James Akrigg .:. Out of Office

  • Geek Gland Training: Swimming

    The interest in the new 2007 release of Office is getting bigger and bigger. Yet there are concerns about learning the new features in the Office applications. Do you feel like you are drowning in all the information that is being pushed out there? Don...
  • Don’t be Evil! Blah, blah, blah! Get Ready to be EVOL!

    New Products! New Thinking! New Opportunities! New dates for your calendar to meet Microsoft and learn all about E xchange, V ista, O ffice and L ive. I've been in the office this week working through the details with Steve and Ben as we put the final...
  • Out of Office : Meet my new assistant

    I recently created a demo machine with Microsoft Outlook 2007 Beta 2 TR (Technical Refresh) on a server with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and was impressed with the improvements made in the new 'Out of Office' assistant. I had heard that we were making...
  • New Slingers in town recommend Vista

    I always get concerned with new operating systems when it comes to drivers. Call me an old cynic, people often do, but when I install a new operating system I know I'm going to have to hunt around for drivers. This can be even more challenging when it...
  • SharePoint : “There’s no point if you don’t share!”

    I have started to receive feedback via comments on my blog and true to my word I am responding. In my previous post on 'Geek Gland Training' I posted information for training on Office 2007, Exchange 2007 and Windows Vista but I also tagged the post as...
  • Live Search from Microsoft is on the Move

    More people will now be able to make use of Microsoft Live Search while on the move following the press release from Nokia yesterday. Advanced search capabilities are going to be available to Nokia customers powered by our Live Search for mobile that...
  • Today’s Special - ‘The Blog Frog’.

    In a recent article for 'Partner Perspectives' I promised to talk about why I had been blogless for so long. I have to be honest; I started out being a little sceptical about the whole notion of blogging. I had conversations with many people that blog...
  • Geek Gland Training : Archery

    Are you on target to having the right skills to develop the next generation solutions built on the new Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007? Would you like to get ready? Would you? Really? I've been asked about developing skills by ISV partners...
  • Hot off the Press: New York Times Reader

    There has been a lot of excitement about the possibilities .NET Framework 3.0 using the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) are going to bring to new software solutions. Well the wait is almost over. Soon you will be able to try a new 'Software Experience...
  • Refreshed! Microsoft Office 2007

    The Technical Refresh for Microsoft Office Beta 2 is now available. Get it now http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/beta/getthebeta.mspx If you are currently using Microsoft Office 2003 you can install side-by-side with your existing Office installation...
  • A new perspective from Partner Perspectives

    I had the pleasure of being grilled by our ever inquisitive partner team last week about my thoughts on working with partners and technology. You can read the published version ( click to view 'Geek Gland Explained' ) on the partner perspectives blog...
  • Playing on a 5 ½ inch pitch...

    I liked this phrase so much I had to share it. The saying 'Playing on a 5 ½ inch pitch' (that's 13.75cm for the more modern measurer) refers to the space between your ears where your brain is located. Now for those that know me you will know that sporting...
  • UK Government gets Long Tail...

    This post is not a political post about a genetic variation. It's about how a book I read called 'The Long Tail' has opened my eyes to how the internet is changing business perspectives and developing business models that would just not be possible with...
  • The spiders are out to get me...

    I have been looking at how others have been using blogs and search engines to help people find the information they post. One of they ways is to register your blog on Technorati. In there own words: Technorati is the recognized authority on what...
  • I can't get no sleep without broadband...

    Why can't I sleep? Well it's a bizarre and frustrating sequence of events that has led me to this. I'm not going to go into the details of why I still don't have a working broadband connection. But if you are reading this and you live in the UK I’m sure...
  • Old Dog, New Tricks!

    Hello and welcome to my 'BLOG', yes there you go I've said the 'B' word. Many believed it would never happen (I was one of them), but at last I am here, online and in fine voice. For some time my team mates have been doing the right thing and sharing...