Monthly Archives: January 2006

New Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Released

Microsoft’s IE Team Blog has announced that Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview is now available for DOWNLOAD!  “Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview is intended to enable developers, web developers and IT pros to begin to test the new … Continue reading

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New Free Microsoft Fast Tips for Developers

Thanks to Microsoft’s Thom Robbins for pointing out two new free Microsoft Fast Tips newsletters for developers. Sign up for biweekly doses of Fast Tips and Fun delivered directly to your mail box.   Microsoft Office Developer Fast Tips Visual Studio … Continue reading


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Free Microsoft Resources for Students, Teachers, Administrators & Parents

  FREE RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS   Learning Essentials is a free add-in for schools, transforms familiar applications into customized tools for teaching and learning. Curriculum-based toolbars, templates, project assistance, and tutorials from leading publishers help students and teachers to do their … Continue reading

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FREE Microsoft Text-to-Speech Software & “How to”

Microsoft’s Jay Waltmunson sent me “Text-to-Speech” samples from the upcoming Windows Vista operating system.   Click to listen to:   SAMPLE #1 – Windows Vista “Anna”   SAMPLE #2 – Windows XP “Sam” (for comparison)   SAMPLE #3 – Research Project: "Whistler" has Mark … Continue reading

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Watch Two Free Episode of “The IT Crowd”

I agree with Microsoft’s Bill Can that the Brits have a great sense of humor. This hilarious comedy from the UK’s Channel 4 is called "The IT Crowd" – it’s the Geek’s version of "The Office"   Watch Episode One … Continue reading

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Free Microsoft Live Meeting 2005 Resources

Having the ability to easily work with coworkers ANYWHERE in the world is awesome – so if your company has not begun using “collaborative” Microsoft’s Live Meeting Service, watch this demonstration – then your MUST register for a FREE 14 … Continue reading

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New Free Pre-Sales Microsoft Technical Support

Microsoft has been announcing many new programs for helping Small & Medium Sized Business:  Microsoft Product Licensing Advisor – A series of simple questions providing Volume Licensing program comparisons and guidance. Produces a downloadable report and estimated retail price (ERP) … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Sparkle: Is NOT a Flash Killer!

eWeek’s Darryl K. Taft’s article entitled “Microsoft’s Sparkle: Is It a Flash Killer?” missed the point — but that’s OK, I too had that same misconception of “Sparkle versus Flash.”   Of course, Mr. Taft could have done what I … Continue reading

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New Free Microsoft Resources for Small & Midsized Businesses

Microsoft has announced a new free Microsoft Service for Small & Midsize Businesses – providing product training, support and methods to apply Microsoft technology to the management, marketing and technical needs of your company. (Watch the demonstration)   Small Business+ Online … Continue reading

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Two New Microsoft Software Public Previews

NEW UPDATED PREVIEW! Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer January 2006 Community Technology Preview (CTP) Formerly code named "Sparkle," this is a professional design tool used to create engaging, rich user interfaces for desktop and Web applications.   This unfinished product requires … Continue reading

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