James O'Neill's blog

Windows Platform, Virtualization and PowerShell with a little Photography for good measure.

April, 2007

  • If freedom of choice doesn't do it for you how about lower taxes ?

    A couple of days ago I wrote about our online Petition to the BSI concerning Open XML, it's always nice to be noticed by Mary Jo Foley but she asks Am I the only one, in reading Microsoft's rationale for ISO standardization, who finds it ironic...
  • MVPs and Microsoft Transparency

    The Serendipity fairy has been at it again. Earlier this week we sent out the Welcome messages to some new MVPs . Although I don't work that closely with Nathan Winters , it's still nice to see his his work with the Microsoft Messaging and Mobility user...
  • Sign-up for freedom of choice

    Back in February I wrote about IBM and their attempts to throw a spanner in the works for the Open XML used in office 2007 The key bits of the story are IBM has long campaigned for Microsoft to open up it's file formats - which we have done in Office...
  • Network adapter priority in Vista

    When I'm in the office I have a network cable on my hot desk and access to wireless networking. There's enough bandwidth available on wireless for most purposes, but for large downloads and software installations wired is greatly preferable. Yesterday...
  • Moving to ultimate part 1.

    On the roadshow I've been saying how great the Microsoft IT build of Vista is. The sheer simplicity of getting a new laptop - more-or-less any laptop, plugging it in, booting off the network and installing a usable combination of OS and apps in an hour...
  • Announcement rumour

    I don't normally get involved in rumours, preferring to keep to facts, but news seems to be out at a big new area of communications. As you might have seen on Eileen's blog we kept the last big communications thing (response point) quiet till the last...