Deploying Microsoft IIS wesbites isn’t always the easiest thing in the world, due to all the various pre requisites you need such as .Net Framework, certain drivers etc..it’s certainly caught me out a few times over the years! If this happens to you, don’t worry because now help is at hand with:
“What are you talking about? It’s been out for months!” you say…nearly but not quite.
This is the standalone Hyper-V server, so while it includes the core parts of the kernel as related to Hyper-V, there are no other roles available for installation. This is a pure Hypervisor that site on bare metal, and allows you to run up to 192 VM’s on a single machine!!
It doesn’t have much of a GUI (Graphical User Interface)-bit of an old school vibe but hey, that’s cool! Also, you can manage it from a Windows Server 2008 installation or indeed a Vista SP1 machine with the Remote Server Admin Tools Pack installed.
Microsoft expect the main uses for this product to be:
Twitter in Outlook: Pointless-maybe, useful-yes, easy to do-certainly sir!
I could never see the fuss around Twitter until recently. All of a sudden I found myself checking the twitter site again and again to see what updates had been posted or if I had something to say myself. That quickly became annoying and impractical, so I had a look around and found OutWit from TechHit.
This allows you to receive the twitters of others directly to a folder in Outlook and best of all, gives you a text box in the top menu that lets you update your status directly from your desktop client!
As great a tool as Powerpoint is, there’s no escaping the fact that it can amazingly boring if in the wrong hands. This can detract from the content and make the viewers think that is as mind-numbing as 672 slides, where the text is exactly the same as the speaker’s audio.
So by rights if we can make it funky, awesome, cool and interesting then these attributes will be applied to your content..and that can only be a good thing surely?
“pptPlex is a plug-in that explores an alternate method for presenting a PowerPoint slide deck. Using pptPlex, you can present your slides as a tour through a zoomable canvas instead of a series of linear slides.”
I’ve been using pptPlex to update some of my internal training presentations for the sales teams, and it really does work! It’s a breeze to use, does what it says on the tin and is free :-)
The CrBlackberry is pretty prevalent in the corporate world these days whether we like it or not, so Microsoft have just released a Blackberry client for OCS 2007-their brilliant Unified Communications software.
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 for your BlackBerry Smartphone
BlackBerry® Client for use with Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 allows you to engage in immediate interactive communication while you’re on the go. Exchange text messages with other Microsoft® Office Communicator users on your BlackBerry® smartphone*, whether they’re using a desktop computer, BlackBerry smartphone or other mobile device.
Enjoy Familiar Features Wirelessly
Enjoy a desktop-like experience on your BlackBerry smartphone, with features and functionality you’re already familiar with from Microsoft Office Communicator. There’s no need to compromise just because you are away from your computer.
Initiate and manage group chat sessions of three or more participants from your smartphone
View the presence status of contacts, such as online, busy, do not disturb, be right back, away or appear offline and set your own status to inform others of your availability
Enjoy a synchronized contact list, with the same contacts available on your BlackBerry smartphone and your computer
Find contacts quickly with the quick find function and picture association
Receive alerts when team members become available
Communicate more effectively with emoticons
Integrates with other BlackBerry Smartphone Applications
You will also enjoy tight integration with other applications on your BlackBerry smartphone:
Set your presence status from your home screen icon
View the presence status of contacts directly from your address book
Check your spelling and edit autotext on your instant messages
Initiate phone calls or browser sessions directly from phone numbers or URLs embedded in instant messages