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  • Blog Post: Paint.NET 3.5 Released!

    If you're a fan of Paint.NET then you'll be pleased to hear that the 3.5 version has been released. There are a bunch of new features and fixes listed on the blog post.
  • Blog Post: Tesco, the Cloud and IE8

    No sooner have I finished banging on about IE8 than Tesco go ahead and release an accelerator to allow searching for groceries from IE . Cunningly, this accelerator takes advantage of the APIs that Tesco have released (some related posts there) and is hosted on Azure to ensure scalability. Here is a...
  • Blog Post: Sorting Out My IE8

    I’m running Windows 7 right now on all of my machines so I don’t have the RTM version of IE8 but I figured that I should probably sort out what I’ve got. When I joined Microsoft I was fairly fastidious in my use of IE, but I confess that I had a bit of an on-off relationship with it and have used Firefox...
  • Blog Post: Web Platform Installer 2.0

    Apart from the variety of product and feature announcements made at Mix ( don’t forget you can download the sessions here ), the “one product to rule them all” is the Web PI 2.0 (I hope that the codename for this project was Magnum…) It’s about this time of year – with all the new widgets and features...
  • Blog Post: Aiiieeee 8

    Phew – long day yesterday as I was helping a bunch of fellow DPErs with the MWord in London – a little get-together to recap on the announcements from Mix. I guess the main announcement yesterday was IE8 and there’s only one thing to say really: go get it. Also loved the video.
  • Blog Post: Canvas for OneNote

    From @stevecla comes news of this excellent deep-zoom-y experience for OneNote called Canvas. It’s a bit like pptPlex for PowerPoint but in this case for exploring your various notebooks. If you’re a OneNote junkie like me, then it is definitely worth a look-see. I like the timeline view. I still think...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio: Squeeze

    Loved this little vignette (click on the top right of the screen) for Visual Studio . Not too sure on the legitimacy of the accent – I’ll have to ask @mikeormond
  • Blog Post: Gee, Software + Services Makes Sense

    OK, so obviously I’m going to have a bit of a dig at Google suffering from a few problems on the email front (and apparently some weird stuff on the Groups front ). Of course this is because the typical news coverage they get is ‘ Ooh, they have a new Favicon ’ (Come on BBC…) or ‘ Hey, they did/did not...
  • Blog Post: Googleman

    Much as it pains me to mention the G word (Oh, get over yourself, I’m not that precious…) I thought this was pretty funny. If only all application launches and launchers could be as exciting. And with a gratuitous use of WPF, they can be! This is the best screen shot I could muster. There’re good sound...
  • Blog Post: Ultimate Steal

    While we’re on the subject of good value, I was reminded of The Ultimate Steal : Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate at the price of £38.95 for students and staff at academic institutions. That's a pretty good deal: I’m a OneNote junkie so IMHO this is worth the cash for that alone, leaving aside Word, Excel...
  • Blog Post: Oxite – Content Management System

      This one caught me by surprise – pleasantly so though. Actually I saw it first on Mary-Jo Foley’s blog. From the site: Oxite is an open source, standards compliant, and highly extensible content management platform that can run anything from blogs to big web sites. We know this because it runs...
  • Blog Post: OreDev Presentation: Software + Services

    Today, myself and Blooders presented on Software + Services on the Architecture track at OreDev (as previously mentioned). Our intention was to provoke some thought on the pressures on architects, and the drivers for Software + Services, and help architects think about modelling and translating these...
  • Blog Post: New Live Betas!

    I've been eagerly pressing F5 on the site for a couple of hours now , and they're finally up! Go, go, go!
  • Blog Post: iTunes Annoyances

    I saw this article about the pain that iTunes can become on the Geekdad blog . All interesting points. What’s more interesting of course is that Russ is still a fan of the iPod despite these issues. As I am, and I imagine huge numbers of us are. So: Successful device Successful service Not so hot on...
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