Not only is it beneficial to you but it's free! It helps you get the latest cutting edge technology for $0. Take a peek - And, if you are skeptical. It's our way of finding new markets. We are empowering you to empower us with a new market in the next few years when you do become successful.
I really can’t help but notice how similar the Google Wave layout is to the Exchange 14 (OWA) layout. I am yet to play with the features but at a cursory glance, looks like I can do pretty much most of it with Exchange 14, bar a feature or two in wave. Will let you know more after I have some friends to play with it…right now, with no wave contacts in my list it’s about as useful as a car with no gas, wheels, engine and a steering wheel. Yeah, that just about sums it!
Take a peek,
This Week in History (Repurposed from the Microsoft Daily!)
In the world:
September 26, 1936 — General Francisco Franco becomes head of the rebel Nationalist government of Spain. Still in the midst of civil war, Franco would not come to full power for two more years, but then remained head of state till his death in 1975.
September 30, 1955 — 24-year-old actor James Dean is killed when his Porsche 550 Spyder is involved in a head-on collision on a California highway. Despite his truncated acting career, he remains a Hollywood legend with two Academy Award nominations.
October 1, 1984 — Microsoft announces copies of Microsoft Spell and Learning Microsoft Word will be included with each copy of Microsoft Word sold through the end of the year. Those who purchased Word before September of that year were out of luck and had to pay the $50 retail price for Spell.
In the end, Spell, with its expandable 45,000 word dictionary and ability to "even help solve anagrams," would continue to be included with Word. Jon Shirley is shown with the Word 2.0 splash screen in this 1985 photo.
We sure have come a long way!
Featured Speaker: Independent Analyst Firm Forrester’s Benjamin Gray
October 6, 2009
12:00 PM Eastern / 9:00 a.m. Pacific (60 minutes)
Forrester's Benjamin Gray discusses his April 2009 report "Get Ready For Windows 7" and whether or not your organization should deploy Windows 7 now or test applications and hardware against Windows Vista for greater compatibility with Windows 7. He'll also share:
· What he believes to be the top five Windows 7 features
· Industry benchmarks on what other North American and European enterprises are planning
· His recommendations for customers running Windows XP or Windows Vista
Register for the Live Webcast on October 6, 2009. Prepare for the future by learning how to optimize your desktop infrastructure with Windows 7 while maximizing your existing technology investments. Attend this webcast to see how Windows 7 can benefit your organization with powerful technologies that help you secure, officially manage, and lower the cost of your organization's desktop infrastructure.
About Benjamin Gray:
Benjamin serves IT Infrastructure & Operations professionals. He is a leading expert on business-class PCs and desktop operating systems and also researches business-class mobile devices, mobile operating systems, and mobile device management solutions. Benjamin helps
Forrester clients develop and improve their strategy around client hardware and client operating systems. Benjamin's research and analysis have been widely cited in the press, including business media outlets such as The Associated Press, Bloomberg, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal and industry media outlets such as Computerworld, eWeek, InformationWeek, InfoWorld, and NetworkWorld.
As you know our Windows 7 launch events are sold out but hey, what’s the use of reading and following a Developer Evangelist’s blog if he can’t even help you get a Free Copy of Windows 7, right? :)
Here’s some special lovin for all you fellow readers and bloggers. Register to attend the ‘Sold Out’ events with this special access, limited code and you will be ensured to get-in. Once in, we’ll be providing you with a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. Of course, you’ll want to sit through and listen to what’s new and cool in Windows 7. We have multiple sessions for you to chose from…suit your fancy! So, don’t miss the chance to pick up a free copy of Windows 7 at one of our launch events coming to a city near you. We’ve secured some additional spots in each city and the first 50 to sign up in each locale will get to see great technical sessions (including some delivered by me!) as well be among the first to receive a copy of Windows 7. Just sign up at the appropriate link below and we hope to see you at the launch.
And a special note for all your Seattle-ites, We have Jeffrey Richter speaking at this event. You sure don’t want to miss that!
Go here for a detailed Agenda and other information: http://www.microsoft.com/business/thenewefficiency/
See you next week!
Finally, we have the downloadable files for the Silverlight-3 FireStarter event that we had a couple weeks ago. There are two formats: The large files or the podcast format for your Zunes or other portable players.
Silverlight-3 FireStarter Download Links:
Also, the slides were already published via Slideshare.net and it can be accessed from my earlier blog post.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
The ‘But why’ series on channel 9 is entertaining, addictive and fun :)
Here’s a cool one, that we all knew about but didn’t know, Why! Oh, and before you try it out – make sure you are on XP or older. (This bug is fixed in Vista and Win7, watch the video to learn ‘how’)
Last week Exchange 2010 was Released to Manufacturing! So for developers it is high time to get ready for this exciting release :) Exchange 2010 has some important API changes and it’s important that you understand them. Channel 9 just released a videocast series about these changes and it also includes some of the cool new Exchange Web Services Managed API 1.0.
Here is the link for you to get started: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/cmayo/Exchange-2010-and-Exchange-Web-Services-Whats-New-Webcasts/ If you haven’t already started upgrading your applications to Exchange Web Services now is a good time as several older Exchange API’s like WebDav, Store Events, CDO 3.0 and the Exchange OLE DB Provider will be depricated.
In order to help you prepare for these changes, the Exchange Platform team will conduct a series of Level 400 webcasts. Please sign up to view these webcasts:
10/13/2009 08:00 AM Pacific - Migrating Applications to Exchange Web Services 10/14/2009 08:00 AM Pacific - A Deep Dive into Using Autodiscover Service in Exchange Web Services 10/15/2009 08:00 AM Pacific - A Deep Dive into Impersonation and Delegation in Exchange Web Services 10/20/2009 08:00 AM Pacific - A Deep Dive into Exchange Web Services Notifications (Push/Pull) 10/21/2009 08:00 AM Pacific - A Deep Dive into the Exchange Web Services Managed API 10/22/2009 08:00 AM Pacific - Best Practices for Building Scalable Exchange Server Applications
10/13/2009 08:00 AM Pacific - Migrating Applications to Exchange Web Services
10/14/2009 08:00 AM Pacific - A Deep Dive into Using Autodiscover Service in Exchange Web Services
10/15/2009 08:00 AM Pacific - A Deep Dive into Impersonation and Delegation in Exchange Web Services
10/20/2009 08:00 AM Pacific - A Deep Dive into Exchange Web Services Notifications (Push/Pull)
10/21/2009 08:00 AM Pacific - A Deep Dive into the Exchange Web Services Managed API
10/22/2009 08:00 AM Pacific - Best Practices for Building Scalable Exchange Server Applications
If you have any specific questions, be sure to send em my way.
I can’t tell you how refreshing, crisp and nice Windows 7 is. The Windows team blog put out this great post today about another cool hidden gem in Windows 7. Ringtone Editor! Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make a custom Ringtone for your mobile phone. This feature is available in all flavors of Windows 7.
Click the image below to learn more about the Ringtone Editor in Windows 7.
More information: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Create-and-assign-a-ringtone-for-your-mobile-phone-using-Device-Stage
I Love the new Windows Live Movie Maker. If you already haven’t tried it: http://download.live.com/moviemaker (And, it ain’t gonna cost you a cent! It’s FREE!)