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    Video Moblogging

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    You can now upload videos directly from your phone or PDA to YouTube. All you need is a mobile device that can take video and send MMS messages, and an Internet access or data plan from your service provider. We currently support uploads from Cingular...
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    Podcasting via Phone

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    I think podcasting via phone has a huge potential for communication in situations where access to PCs in limited. In my personal pursuit for adventure I can see it useful for blogging while out hiking the cascades, riding the RSVP to Vancouver, sailing...
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    Retail Industry Whitepapers on MSDN

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    RFID in Retail : This white paper provides a general introduction to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, and discusses the benefits and challenges of this technology for organizations that are involved in the production, movement, or sale...
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    Microsoft at Retail Systems 2006

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    The Extended Retail Industry, a key theme of this year’s Retail Systems, highlights the integral relationship between suppliers and retailers and ultimately the consumer. Retailers are extending their definition of the retail enterprise to include their...
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    Corporate Podcasting

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    Podcasting is similar in nature to RSS, which allows subscribers to subscribe to a set of feeds to view syndicated Web site content. With podcasting however, you have a set of subscriptions that are checked regularly for updates and instead of reading...
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    MapPoint 2006 with Voice Prompted Driving Guidance

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    I did a test run of the new GPS capabilities of MapPoint 2006 this morning and was pretty impressed with the voice-prompted driving directions . MapPoint 2006 with GPS Locator combines complete business mapping and analysis software with the latest Global...
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    Atlas and AJAX

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    One of the technologies that I explored last weekend for the Retail Industry, was AJAX. In the world of Web development, the set of technologies available to create client-server communication and rich UI is collectively known as AJAX , for Asynchronous...
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    Experiments with Expression

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    Last weekend I tried out the Expression suite of products and was pretty impressed ... well VERY impressed with what you can do with it. Install on my tablet pc was a breeze. The Microsoft Expression Graphic Designer (March 2006 CTP) and Microsoft Expression...
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    Executive Dashboards

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    Ive been doing some research on Executive Dashboards today and came across quite an array of interesting information. Im building a proof of concept dashbboard using Sharepoint 2007 and was exploring the possibility of using some of the gauge controls...
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    Infopath Forms via browsers and Mobile Devices

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    In addition to mobile access to Sharepoint lists, customers in the retail space will find the "design once" capability of InfoPath forms a useful feature. A forms designer will use Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 to create a forms solution which then...
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    Sharepoint Mobile Views

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    One of the big challenges in the retail space has been the minimal use of computers on the store floor. With the new capability of viewing Sharepoint (MOSS 2007) based information on a Pocket PC or smartphone, it is now possible for a Store Manager to...
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    UMPC: an awesome tool for Store Associates

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    The Ultra-Mobile PC is a new kind of computer. It combines the power of Windows XP with mobile-ready technologies that make it easy to access and use your software on the go. With small, lightweight, carry-everywhere hardware designs, you can connect...
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    New Store Opening Accelerator

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    I was doing some research on available solutions for collaboration in retail and found quite an interesting accelerator by TCS . The process of opening new stores requires a lot of collaboration and monitoring of the various tasks involved. The challenge...
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    ...and I thought 640K ought to be enough for anybody

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    And as the website claims : "... The ultimate "storage on the go" device in the Market! Carry a HUGE amount of data with you--right in your pocket or on your key chain--with one of these USB flash drives. Each is smaller than a pack of gum and virtually...
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    Pay by Touch

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    Pay By Touch is a free service that allows you to pay for purchases simply by placing your finger on the Pay By Touch sensor. Your finger image securely links you, and only you, to your accounts using our simple, secure method of finger scanning at check...
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    FamilyMart Japan RFID Pilot

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    Familymart and other companies announced an ambitious retail RFID project in December. At a Familymart conveniece store in Minato-ku, Tokyo, sales items are individually tagged and, at the checkout, the POS machine reads multiple tags at once. Customers...
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    Metro shows voice-operated RFID device at CeBIT

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    Here's how it works: Employees wear the headset, which uses Wi-Fi to connect to the computer system and Bluetooth to connect to the RFID scanning device mounted to the arm. A cloth strap containing two antennas extends from the device to two fingers....
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    Wal-Mart details its RFID journey

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    One of the ongoing projects in the proof-of-concept phase, which is still under way, involves adding sensor tags to perishable items such as fruit. With a special tag, Wal-Mart can track just how long a crate of bananas has been in transit and can ensure...
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    Street Level Maps

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    Nice street level maps at http://preview.local.live.com
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    Target to standardize retail stores on Windows, .Net

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    Microsoft Corp. announced a deal to equip Target Corp. retail stores in the U.S. with server, database and development software to run all areas of store operations. Under the terms of the deal, which is part of Microsoft's Smarter Retailing Initiative...
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    Excellent Demo Machine

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    I've been looking for the ideal machine for building and presenting solution demos and I think I have found what I'm looking for in the NextDimension mobile PC from NextCom LLC . This laptop can be outfitted with 16GB of memory, has 2 dual core Opteron...
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    Fill out an Infopath form from a link on another page

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    I develop and manage an internal portal based on Sharepoint for our team. One of the form libraries uses data published via InfoPath Forms. My users requested that they be able to launch the Infopath form without really going to the form library, but...
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    Office 2003 Add-in: Outlook Calendar Views

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    With the Calendar Views Add-in, you can easily create and manage filters to display subsets of appointments in Outlook Calendar. Filtered views are based on labels and categories that you apply to appointments. Click here to Download I find this AddIn...
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    Useful Office Addins

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    Parcel Tracker for Outlook This is an awesome addin for Microsoft Outlook that automatically synchronizes an appointment item with a shipping service enabling you to track your package delivery / status directly from the Outlook's calendar. Parcel...
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    Applications for Windows SharePoint Services

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    This is an excellent starting point for developers for building custom WSS Solutions. Its good to see the 30 application templates now available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sppt/wssapps/default.mspx The scenarios: ...
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