May, 2006

  • Digital Rum

    At the end of last month I had the pleasure of talking with these guys and I must say that they really do have some great solutions and are doing some brilliant work with Live Communication Server. First of all is ‘Corporate Mobile Messenger’...
  • Motorola Q

    Mentioned here , the Motorola Q will be going on sale from May 31st with Verizon Wireless. Any one who owns or has previously owned a Blackberry will recognise the form factor but as the article says, it’s a “cross between a Blackberry and...
  • PTS-TV - Episode 4 - Christian Bolton

    Not long after the release of Dave Sayers video on Security, we now have Christian Bolton talking to us about SQL and Business Intelligence. If you have ever wondered what exactly Business Intelligence is or have purchased SQL Server and are wondering...
  • Windows Mobile Minis - Coming to a TV near you!

    I was watching Fifth Gear on my Windows Media Center today and they showed a few clips of next weeks show …. lo and behold ….. I spotted the Windows Mobile Minis at the Gumball 3000 :-) Look out for them on the next episode of Fifth Gear...
  • Invasion of the Robots!

    Last night I received an email from my friend over in Redmond, Todd Biggs, who tells me that they are running a MSN Bot competition . I have talked about bots in the past and regularly discuss the idea with partners and customers when I meet with them...
  • PTS TV - Episode 3 - Dave Sayers

    For those of you that don’t already know, the third edition of PTS-TV went live recently and features Dave Sayers talking about Security and Microsoft, two words some people don't think should be used in the same sentence. Pop along to PTS-TV and...
  • Have you patched your Exchange server

    This months security patches include a patch for Exchange 2000 (post SP3) and Exchange 2003 (SP1 and SP2). We have discovered a vulnerability where Microsoft Exchange could allow remote code execution. There is some more information here but the best...
  • Off topic .... but very important .... Halo3

    Yes, I know this has nothing to do with Unified Communications or Mobility but it is an important piece of news for any gamer. Halo 3 was announced at E3 today and a trailer is available via XBOX Live Marketplace (anyone with an XBOX 360 and internet...
  • Windows Live Messenger - Now available to anyone and everyone

    Have you felt excluded because your mate tells you he has been invited to beta Windows Live Messenger but you have not? If so then feel excluded no more, Windows Live Messenger is now available to the masses here . As highlighted in the Messenger blog...
  • MSN Messenger goes 'retro'

    Although for quite some time you have been able to make pc-to-pc calls on MSN Messenger and pc-to-phone calls, the big problem with this is that is restricts you to using a clunky headset and microphone and near the PC at the time you want to make the...
  • Microsoft Speech Server 2007 Beta !

    Today we opened the public beta site for Microsoft Speech Server 2007, if you want to know more then take a look here . Speech Server has been available before in previous versions but this is a significant release as it includes support for VoiceXML...
  • Search for a star .....

    Its only been a few days since PTS-TV launched and the second video has now gone live !!! In this video you will meet James Akrigg, Information Worker PTS who talks about the merits of search technologies and why every partner should be looking into...
  • Microsoft and Qualcomm working on integration

    The number of devices on which Windows Mobile can be put on is set to increase as Microsoft and Qualcomm detail a partnership to get Windows Mobile working on Qualcomm chip sets, more information here. Enabling Windows Mobile to work with the Qualcomm...
  • Turn your Windows Mobile into a removable hard disk ... as seen below

    OK, so maybe this photo isn't quite the experience you would get but I feel its a good start, it does have wheels on the bottom after all. Jason Langridge blogged a few weeks ago about a neat little freeware program that makes the memory card inside...
  • 'Nokiaberry' anyone?

    Meet Nokia’s latest phone, the interestingly named E61 (which might I add is also the name of the road that goes through the Karavanke Tunnel in Slovenia). Nokia now has three E series devices launched and it looks as if they want to move into...
  • Another Mini Adventure ....

    Last weekend both of the Windows Mobile Minis went to the Gumball 3000 rally which started in London and will travel through Europe, Asia and America over the next 8 or so days, finally ending at Beverly Hills :-) As well as taking a look at the pictures...
  • E12 is dead ... long live Exchange 2007

    This one is more of a notification than an announcement as I imagine you saw this one coming. With Beta 2 rapidly approaching, we have finally announced the official name for the next release of Exchange ..... Exchange Server 2007 :-)
  • PTS-TV - Coming to a PC near you !

    This week we launched PTS-TV to the masses. The pilot episode features the lovely Katie Ledger and the not so lovely me .... lets hope they dont decide to 'axe the show' based on my ratings alone. When you have a spare few minutes take a look and be...