Nathan Mercer's blog

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

March, 2006

  • New IE7 Build Available from MIX06!

    As part of our presence and activities for the MIX06 conference that kicked off this morning in Las Vegas, we have refreshed the IE7 Beta 2 Preview release on the web with a new build. You can install it straight from the web at
  • Microsoft Security Seminar '06

    See you in Auckland on Friday, I will be co-presenting in the Keynote at the start of the day, with demos on Windows Vista security, Network Access Protection in "Longhorn Server" and also a quick look at whats new in ISA 2006
  • Ultra-Mobile PC team unveils "Origami"

    A new Mobile PC form factor. Full Windows functionality with an enhanced touch screen, pen and keyboard input. UMPCs combine the power of the Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system and other innovative new technologies from Microsoft...
  • The download site for the Security Seminar presentations is now live

    The download site for the Security Seminar presentations from last week is now live here: Our slide deck from the keynote will be published up there, real soon now
  • Why Window's Vista Won't Suck

    Interesting article about Windows Vista advances,1697,1931913,00.asp “It’s hard to take a real look at Vista, both on the surface and under the hood, and consider it just another Windows rehash. This is a dramatic...
  • Inaugural Meeting: Wellington Office User Group

    There is a new User Group getting started this week in Wellington, to provide information and support to users of Microsoft Office. The group organiser is Steve Schapel, a Microsoft MVP on Access. The group aims to cater to the interests of Information...