The Exchange blog has a very good explanation of why you don’t get the same great Exchange experience on every Exchange capable device you use. It’s very interesting that we license the IP rather than the implementation because it allows the people implementing EAS the highest level of flexibility and compatibility.
Why all Exchange ActiveSync experiences aren’t the same… and how to know what you’re getting
Lots of people are looking at how they should go about deploying Windows 7 in their organisation, a few I’ve seen first hand are struggling to understand how to migrate. One of the major steps in planning your deployment is probably to build a proof of concept to see just how easy it is and just what the pitfalls are in your organisation. Have you thought about your application compatibility, are you making the most of things by deploying Office at the same time?
Our Springboard Series resources around Building a Proof of Concept came up in meeting the other day and there really is some great stuff in there.
I’ll be back looking at some of the fun around various aspects of a deployment soon, but if you want a specific question answered then post a comment and I’ll try – or if you want to keep your identity secret because you work for a criminal mastermind in his secret-but-very-expensive volcanic layer filled with retro furniture then drop me an email using the form.
One of the hurdles that I’ve personally experienced when trying to move people to the latest version of Office to help them be more productive is that those little tools they rely on – that excel add-in that they bought that’s become a core part of their process - just isn’t known to you, the IT Pro dude that has to take responsibility for it.
You’ve never heard of the thing before and you don’t know who the vendor is and you don’t have the time to do a full background check to make sure it works. Then you do your deployment and that supery dupery add-in tanks. Finally you have to roll that persons install back and they stick as a thorn in your side for years and you can’t explain away not having hit your target for 100% deployment. Familiar?
Well we’ve got you an answer…
Take a look at the Microsoft Office 2010 – Compatibility Resource Center we’ve got tools for inspecting VBA code and a tool that helps you to findout what Add-ins are actually running in your business. Cool stuff… oh yeah and a list of Add-ins that have been tested. Nice stuff.
The Azure appliance we announced a WPC is generating quite a few questions and a fair bit of interest. It’s a really interesting bit of kit but it’s a very niche offering right now but you guys want know it’s all about right? In this Channel 9 video Steve Marx give a nice explanation, head to 7:30 for a little info on where Hyper-V fits in…
Introducing the Windows Azure Platform Appliance
Something I want to post is a wrap up of the week for the stuff I’ve blogged – long may it continue – this includes everything from my fire hose and not just tech stuff. This week was my 3rd week at Microsoft and I already know I’m going to like it here…they’re a good bunch. So to the stuff…
One thing that’s helped me get to know people here is the Outlook Social Connector: Get your social updates in Outlook
PDC10 is happening in Seattle this year, getting attendees closer to the dudes who make the cool stuff
What ever you do WAIK me up before you go go if you’re looking into deployment its the starting point…sorry for the puns awsome as @marcholmes described them!
Azure in a box is some info and thoughts on why containers are cool
What am I doing here… still not too sure, but it’s fun!
Brilliant video from top race drivers on why your really need a top team behind you Lewis & Jenson, one car, no team
Walk the tube because it’s healthier and you get less black snot!
I finally have a blue badge… enough said there I think
Water Walking Ball because all evangelists must learn to walk on water and this seems like a great hack.