July, 2006

  • Steve Clayton

    My partner favourites: download 'em

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    Nope, not a list of my favourite partners but a list of favourites that will (I think) be incredibly useful for Microsoft Partners (and others) to add in to their web browsers. I actually promised this quite some time back but it’s taken me a while to track down the file and then to get it posted to microsoft.com.

    Basically what you have here is a directory of microsoft websites in a favourites file as an A_Z listing. So if you need to find information on Sharepoint for example, you navigate to “S” in the list and you will see the folder above. Under Sharepoint there are more than 20 useful links and in total there are almost 2500 well researched URL’s contained in this ZIP file. I know that may seem like a funny way of helping you find the information you need from Microsoft but in my experience it’s a great start. All you need to do is extract the ZIP file to a folder (say c:\microsoft) and then copy that folder in to your favourites folder (usually c:\documents & settings\username\favorites). All of the favourites will then appear in your browser. You may need to tweak the location of the files to work with browsers other than Internet Explorer but it should all work fine.

    Enjoy and let me know if it works for you!

    Get the file of faves (1.3mb)

  • Steve Clayton

    PTS-TV: Deakin on Exchange 2007

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    I’m not quite sure what Mark is gesticulating about with his hands there but that’s the power of allowing me to edit this stuff and submit the photos. Mwwhhhaaaaaahhh :)

    Setting that aside, Deaks delivers an insight in to what’s coming in Exchange Server 2007 and explain to Andy the benefits of 64 bit - which is the only flavour Exchange 2007 will come in. He manages all this without winking at Andy (you have to have seen his earlier video on mobility to understand).

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  • Steve Clayton

    PTS-TV: Mike Dixon on Vista

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    We finally stepped outside of the hallowed halls of the Partner Technology Specialist group and interviewed Mike Dixon. The new PTS-TV camera got an outing to the Partner Community event in London a few weeks back where Mike delivered a killer demo of Vista – probably the best I have seen to date. Katie caught up with him as he stepped offstage to ask what this all meant for partners. Your camerman for this shoot was yours truly to please forgive the dodgy pan and zoom shots – this is my moonlighting work though I promise to get better at it :)

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  • Steve Clayton

    the best coffee in London

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    • I’m at home in god’s little acre this weekend (The Wirral) and surfing the web from the comfort of my brothers garden. England just lost their game against Portugal which meant a second bottle of Italian red is being savoured. The wine here is good but I miss London coffee. Seattle is coffee central but London has probably the best coffee I have ever tasted and I’ve been keeping it a secret for a while as it’s a hideaway from our SoHo office but given we’re moving from there soon I can safely let the cat out of the bag and hope it’s not going to turn in to Microsoft’s alternative coffee shop.

    Flat White. There, its out. If you’ve been then sorry for sharing our secret but if you haven’t you should go. Run by cool antipodeans and serves truly amazing coffee. These guys love coffee and though sometimes you have to wait, trust me, it’s worth it.

  • Steve Clayton

    Cool stuff from Chris Pirillo

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    I’m a bit slow on the uptake (but you probably knew that) and have only recently started reading Chris Pirillo’s excellent blog. I found the folowing useful stuff there in the last 24 hours

    • New Catalyst ATI drivers that will work with my Elonex Media Centre and provide vieo conversion tools. That’ll be handy for working with all the footage I expect to get fro PTS-TV from Boston
    • Tweak Flash Player Settings which biazarrely Adobe don’t embed in to their player
    • Microsoft Calculator Plus which woks on Vista, includes currency convesion and is going to be mucho handy for my Boston trip to keep tabs on my bar bill in £


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    Via Paul Thurrot’s site I also found the extended clock settings in Vista that will help me keep my body clock working in Boston.
    Did I mention I’m going to Boston?


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