round : What is Sankara? Indiana Jones : Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory I'm wondering whether we can edit the script so that Short Round says "What's the opportunity with IE8?". Ok maybe I'm reaching. However, as my colleague Mike...
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    More IE8 Accelerators

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    I like this one from my colleague Mike Ormond : http://ieaddons.com/gb/search/?search=trafficify . It shows traffic problems for any UK address you highlight as well as speed camera locations (note this is UK only). Mike has used Azure to do his data...
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    Running browser applications in dedicated windows

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    Like many people I use my browser all day long, not just for searching but for running applications, whether they’re intranet ones such us our internal finance systems, or external ones such as hotmail, Office Live Workspace, or mindmeister (a mind mapping...
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    Currency Conversion using Live.com

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    In some previous blog posts ( here and here ) I talked about some little-known features of the live.com search engine that I find really useful. Here’s another one: currency conversion. I don’t know about you but I’m always searching for currency conversion...
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    IE8 Addons from TeSco, Ebay.co.uk, Rightmove, Directgov and ASOS

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    Back in March, as I’m sure you know, we released the final version of Internet Explorer 8 for download . There’s plenty to like about IE8 – not only is it faster than any previous version (and faster than any other browser on most of the top 25 websites...
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    what’s a Patina?

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    Following my previous post that covered how to look up the status of a flight on live.com, here’s a couple of other featurette’s that you may not be aware of. We were watching a programme on TV last night where the word “patina” was mentioned. Any idea...
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    My still-empty inbox

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    Just over a year ago I wrote a blog post boasting that my inbox was empty. I got to this happy state by a combination of being really disciplined with myself about email and using a powerful Outlook addon that really made it easier to keep on top of my...
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    Changing the position of an IE8 accelerator

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    I’ve been using the new “accelerator” feature of Internet Explorer 8 for some time and now with the final release of IE8 there are many more to choose from (if you haven’t seen accelerators before take a look at this short video to learn how to use them...
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    It's Alive!

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    Get Internet Explorer 8 final version (RTW or "Release to Web") here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/download-ie.aspx
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    Flight Status from live.com

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    Live.com has a cool feature that allows you to look up your flight status really easily. If you know your flight just enter “flight status” along with your flight number into the search box, eg if I was meeting someone from British Airways flight BA10...
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    Office Live Workspace now has 5GB storage, folders, and other enhancements

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    This is great news: Office Live Workspace , the free online collaboration tool has had some cool updates including: Storage space increased to 5GB Folders: The ability to create folders in your workspaces for your documents and files Cut/Copy/Paste your...
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    Free ebook on Windows Vista

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    Always on the scrounge for anything free, I was pleased to find this huge book, weighing in at 1712 pages, being offered as a free download. The “Windows Vista Resource Kit” is described as follows: “In-depth, comprehensive, and fully updated for Service...
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    Enterprise mashups with WPF and Silverlight

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    The Patterns and Practices team have just released a whole load of information on how to build so-called “composite applications” (which I think of as enterprise mashups) using WPF and Silverlight. Download from here .
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    Windows Mobile 6.5

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    There is plenty to like in the Windows Mobile 6.5 but one of the things that really appeals to me is incredibly simple: In order to make the touch screen easier to use, especially for people with stubby fingers like me, the icons are arranged in a honeycomb...
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    Manic Miner in Silverlight

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    If you were around in the 1980s you may have had (or had access to) a Sinclair ZX Spectrum. What a terrific little machine it was too. And one of the most addictive games of the era was Manic Miner, a simple 2D platform game that took Spectrum owners...
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