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Jack Poison Jack Poison At what price, Freedom?
  • WPF Data binding...

    Rob,

    Do you know off-hand if there are any demos / hands-on labs for changing the appearance of a scrollbar (or similar functionality)? I can change a button easily enough, but I'm kind of stuck on how to handle, say, a scroll bar where I want to modify what the arrows look like and such.

    Any help would be appreciated.

     

  • Microsoft to Alter Vista (Modifying Vista's search?)

    I am of the opinion that if Microsoft had a better reputation amongst the population, then this would be a much smaller issue.

    My, it's funny how the past comes back to haunt.

  • blackberry v win mobile

    desiny wrote:
    

    A quick q, but does the blackberry device even come close to comparing to the m$ devices? Technically, Aseptically, User friendliness.

    I have a Vodafone blackberry device and it sucks, no 3g coverage, no features, email not in the exchange folders.

    How can I make a case to change? Surely there is something I am missing with the Blackberry?




    Does it really matter with M$??? Since they only seem to care about $$$? Maybe posting on an M$ message board might give a bia$ed opinion. You might want to cross post your question on $lashdot or something.. Ju$t an opinion.

    Troll.

  • Google Maps or Microsoft Maps

    I know it's already been stated..

    But, thank you Microsoft, for making me install an add-on to look at a Map. Just what I wanted to do to my PC today.

  • Microsoft Mediaroom

    Bas wrote:
    
    Jack Poison wrote:
    Come on, MS. Surprise us. Wow us. Do something unexpected.


    Like a table that has a huge multi-touchscreen that recognizes objects for a surface, or a cross-platform version of the CLR, for instance.


    Exactly (to Surface).

    More of the things like that, rather than this run-of-the-mill crap.

    Think "Revolution", not "Evolution".

    A cross-platform version of the CLR --by itself-- doesn't "Wow" the masses.. Give a killer app with it.

  • Microsoft Mediaroom

    Will we even hear about "Microsoft Mediaroom" a year from now?

    Right now, I'm stiffling a yawn.

    "Personal Media Sharing" - I can do that with YouTube and MySpace.

    "Multimedia Application Environment" - (dynamic video-on-demand portals, casual games and interactive TV services.) - I can do a lot of this with Comcast on demand, right? I get casual games on my XBox 360.

    "Enhanced MultiView capabilities. " - I can only pay attention to one program at once. Repeat after me: less is more.

    Sound like there are still plenty of people in Redmond who just "don't get it".

    Come on, MS. Surprise us. Wow us. Do something unexpected.





  • Thurrot weighs in ....

    JChung2006 wrote:
    

    It isn't Safari.  It's iPhone, iPod, iTV, etc.  They've branched out the desktop PC industry and are into consumer electronics.

    It wouldn't surprise me if, deep within the bowels of Cupertino, they're working on a video game console.  Let's call it iPlay, iGame, iWhatever.



    Agreed, on all accounts.. But, after hearing about the Tiger preview, I think Microsoft should start a new marketing campaign: "Cupertino, Start your photocopiers..."

  • Nice Flow from Microsoft..

    As much as I like to bash Microsoft for poor marketing (correctly, in my opinion), I have to give some applause for a nice workflow.

    Problem: I was planning on visiting someone today. I got a phone call from this person that they needed me to swing by a mutual friend's house to pick up a car seat for a baby (long story). I didn't know this mutual friend's new address, as they moved a few months ago.

    1) I opened Outlook 2007 up. Updated my contact info with the new address.

    2) I clicked on the Map icon at the top. It opened up my Web Browser to Local.live.com showing me where it was on the map.

    3) I hovered over the address. A pop-up  bubble appeared offering for me to add driving directions. I did this.

    4) I instantly got directions. I clicked on a button to "send to Mobile". I entered my phone number (and "save for later")

    5) I got an SMS message on my phone almost instantaneously that had the link to the directions.

    6) I clicked on the link. About 10 seconds later, directions and all appeared on my phone.

    This whole thing took about 45 seconds.

    Pretty darn cool.

    <BackToNormalRant>

    Now, why can't Microsoft make a commercial showing people that they can do this? The general public likely thinks that only MapQuest, Yahoo Maps or Google Maps (double-true.. Smiley ) can do all this.

    Make your presence known, Microsoft. Let people know the full functionality of your software!

    </BackToNormalRant>

    Thanks for letting me rant.

  • example of bias, but tech bias

    Massif wrote:
    
    eagle wrote:
    

    Please give us a link to an article or story by the BBC with a positive spin on an American event or company.


    First find a positive American event or company

    (I know, I know I'm stirring.)


    I am an American.. And find this terribly funny....

  • SOA - dead or alive?

    SOA is Alive and Well..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOQcjvUHZ0k  (3min 5 sec)

    (SOA This... SOA That...)