January, 2008

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    Conference calls

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    We ran our first student Live Meeting and had 30 of our student partners from around the UK on, and for many of them it was their first experience of a conference call. We had people typing and with their laptop microphones on, phone calls going on in...
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    Silverlight to be available as optional download on Windows Update

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    Mary Jo Foley has blogged about the release today (22nd Jan) of Silverlight 1.0 through Windows Update and Windows Server Update Services: "We are also excited to announce a new product named Silverlight , is being made available to Microsoft Update...
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    Our house in the middle of our street, la la....

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    Or "my apartment in the middle of Virtual Earth..." Reading now has Bird's eye imagery - and my loyal readers can see the weird development I live on ('tis quite nice really as that big bit of grass my apartment looks out onto is next to the...
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    What you can do with a decent video camera these days - Bloody Omaha

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    It is fantastic what can be done with a video camera and a PC/Mac these days in the movie-making/creative business. The video above is well worth a watch and shows how much can be done digitally these days. BBC Timewatch: Bloody Omaha (Unfortunately it...
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    Popfly Human style

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    I caught this one via JohnMont's blog where the Popfly team demonstrate how to build a Facebook mash-up using....themselves! For more on what a mashup is, check out Eileen's blog post from BETT .   And the video of course is here - http://www.popfly...
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    Bill's last day at the Office

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    This is too good not to share! It is a spoof video which Bill Gates opened the CES 2008 Keynote with - it has loads of celebrities making appearances and worth a watch Video: Bill Gates Last Day CES Clip Almost as funny is that George in the IT Pro team...
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    Synergy - great for multi-PC setups like mine

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    I've got a spiffing Dell XPS 420 as my main home machine and I've been spending a lot of time on it working on personal projects and being an ADD-type of person tend to do work stuff at the same time on my Lenovo laptop. I always struggled with having...
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    Silverlight training videos

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    Adam Kinney and co held a training day at Microsoft's campus in Redmond to help people get started and answer some fundamental questions about what the technology could do. The great news from us that don't live in the Pacific Northwest is they recorded...
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    Bill Gates' final CES keynote in Silverlight

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    It's a bit of a tradition of mine to watch the CES keynote by Bill each year to see what is up and coming in the consumer space at Microsoft (and more often than not how much it is going to hurt my wallet). Now, do I stay up to 2.30AM UK time or catch...
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    Imagine Cup UK Software Design Round 1: T-7 days

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    Claire on the team  posted a nice entry about the Software Design deadline of the 9th January : The simplest New Year's Resolution to achieve I wanted to re-iterate her comments and give a couple of tips from someone that has been involved in some...
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