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I recently read an article in Wired Magazine by Dan Pink and Clay Shirky called "Cognitive Surplus: The Great Spare-Time Revolution" and was inspired. The point made by Dan and Clay is that society has shifted to using spare-time for interactive and pro-active activies instead of one dimensional past times. For example, moving from TV to the internet. ......

Maybe it's just me but I found this "Security Feature" of Office 2010 a bit annyoing out of the box. Outlook does not download any pictures by default for HTML emails. Now this is nothing new, but what is different is that Outlook 2010 has added another layer of security around the pictures. You now have the option to finely tune when things are downloaded. ......

I was working with a few different presentations and VMs recently and noticed the program specific, recently used files list. This is very cool. It's convienent for two reaons: 1. The file that I need for that program is filtered by that program type, so i can access it without having to sort through other types of files. 2. The list will show more ......

I know that this has been talked about and demonstrated a thousand times but if you haven't seen it, Aero Peek is very cool. Not only that, but I find it the new feature that I use the most right now. Aero peek gives you the ability to see the application window for a given app when you either alt-tab (and wait) or move the mouse over the task bar thumbnail. ......

Have you ever been downloading a large file using IE and had to keep tabbing back to the download window to check on status? Well one of the things added to the TaskBar as a feature Icon in Windows 7 is download progress! I was downloading the Zune software this morning and watched the progress happen right there on the task bar. Very cool. One less ......

Microsoft Learning has just launched three free eLearning Clinics that you may be interested in. These Clinics are geared towards three different audiences, and focus on introducing new features and functionality to those interested in simply learning more about the OS or those that are already considering deploying in the near future. What’s New in ......

Sometimes I work from home where I put my laptop actually on my lap. Putting my Dell Latitude D820 on my lap when working is like setting a hot piece of coal on your lap for 8hrs a day. I found the XB1004 (http://tinyurl.com/ckchox looking for something to make life better for working under these conditions. This little investement has been amazing. ......

I know this isn't techie, but quite frankly I didn't know where else to share it. I was watching the Bay Hill invitational with my son Christopher today. It was the final round, with Tiger Woods down 1 shot with 3 to play. Christopher was fulfilling one of my daddy dreams. He was excited to watch the ending as much as I was. I told him during the telecast ......

Am I the only one that doesn't see the "Add to Favorites" button on the tool bar anymore?  I see that can "Add to the Favorites" tool bar, but that isn't what I want to do.  I can right click on the page and click on "Add to Favorites", but that's not what i want to do either.  Hmm..



One of our developers going to TechEd today received a bad news, good news email from Microsoft (CRG Events) about TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles. It said: "We have made a change to previously published agendas. The attendee party will no longer take place, however we are planning an alternative social gathering which will continue to provide a great opportunity ......

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