Archive for the ‘Microsoft’ Category
I got a new phone today, the Palm Treo Pro (unlocked edition). I am switching from the HTC Touch Diamond. This is my first non-HTC device in quite some time. My first impressions of the Palm Treo Pro as good. It is nice to have a full QWERTY keyboard back. Even with the full keyboard the screen size does not suffer. The phone handles nicely, speedy transitions and programs load quickly. So far so good 🙂
This afternoon I loaded a series of programs to give the phone a run. This includes: Office, Live Services, Office Communicator, One Note, and Live Mesh.
I have been using Windows 7 for about 2 weeks now and so far the experience has been fabulous. I am running build 7000, it is fast and stable.
One of the most noticeable and sleep new features is the new toolbar.
The toolbar automatically groups common windows together, which can then be expanded by hovering over the icon in the toolbar. In the snapshot above you can see that I have two instances of PowerPoint opened, as well as three instances of Internet Explorer 8. Also, and this is one of the sleekest features, you can see that I have placed both Tweetdeck, Zune, Word, Excel, and OneNote in the toolbar at a fixed location. So, whether the program is currently running or not, it will always be in the same location on my toolbar. In order to open the program you can simply click on the icon, or hold down SHIFT to open multiple new instances of the application.
Finally, if you look closely at the IE8 icon you can see that I currently downloading something, the progress being reflected by the green status bar in the icon.
I want to take this chance to write a little bit about Microsoft’s Live@edu email offering. Central to the Live@edu offer is Exchange Labs, which offers an unprecedented 10 GB of email storage as well as 20 MB attachments. This is a fully exchange enabled mailbox that gives students all the advantages of an enterprise solution – for free.
Students can share calendars and contacts with friends and also schedule meetings utilizing the free/busy function of Exchange. In terms of hosted email solutions for students at Higher Education and K12 institutions this is the most advanced and feature rich option out there.
It has been a while since I last updated my blog. I am going to blame that on the fact that I have been completely swamped at work.
Apparently, things don’t happen on their own – I guess that didn’t work in school and it continues to not apply in the “real" world.
Right now I am attending the Windows Live Commercial Lead Summit in Redmond, WA. Basically a whole week of briefings and roundtables to learn, discuss, and plan execution around all upcoming Windows Live products.
Of course, I am not disclosing details, but let me tell you there are some really sweet things coming down the pipe.
Rock On MSFT!