VT's Blog

The Blog of Viral Tarpara A Smart 27 year old's thoughts on Windows, Cloud Computing, Collaboration, and Productivity

November, 2009

  • What’s New In SharePoint 2010

    There is a lot of noise in the SharePoint world post SharePoint Conference 2009 and PDC.  I’m getting hammered for requests regarding briefings and overviews of the product so I thought I should just make my slides available.  Check it out!...
  • Pairing Jawbone Headset with Windows 7

    Doing a search on this topic, it seems that many of you out there are frustrated by the fact that a premium bluetooth headset like the Jawbone has so many problems with pairing.  The key to pairing this headset with Windows 7 comes down to your bluetooth...
  • Discover the Future of Visual Data Mining with Microsoft Pivot

    The world has too much information.  If you query any search engine for any topic, you will likely be greeted by millions of links of results.  Everyone knows that text cannot possibly be the end all, be all of data discovery.  Surely as...
  • Chrome OS Engineering vs. Windows 7 Engineering

    Okay everyone, the moment has finally arrived!  Google just announced… A Big Pile of Nothing It has been interesting reading the press and their view of the “game-changer” that is Chrome OS.  Depending of what mindset you come from, your opinion...
  • Dolly Parton Does IE8 Webslices!

    One of the most popular female country performers of all time, Dolly Parton is an international music icon.  In conjunction with the international release of Dolly’s new CD/DVD set, Live From London, Dolly has added a Silverlight-based IE8 web slice...
  • Classrooms with “Mini” Mainframe Using Multipoint Server

    The idea of using a single machine with multiple simultaneous users is not a new concept.  After all, that is exactly what server admins do all the time with remote desktop and terminal services.  But what hasn’t been as easy to do is give users...
  • 20 Free Apps for Windows 7 Power Users

    I read a great list of free applications on TechRadar that really enhance the usability of Windows 7 especially if you’re a power-user.  Windows 7 is great, but some of these apps really take window management to the next level!  There is a...
  • SharePoint VCX Conference Videos Posted! (FREE)

    Attend at Your Convenience! If you weren't able to make the SharePoint Live Virtual Conference & Expo live event on November 5th, you can now view the event On-Demand! They have got all the sessions you missed for you to peruse at your own pace and...
  • A Partner’s Objection Handling Guide for Exchange 2010

    In my previous post , you read about the challenges and solutions that Exchange 2003 customers value. Now, that you understand the Exchange 2003 customer challenges and the way Exchange 2010 addresses these challenges, let's look at the common objections...
  • Pitching Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2003 Organizations

    With the launch of Exchange 2010, I thought it would be a good idea to how the product team feels about Exchange 2010.  Over the next few days, I’ll be clipping excerpts from inside Microsoft to hopefully give you all a view of how we see this next...
  • Try Out Office Web Apps, Edit Office Docs with SkyDrive

    I must admit, I don’t use SkyDrive as often I’d like simply because Microsoft is really good at providing me with a lot of enterprise storage internally.  Nonetheless, I do use SkyDrive to share my presentations and decks with a lot of people. ...
  • Hosted Microsoft Services on the Cheap? Yes Please!

    There has never been a better time for hosted business software!  Software available today isn’t the same stuff that was offered by vendors ten years ago.  In fact, the notion that hosted software lacks in customization and integration are things...