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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  9:09 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 11, 2011  10:54 AM

Windows 8 For Sale on eBay–Only $1500



Posted by: Tony Bradley
BUILD, eBay, Microsoft, pirate, pre-beta, Windows 8

I know that some people are in a hurry to get a firsthand look at Windows 8. The unveiling by Microsoft seemed impressive--almost revolutionary from a WIndows UI perspective. But, seriously--$1500?? According to a


July 10, 2011  9:38 AM

Android Patent War a Win-Win for Microsoft



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Android, licensing agreement, Microsoft, patent, smartphones, Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has had some relative success so far in enforcing various patents it holds to reach licensing agreements with Android device manufacturers. And,...


June 30, 2011  3:15 PM

Microsoft Pulls the Plug on Hohm



Posted by: Tony Bradley
carbon footprint, conservation, energy, green, Hohm, Microsoft

Have you heard of Microsoft Hohm? I don't blame you if you haven't. Regardless, Microsoft announced today that it is ending the service effective May 31, 2012. The Story of Hohm blog entry explains,...


June 28, 2011  4:54 PM

Step-by-Step Guide to Office 365: An Infographic



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cloud Hypermarket, Microsoft, Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 Guide Infographic by: Cloud...

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May 31, 2011  5:38 PM

Add IE9 Site Pinning to Your Site in 15 Minutes



Posted by: Tony Bradley
buildmypinnedsite.com, IE9, Internet Explorer 9, Jump Lists, Microsoft, pinned site, Windows 7

Pinned sites are one of the cool features of IE9 on Windows 7. A pinned site--if done right, and developed to take advantage of being pinned--treats the site as if it were an application, and makes it easier to navigate to key elements of the site. Microsoft reports that sites that take...


May 31, 2011  4:25 PM

Future of Nokia Riding on Windows Phone 7



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Mango, Microsoft, Nokia, Stephen Elop, Windows Phone 7, WP7

...Or, is it the future of WIndows Phone 7 riding on Nokia? No, definitely the former. WIndows Phone 7 seems to be doing OK, and with the


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