The Electric Wand

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

March, 2009

  • Microsoft Roundtable transitions to Polycom

    Microsoft & Polycom announced yesterday that the Microsoft Roundtable conferencing device (used with Live Meeting or OCS 2007 to present a 360° view of the room to participants joining from elsewhere), will be replaced. Polycom are taking over the...
  • SMSE – a System Center light hidden under a bushel

    SMSE – pronounced (in the UK at least) as ‘Smuzzy’, short for Server Management Suite Enterprise – is a licensing package from Microsoft, which can be an amazingly effective way to buy systems management software for your Windows server estate. If you...
  • Apple put the ‘Networks’ in their place

    Having just read Andrew Orlowski’s article over on The Register , it chimes exactly with a belief I’ve had since the original iPhone came out and showed a clean pair of heels to pretty much every other single device: someone had to put the mobile operator...
  • Formula 1 back on the BBC – only 2 weeks to go…

    I haven’t been looking forward to an F1 season as much, for ages – since the Damon Hill years, probably. A number of things are helping to build anticipation: Rule Changes – this year, the FIA has torn up the rule book somewhat by resizing aero components...
  • Sign of the times: new car registrations

    I recall the 1st of August in years gone by, as the day that new car registrations would be released – in the UK, if you didn’t know, car registration numbers are centrally issued and every year, the prefix or suffix letter used to advance. For a young...