It's only a 11MB download - and make sure to remove any previous Internet Explorer Beta version you have running on your Microsoft Windows PC. Open Control Panel, Add/Remove and check the box to show updates.
There's a video with "7 Best Things in Internet Explorer 7" on Channel 9.
While I am not at MIX 06, I am following it through some of the RSS feeds around, and through the eyes of fellow MVP Chris Auld.
Now off to install this new version...
The licenses are part of a batch I received to distribute to our Wellington Windows Mobile User Group, but since the next group meeting is not until end of April the vouchers will be expired by then. I am distributing these during some User Group meetings happening now (the Wellington Office User Group and the Wellington Tablet PC User Group).
The software is great for production and development environments (yes, these are full production copies, not demo or development ones!), and "enables multiple operating systems to run concurrently on a single machine. In particular, Microsoft Virtual [PC] products enable one or more operating systems to run on the same computer system as the current Windows operating system. Today, many x86-based operating systems are supported by Virtual PC 2004 and Virtual Server 2005."
The difference between Virtual PC and Virtual Server is "[Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 is a virtual machine solution for desktop operating systems.] Microsoft Virtual Server 2005, on the other hand, is a solution for server operating systems. Although Virtual PC and Virtual Server share many features in common, they are designed for different purposes. As a result, some of their features are also quite different. Microsoft has created a white paper that explains the differences between Virtual PC and Virtual Server, and discusses the scenarios in which it is appropriate to use one or the other."
Virtual Server 2005, Enterprise Edition, can be installed on machines with up to 32 physical processors.
So, what are you waiting? Comment away!
The idea is that every weekday at 10:00 am (PST) the site is updated with a new video that highlights people, their passions and often the technology they are using. At the end of each week these videos are compiled into a full length show with some extras.
There are also some blogs, such as Education and Health. Hmmm, very interesting (not).
The shows are conducted by Laura and Tina, the two hostesses I mentioned before. They seem to be always reporting things in a "cool", "fun" way - annoying most of the times, and did I say they are always screaming?
Think podcasts turn videocasts, with a funky design and silly "Hello from China" comments in the threads associated with each video.
At least it's a good example of open application (on Windows OS): it works with Internet Explorer (with Windows Media player streaming) and Firefox (with Apple Quicktime player streaming). It won't work on Apple OS X though, either on Safari or Internet Explorer. And the Profile page is not working, returning a funny message that I would translate into either a 404 or 500 error (this is real tech talk).
Topics go like this:
- "Jon Bach, of Puget Custom Computers, impresses Tina with a monster gaming machine kept cool by a custom designed liquid cooling system."
- "Danny James and Dillin Quent of Theory in Motion stop by the studio to drop the beat. Very nice. Recognize the song from somewhere?"
- "Technology News as presented by Laura and Tina, news desk, blazers, smart-looking glasses and all. Ok, well maybe not the blazers or the news desk...or even the smart-looking glasses. But the news, yes, we've got news."
A very interesting article on Fortune will make office workers, Dilbert readers, and Office Space fans shiver when thinking of the time spent in cubicles at work.
The article tells us the cubicle was the brainchild of Bob Propst, who had joined a furniture and office company called Herman Miller, based in Zeeland, Mich (not to be confused with good old New Zealand folks!).
Originally dubbed Action Office, Propst's system was designed to increase productivity. Productivity would rise if people could see more of their work spread out in front of them, not just stacked in an in-box. The new system included plenty of work surfaces and display shelves; partitions were a part of it, intended to provide privacy and places to pin up works in process. The Action Office even included varying desk levels to enable employees to work part of the time standing up, thereby encouraging blood flow and staving off exhaustion.
"The Action Office wasn't conceived to cram a lot of people into little space," says Joe Schwartz, Herman Miller's former marketing chief, who helped launch the system in 1968. "It was driven that way by economics."
Check the full article on Fortune, and read about the move from cubicle to work mobility. And a good slideshow of office cubicles across the years.
PS. Did I say I have an autographed book from Scott Adams? Years ago I bought an electronic copy of one of his books and it didn't work on the Palm device I had back then. I sent him an e-mail saying what was wrong, and a few days later I got a hardcopy of this book, with a Dogbert cartoon and an autograph. Cool!
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When unchecking Cached Mode it would work ok, but crash on application exit.
I installed Outlook 12 Beta, removed it, installed Outlook 2003, rinsed, repeat, a few times, with the same results.
Big frustation settled at the time, because all other software of the Office package (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access) worked well and fast.
I decided to try the new Outlook 2007 Technical Beta, but this time I disabled all add-ins and I also added the whole folder where the .ost file is located into the exclusion list for my anti-virus software.
So far so good. The offline file is created, all operations seem to be working fine, e-mails are flowing nicely.
I am much happier now...