Vista’s built-in utility for screen shots is just perfect for most people. If you haven’t found it yet, click on the Start button, type in Snip, and click on Snipping Tool. It’s got all the basic tools to capture an entire window or a region, add some simple annotations, and do something interesting with it – send it by email, save it as a JPG, or put it on the clipboard so you can paste it into another program. […] continuedRead more
I’m posting a bit slowly this week. Small Business Server 2008 was released on November 12 and I’m getting ready for my first migration of an existing SBS 2003 server to the new platform – trying to learn the quirks ahead of time and getting my first glimpse of the server software. […] continuedRead more
There was finally an official notice and some details about the plans to replace Foldershare with a new program named “Windows Live Sync” in December. Here’s the blog post with the announcement today. If you’re unfamiliar with Foldershare, I wrote this description a couple of years ago.
The program(s) do a simple job: they keep a folder in sync on more than one computer. […] continuedRead more
The publisher of PC Magazine announced the end of the print edition – the last copy will be printed in January. I ended my subscription and wrote a eulogy for PC Magazine earlier this year but it still makes me sad to see it go – I’m old school and I like things printed on paper. […] continuedRead more
Information will be coming out rapidly to fill in the details of Microsoft’s surprising announcement yesterday. Over in the OneCare forum, someone pointed out to me that the OneCare blog post says: “Microsoft has committed to making sure you are protected for the life of your subscription.”
That probably means that OneCare will be kept current and fully updated at least through June 2010. […] continuedRead more
Microsoft announced today that it will deliver free antivirus and anti-spyware software for all Windows computers, beginning in the second half of 2009. […] continuedRead more
I am happy to announce that Microsoft formally unveiled Microsoft Online Services today.
I am a Microsoft partner authorized to sell and support Microsoft Online Services. I expect to set up many of my clients with Exchange Online for their mail. If you’re interested, please call me or drop me a note! […] continuedRead more
Microsoft is updating and integrating all of its “Windows Live” services. The results are overwhelming and quirky but the changes include some things that are even attractive for cranky old folks like me that have no idea what to do with a “social network.” (I’m not sure but I think it requires friends, so I have no reason to go there.) In particular, Windows Live Skydrive is getting some exciting new features but there is still some confusing overlap in Microsoft’s services for storing and sharing files online. […] continuedRead more
The volume of junk e-mail sent worldwide plummeted on Tuesday after a company providing the servers for the spammers was taken offline.
The bad guys install malware on computers that they can control in vast networks, primarily to send spam for counterfeit pharmaceuticals and designer goods, fake security products and child pornography. […] continuedRead more
Finally, some online technology that you can use!
In the last ten years, many newspapers, magazines, and other publishers experimented with putting material online behind walls set up for subscribers only. One by one, the experiments failed to attract much interest and frequently instead drove consumers to free alternatives, so for the last few years more and more content has been made available for free, albeit surrounded by ads. […] continuedRead more
Spammers can turn a profit even if they only get one response from every 12 million emails they send. When you see a ridiculous spam message and think, who in their right mind would respond to that?, the answer is, almost no one – but it only takes a handful of responses for the spammers to think their campaign was worthwhile. […] continuedRead more
Acrobat 9 Professional builds on the features in Acrobat 8 that made it an important tool in many offices, especially law offices. There is a vastly improved document comparison routine and enhanced Bates numbering, for example, along with small improvements in transfers to Word, file splitting, and other features.
Acrobat 8 introduced PDF “packages,” single PDF files that contain multiple PDFs assembled from multiple sources. […] continuedRead more
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If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.It’s the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen, by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different, that their voices could be that difference.
“Windows Azure” is a terrible name but you need to be aware of it anyway. Windows Azure is a breathtakingly ambitious platform outlined by Microsoft at last week’s Professional Developer Conference, another attempt by Microsoft to position itself to profit from a paradigm shift that will be just as important as the move to the Internet in the 90s. […] continuedRead more