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.
Just sharing a quick video from Little Miss Enviro Geek pointing to a new video she has put up on how to quickly set some of the power management features in Windows Vista.
It is nice and short and worth checking out if you are interested in the subject.
We also have several articles on Windows Help for power saving including
Just wanted to share the latest I’m a PC ad, where Lauren gets to hunt around town and see if she can buy a laptop for under $1,000
Lauren TV Commercial - Microsoft Watch the Ads
Just noticed the nice little notification in Windows 7 reminding me that daylight savings will begin on 29th march 2009 at 01:00
nice little touch, can’t remember seeing that in Vista , although it could have been there.
Emilie an internal colleague who contriubutes to an internal blog has pointed me to
Digital Outlook Report 2009 by Razorfish
Although it is over 170 pages long it is well worth a is not too intense reading, providing some great summaries of he outlook. I particularly like page 170-171 ‘The web gets a pulse’
TechCrunch in the UK is reporting that the British Government is proposing that Twitter is to be taught in primary schools.
‘The British government is proposing that Twitter is to be taught in primary (elementary) schools as part of a wider push to make online communication and social media a permanent part of the UK’s education system. And that’s not all. Kids will be taught blogging, podcasting and how to use Wikipedia alongside Maths, English and Science.
The draft plans were due to be published next month, but have leaked early to The Guardian. Children will also learn “fluency” in handwriting and keyboard skills, and how to use a spellchecker. Luckily they will still be taught how to spell themselves, rather than rely on Mr Clippy’
Well certainly different to my primary school time when we more focused on learning to read, write and add up!!
My colleague @winlivematt has put up a great article on using Internet Explorer 8 over on the Windows Live channel on MSN UK
‘Internet Explorer is being touted as being faster than ever before. What do we mean by faster?
IE8 reduces the amount of time that it takes to look up an address, locate a site you have visited a few hours or a few days ago and compare products.
With so many add-ons purring contentedly underneath its hood, IE8 puts cool functionality at tantalising touching distance. You won't even notice you're carrying out the most common of tasks’
It is a really good read and well worth a look as Mat also talks about the improved search and redesigned tabs.
Rob – awaits the flames
Yesterday I mentioned that we have some new (30) Windows help and how-to articles that have been developed specifically for Internet Explorer 8. However below is the full list to each article in case you needed them:
MSN Local (http://local.uk.msn.com/) is a site that enables you to get the most out of your neighbourhood.
You can get the location and contact details of local amenities like schools and gyms. You can get constituency information, demographic information, properties for sale or rent and in time (coming soon!!!) you’ll be able to get crime stats, flood maps, property price trends and historical house prices.
Check it out and tell us what you think, and if the information is accurate.
With the launch last week of Internet Explorer 8 we have created some new articles on the Windows help and how to site as well as updating some of the existing IE7 content including:
All this and more IE help can be found on our new Internet Explorer Help and how to Center which covers IE8 and IE7
Let me know what you think.