September, 2006

  • Demo Showcase at the Virtual Partner Conference

    If you want to know answers to such questions as: What is the Demo Showcase for the People Ready Business? Where did it come from? When is it released? What's so good about it? How does it differ from the Technical Demonstration Toolkit...
  • You've Gotta bLaugh!

    Clayts' really understands my sense of humour (not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing?) In fact, he even once laughed at one of my gags...So, when he pointed me to this, I'm sure he knew exactly what he was doing!!! I'm gonna follow this...
  • A Day in The Life (of the People Ready Business)

    It's really been one of those weeks...so much to do...so little time to blog...so much mess to clear up. That's right, mess to clear up...and what a mess it was too. In order to help you understand just what it's like to work for a People Ready Business...
  • I Love My Media Center

    I do...I think without it I'd be lost nowadays. It provides me with access to all of my music in one place and I can pump it out through my floorstanding Mission speakers! The great thing is, if you've never experienced Media Center edition of Windows...
  • The Demo Showcase & Communication

    The moment I wake up, before I turn on my laptop, I make a little call or two... And, chances are I will get through to someone's voicemail...at this point, I have a few options: Leave a voicemail (which I don't know when they will get) Send...
  • Better Together: Brown Sauce & Peas

    Now I know what you're thinking... How on earth is it possible to relate Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system to brown sauce and peas? I urge you dear reader to bear with me on this one... I was out for dinner (again) recently with a couple...
  • The Latest Tool with the Longest Name

    I was interviewed (well via email) by our Partner marketing team in the UK yesterday around the Demo Showcase for the People Ready Business. If you'd like to hear me answer questions on what's it like evangelising about a tool with such a long name...
  • That Was A Stunningly Awful Demo!

    I was eavesdropping on a chat in the Office today where the conversation was around Microsoft partners and their ability to sell. It was an interesting debate and led to me remembering an article I found a while back defining the top ten demo crimes that...
  • The Demo Showcase & The ISV

    I've been running internal sessions to help colleagues understand the true value that the Demo Showcase has to Microsoft Partners. On the whole, people "get it". That's not to say that they "get it" straight away, but following the chance to ask Q&A...
  • IT's ShOwTime! Chris Caposella on 2007 Office System

    In a nutshell, this is about the best overview you will currently find out theree on the new 2007 Microsoft Office system. The session covers innovations in the client-side user interface and XML-based file formats, as well as investments in new SharePoint...
  • Microsoft Office Add-in - Save as PDF or XPS

    It is possible to create both PDF and XPS files from the Microsoft 2007 Office System. Also, it enables you to send these files as email directly from each of the eight supported applications. The download works with the following Microsoft Office Programs...
  • The Demo Showcase & Information Retention

    One of the more frequent headaches faced by companies in today's marketplace is how do they keep their intellectual property and/or confidential documents within their organisation's. Leaks can be costly and in addition to this, the possibility of staff...
  • The Demo Showcase Team Photo

    Hopefully, you are all aware of the Demo Showcase team line up - if not, you can review my earlier post here :) Given that the new season is about to get underway, the people from that fine organisation Contoso got together to have their photo taken,...
  • The Demo Showcase & Small Business & The Stone Roses

    I was listening to The Stone Roses the other night, they were a four piece band that originated from Madchester in the mid eighties. The vocals were sung by lan Brown and occasionally guitarist John Squire. Completing the quintet were Pete Garner on bass...
  • PTS-TV, Chris Parkes & Business Scorecard Manager

    From the email's I've ben receiving recently, I think this is worth a post. Here's me, via PTS-TV talking about Business Intelligence and in particular scorecarding using Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager. Never in my life did I think I'd be...
  • What Does Microsoft Advise?

    There's a really great article on the Microsoft Advisor website (you need a Windows Live account to sign in) which is all around Innovation . From finding inspiration from outside of your natural circle of interest through to dealing with the fear of...
  • The Demo Showcase Team Tactics

    Right then, Monday morning and my season's kicked off, so time to head back over to the football/soccer analogies...well, if tactics equate to marketing campaigns that is!!! Find below a list of the market campaigns that the Demo Showcase aligns to when...