I am Microsoftie 4 ever (18+ years) working in Windows Services and Content team in the UK, my blog is mainly focused on the Windows family of products and trying to provide help pointers and resources for customers on our products.
I have been away for a nice long weekend in Yorkshire visiting my Parents (so they could have some Grand Child time) and that Sarah and myself could have some time to ours elves, which we did in the wonderful surroundings of The Devonshire Arms , highly recommended and also the wonderful tasting menu from the Michelin starred restaurant is not to be missed.
So I have been away from PC and work and now catching up on things. You may have seen the latest Laptop Hunter commercial following on from Lauren? No we have Giampaolo who know what he wants from his PC and has $1,500
Apologise if you have already seen it, but like I say i am catching up a little.
These adds are getting a lot of attention for the whole value Vs branding debate of a typical PC and a typical Mac, and personally I like the concept and the messaging it is trying to get across. Of course many will disagree but I think it really plays to a lot of the strengths of Windows based machines.
I loved his quote ‘I’don’t want to bay for the brand , I want to pay for the computer’
If you are running IE8 (and of course you are) you may come across sites that don’t look correct, have script errors or other problems. Well you can now use this little add-on to report this back to Microsoft.
Download details: Report a Webpage Problem Internet Explorer 8 Add-On
I guess the idea must be for Microsoft to then look at the data and see if there is anyway we can improve IE so your experience with the browser can be enhanced in the future.
Its pretty easy to use, once installed, click the icon on the toolbar
make sure you let the add-on to run
and then fill in the form
and you are in the Berkshire (UK) area on the 7th / 8th May then this post from Matt McSpirit might be of interest to you.
It is being run one of our local training partners Global Knowledge
The event is focused at ITPros and all the details are on Matts blog.
Ages ago i pointed out some great resources on the Windows Client Tech Center over on TechNet
and I have heard from Chriskil that they have been doing some spring cleaning on the site with changes including:
So Worth Checking out, as I have found these resources very good in the past.
Just really a pointer to the great resources on the mthree blog for getting support for Windows Live and also a list of their team blogs for further info.
Shamelessly copied below
Microsoft Windows Live Help links (also available at http://bit.ly/5JYoX & http://windowslivehelp.com/)…
And here's a brief list of our Microsoft Windows Live team blogs (also available via http://bit.ly/10xfw)
We have done some updates and added a few new articles on Windows help as follows
Tinker: how to play Automate tasks with Task Scheduler (from Windows Vista Inside Out) How to get support for Windows Update problems Tell me what you want: A beginner's guide to Windows Speech Recognition Demo: Syncing from Windows Media Center to your Windows Mobile Phone Demo: Setting up a TV tuner and DVR with Windows Media Center Demo: Burning TV shows to DVD using Windows Media Center Demo: Setting up an Xbox 360 as an Extender for Windows Media Center Windows Update error 800B0001 Windows Update error 800B0100 How do I turn off problem reporting?
Let me know what you think
did someone mention April 1st?
nice work from the guys over at Edge.Technet.com
I was just catching up on some news reading on the BBC web site and read the article about G20 Summit: Live Map where you can ‘Use this live map to follow the G20 summit by exploring London in video, audio, pictures and text.’
What caught my eye was how great the beeb where using LiveMaps to track events showing pictures, videos, audio and snippets from the various locations of the days events.
Just click on any of the icons to get the latest info.
If anyone has any other good pointers to other mashups let me know.
Of course the hashtag to follow on twitter is #G20 which is the top trending topic even above #aprilfools and #conflicker
Time for a little fun, do you think the term “nerd” should be retired or be kept going
io9 - Nerd and Anti-Nerd – Nerds
Current voting looks like the nerds are voting for non options 4 and 5 !
personally i voted option 3 “Let’s keep it alive anyway for what’s still valuable. Future generations of misfits will thank us” what did you vote for?
thanks to my colleague Simon Middlemiss for spotting this