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 a quick plug for an excellent new site on http://www.microsoft.com/uk about licensing and piracy aimed at home users.
The new site at http://www.microsoft.com/uk/licensing/homeuser/default.mspx is themed around ‘buying safely and activating’, and features:
Well worth a look if you have any questions on this topic.
We also have tons of content on Windows Help and How-to about activation, product registration and related topics such as :
You may have seen the post on the Windows Vista Team blog about a new download available to Windows Ultimate users called Tinker.
‘Microsoft ® Tinker (TM): Microsoft Tinker is a casual game that provides players with short puzzle game play sessions set in a warm, calming environment.’
So if you have Ultimate and you are wondering how to get it try this article
And if you would like to understand how to play the game a little, the 5 types of objects and strategies and tips try, Tinker: How to play
Not currently having an Ultimate I can’t try it myself !
Updated 25 Sept 2008 changed Tinkler to Tinker
Well worth looking at, even if it is just to grab some great images to go on your wallpaper. Also love the random options :)
Wallpapers from MSN – Beta
Using the tool, you can
If you would like to learn more about customising your desktop, themes, tips and tricks, start menu and the Windows Sidebar try this great article from the Windows Help and How-to site
One of my homepages for IE is http://uk.msn.com, and this morning when I launched my browser I was offered to try Viewer.
‘…a new way to explore MSN UK. It’s a trial using Microsoft’s new Silverlight technology, We hope you like it.’
Kudos tot he team at MSN UK for doing something a little different, I am sure not everyone will like it, but on first glance I think it is pretty good. I am going to spend some time looking at it in more detail and posting feedback to http://msn-viewer.spaces.live.com/
If you like your Windows Vista in Inukitut (a language of the Canadian Territory of Nunavut, then you can download the latest Language Interface Pack (LIP) now:
Click here to view the Inuktitut Download Center page.
Well it is friday…
Search Engine Rap Battle - MSN vs Google
thanks to Matt over on the Windows Live Channel for the link
My old friend Liam Kelly (UK DPE Partner Lead) has pointed towards the latest videos about using IE8, and there are 18 of them up on YouTube
the 2 most recent added within the last 24 hours are
and Live Search
Well worth looking at if you are interested in learning more about the features in IE8 Beta.
You can download Internet Explorer 8 at www.microsoft.com/ie8
Following the announcement on the Windows Home Server Blog about the updated site and new series about using Windows Home Server.
Windows Home Server: Back Up and Restore Files and PCs
If you are interested in learning a little more about Home Server we have a great article on the Windows Help and How-to site called Introducing Windows Home Server, check it out and let me know what you think.
If you like your Windows Vista in Malay then you can download the latest Windows Vista Language Interface Pack (LIP) :
Click here to download the Malay Vista LIP.
* Please note that the Malay Brunei Darussalam LIP can only be installed on a system that runs an English version of Windows Vista.
A while back I blogged about how you could Test drive Windows Vista Ultimate for free, well know you can also Test drive Microsoft Office 2007…(click the image to find out how)