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Matt McSpirit on Virtualisation, Management and Core Infrastructure

November, 2006

  • Where did the last fortnight go?

    Firstly, an apology - my posting frequency has dropped dramatically over the last 2 weeks, and with only 3 posts since the start of November, I thought it was time to get cracking again! Secondly, an explanation of why I haven't been posting! Well, having...
  • Vista Gadgets: Thick and fast...

    The amount of gadgets now available on the Vista Gadget Site , is growing daily, and there are some pretty darn cool ones out there to pop in your sidebar. I've highlighted a few that I really have come to grow and love... Wifi Gadget This one is great...
  • Photosynth Technology Preview - It's Live and it's sexy.

    Have you seen this yet? No? Well I suggest you sit up and take note, because this is COOL technology at it's very best. Imagine, for example, being in St Mark's Square in Venice, with beautiful buildings all around, and you are happily snapping away with...
  • Launch, Launch, Launch! Ready for a new day?

    It's here! Today is the day. 30th November 2006. $20Billion of research and development is here, and it really will herald the new world of work by simplifying how people work together, find information, improve business insight, protect and manage content...
  • TechEd 2006...from the Virtual Side...

    For those of you who were lucky enough to get to go to Barcelona, and managed to draw yourself away from places like the Nou Camp, Las Ramblas and the stunning fountains, to take in the sights and sounds of TechEd - lucky you! For those of you who didn...
  • Exchange, Vista, Office - 5 Steps to Success

    How, as a Microsoft Partner, can you ensure that you make the most of our biggest ever launch in the history of big launches in the world ever? Well, I've got 5 steps to ensure that you do ride the wave and don't fall off! Run your business on EVO Have...
  • Fancy a date with Vista? - 30th November 2006...

    Well, we've been waiting along time (5 years, 3 months and 5 days to be precise), but, Windows Vista is about to become a reality, for corporate customers anyway. I'm going to get straight to the point here. It's available on the 30th November. 2006....
  • Browser Wars: And the winner is....

    With the recent milestone releases of the 2 major browsers on the market, I thought you might like to know which the best browser on the market actually is. and the winner is.... I'll leave it to Long to tell you - read his post on ' The fairest and most...
  • Business Evolution 2006 hits the Cinema's...

    Are you ready for Microsoft's biggest launch ever? Exchange. Check. Vista. Check. Office. Check. The PTS Team. Check. 40ft Cinema Screen....pardon? That's right, fresh from the successful EVO events in Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, London and Reading...
  • Now this is cool - WindowsVistaRetail.com...

    Thanks to Marcel, a colleague from Microsoft Germany, for sending this through. I wasn't sure if this was for real at first, and to be honest, I'm still not, but it is great, it's cool, and it's really useful too. Basically, some bright spark has created...
  • Vista migration over breakfast...

    One of the common concerns that is discussed when I chat to our partners and customers, is how the migration over to Vista will affect my current setup. Will it affect my current applications, data and workflows? Will I have compatibility issues? How...
  • Hey Microsoft, I'm a UK Partner, how do I get RTM'd?

    Now that Vista and Office have hit gold, more and more partners have been asking, particularly at the EVO Roadshows (Which you can still register for ) where they can get their hands on a copy of the RTM beauties, so that they can try to reproduce the...
  • Useful Beta Updates...

    Windows Vista Readiness Assessment There is a great beta programme available to help partners, and their customers quickly assess hardware and device compatibility for Windows Vista upgrades from a single networked machine. The tool is also completely...