James O'Neill's blog

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February, 2007

  • Get into the Groove ...

    The serendipity fairy has been at it again. On Tuesday Eileen posted something about Groove to her blog, and Jon Honeyball - a guy I have a lot of time for - posted something which said he really didn't understand Groove . If I read the time of the posting...
  • The Campaign for real numbers

    Sorry to rant about phones twice on the same day, but hopefully this will get something out of my system which has been has been bugging me for ages. Really this is only aimed at British readers. First some history. When "Subscriber Trunk Dialing" was...
  • After 83 days I need to empty the trash :-)

    Technorati tags: Microsoft , Exchange , 2007 , Outlook Web Access , OWA No this isn't a reference to my home life and the fact the refuse is collected today. I've been running an experiment. Since my move to Exchange 2007 I've had a bigger mailbox, so...
  • Change the world and go home.

    It's been quiet on my blog this week because I have been in Seattle for the twice yearly Geek-fest that is Microsoft Tech-Ready. Where else could you sell T-Shirts with GEEK encoded in hex and Binary, or with the Caffeine Molecule on them ? This event...
  • Brave and stupid posts.

    Someone ... and I don't know his name ... leaked some information about Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 on a blog. Eileen mentioned this on her blog and the Exchange team have gone on record with information about their plans. The individual concerned is...
  • Voice mail must become extinct .

    Eileen blogged a few days back about her frustration that we can't roll out Unified Messaging any quicker, and I want it for one reason and one reason only. A while back I wrote about Stupid phones . I listened to Gurdeep at TechReady saying that his...
  • Bye bye NTL... could this be a whole new beginning

    When I moved into my house BT told me I couldn't keep my number. So I decided I would take cable TV and telephone from a company called Comtel. Comtel were a nice lot, and got swallowed up by NTL. And my relationship with NTL was characterized by the...
  • Virtualization - never knowing where your next core comes from ?

    Returning from TechReady4 I've noticed some trends in how we are going to think about datacenters over the next few years. Moore's law just keeps on going (to everyone's surprise including Gordon Moore*). When I was a student in the mid 1980's I had to...
  • Not exactly a valentine for IBM

    One of those odd coincidences. Back in January 26 when I was blogging about IBM FUD , I mentioned an Information Week Article where IBM made the assertion that " a so-called "open XML" platform file format, known as OOXML, is designed to run seamlessly...