January, 2006

  • Steve Clayton

    Folder Share

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    If you haven't come across Folder Share you *have* to check it out. It's the coolest new technology I have seen in ages - so cool we bought it a few months back. In a nutshell, it's a peer to peer file replication service - the best bit of which is it's free :) With an upper limit on file sizes of 2gb and a very simple and intuitive UI, it's a terric way to keep files replicated across home/work machines automatically and securely.

    "You no longer need to send large files via email, burn them to CDs/DVDs and mail them, or upload them to a website. FolderShare allows you to share and sync important information instantly with anyone you invite, making it the perfect solution for personal or small business use."

     

  • Steve Clayton

    Fry's - man that place is HUGE!

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    I made a pilgrimage to the Fry's Electronics store in Renton, WA today. It's about 7 years since I went to one in California (which I think was the one in Campbell). The Washington outpost didn't disappoint - the place is just HUGE ane makes PC World look like a corner shop. Granted it sells a lot more than just electronics these days but the array of stuff you can buy for a PC is amazing - from cases, disks, memory right down to transistors. A true geek heaven :) Apparently the one in Renton "reflects past historical events" - but I couldn't figure that out. 

    Needless to say this peice of computing history has taken to the web with Fry's Outpost

  • Steve Clayton

    Ignite Sales Tour is go!

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    We talk a lot at Microsoft about "stack sales" - basically the benefits of the integrated innovation that Microsoft provides from the base platform of server products, up through the next layers such as LCS, Windows Mobile, Office and the Dynamics range of products. Well we're not getting on the road to talk to partners about maximising sales opportunties by focusing on stack solutions around Business Efficiency, Flexible Working, and Collaborative Business.

    "The Microsoft Ignite Sales Tour will help you understand how to drive increased revenue for your business. These sales training events will focus on the solutions customers are asking for and show you how to maximise your sales opportunities."

     Find an event near you!

  • Steve Clayton

    what's nxt for ISV's

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    check out our new nxt site

    "NXT is a new end-to-end initiative specifically for ISVs with solutions driving over US$5 million in revenue who are ready to migrate or cross-platform to a Microsoft operating system or database. NXT can help lower your costs and reduce your time to market by getting the most from Microsoft technologies and the Microsoft Partner Program."

    it's all about building apps on the Microsoft platform and how it can make more money for Independent Software Vendors. With content for biz folks as well as tech folks, its worth a read if you're a big gun ISV!

  • Steve Clayton

    MS Research Group Shot

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    The MSR boys and girls are really starting to crank out more of the cool stuff they work on. In the past we have seen things like ClearType come from MSR in to products like Windows XP but now they're getting in to releasing their own stuff.

    MSR Group Shot helps you create a perfect group photo out a series of group photos. With Group Shot you can select your favorite parts in each shot of the series and Group Shot will automatically build a composite image.

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