The Electric Wand

Weekly tips from the "Tip o' the Week" email distribution inside of Microsoft.

January, 2008

  • I need some Flo Control - or Arnie Control, more like

    Regulars may remember the trouble my PC was having with Arnie the cat ... well I could use some more technology in and around the house to solve another little problem. Arnie & his sister have now got quite big - they're just over a year old, so...
  • Bird's Eye view on Live maps - how cool is that?

    The Windows Live search team did a pretty major update (a few months ago) to a number of elements of the search engine at live.com , but one of the nicest is the maps integration. Type in a postcode, a place or business name and click on Maps and you...
  • The Firmware of Everyday Things

    (with apologies to Donald Norman, for paraphrasing his excellent book title ) As an IT person, I'm pretty used to the idea that I need to update software now and again. Sometimes, it's to make it more secure (closing down vulnerabilities that afflict...
  • Exchange updates Transporter suite for Domino & IMAP

    I posted a while back about the release of the Transporter Suite for interoperability with (and maybe migration from) Lotus Domino, to Exchange 2007. The development group recently released an update to the whole suite, which now includes support for...