April, 2008

  • Community Clips

    Now I know this is directly following on from the previous blog, but this site is also cool. Spawned off from the Office Labs site, Community Clips is an area that enables users to create and share clips on how they use Office and what tips they can share...
  • Microsoft Office Labs

    Microsoft Office Labs This is cool, if you get a chance check it out... From the site: Welcome to Microsoft Office Labs! This site is a proving ground for ideas that come from regular employees and interns who work anywhere in Microsoft.  Most of...
  • Some thinking fun for a Friday

    So some colleagues stopped me in the hallway and asked if I could solve the following brain teaser, I wanted to share with you and see how quickly someone gets it. Ok so here is the equation... 5 + 5 + 5 = 550 What you are allowed to do is place a single...
  • Report: Microsoft fastest to issue OS patches, Sun slowest

    Symantec have just released their malware report on security threats in the industry and it is great to see that results are in showing that Microsoft is the fastest in the industry to issue operating system patches to help protect customers from vulnerabilities...
  • Winplay - Winplay - Guitar Hero 3 Mobile (One-time Purchase)

    Totally non-work related, although it does involve Windows Mobile... Guitar Hero III for Windows Mobile. THIS IS AWESOME!!! I love the Guitar Hero series and am constantly playing it at home, my wife is also a big fan and is one of the only games she...
  • Free Microsoft software tools for Spore students

    I am personally very excited about this initiative " DreamSpark ". DreamSpark is a programme that puts in the hands of the students the developer & designer tools released by Microsoft. Students now get free access to tools such as Visual...
  • Mainsoft supports Microsoft technology for Java, Linux | InfoWorld | News | 2008-04-08 | By Paul Krill

    This is cool stuff, Mainsoft is releasing technology that will enable Microsoft's ASP .NET AJAX technology on Java supported platforms such as Linux. This is enabled through their new release of "Mainsoft for Java EE version 2.2". In a nutshell...
  • Rocker eyes holographic touring to save planet | Entertainment | Music | Reuters

    I am a big fan of the band System of a Down , and am really enjoying some of the solo work that lead singer Serj Tankian is doing. If you are in to Celine Dion though, this is definitely not music for you. However I must applaud the recent comments and...
  • Interoperability Principles

    Back in February you would have heard the interoperability principles that Microsoft announced to enable non-Microsoft products and Microsoft products better interoperability to share data and capabilities. If you missed out on that announcement, ...
  • MySong: Automatic Accompaniment for Vocal Melodies

    Just for a bit of fun, Microsoft Research appears to be making the move in to Pop stardom a little simpler. The research being done by this team takes the vocal melodies and song that a person sings in the microphone and creates a musical accompaniment...
  • Virtual Maps Case Study now in Flash format

    Ok, so from one of my previous blog posts a Linux user was having difficulties with regards to the complexities of setting Moonlight up on Linux to run Silverlight. So on his/her advice I have uploaded the video to soapbox so those who are using Flash...
  • Search Server Express RTM

    Im not quite sure how I missed this one, although last month was a pretty packed one, but Search Server Express has RTM'd. For those of you who are unaware of what Search Server Express is, let me give you the quick summary. Search Server is a product...
  • Virtual Maps Video Case Study

    In follow up to the case study I just posted, I wanted to share with you the video case study, talking about the Windows Server 2008 study in their own words. Please enjoy... ...read more
  • PHP runs up to 130% faster on Windows Server 2008

    Some might say this is a pretty outlandish statement to make, but we recently did some work with a local customer by the name of Virtual Maps that developed and maintains local Singaporean travel portal StreetDirectory.com , to test their popular web...