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  • Blog Post: OneNote power toys

    nice little summary of OneNote powertoys that the guys in the OneNote testing team have written over on John Guin's blog.
  • Blog Post: Working on more than one PC

    Back from holiday now - hence the lack of blogging for a few weeks. I've been fantasising about buying a new desktop PC for home along with a cool new monitor.  I have my eye on a dell vostro Intel Core 2 Duo 3Ghz, 2Gb RAM with one of the new 24" widescreen monitors .  Ideally I would...
  • Blog Post: Office tips gadget available

    Quite a nice new gadget to help you get more from Office 2007.
  • Blog Post: RSS feeds in Outlook 2007

    Good little article on how to augment the RSS feeds capability of Outlook 2007 using search folders for greater control.
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Photo Gallery

    Chris Adams, who sits next to me at work, got tickets to the rugby final on Saturday (lucky boy) - sound like it was even better than my wembley experience . He took some pictures of the stadium and then used Windows Live Photo Gallery to automagically stitch the 6 constituent photos together. Check...
  • Blog Post: Wembley, Disintermediation, Blog Acne and FeedDemon

    One of the most exciting experiences in my life was being in the front row at Wembley on Saturday to see England beat Estonia 3-0. Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer visceral excitement of being so close to the pitch in an 86,655 crowd . The stadium is absolutely stunning and to be this...
  • Blog Post: The pen is mightier than the mouse

    Interesting freebie got delivered to me today from Wacom. They've decided to send me one of their new Bamboo tablet pads . I do get asked from time to time how to start using ink without a tablet PC. Even with a tablet PC, when docked it is handy to have a pen surface flat on the desk for the occasional...
  • Blog Post: Man pines for abandoned electronic dog

    The Arthur C Clarke/Stephen Baxter novel "Time's Eye" is a bit of a silly story which brings people of all different times together onto the same planet, resulting in Alexander the Great meeting the British Army and Genghis Kahn meeting astronauts from 2037. Silly but fun - ideal beach/plane reading...
  • Blog Post: Encarta instant answers

    Really cool new Encarta bot for Windows Live messenger. Just add encarta@botmetro.net to your windows live messenger contacts and then you can ask it your homework questions. It also opens up the Encarta page for you in a control in the chat window. Very cool.
  • Blog Post: Random roundup.. June 5th 2007

    "Open battle will boost compatibility" writes the Guardian computer editor, Jack Schofield in a computer weekly article . Open XML will never win over ODF proponents: nothing would. However, the new formats are more open, more accessible and more standardised than the old binary ones. Pragmatists, at...
  • Blog Post: Live Writer beta 2

    As I said before , beta 2 of live writer is available . I really like it already. Cool new features include: spell check see picture below, at last proper red wavy line spell check tools tables proper table tools for doing tables like this one - see below split post when supported button disappears on...
  • Blog Post: The Enterprise Learning Framework

    I was chatting with my friend Colin Ashurst from Durham Business School this morning about the world of the information worker. He was saying he still thinks there needs to be more focus on helping get the technology deployed and getting people to use it. I think he's right, especially with all the new...
  • Blog Post: Classic mode for 2007

    There's been some talk today about the add on for Office 2007 which reverts back to classic mode. In their own words: Could not see the main menu and any toolbar in Microsoft® Office® 2007? Just download and install this software, you will see and enjoy classic menu and toolbars of Microsoft Office...
  • Blog Post: Perpetual motion machine from HP

    the rest of our free kit arrived from HP this week including the extended battery. It's a wedge shaped block that sits under the machine, is very light and you can charge it independantly. Having charged it up, I tried it out today: sorry..?? 39 hours????? blimey. then half an hour later...
  • Blog Post: Live writer upgrade and cool flickr add ins

    In case you missed it, there is a new build of live writer. The update has some new stuff: Tagging support Support for Blogger Beta Categories are sorted by name and support scrolling, plus improved support for reading categories from your blog Improved startup performance Paste is enabled for Title...
  • Blog Post: The best marketing freebie ever

    I never fail to be amazed at how motivating new kit is to a techie. I'm also slightly pleased to observe this is still the case for me even though I have clearly lost it and sold out to the crayon-weilding lovies at the in-touch-with-our-feelings end of the Microsoft campus. So I must pay homage to the...
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