Tech Strategy Trends:

July, 2011


July 31, 2011  9:42 PM

Microsoft Launches New Version of OneNote for iPhone



Posted by: Tony Bradley
iPhone, Microsoft, OneNote, SkyDrive

Do you use OneNote? Do you have an iPhone? Have you been using the OneNote for iPhone app? Well, Microsoft launched OneNote for iPhone 1.2 recently which adds some new functionality. An

July 31, 2011  9:34 PM

WordPress Enables 20 Million Bloggers to Pin Sites in IE9



Posted by: Tony Bradley
blogs, IE9, Jump Lists, Microsoft, pinning, Wordpress

I have been a fan of Jump Lists since I started using Windows 7, and I have been a fan of pinning sites to the Task Bar as if they are desktop apps since I started using IE9. I can pin any site to the Task Bar, but only the sites that are designed to take advantage of the features really get any...


July 31, 2011  9:28 PM

Clock is Ticking to Death of Windows XP



Posted by: Tony Bradley
end of support, MDOP 2012, Microsoft, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Windows 7, Windows XP

Granted, the expiration of support for Windows XP is not until 2014--but that is now fewer than 1000 days from now which sounds a lot sooner. A recent

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July 31, 2011  9:20 PM

Windows 7 and IE9 Make a Great Team



Posted by: Tony Bradley
enterprise, IE9, Microsoft, Windows 7

Companies are already embracing Windows 7, and now more and more of those organizations are also jumping on the Internet Explorer 9 bandwagon. The combination of IE9 with Windows 7 creates a more integrated Web experience that can enable workers to be more efficient and boost productivity. A...


July 31, 2011  9:15 PM

Windows Vista SP1 No Longer Supported



Posted by: Tony Bradley
end of life, expiration, Microsoft, support, Windows Vista SP1

In case you are still using Windows Vista SP1 and you didn't get the memo--it's not being supported by Microsoft any longer. Time to install SP2, or--better yet--just make the switch to Windows 7. Here is an announcement from Microsoft about the end of Vista SP1 support from Blogging...


July 31, 2011  9:12 PM

Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Arc Touch mouse, Explorer Touch mouse, hardware, Microosft

I have been using the Microsoft Arc Touch mouse as my travel companion since it came out. I love the way it snaps flat for travel, and snaps into an arc for use. The touch strip is cool, too. I love the Arc Touch, so I was excited to see Microsoft announce the desktop equivalent


July 31, 2011  9:09 PM

Microsoft Expands Software Donations for Non-Profits



Posted by: Tony Bradley
donations, free, Microsoft, non-profit, software

Microsoft currently has a nonprofit software donations program set up to help nonprofits gain access to the latest and greatest software from Microsoft. This program is available in over 100 countries across the world and since 1998 over $3.9 billion worth of software has been donated. Of that,...


July 27, 2011  8:11 AM

For Sale: Bing Search Engine, Good Condition



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Bing, dump, Microsoft, profit, revenue, sell

That is the classified ad you might see if Robert Cyran and Martin Hutchinson--a pair of Reuters bloggers--were making decisions in Redmond.  The recent financial...

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July 27, 2011  7:47 AM

Can “Mango” Compete with iPhone and Android?



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Android, Blackberry, iOS, Mango, smartphone, Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has released "Mango"--officially Windows Phone 7.5--to manufacturers, so the clock is ticking toward a new generation of Windows Phones hitting the street this fall. In fact, the first of the "Mango" smartphones


July 22, 2011  8:22 AM

Testing the Cloud



Posted by: Tony Bradley
cloud, service assurance, service availability, service efficiency, virtualization

Cloud computing has now passed the stage of hype to reality. More and more enterprises are realizing the benefits of remote hosting of IT services rather than local IT...


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