Rich White's Blog

General musings & ramblings probably related to IT in Business

Rich White's Blog

  • T-Minus ~2 Weeks Before MSFTs Biggest Ever Launch...Get Involved!

    Wow!! I can't believe it's only ~2 weeks before the launch of Windows 8, Office 13, Windows Phone 8, Visual Studio, Dynamics and Windows Server 2012 (I know that came out a few weeks prior)! As part of a number of launch events, Microsoft are also...
  • Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Vol.13

    Volume 13 of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report was released this week and is available for download from the SIR website: http://www.microsoft.com/security/sir/default.aspx The details: "The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) analyzes...
  • Windows Phone 7 - it's Here!

    After what seems like a lifetime (here at Microsoft we have had a lot of internal 'noise' regarding WP7) Windows Phone 7 launched in EMEA & APAC. I wanted to create a blog post on the actual day of launch but I thought I would wait to see what the...
  • Teamwork...

    I couldn't agree with this more and think every team should adopt this ethos.
  • Windows Phone 7 In-Depth Overview

    I've been meaning to post the preview of Windows Phone 7 that the people at Engadget released a few weeks ago, click on the image below to be directed to the whole article which is a really good read. There's a lot of [positive] media buzz that is doing...
  • My Next Phone...

    At our annual sales conference in Atlanta last week Andy Lees (our Senior VP for Mobile Communications Business) announced that all full time Microsoft staff will be getting a Windows Phone 7 device at launch! This is great news as I think it shows how...
  • Superstar Account Manager

    The superstar account manager will: Know how to manage the relationship, share contact and relationship information efficiently and effectively. They will network internally and externally. Understand the account – from their point...
  • Being Part of a Great Team Needs...

    Hope. Especially when things are tough. Hope that creates clear understanding that there is a plan and it is driven by clear supporting leadership. Great team meetings. Admin is dispensed quickly and time is spent on discussion, development and...
  • Bing: Search. Click. Play.

    The team at Bing are launching a new user experience for our decision making engine and I was really impressed with some of the inclusions as it really innovates on how a decision engine 'helps' the user decide and is a really unique experience from an...
  • Wee-Mah

    With the launch of the Windows Phone 7 in October of this year it’s interesting to see that we have announced a new Windows Mobile OS called ‘Windows Embedded Handheld’ or WiEmHa which is the shortened version pronounced ‘Wee-Mah’...
  • Where Cursor's Come From...

    This made me smile:
  • Stress…Pah!

    Working in IT can sometimes have it’s stressful moments, however, I think the above cartoon puts stress into a new perspective. Hat tip to GapingVoid Gallery
  • Bill Gates talks Energy

    Although this isn’t technology related it is a video worth watching:
  • Let’s get our hands dirty once in a while

    My old man always told me as a kid “get a job that doesn’t require you to get your hands dirty” and working in IT the only ‘dirt’ I get on my hands is the occasional thermal paste or coffee from a spillage. So when I saw this poster I thought it was genius...
  • SharePoint in Plain English

    This video explains SharePoint in simple terms. A powerful tool when someone asks 'What's SharePoint?':
  • Roll Up: Free Antivirus Protection!

    I always find it difficult choosing an AV vendor as there are so many competitive products on the market with so many  different  features. Well, I was pleasantly surprised to learn about Microsoft Security Essentials which is a FREE home PC...
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  • Forgotten Attachment Detector

    Ok, so this is probably the greatest Office Add-in in the Universe. Ask yourself: How many times have you accidentally sent an email which was meant to have an attachment but you forgot to attach? If you’re like me I’ve done it a fair few times and it...
  • Canvas for OneNote

    I use OneNote a lot as part of my job and recently I found that the OfficeLabs team have created a great tool for easily navigating through OneNote files called 'Canvas for OneNote'. It incorporates the DeepZoom technology which we have showcased in a...
  • Autocomplete Cache & Quickpart Migration for Outlook 2007

    I've just got hold of my new corporate laptop so I've been migrating all of my files, pst's and other volumes of data from my old laptop to my new laptop. One piece of Outlook functionality that I wanted to migrate from my old laptop to my new laptop...
  • Steve Ballmer @ MIX08

    Probably the most open and honest interview I've seen with Steve B in a long time, not only is the interview from Guy Kawasaki informative from a Technology standpoint it also has a great vibe, check it out here by clicking on the picture or link below...
  • Windows Server 2008 News & Reviews

    With the release of Windows Server 2008 imminent plenty of online technology news sites have had their mitts on the new OS for some time and this is a great resource to get news, reviews and information regarding Windows Server 2008 - I found the article...
  • No Sacrifice, No Victory!

    Finally, I'm catching up with the 21st Century! The main purpose of my blog is to digitally ink down my findings in the broad area of Business IT and specifically Service Support & Service Delivery which is my area of expertise and also the primary...