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James Senior at Microsoft: Like a kid in a candy store

December, 2006

  • Windows Vista Deployment Tips & Tricks

    Efficiently deploying a new desktop operating system requires weeks and sometimes months of preparation. Regardless of when you plan to install Windows Vista, now is the time to begin preparing your people and infrastructure. Check out these tips to discover...
  • Windows Vista Enterprise wins OS of the year

    After a glitzy, A-list celebrity infested, Oscar-esque affair, Windows Vista Enterprise was crowned Operating System of the year at the CRN Products of the year award. Interesting that they chose Enterprise over Ultimate though. I guess they don't need...
  • Exchange 2007 Free Trial

    Experience Exchange Server 2007 benefits firsthand. When you sign up for the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Evaluation Program, they can use Exchange Server 2007 free for 120 days. Built-in features--including unified messaging, data replication, and...
  • Vista & Office availability for Partners

    We've been experiencing some turbulence with respects to our partners getting license keys for Vista and Office but thankfully these have been resolved. Below are the details regarding what was going on: For reference, PMC stands for Partner Membership...
  • Vista Events

    Buy your loved one a ticket to these fantastic events: 31 January 2007, London: Windows Vista System Integrity Technologies Historically, operating systems have lived in their own little bubbles of trust. Every part of an operating system assumed that...
  • PerformancePoint Server goes loopy

    Wow! The CTP (Customer Technology Preview) of PerformancePoint Server was released the other week and has been getting some rather good feedback. Here's what the press have been saying about it: Why Microsoft PerformancePoint matters - Mary Jo Foley,...
  • It's been a while...

    Thought I'd better reestablish contact with the blogosphere after being out on the road with my team showcasing Exhange 2007, Vista and Office 2007 to the masses in the UK at cinemas nationwide. It's been a busy couple of weeks and to say I'm tired is...
  • Bristol is now ready for the business evolution

    Yesterday, we presented the first of five cinema events featuring Exchange 2007, Office 2007 and Vista. The gig itself was at the Bristol iMax which had a spectacular screen onto which we presented the fabulous. One of the AV guys informed me that the...
  • New look for Windows Vista site

    The Windows Vista site at Microsoft.com has undergone a face-lift following the business launch of Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange Server 2007 yesterday with a beautiful backdrop of Beijing Shanghai. I wonder if we're going to start seeing different...
  • If Microsoft was a bank....

    ... we'd probably be the best bank in the world. Video: Bank of the future
  • Expression Virtual Labs

    Microsoft Expression Web Virtual Labs Find out how to create rich web sites, manipulate links and images and work with style sheets in our two new Microsoft Expression web virtual labs. You can complete these free guided, hands-on labs in 90 minutes or...
  • Access New Windows Vista Native APIs

    Windows Vista offers a fantastic platform for managed development, namely .NET Framework v3.0 (formerly WinFX). However, there are many new native APIs (not part of .NET 3.0) in Windows Vista. Discover how you (a C# or Visual Basic developer using VS2005...
  • Sharepoint Server 2007 vs Google Mini

    Just came across these interesting case studies on search featuring Windows Desktop Search and also a comparison of Sharepoint Server 2007 vs Google Mini/IBM OmniFind. Search Comparison: SharePoint Server 2007 Beta 2 vs Google Mini, IBM OmniFind 8.3,...
  • Arsenal FC using Windows Vista, Office 2007 & Exchange 2007

    Ok, I might detest them on the pitch but you have to hand it to Arsenal on two counts. Not only are they using technology in Vista, Exchange 2007 and Office 2007 that can really transform their business but they've piggy-backed on Microsoft's biggest...