Satisfy Me

A blog by M3 Sweatt with thoughts on time, technology, products and services at Microsoft
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October, 2006

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    Article: Seattle PI reports on the Changes in COSD

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    The Seattle PI reported today that "Microsoft Corp. announced plans Thursday to reshape the internal structure of its Windows engineering division..." known as the Windows Core Operating System Division (aka COSD), which Jon DeVaan leads. "Microsoft...
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    Windows Vista RC2 public download closed

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    Techweb ran an article on how the public, free Vista RC2 download was closed. "As promised, Microsoft opened its newest build of Windows Vista to public downloading, but the short time that Release Candidate 2 (RC2) was available irked left-out users...
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    Just released: New T-Mobile Dash Smartphone

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    MSNBC has a quick review quick review from Gary Krakow on T-Mobile's new Dash phone, a slick smartphone Krakow calls a "slick, new design... best-of-breed for Windows Mobile devices." It's so new that the phone is not yet on the T-Mobile site or on their...
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    OneCare v1.5 Beta for Vista now available

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    Windows Live OneCare Beta 1.5 is available and supports Vista RC1 and greater, and can be downloaded and used free of charge , is available now on http://ideas.live.com . From the FAQs: What operating systems are supported? Windows XP SP2 or...
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    Wired's "Rebuilding Microsoft" article now available

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    As noted in a previous post on Ray Ozzie on connecting with customers and partners , the article I mentioned is new up on Wired.com: Rebuilding Microsoft : Bill Gates is on his way out. Now it's up to Ray Ozzie to revive the flagging giant -- and...
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    Very cool: Optimus Mini Keyboards

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    I first saw the multi-functional Optimus mini keyboard in the March issue of PCMag: "Seems like every gadget is being miniaturized these days. Enter the Optimus mini : a flexible, functional keyboard with just three keys, each complete with an OLED screen...
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    What I'm reading: Misc articles

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    Here's a collection of recent articles I've read (or re-read) recently. I'll post additional lists as I go through my reading folder (a plastic envelope that I keep around for articles I tear out for future reference). Some are old and from the archives...
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    RCP Article: Vista RC2 Ships -- But to a Select Audience

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    From RCP Magazine... Vista RC2 Ships -- But to a Select Audience - October 06, 2006 - As expected, Microsoft released what it terms Windows Vista Release Candidate 2 on Friday. The move was widely predicted after at least two Microsoft-focused Web...
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    Friday Humour: Fake crosswalk signs

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    Thanks to BoingBoing for today's item on fake crosswalk signs. The creator of the Total Crisis Panic Button is Jason Eppink, who has a bunch of other good stuff on his website: - Total Crisis Panic Button - Start Running -- Danger is Imminent -...
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    FYI: Windows XP SP1 support ends on October 10, 2006

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    This from the Microsoft support pages on Windows XP SP1 support ending. If you haven't updated your system to Windows XP SP2 , it's a must have. See these Top 10 reasons to upgrade to Windows XP SP2 . Final customer notifications about...
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    News: New Best Buy digital music servce, powered by RealNetworks

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    As previously noted, Real will launch a new Rhapsody-To-Go-DRM technology, dubbed Rhapsody DNA, on the Rhapsody music and media service . News today from Dealerscope.com is that the big box, CE retailer Best Buy is kicking off a new music service powered...
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    MSN Tech: Be a Better Computer Caretaker

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    Today on MSN Tech & Gadgets , a good article on how to be a better computer caretaker " "You spent good money on your PC. You might as well take good care of it, too." Get your operating system on CD and create those recovery disks Do a backup...
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