Monthly Archives: December 2005

FREE Treemap Visualization of Hard Drive’s Contents

Even though "they" didn’t write this program; Microsoft’s Powertoys’ blog graciously mention this cool utility for showing the "treemap" of a hard drive’s contents. SequoiaView — "Ever wondered why your hard disk is full? Or what directory is taking up most … Continue reading

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No More Christmas for Office XP Users?

Outlook 2003’s many features should have already enticed you to upgrade; but I know that many of you are still using Outlook XP (aka 2002) and I don’t want you to miss any upcoming holidays!  (^_^) Holiday Update for Office … Continue reading

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FREE Microsoft MP3 & Media Player Software

In hopes that many MP3 Players were given as Holiday gifts – here’s a list of useful links:   HOW TO . . .  Rip or “Quickly Rip” CDs to your computer Create Playlists Organize your digital music collection (library) … Continue reading

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Free Microsoft TechNet Subscription

One of my favorite Microsoft magazines is available for free:  "TechNet Magazine provides the in-depth, hands-on information that IT professionals can use in their daily work. We’ll bring you information on Windows administration, successful software deployment, pain-free migration, fortifying your … Continue reading

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Nick Burns — Your Company’s Computer Guy!

A Collection of Four Saturday Night Live Skits about your company’s "Computer Guy" featuring these Guest Stars: Jennifer Anniston Jackie Chan Calista Flockhart Jamie Foxx

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My New Years Resolutions for All Microsoft Bloggers

I’ve enjoyed reading the many internal Microsoft blogs this past year, and look forward to an exciting 2006 – with a few improvements. More quality, less quantity. Write more original articles about your insights and personal experiences. Stop reposting Microsoft’s … Continue reading

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New Advanced Search

Microsoft  has updated their search engine on You can now specify specific types of information: Accessibility Knowledge Base (for support) Learning (for training) MSDN (for developers) PressPass (for journalists) Small Business TechNet (for IT professionals) WHDC (for hardware developers) … Continue reading

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Debunking the Top 10 Windows Mobile Myths

Microsoft’s Jason Langridge aka "Mr. Mobile" gives a podcast on Debunking the Top 10 Myths About Windows Mobile. I’ve summarized his hour long presentation. (Hope he’s OK with this!)   10)  There aren’t that many applications for Windows Mobile.  Not … Continue reading

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Smart Search for MSDN

Smart Search for MSDN – Created by Microsoft’s Andy Pennell "which modifies a search engine query to greatly improve the hit rate."   (Please send Andy your feedback)

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TIME’s People of the Year – Bono and Bill & Melinda Gates

TIME’s Persons of the Year – Bono and Bill & Melinda Gates For being shrewd about doing good, for rewiring politics and re-engineering justice, for making mercy smarter and hope strategic and then daring the rest of us to follow, … Continue reading

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