November, 2005

  • Interesting use of Bots

    When you get a chance, add the following two MSN contacts to your contacts list encarta@conversagent.com bbcbackstage@hotmail.com The former is basically a bot that links to some of the Encarta knowledgebase and brings you back the answers...
  • New home and a bit of an explanation

    Well, it didnt take long at all to find a new home and with some help from the guys in Redmond I managed to keep all of my postings too. If you are new to my blog then you might be wondering why a load of posts all have the same dates. To cut a long...
  • Its been a while....and a lot has happened

    Yes ... I know it’s been a while since I posted something but I have been out and about talking with customers and partners about RTC and helping them understand why it’s something they should get involved in :-). At both IT Forum and the Gartner Symposium...
  • Microsoft RTC group makes another interesting acquisition...

    ..... my blog :-) Over the last week or so I have been talking with some of the guys over in Redmond who would like to take over this blog and start two way communication between customer/partners and the product group rather than just via the field...
  • Microsoft Office Communicator for Windows Mobiles

    Today Microsoft announced that Microsoft Office Communicator for windows mobile phones has reached its first beta. I dont know at the minute if there are any public betas available or if its just and FYI from the product team but as soon as I know otherwise...
  • Updates made to Public IM Connectivity

    Over the last week or so some changes have been made to the Public IM Connectivity connector to expand the number and type of people that you can add to your contact list if your company subscribes to PIC. Previously, it was only possible to add addresses...
  • New IM worm discovered

    There is a new worm circulating round the Microsoft IM world called Kelvir-ASVID which is a variant of the Kelvir worm. On September 9th it started to work its way round the Reuters instant messaing platform. This is seems to be an every increasing...
  • MSN and Yahoo to 'federate'

    It has been announced today that MSN and Yahoo are going to enable federation between their consumer IM services allowing MSN and Yahoo users to talk to their friends on the competing comsumer client without having to install the client themselves. ...
  • Microsoft Aquires Teleo, a VoIP Company

    Yesterday Microsoft announced it was going to aquire Teleo, a company that specialises in voice over IP software and services. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/aug05/09-30MSNTeleoPR.mspx At the minute is looks as if this aquisition...
  • ebay Buys Skype

    I have been away for a few weeks so sorry this is being posted so late. It appears that ebay is going to buy Skype (see http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1857847,00.asp?kc=ewnws091205dtx1k0000599 ) which seems like a very interesting move in the...
  • MSN Messenger 7.5 Launched

    Around the same time as Google were launching their new client, MSN have done a more stealthy launch of their new MSN Messenger 7.5 client. I am finding it hard to remember what exactly was new in the client as I have been beta testing it for quite a...
  • Windows Messenger ports for IM, Voice, Video and File Transfer

    As well as keeping this blog up to date with all thats new in RTC I thought it might be useful to include any tips, tricks or hints I come across that I think might be useful to know. If you want to find out the ports used by Windows Messenger for...
  • GoogleTalk Launched

    This week saw the launch of Google Talk, Google’s first attempt at producing an IM solution for consumers. From what I have heard it is based on Jabber which to me seems an interesting route to take while the other big three (MSN, AOL, Yahoo) and other...
  • Hopefully the start of something beautiful...

    Before I start to share my views and any news about IM, Presenance and RTC Technologies in general I wanted to give you an idea of why this blog exists. Over that last 10 years or so, computers and the internet have become a part of everyones life...
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