Keith Combs' Blahg

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  • Blog Post: Have $10,000 to blow on an Apple iPhone ???

    If you have an extra ten grand laying around, why not blow it on some bling? The folks at http://www.athem.ch/collections/apple-iphone-3g.php will be happy to help you elevate yourself above the lowly masses with a diamond rimmed Apple iPhone 3G. According to the site, this is 3.75 carats in the worlds...
  • Blog Post: T-minus 7 days for Apple speculation

    It's less than seven days now before Apple pulls the covers off their next round of products.  We do know of course OS X v10.5 goes on sale at 6pm next Friday, but what else might they reveal at that time?  If you were Steve Jobs, what additions or changes would you make to the product line...
  • Blog Post: Thumbs up or down for the new Macs?

    My current MacBook Pro is coming up on it’s one year anniversary.  It’s hardly old and in pristine shape.  I baby all the machines I have.  Scratch free is a good thing if you decide to sell.  But should I sell the one I have? Today Steve Jobs took the wraps of the new machines. ...
  • Blog Post: Apple Announces iPhone 4S

    Today Apple held a small press event at 4 Infinite Loop and managed to crash all of the “live” blogging sites covering the event.  That was followed by apple.com crashing.  After the smoke cleared an iPhone 4S emerged with an updated processor, gpu, camera, and other solid features.  Get...
  • Blog Post: Engadget compares OS X v10.5 to Windows Vista

    The folks at Engadget have an blogpost comparing the two operating systems. Check it out and see if you agree with their opinion.
  • Blog Post: Lync for Mac 2011 Released to Manufacturing

    See the blog post at http://blog.officeformac.com/lync-for-mac-2011-released-to-manufacturing for more information.  See http://www.microsoft.com/mac/enterprise/lync for the product marketing site.
  • Blog Post: Office for Mac 2011 hits RTM milestone !!!

        Houston, we have RTM! It’s a big Friday in MacBU as we are celebrating the “Release to Manufacturing” of Office for Mac 2011. This means we’ve signed off on final testing and the product is officially getting sent on its way to production and to customers. We’ll be cranking the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Interop Road Show Webcast - live this week on 5/6/2009

    On Wednesday May 6th, we’ll be broadcasting the Interop Road Show .  Actually it’s going to be a bit of a simulcast.  Matt Hester will be in Downers Grove, IL doing a live delivery of the sessions, and we’ll pick up the audio and demonstrations via the magic of Microsoft LiveMeeting. In addition...
  • Blog Post: OneNote Released for the iPad

    Today, just in time for the holidays, we’re releasing OneNote 1.3 for iOS. Since the launch of OneNote for iPhone nearly a year ago, a recurring request from our customers has been for a version that can be used more easily on the iPad's larger screen. We're happy to announce that today's new release...
  • Blog Post: Pity OS X doesn’t like 8GB of memory in my MacBook Pro

    I received a flurry of questions via email when I posted information the other day that I had 8GB of memory in my Apple MacBook Pro .  At the time of my post, I had only intended to boot the OS and see that it appeared to work correctly, recognize the updated amount of memory and shutdown cleanly...
  • Blog Post: Messenger:mac 7 update released for OCS R2

    Messenger for Mac 7.0.2 is an integrated communications client that enables you to communicate with contacts within and outside your organization. Messenger for Mac 7.0.2 is a Universal application that is built to run on both PowerPC-based and Intel-based Macs and makes it easy to take advantage of...
  • Blog Post: Now this is a kewl iPhone App

  • Blog Post: Apple cratered my Mac

    I decided last night to finally let the Apple update software download and update my Apple MacBook Pro.  I received the Pro a little less than a month ago and immediately upgraded it to "Leopard" which is OS X v10.5.  As with all of the modern operating systems, OS X includes a tool...
  • Blog Post: Interop Road Show – Texas events this week

    Don’t forget we just started the Microsoft Interop Road Show and there are events in Dallas and Houston this week. The event in Dallas is actually at our office in Las Colinas, Texas (also known as Irving). Confused? Don’t be. See all of the information at http://www.technetevents.com/interop/index.htm...
  • Blog Post: The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs

    I rarely wade into the affairs of politics or religion.  But this morning is one of those rare occasions and in some respects it has attributes of both.  No, we aren’t talking about the war in Iraq or Afghanistan.  Instead, we are talking about the sad state of affairs in the USA. Daniel...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Messenger for Mac 8 Beta – now available

    If you are a Mac user, you might be interested in the just released beta of Messenger for Mac .  No, the Keith in the pic at http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/messenger-8/default.mspx isn’t me.  I am not that green. Anyway, this new version adds some integration options for Live ID login...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac Released !

    Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2 features a redesigned user interface, improved customization options, and the ability to connect to multiple Windows-based computers at the same time. The following table lists the latest improvements to Remote Desktop Connection. Universal binary...
  • Blog Post: Office for Mac SP2 - now available for download

    Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. This update provides the latest fixes to Office for Mac 2011. Additionally, this update contains stability and reliability improvements. See the list of fixes @ http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685940 . Go get the download @ http://www...
  • Blog Post: Apple updates the MacBook Pro with Retina

    http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/
  • Blog Post: Congratulations to Apple and at&t !!!

    Regardless of the hiccups today on activation of the Apple iPhone 3G, you have to hand it to Apple and at&t on what appears to be a pretty decent product launch.  I mean after all, how many people played “sick” or “hookie” today in order to stand in line all day and buy an iPhone? Let’s see...
  • Blog Post: Can you do this on your MacBook?

    Be sure to check this out at full screen 720p.  Nice teaser from NVIDIA.
  • Blog Post: Mactopia adds a new IT Pro area

    The Microsoft Mac Business Unit has added a new area to their website to hold IT Pro related information.  I personally think the information belongs at technet.microsoft.com but hey, it’s a start.  See http://www.microsoft.com/mac/itpros/default.mspx or click the pic at right to take you to...
  • Blog Post: I'm almost ready to come up for Air...

    You may have been wondering where I've been the past few days.  Did I jump off a cliff because the Dallas Cowboys ended their season?  Nope, of course not. Was I at Macworld 2008 rubbing shoulders with the Apple fans? Nope.  But I came darn close to going.  In the end I decided to...
  • Blog Post: Should I Be Evil?

    There's been a considerable amount of discussion lately about Apple, our image, and if Microsoft employees should buy Apple products.  There is no official policy that says I can't buy an iPod, iPhone or a Mac. But how does this look to you? Do you think more or less of me if I do?  Do you...