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.
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I read msn uk tech and gadgets section quite regularly and yesterday they put up a great article and Ron the author points to some great Windows Help and how-to articles
The Clymo Brief: make your PC faster
But I also wanted to point out some more Windows help articles on the areas he covers where we have other good articles
Hope you find them useful
I thought you might find the following article from Compuetr World Windows 7 tips, tricks and tweaks useful, which highlights and explains a number of tips that if you are
'Running the Windows 7 beta, and want to bend it to your will? No problem. We've got plenty of tips, hacks and secrets to keep you busy for a long time, including automatically opening Windows Explorer to a folder of your choice, bringing back the Quick Launch toolbar, forcing User Account Control to act the way you'd like, keeping your Explorer searches secret from others, and more'
The tips cover a number of areas including
If for what ever reason you want to get Internet Explorer on a CD then you can now order one via http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/internet-explorer/worldwide-sites.aspx#ordercd
Simply select you country or region and press the GO button, then choose the amount and language of the CD, fill in your details including Credit card details on the following screens
You can order up to 3 CDs and the current cost for UK customers is £3.44 (not including VAT, but including shipping and handling)
It should take between 4-8 business days to get to you
Really neat and objective video from pocketnow.com comparing the latest iphone and an early version of Windows Mobile 6.5
Windows Mobile takes it in the homescreen and the unlock screen but the iphone takes it for scrolling and accessing apps via icons.
Far more objective than a previous posting on the subject
Of course this was done with an early version of Windows Mobile 6.5 and by the time it comes out it could be different and also the iphone could have been improved as well. But I cannot wait to upgrade to a 6.5 device when they come as my old E650 is starting to get a bit rough after a couple of years of abuse.
Thanks to Domenico for the tip
just posting up the latest video in the laptop hunters series, this time Jackson and his mum Lisa look for a laptop under $1,500
I still like this series of adverts and how it plays on the value for money vs the ‘they are pretty…’ Macs. Plus adding a little humour with lines such as ‘What do you think of the pink computer’ shows a lighter side to Microsoft.
You can see the other laptop hunters Lauren and Giampaolo or visit the web site http://www.microsoft.com/windows/choosepc/
We now have the Windows Rookies in the UK
With Lewis aged 5 photo sharing
Sam aged 7 doing panoramic pictures
and Danni aged 8 who is making a slide show
You can also see other rookies Kylie aged 4 1/2 and Alexa 7
I have been away for a nice long weekend in Yorkshire visiting my Parents (so they could have some Grand Child time) and that Sarah and myself could have some time to ours elves, which we did in the wonderful surroundings of The Devonshire Arms , highly recommended and also the wonderful tasting menu from the Michelin starred restaurant is not to be missed.
So I have been away from PC and work and now catching up on things. You may have seen the latest Laptop Hunter commercial following on from Lauren? No we have Giampaolo who know what he wants from his PC and has $1,500
Apologise if you have already seen it, but like I say i am catching up a little.
These adds are getting a lot of attention for the whole value Vs branding debate of a typical PC and a typical Mac, and personally I like the concept and the messaging it is trying to get across. Of course many will disagree but I think it really plays to a lot of the strengths of Windows based machines.
I loved his quote ‘I’don’t want to bay for the brand , I want to pay for the computer’
If you are running IE8 (and of course you are) you may come across sites that don’t look correct, have script errors or other problems. Well you can now use this little add-on to report this back to Microsoft.
Download details: Report a Webpage Problem Internet Explorer 8 Add-On
I guess the idea must be for Microsoft to then look at the data and see if there is anyway we can improve IE so your experience with the browser can be enhanced in the future.
Its pretty easy to use, once installed, click the icon on the toolbar
make sure you let the add-on to run
and then fill in the form
and you are in the Berkshire (UK) area on the 7th / 8th May then this post from Matt McSpirit might be of interest to you.
It is being run one of our local training partners Global Knowledge
The event is focused at ITPros and all the details are on Matts blog.