It's been a while since I've posted, and my streak of consecutive months is gone, but for the 6 of you that are still with me, I'm going to put up some of hte old information that I've been storing up.
Most recently, I've now got a Vista build dual-booting with my XP installation on my Toshiba Tecra M4. I've also got Office 2007 Beta 2 installed and testing. If you haven't already signed up at http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview for Beta 2 of Office 2007, then you should do so now. It will be available to the world. I've been running Beta 1 on my machine for about 3 months now, and it's been doing the job. There is the occasional crash, but no lost data (knock on wood).
I wasn't able to attend the MIX'06 conference, but all of the sessions are now available on the web at http://sessions.mix06.com. They'll probably only be up for about 6 months or so, but some of them are pretty interesting. All you wanted to know about the future of Internet Explorer, for example. I couldn't believe my eyes a couple of days ago when I saw an online news article with a title that asked if Firefox was meeting its match in IE7. I had to wonder if that was due to the public and the press becoming better informed about our IE7 through MIX'06.
I've been trying out ContentWatch at home, as an internet filtering application for the home. It still seems a little intrusive to me when I see my kids wrestle with it. Have any of you found the right internet filtering solution for the home? I know that Vista is going to have parental controls, so I might just wait for that. I haven't installed Vista for the kids yet - when is Vista beta 2 coming out? Oh, yeah... soon. Keep an eye out for that one, as well. This thing really works.