Geeks With Blogs
Technically Speaking All in on IT September 2005 Entries
Tablet PC's Suck?
I love reading Robert Scoble and other proponents of Tablet PC’s blogs. This is the first one I have seen about Tablet PC’s sucking . . . Anyone care to retort or address? I love Omar’s blog as well so I respect his opinion. I am curious to the counter-experience of some of the other high profile tablet pc users? I certainly see some of his points. Obviously the things you gain from a Tablet PC didn't offset the cons in the end for him. How about the others? What is so good that ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 28, 2005 7:02 AM

Office 2003 Service Pack 2 Released
Office 2003 Service Pack 2 was released on Monday. The update, along with additional information, can be found here. Another feature to note is that when used in conjunction with the latest Outlook Junk Mail Filter update and new anti-phishing feature is turned on by default. Here is the text from the website: Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003 Phishing Protection and Junk E-mail FilterSP2 contains a new Phishing Protection feature to be used with the Outlook Junk Email Filter. Phishing is the luring ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 28, 2005 6:03 AM

Microsoft Location Finder
From Steve Luper’s blog Microsoft Location Finder Microsoft Location Finder is a client-side application that turns a regular WiFi enabled laptop, Tablet or PC into a location determining device without the addition of any separate hardware. When launched by a user, Microsoft Location Finder uses WiFi access points - or reverse IP lookup when WiFi is not available - to center and display the person's location on an MSN Virtual Earth map, enabling the user to quickly and easily search in their ......

Posted On Friday, September 23, 2005 11:23 AM

Microsoft USB Flash Drive Manager
Microsoft is just coming out with tons of cool and useful little applications . . . location finder, sync toy, time zone toy, usb drive manager, widgets, MAX, etc. It’s about time they started flexing their muscle as a software developer of things other than operating systems and applications. Take that Google!

Posted On Friday, September 23, 2005 10:15 AM

How Many Emails Are In Your Inbox???
I am in Indianapolis doing an Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2003 swing migration. As I sit here watching the Move Mailbox wizard hum I am amazed at how many emails users can keep in their inbox. So far I have seen a mailbox with 55,238 and another with 65,834 emails in their respective inboxes. Oy vey!

Posted On Thursday, September 22, 2005 9:27 PM

Microsoft Gadgets
When it rains it pours! Microsoft has also made available its website dedicated to “gadgets” that will work in the Windows Vista sidebar as well as and Windows SidesShow.

Posted On Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:34 AM

Microsoft (Codenamed) Max

This software is just awesome! Microsoft is really developing in the digital media space.

Microsoft Max

Posted On Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:31 AM

Windows Vista Build 5219 at the PDC
Word is the build of Vista being given out at the PDC is 5219. And even though the build is labelled as Beta 2, it is not the official beta 2 build. This is reported to be just a pre-beta 2 build. You can read more about it here.

Posted On Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:27 AM

Office 12 Screenshots

Here is a screenshot of Word in Office 12. The new interface is quite nice. The screenshot is from here, which has more to say. Neowin also has some shots as well.

Office 12 Screenshots of Word


Posted On Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:25 AM

iPod Nano
I haven't had any “hands on” with this yet, but it looks very sweet. Apple continues to amaze me with their form factor and design. How far away are they from the video\phone\ipod? If this little thing could slide open or have a “soft” keypad we would be on our way! Let’s see if Creative or some other company can keep up ......

Posted On Thursday, September 8, 2005 5:41 AM

Live Communication Server Resources
This handy page from Microsoft has tons of downloadable documents on everything you need to know about Live Communications Server. Topics include planning, deployment, labs, upgrading from trial editions, upgrading from Server 2003, upgrading to service pack one and implementing the address book service to name a few.

Posted On Wednesday, September 7, 2005 11:29 AM

How a Consultant Uses OneNote
This concise document shows how OneNote can be used by a fictional consultant to streamline his job and make him more efficient. Written in a “day in the life of” style, it highlights some of the things people forget OneNote can do. There is also some good role-based ways to use OneNote here ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 6, 2005 11:13 AM

Google OS?
Don't say I didn't warn you — and, yes, I know the odds of this being an urban legend are pretty high . . .

Posted On Tuesday, September 6, 2005 9:12 AM

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