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  • VS2005 Standard = ​"​streamlined​" UX

    I just about had a #^%&fit but it appears that VSTO is still included in Visual Studio 2005 Professional with MSDN Professional Subscription according to this page:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/howtobuy/vs2005/editions/pro/

  • Can WMP do this?

    From here:

    Set objPlayer = CreateObject("WMPlayer.OCX" )

    Set objPlaylists = objPlayer.PlaylistCollection
    Set objAll = objPlaylists.getByName("Dire Straits Playlist")
    Set objList = objAll.Item(0)

    For i = 0 to objList.Count - 1
        Set objSong = objList.Item(i)
        Wscript.Echo objSong.Name
    Next

    Modify the echo line to suit. Write it to a file even.

  • Microsoft shows off new Vista features

    I guess it depends on what the "core" of the MS AntiSpyware functionality means. IT could mean that just some basic spyware behavior prevention/detection stuff will be included as well as an API to let AntiSpyware software integrate into the security center. They could then charge for signature updates with OneCare (or you could use third party software).

    The fact that there is an AntiSpyware item in the Vista security center doesn't mean that it is only for MS's AntiSpyware. Remember that the Antivirus monitoring item just above it already exists in XP sp2 and works with 3rd party AV software.

  • What music are you listening to?

    I tend to listen to whole albums (or as much as I can fit in to and from work) at a time. The last five I listened to in part or in whole were:

    Rollins Band: Come In and Burn
    Interpol: Turn on the Bright Lights
    Cowboy Junkies: Lay It Down
    Hooverphonic: A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
    Soundgarden: Down on the Upside

    (edit: I can't count)

  • Apple's Vingle? Huh?

    They're filing for a trademark not a patent.

  • Office 2003 Help

    Using Excel as example:

    Click Help->Microsoft Excel Help
    Click "Table of Contents" under the search box in the help task pane

    As for the What's this behavior, it looks like it is being deprecated in Windows Vista anyways so maybe you won't have to deal with it in the future.

  • Office 12 or Google Office Toolbar

    PocketXP wrote:
    >> What does this have to do with an Office Suite?

    How does this not have to do with an Office Suite?

    What is your definition of an Office Suite?

    Is your efficiency interfering with your effectivenes?

     



    It doesn't require a new lightweight office suite which is what you originally claimed (or claim that it was implied that) Google and Sun are going to create. OpenOffice.org is 12+ million lines of C++ code and some Java for new features like the database. It includes it's own object embedding system and GUI library. What exactly sounds lightweight about that? Are users going to be expected to download huge binary plugins for each function (spreadsheet, WP, presentation)? Will Google and Sun be sued by Eolas for violating their plug-in patent? Or are Sun and Google going to write a new Java Office suite from the ground up? That's worked so well before.

    I find it far more likely that there will be a Google branded OpenOffice.org in it's current heavyweght desktop application form. Let's look at how your list of features would fit into that.

     - remote storage: Ms already has Sharepoint integration and will be deepening that integration in future versions. One aspect of that is allowing one to save and open documents directly from SP document libraries. I could definitely see Sun modifying OO.org to allow storage in a Google hosted SP equivalent.

     - online calendar: Last I checked. OO.org didn't have a calendaring app. This would be just the rumored web based gCalendar. I don't know how you would integrate it with a dekstop app. Perhaps via iCal files.

     - online word processor: To make it "online" you'd have to either wrap OO.org in a giant plugin for dubious benefit or write a lightweight WP from scratch in Java.

     - online spreadsheet: Same as WP

     - rich search:adsfsdf

    asdfsdfsdf..............

    I dont' care, but I spent too much time typing in what I did.

  • Office 12 or Google Office Toolbar

    PocketXP wrote:

    Please see the article that I referenced:

    However, Sun president Jonathan Schwartz implied that Web-based business productivity functions certainly are in the picture.

    "You'll see an increasing dissolve in the boundary between consumer and work applications," Schwartz said.



    Implied in an article does not equal "as stated in their press release", but let's run with that implication in a subsequent post.

  • Office 12 or Google Office Toolbar

    PocketXP wrote:
    As stated in the recent Google/Sun press release, they are working on a lightweight alternative to Microsoft Office.


    The press release says no such thing.

    http://www.sun.com/smi/Press/sunflash/2005-10/sunflash.20051004.1.html

    http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/sun_toolbar.html

  • Sick with Internet

    Well, you could log into WoW, and let the p2p patch (1.8 was released yesterday) download utility run all day for the benefit of other players Smiley