October, 2006

  • Steve Clayton

    The new Windows Vista Sounds



    Who said we never had a sense of humour...well, James on my team does

    Check out his exclusive recordings of the new Windows Vista sounds.

    Link to Views on Vista : Windows Vista Sounds

  • Steve Clayton

    Microsoft: change the world or go home


    A new poster from Hugh MacLeod - I like it a lot and plan to paste it around the building as liberally as I can and to see what Mr Ballmer thinks of it :)

    Hugh gives a few explanations for which are:

    • Microsoft telling its potential customers to change the world or go home.
    • Microsoft telling its employees to change the world or go home.
    • Microsoft employees telling their colleagues to change the world or go home.
    • Everybody else telling Microsoft to change the world or go home.
    • Everyone else telling their colleagues to change the world or go home.
    • And so forth.

     and then paraphrases with

    Basically, Microsoft is in the world-changing business. If they ever lose that, they might as well all go home

    That's what I say to people a lot when they said what is my job? I work for a company the changes the world. Maybe I drank too much from the firehose but I do believe it. I spent a day with Microsoft Research last week and that continued to make prove the point to me. I know not everyone will agree that we change the world for good (I'm expecting a tonne of flak on this post) but when you see some of the projects and causes that software touches you can't help but feel humble about it. I'm hoping to help our UK citizenship team get a blog up and running soon to show you some more of this.

  • Steve Clayton

    Windows Media Player 11 out now



    It's been in testing for a while and I can't live without it now (on Vista) - though I expect I'll be a Zune marketplace man in a little over 13 days :)

    If you have XP, you should check out WMP11 though as there are some very cool features such as the search interface and album art interface which I think iTunes has recently taken some guidance from. I know, weird role reversal eh? :)

    Download WMP11

  • Steve Clayton

    Vista PC design video


    Video: Microsoft PC Design Competition Trailer

    Another cool video I found on Soapbox - this time for the PC design competition. Hope we run stuff like this when Vista launches. Cool, clean and free of buzzwords and overhype. Love it!

  • Steve Clayton

    Apple keynote bloopers


    Okay, I've seen a gazillion of these in Microsoft keynotes and demos so before you ding me,  I know we have way more than Apple does. This Soapbox video is a Sunday smile though as I'd always thought Steve J's demos were letter perfect. I now know it happens to him too :)

    I also found a link on KnowHR to Unbelievably Bad Presentations that included this but you'll be pleased to know there are a few Microsoft ones there too!

    Video: Steve Jobs' Apple Keynote Bloopers
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