Are you a Cut The Rope addict? Then you’ll love this bit of Friday fun! Don’t worry if you’ve not heard of Cut the Rope it’s a game initially created for the mobile phone that has quite a following. basically you cut bits of rope to feed the funny green creature Omnom! It may sound odd but it’s totally addictive! Give it a go!
Microsoft announced at CES earlier this week that it has partnered with the Cut the Rope creators Zeptolab and has made the game available on all HTML5 enabled browsers including Internet Explorer 9. The game is entirely plugin free and will have you utterly addicted in no time.
We do have a little hint for you! Pin the game to your taskbar with IE9 and you will unlock 7 additional levels!
You might have noticed over the past few weeks we’ve been asking you to have a quick click through our Windows Survey to help us understand how you’re getting along deploying Windows 7 and where we need to do a better job of helping out IT Pros in the UK. Not only does this prove valuable in guiding what we do for you, but the survey also picks out some custom content relevant to your situation depending on the answers you select – win win!
We thought it’d be interesting to provide a little insight into how your fellow TechNet Readers are getting on with their Deployments and where they’re finding hurdles, so do read on.
The good news is, 35% of people have already deployed Windows 7 and 46% are currently deploying or planning to. That makes a whopping 81% of people who are soon to feel the benefit of all the advances that Windows 7 brings over previous operating systems.
Of the readers who aren’t yet en route to a better experience the majority say that Windows 7 has ‘potential compatibility issues’ or ‘if it isn't broke then don’t fix it’! If you fall into the latter bucket we feel it’s really important that you read up on the upcoming Windows XP and IE6 End of Support either here on the blog or on this special Microsoft site. A Gartner press release in 2010 identified 2012 as the year that companies should try to eliminate XP by to prevent running into support issues, so time really is of the essence.
For those of you who are worried about potential compatibility issues there’s a whole host of resources on TechNet to help you out. Just for starters why not take a look at the following:
There are even more tips covered by young Systems Architect Matheus Nudelman in the video below, one of the entries in our Save Sam competition.
Happy deploying and keep letting us know what you think! Any great resources we missed? Leave a comment!
Steve Ballmer will be keynoting at the Consumer Electronics Show this evening (bright and early for us Brits) at 2:30am GMT and it is being live streamed. For those of you who love to hear about the latest and greatest information in real time then get your coffee cups at the ready and let the insomnia set in and you'll be in for a treat! I really wish I was able to be at the show to watch it live and see all the great stuff being showcased there but online is the next best thing!
Facebook will be streaming the keynote live here – Facebook Microsoft/Steve Ballmer CES Keynote Stream
You can also watch it live via the Microsoft News Center – Microsoft New Center CES Keynote Stream
It’s been a while since we did a summary of the content on our blog so we thought one quick post to catch you up on all the latest news would save you time and you can be all set for the New Year with the latest updates from us!
If you have some interesting content or have something you’d like us to write about here on TechNet then drop us a tweet and let us know! We love hearing from you.
Welcome to 2012! We hope you had an enjoyable New Year and that your resolutions are still going strong.
If they’re not, or if you’re struggling to come up with something good, perhaps we can help. Why not make it your resolution to help your business adopt Flexible Workstyles in 2012? Head over to Bit.ly/ECOIT where you can find out how people in all sorts of roles, from IT Management Architects working with System Center to Sales People using Lync and DirectAccess could benefit. There’s also a whole host of useful resources as well as some amusing videos looking at the distant and not so distant future.
If you’re a regular reader of the UK TechNet Blog or you’ve been to any Microsoft events recently you might also see a few familiar faces!