The Electric Wand

Thoughts of a technology enthusiast.

August, 2009

  • I Bing; do u Bing 2?

    It might take a while before you “bing” someone before going out on a date with them, or you “bing” a question out onto the internet… stranger things have happened though. I hear stories of people visiting bing.com every day, just to see what the picture...
  • Ferrari powered by Sharepoint

    I noticed that the Sharepoint case study for Ferrari today, posted at the end of July – link here . The case study includes a cool video hosted in a nice Silverlight player – looks really slick and well worth a look, especially if you’re one of the Tifosi...
  • Pinpoint a Microsoft Partner

    This site has had something of a quiet launch – I first saw it a couple of weeks ago and was really impressed – it’s called Pinpoint and is a new take on the question, “How do I find a good Microsoft partner?” Simply enter a search (a name of a known...
  • Office Web Apps complement, not replace, Office

    The Office 2010 announcement a couple of weeks ago, (publicly) lifted the lid on the Office Web Applications, either as a set of web-based Office apps that a customer could host on their own metal (and expose to the outside world, perhaps), or as something...
  • Mapping with Bing

    As a follow on to the Bing post from the other day, I was talking with a guy who’d spent some years working in the Microsoft mapping team in Redmond – he’d talked about the progress the company had made in online mapping technology and the challenges...