I am Microsoftie 4 ever (19+ 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.
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
ok so I posted just a few hours ago about how easy it was to use a Web Slice in Internet Explorer 8 , well i just spotted something else very cool with how IE8 handles them
If you navigate to a page which has Web Slices on them, and again using the UK MSN homepage as a good example, the little RSS icon on the tool bar
turns to a a green web slice icon
and if you click on it you get a list of all the Web Slices on that page
I love learning new little things like that, which can make the entire experience that much better.
Web Slices are something new in Internet Explorer 8, they basically let you subscribe to just a certain part or a web page (and see when it is updated) and see that information in your favourites tool bar.
You will know if a certain part of a web page is a Web Slice because when you place your mouse pointer over it a little green icon and border will appear, like this on the UK MSN homepage
Simply click on the icon and you will get a little pop up message
And then you will get an extra option on your favorites tool bar, in this case On MSN Today and if you click that you will be taken to the MSN homepage news section.
For more information on Web Slices in Internet Explorer 8 try this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
There are many more web slices available on the Internet Explorer Add-ons web site at http://www.ieaddons.com/en/webslices/ let me know which Web Slices you use.
The Moneual, Jewel-covered PC coming in at around 15 20 grand is not a PC that Lauren (from the latest I’m A PC ad) would have chosen…
DVICE: Moneual unveils Korea's most expensive, jewel-covered personal computer
it even makes a Mac look cheap!
Not to my tastes (although it does run Vista) and rather something gaudy that a premiership footballer would own…
Updated with more accurate exchange rate due to the weakness of the pound!!!
So hopefully by now you have heard of Accelerators in IE8? well if not read this article most of the time I find them incredibly useful for stuff like mapping and searching. the kind of stuff you do everyday, but they can also add a little fun and I wanted to share an accelerator that was demo’d to me this morning.
The Entertonement accelerator lets your listen to the sound of text quotes from the Entertonement web site
As with all accelerators you can down load from the IE Addons web site
Click the image (or follow this link) to add the accelerator to Internet Explorer.
It is then very simple to use just highlight a piece of text (I chose Monty Python and the Holy Grail) on a web page and then click the blue box, All accelerators and then listen with Entertonement
You will then get an accelerator fly out and if there is a matching sound bite in there database you will hear that…
Hope you enjoy, if you find any good soundbites or other fun accelerators please let mw know.
If you want to find out more about accelerators in Internet Explorer 8 then try the following articles: