Well, not really….it was just a joke in my earlier post and I wanted to be the first to announce a Cloud Computing Conference as it’ll be all the rage next year. Consider that term copyrighted kids, along with the C3PO acronym :) O’Reilly, you can have it for £100!
Some new features are quietly being added to Live Search around RSS, blogs etc. Amit has a pretty good round up of them. Check out http://search.live.com/feeds/ which has a beta of a Live Search for blogs similar to Google Blog Search.
Link to Microsoft Live Search for finding Blogs and RSS Feeds at Digital Inspiration
I was inspired by Hugh’s recent post on his portable studio, I got thinking about what I carry around every day – what are the tools of my trade?
My main use bag is the Rapha backpack from the legendary cycling company. The build quality of their stuff is second to none and this bag is no exception. The detailing is wonderful with little touches of their trademark pink here and there. The bag itself has a good selection of external and internal pockets including a laptop divider. It’s big enough to house my essentials while being small enough that I have to judiciously pick what I carry. Here’s today’s inventory
That’s my daily load – all I need (and more really) to get my gig done. What’s your haul look like?
I thought I’d found most of the tricks Windows Phone 7 has up it’s sleeve but no, this puppy has way more tricks up it’s sleeve. It’s one thing I love about the marketing…we’ve not had every feature explained to us in excruciating detail. The team behind it seem to know the delight and childlike glee of finding something you didn’t know was there…it reminds me of the days of Easter eggs.
Head to pocket-lint.com for 72 tips and tricks…here are 3 of my favorites.
Great stuff, GMail goes offline and endorses the Software plus Services approach.
I couldn't have said it better myself really. Well, maybe I can as this approach it viable for more than just email…see below for what is Software plus Services.
Seriously, this is how people want to work and it’s good to see Google putting Gears behind GMail and enabling this even if it is in beta and from GMail Labs.
This advance does acknowledge that offline is important, and it begs the question as to whether offline is better done within a browser or client software. Don’t mistake this for me pushing a Windows agenda – that client software that could be clients written in AIR or even Java that are cross platform. I love the web and it’s kept me in a job since I left university but client software has it’s benefits.
For me it means Outlook of course for email but extend this to Salesforce.com and CRM and you have the same question – if you’re taking that business information offline, is a browser the best client for features and performance? Ever wonder how many people use Salesforce.com in Outlook? Of course that doesn’t quite jive with the “No Software” line but trust me, it’s plenty.
Anyhow, I’ve heard the accusation that Software plus Services is Microsoft’s way of avoiding the whole SaaS debate and Web 2.0 and protecting the Windows and Office client base but at it’s core, it’s exactly what Google has just announced here. The combination of client software and cloud services to give customers choice and flexibility.
Funny how things come around.