Nathan Mercer's blog

Technology Evangelist :: Microsoft New Zealand :: bat phone 021375503

May, 2005

  • download final version of Office Communicator 2005 (trial)

    Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 is an enterprise messenger that integrates communications capabilities (including instant messaging, rich presence, PC-based voice and video, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and enterprise telephony) with productivity...
  • Free desktop backgrounds and themes from Microsoft New Zealand.

    Desktop Backgrounds for Windows Free desktop backgrounds and themes from Microsoft New Zealand. Someone from MSNZ posted this for download up on the MS Download Centre They're actually pretty cool, chewing gum for the eyes. A kiwi style 'bliss...
  • XBOX360

    The MTV show was broadcast about half an hour ago, now the new http://www.xbox360.com/ site is up, as well as some new content on http://www.xbox.com/en-US/default.htm too. The first site has a flash graphic that lets you view the console and controller...
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 downloads

    R2? If you haven't heard of it yet, you will soon. R2 its a new interim release of Windows Server 2003, shipping around the end of this year - called Windows Server 2003 R2, based on top of Server 2003 SP1 - basically it comes on a 2nd CD (much like the...
  • x64

    With the launch of Windows x64 at WinHEC 2005, last week I was in Auckland and Christchurch with AMD announcing Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and the Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions The most obvious and common advantage of x64 is that the...
  • Post numero uno

    Hi there, welcome to post number one of my new blog on blogs.technet.com. I've finally got my act together so let the posting commence...
  • Windows OneCare

    all over the web now http://news.com.com/Security+gripes+Microsoft+feels+your+pain/2100-7355_3-5705430.html?tag=nefd.top http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/13/technology/13soft.html?th=&adxnnl=1&emc=th&adxnnlx=1115983036-pqN6FBHCAUcJT7StfzEJWQ...
  • Microsoft Connect 05

    So it's been a month or so since we did the 3-city Microsoft Connect 05 event. Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and in that order for a change. Thanks to everyone that came along and watched a presentation, asked a question or came and said hi and had...
  • IE7 IIS7

    Last week Tony on the IEBlog announced (or confirmed depending on your POV) that IE7 would have tabs There are some other interesting posts on there too about the IE7 tabbed browsing implementation and the reasons behind no IE7 on Win2000 but on WinXP...
  • Wellington Windows Mobile User Group meeting Thursday June 9th, 2005

    Details for the next Windows Mobile User Group http://www.wmug.co.nz/ meeting have just been sent out: The next Wellington Windows Mobile User Group meeting will be held on Thursday June 9th , 2005. This is a bit sooner than our usual bi-monthly...
  • Bill Gates Keynote from the Microsoft Mobile & Embedded Developers Conference in Las Vegas

    Hooray, now that the cat is out of the bag we can finally talk about Windows Mobile 5.0. That's the new OS BillG released and demoed in Las Vegas 4AM this morning NZ time If you're into Mobile Devices be sure to checkout the next Wellington Windows...
  • So who am I and I what do I do at Microsoft

    Great question Mr. Rhetorical, firstly Who am I? Nathan Mercer, I work for Microsoft New Zealand and am a 5 year Microsoft 'veteran' now. Most recently a Technology Specialist (TS) and previously (same role, different name) as a Systems Engineer...