Monday, November 27, 2006

MSDNAA and Office 2007

I was told today by a microsoft staff that Office 2007 will not be available with a MSDNAA but "there is a special student promo coming out around O week" I don't know what this will be but i will blog when details are out. If you want to be notified leave a comment or contact me.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Vista Media

Hi all, i just thought i would upload a bit a screenshots of vista, firstly this is the new windows-tab, that exists along with alt-tab

Secondly there is a new start button, which now doesn't exist.

lastly for this post the start menu, note the alpha blending

Friday, November 17, 2006

Vista released on MSDN

Hi every just a quick note for anyone that wants to get a copy of vista, the help desk should be getting copies of it very soon and making it available for students. If anyone has problems installing or getting their hands on a copy just contact me and ill help you how I can

PS - good luck for all of us that still have exams left

Monday, November 06, 2006

Official launch date

Quick note vista office 2007 and exchange 2007 are scheduled to have a business launch for the 30th of November 2006. The general consumer launch is still early next year with and unconfirmed date. If your interested in getting it from MSDNAA check after the launch date as it should be there by the 30th but I'm not 100% sure

Friday, November 03, 2006

Post Ready summit

Well now that the presentation of vista and office 2007 is ready we have a couple of exciting things "available" on the market, well available soon. I urge all of you who haven't had a chance to look at these products to at least grab a copy of office and have a play around.

With these two new products there will be a big change in MS products, while the cooperate world will now have a new office format, sharepoint, etc. This for us as students and future IT employees we will need to know these products.

The summit itself presented a huge mirage of technologies that show an interesting new direction for Microsoft. The summit had one problem, if you were keeping up with the latest beta there were no real surprises in store. However some of the MS partners were pushing interesting new things, from seagate's new 650 gigabyte hard drive to Wacom's development tablets.

Also for those of you interested in aspect of development with MS technologies and some of the new stuff coming out, have a look at my other blog, I'm going to talk about windows workflow.