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

September, 2007

  • Windows Vista special deals

    Roll up roll up, there are special deals afoot when you buy Windows Vista at some of these fabulous retail outlets. Alternatively you could come along to one of our Vista After Hours events and win a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate :-) To take advantage...
  • Core Infrastructure Optimisation Training

    My Core IO partner in crime - Matt McPhirt - has been beavering away preparing these hot potatoes of events on Core Infrastructure Optimisation. This particular training has a flavour of Server 2008 about it including System Center and Virtual Server...
  • Windows Server 2008 MCPs : Get your transition on!

    Windows Server 2008 is now scheduled for release to manufacturing in the first quarter of 2008 instead of the end of 2007. Learn more . As a result, transition exams 70-648 and 70-649 are scheduled for release on October 29, 2007. If you registered before...
  • Vista After Hours in Newcastle

    Matt and I have just finished the event in Newcastle we had a great time doing the event and there was plenty of interest in Home Server, Media Center and SideShow. Thanks to all who came along we really enjoyed presenting here - the people are really...
  • DNA Art, Pharming, Emails and Voicemails

    I'm writing this as I travel up to Newcastle for the second of our "Vista After Hours" events which are helping raise the profile for consumer features of Vista and related products like Xbox 360 and Windows Home Server. Matt and I are flying the flag...
  • IO? BPIO? APO? WTF?

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Infrastructure Optimisation. Optimisation, or Optimization as the Americans say, is the technique of getting the best out of what you've got and in the context of IT this means making sure you manage your IT estate well...
  • Vista After Hours in Manchester

    I'm just about to catch my train back down south to Reading and I wanted to say how pleased Matt and I were with the event last night at the Trafford Business Center. It's the first of four Vista After Hours events we are running ( find out how to register...
  • Office Live Store Manager Private Beta

    Office Live Store Manager is currently in private beta with a few of our select small business customers and one of the first implementations has emerged on the web from Larouex Gourmet Foods . They make fine tasting food products and are based in Washington...
  • Win: Copy of Using Vista Media Center book

    In celebration of the upcoming Vista After Hours events we are running across the country over the next few weeks, I'm pleased to be able to give away a copy of Using Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center written by Tony Campbell and Ian Dixon. We're going...
  • Photo stitching at Mix UK 07

    I'm just prepping a demo for tomorrow and am going to include the new panoramic photo feature in Windows Live Photo Gallery which you can download as part of the Windows Live Pack which wraps up all the various Live apps and puts them in a convenient...
  • Interactive Media Manager Demo - very cool

    I blogged about the IBC 2007 conference the other day and James Clarke just posted a very nice demo of Interactive Media Manager (IMM) today which looks extremely sexy with AJAX, Silverlight and SharePoint. The ability to have rich editing capabilities...
  • Silverlight, Mediaroom partnerships, Interactive Media Manager at IBC 2007

    Jon Harris (Expression demigod), following the announcement about Silverlight 1.0 Release is demoing Silverlight and Expression at IBC 2007 this year and as well as showing off Silverlight, Microsoft made some other announcements that are very interesting...
  • Change the Windows Vista Logon screen

    I've just stumbled upon this nice utility from Object Desktop that changes the image displayed at the Windows Vista logon screen - it's got a 5 min novelty value but I'll bet I get asked about it tomorrow in the office :-) Make sure you click the download...
  • Silverlight 1.0 Released - and Linux support coming

    Scott Guthrie just announced the release of Silverlight 1.0! He's written an excellent post on his blog about exactly what Silverlight is so I'll just link to that rather than spilling my guts out again. The other key think to note is the announcement...