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.
I twittered yesterday about Tron 2 the sequel…
Well it looks like Tron Guy is a PC too
VIDEO REMOVED DUE To Actns/Swif.T virus!!!
Just been sent this nifty little add on for Windows Live writer (which if you don’t know is the best Blog writing tool!).
InsertableContentSource: Autoreplace, You Say? Yes, I Say!
as the posting says – you have been warned
‘*****DISCLAIMER***** This feature is unsupported by the Live Writer team and by me. All I am providing is a UI for this feature. The Live Writer team may very well get rid of this feature all together in a future release, making this plugin redundant. If they do, this is called a “chin up” situation! *****END DISCLAIMER***** ‘
I use WLW for all my blogs (I have 3) and you can get it at http://get.live.co.uk/writer/overview
If you want some advice on how to get started with WLW try this demo - Demo: Start your own blog with Windows Live Writer
Nick over at MSN tech and gadgets has a great feature about the perfect mobile phone. Which is a collaboration between T3 and design company The Alloy.
The phone incorporates technology that is all available today so it could be made, and if it end up looking like this it could be the phone to have…
The perfect mobile phone – I really love the idea of the mini phone that slides out the back, especially in conjunction with the wireless ear phones that are included in the design, although I cannot see what OS it will use…
You can see more about the 01 phone at T3.com and you can even join a campaign to get the 01 into production at http://www.the01phone.com/
Did you know that it was Get Safe Online Week this week? Microsoft is one of the founding partners int his scheme backed by the Government, HSBC, SOCA, C&W, Symantec and PayPal.
The Get Safe Online web site has lots of useful information about how to stay safe online including:
We also on the Windows Help and How-to site have an entire section devoted to Security topics http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-GB/security.mspx covering everything from the basics, to network security, Windows Firewall and user accounts.
I saw the GOW 2 trailer at the cinema earlier this week when i went to see Quantum of Solace (which was ok, but kind of left me with a feeling of missing something, like an ending!!)
The trailer was amazing in the cinema and the sound just incredible, almost tempted to upgrade my old trustworthy original Xbox.
Want Windows Live Messenger on your mobile phone? then follow the 5 easy steps below:
1. go to http://www.messengergonemobile.com/
2. Choose your operator (Orange, O2 etc)
3. Choose your make (HTC, Blackberry etc)
5. Hit download
And also if you are on 3 Mobile you could win and XBOX 360 or £200 worth of top shop vouchers! All you need to do is download Messenger and send a single message, you’ll automatically be entered in to the draw. To download Messenger for 3 just visit http://www.three.co.uk/wlm
Thanks to the Windowslivechannel for the link
Remember our French friend Juju and how Windows Live Messenger saved his skin in a game of strip poker
Well looks like messenger has saved him again
Thanks to JP for link
However I do like the look of the Explorer Mini Mouse, I may have to order one, and as Aubrey says ‘I’m a sucker for things that emit blue light…’ (thanks for the spot too)
Find out more about BlueTrack at http://www.microsoft.com/uk/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/bluetrack/default.aspx
I am sorry I can’t help with the translation but it covers areas such as Movie Maker, Photo Gallery and Security (I think)
Windows Vista - Využívejte svůj počítač naplno
Thanks to Julius - Microsoft Czech Republic Online marketing manager
Really like this new initiative from Amazon, not only from the ecological side of things but from the Wrap rage that I am sure you will all have encountered with stuff you buy.
I love the idea of the UGC (User generated Content) element to the campaign www.amazon.com/frustration although it is a pity there is no way for me to embed the videos on this blog. The share functionality seems to be just a an email link, come on Amazon let it go Viral, or maybe I am just missing something… http://www.amazon.com/gp/mpd/permalink/m1THTXLYALTON1
Almost unbelievably we actually have some content on Windows Help and How-to about how to open the Windows Vista box so if you get stuck you know how to get in now. Looking at the stats it gets a reasonable amount of traffic as well!