I am Microsoftie 4 ever (19+ years) working in Windows Services and Content team in the UK, my blog is mainly focused on the Windows family of products and trying to provide help pointers and resources for customers on our products.
Slightly off topic from the usual Windows Help but just watched this really interesting video from ZDNet.co.uk about:
“Inside Microsoft Research UK Chris Bishop, chief research scientist, talks to ZDNet UK about turning blue-sky science into commercial products, and whether he has ever told Steve Ballmer he is wrong”
Chris Bishop, chief research scientist, talks to ZDNet UK about turning blue-sky science into commercial products, and whether he has ever told Steve Ballmer he is wrong”
Inside Microsoft Research UK - ZDNet.co.uk
You will have to watch to the end of the video to see what the answer to the Steve Ballmer questions is.
Now we have Lauren (a different one) and her mum Sue.
and why would you pay twice the price?
I am sure all parents appreciate and can empathise with the last comment.
For the other other laptop hunters:
Here are 6 steps and links from Windows Help and How-to about how to install and get started with Windows Vista.
1. Install, upgrade, and activate Windows Vista
Learn how to perform a clean installation, upgrade your computer, and activate Windows Vista.
2. First-week checklist
Follow this checklist to connect to the Internet, get your computer up to date, transfer files and settings, set up a network, and more.
3. Security checklist
Check Windows Security Center, get your computer up to date, turn on a firewall, and set up other security features.
4. Set up hardware and get drivers
Find information about setting up hardware, such as printers, and get the latest drivers for your hardware and devices.
5. Install programs
Install programs, check program compatibility, and learn how to work with programs in Windows Vista.
6. Personalise Windows Vista
Make Windows Vista yours by personalising your desktop background, changing themes, and choosing your language settings
Every now and then I post up a list of all the articles that have been rated helpful by everyone who had rated them. So I thought it was about time I did it again.
The following 14 articles since the 1st January 2009 are all rated 100%
Just seen this UK competition to win a laptop.
If you’d like the chance to win an ASUS U2 notebook, enter our draw today by signing in with your Windows Live™ ID. The first 300 people to correctly enter the draw will receive a Windows 7 pack containing a Windows 7 T-shirt and a free release candidate disc of Windows 7 otherwise only available for download. Alternatively, you can email us your details for a chance to win – see terms and conditions for details. Terms and conditions apply http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/dd572157.aspx
James O’Neill and Jamie Burgess get you up to speed with Windows 7 and look back at some of the improvements made since Windows Vista. They discuss the fundamentals of performance, application compatibility and safer browsing.
All the detail and videos can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/uk/roadtowindows7
Something I discovered yesterday by chance is a great nifty feature in Live Search in the UK. I often get calls on my mobile from numbers I don’t recognise, especially with area codes that are unfamiliar. So wanting to find where that area code was for I entered into into Live search and hey presto I got the following back.
Which I thought was very smart.
I tried this also in Google and Yahoo but they didn’t seem to have the same feature. So kudos to the Live Search team.
A couple of links also for other Windows live search features you didn’t know about and the latest cricket scores via Live search.