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  • Blog Post: The Future of Technology

    our Windows guys are on a roll. I love this video. inspired by Lost Generation of course. Tweet
  • Blog Post: New Windows cloud ad sports Dell Inspiron Duo

    The latest Windows cloud ad includes the forthcoming Dell Inspiron Duo – YouTube version is also up and CNet has more. Tweet
  • Blog Post: Explaining Windows & the cloud

    Clean. Elegant. Simple…not words that people typically use when talking about Microsoft but that’s what I’d say about the new Windows + Windows Live website that highlights the cloud capability of that pairing. A friends mentioned a few days ago that they didn’t “get” the new Windows cloud adverts on...
  • Blog Post: This video was made on a PC

    Windows has a sense of humour Tweet
  • Blog Post: Yay cloud

    One of the new windows.com/cloud ads – I REALLY like the Windows Live Photo Gallery one but can’t find it online yet. Tweet
  • Blog Post: Windows Product Scout

    Windows Product Scout got released last week with a post by Mark Relph over on the Windows blog . It showcases a hand picked set of apps each week – an interesting approach as though there is some delight in having hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from, that comes with some challenges – like sorting...
  • Blog Post: Sweet lookin’ whisky

    Macallan is a pretty nice Scotch and a friend of mine who enjoys a single malt or two sent this my way over the weekend. It’s a video that Engadget posted showing a user interface by the same name as the whisky. A company called UI Centric has developed this. As Engadget said, the page turning feature...
  • Blog Post: Add more Bing to your Windows 7 desktop

      The Bing and Windows team have cooked up a second set of Bing wallpapers for your Windows 7 desktop. To download the full theme pack, go to Bing’s Best 2 . If you missed the original Bing’s Best theme, you can download it from the same site. via Bing Community
  • Blog Post: Windows, Windows Phone and XBOX + cloud & Visual Studio= cross platform gaming

    Wow, two coups for TechEd MEA – they get Eric Rudder to present AND they get a pretty impressive demo from Eric of a single game running across a Windows 7 PC, a Windows Phone 7 Series device and XBOX 360. The unspoken part of the demo is the cloud of course and the fact that Live ID enables this seamless...
  • Blog Post: Forza Motorsport 3 Theme pack for Windows 7

      Rob Margel just posted a link to the Forza Motorsport 3 Theme pack for Windows 7 . Nice free addition to your OS though I was a tad disappointed not to see more vehicles than just the Audi R8 in there. I guess there is mileage in this as as series though. Ahem.
  • Blog Post: Teaser video: HP's slate

    A teaser video of the HP slate that was shown by Steve Ballmer last night at CES.
  • Blog Post: Enable GodMode On Windows 7

    I thought this was a joke when I read it, but evidently not. If you want a quick way to get to all the settings on Windows 7, GodMode is it.  How? Add a new folder to your desktop and name it GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} - you will now see the icon above on your desktop and a pretty...
  • Blog Post: 50 Windows 7 Tips and Tricks

    Did you get a new PC for Christmas or a copy of Windows 7? As with all operating systems, there are a tonne of tips and tricks to tweak and I’ve yet to see a better guide than Vasu Jain’s. It contains 50+ tips and tricks all in an easy to read format with a tonne of screenshots included. Download it...
  • Blog Post: Retro PC

    That’s a pretty retro looking PC - the Philco PC redesigned by SchultzeWORKS and was inspired by the 1950’s Philco Predicta . Not really my cup of tea as I’m more of a Vaio X man but fun to look at.
  • Blog Post: Bugaboo and Windows 7

    I was checking out some Windows 7 case studies this morning and noticed Bugaboo International has chosen to go with Windows 7. As a happy Bugaboo customer I’m pleased to hear they’re equally happy with our products :)   “We’re a fairly young company, and our users are very computer savvy,” notes...
  • Blog Post: Windows and Toshiba do fast wake-up

    Diana demanded a laptop with faster wake-up. Windows and Toshiba told Diana, “We’ll build it. You come to Tokyo to approve it.” She did. there are two others in the “seal of approval” series so far Sophie and the Sony touchscreen L series Tyrone and the Dell Studio XPS 16 entertainment powerhouse
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 - Listening to customers

    Windows 7 has been a big team effort and our customer service and support guys are a big part of this. They explain all in this video and have also posted a funky Silverlight demo to show how Customer Support has evolved.
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 UK videos – my idea

      the first one is my favourite. Love the attitude. A few others from the UK team over in their YouTube channel . Crystal’s video is pretty good too…on and be sure to check out Joe Wilcox’s review of the ads in general. I like his Burger King analogy that Windows 7 is about having it your way…not...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 UK ads

    I came home last night and pretty much the first thing I saw on TV was an ad for Windows 7. A dude in a gym with a Lenovo laptop…it was meant to be :) I’m off to find the ad online but in the meantime, these are the ads that adorned our Reading HQ office in the UK on launch day.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft does Windows 7 support via Twitter

    I may be wrong but I think this is the start of a seismic shift in tech support from Microsoft…and maybe the industry. Don’t get me wrong, existing support channels such as Premier and support.microsoft.com aren’t going away but with the entrance of @MicrosoftHelps we’re seeing Microsoft not just dip...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 themes coming from EMI

    Sign up and sit back…wonder what they’ll deliver?
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Ferrari netbook ships with 4 F1 valves

    I subscribe to Ferrari.com just so I know what I’ll need to be buying on the day I win the lottery. Today they dropped me an email about this limited edition Ferrari Acer netbook running Windows 7 – it comes with 4 F1 engine valves too. Very handy :) Though they didn’t explicitly brand this a Windows...
  • Blog Post: What does it look like inside a Microsoft Store?

    Don’t expect screaming crowds every day but wow, that video wall looks amazing. A second video shows Kevin Turner opening the first Microsoft Store and some stills of how it looks .
  • Blog Post: Installing Windows 7 on a netbook just got simple - Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

    Released today in conjunction with Windows 7 is the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool .   From Microsoft Store… Overview When you purchase Windows 7 from Microsoft Store, you have the option to download an ISO file or compressed files. The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool allows you to create a copy...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 party pack schwag

    Okay ignore the cheezy video (please, you must)…and feast your eyes on the Windows 7 party box that just arrived in our office. Really rather cool…the box belongs to my pal Simon and now I want one myself :(
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