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  • Shell Team - Exploring and Using Windows Vista

    Robert - when video taping scenes where a standard CRT monitor is going to be in shot.  I think setting its refresh rate to 60Hz gets rid of the scrolling effect.
  • Shell Team - Exploring and Using Windows Vista

    mycroft wrote:
    Would have preferred the evangelist not being there though, feels very fake when somebodys asking questions to point out what marketing wants you to know.

    I thought it was great having her there to interpret what the programming geeks were talking about into some benefit for me.

    Not the most exciting video - I still don't see anything Dead Sexy about Vista.  Office 12 looks awesome - Vista just looks more of the same.
  • Julie Larson-Green - Diving into the new Office 12

    Will the Themes (demo'd in Excel & PowerPoint) use some sort of CSS that could be extended to other programs like FrontPage?

    It would be awesome if the Theme widget/file could somehow be imported into any document I wanted to create so I could have a common theme set across all documents.

  • Shell Team - Exploring and Using Windows Vista

    mycroft wrote:

    WinFS won't be in Vista unfortunately, but it's not needed for the search functionality anyway. Will be interesting to see how they integrate WinFS features into Explorer when it does arrive.

    I always thought WinFS was pretty much a file search function.  This already seems to be part of Vista.

    So "what else" is WinFS all about ?
  • Steve Ballmer - Quick chat with Microsoft's CEO

    Good interview Robert.  A little short but that obviously couldn't be helped.

    Does Steve alude to a more requent Windows release schedule in the future?

    Perhaps a bit more like Apples system of a major release like OSX - but then frequent major updates like Tiger, Panther etc every 18 months where new features are introduced to enhance the platform?

    I didn't like the Apple system at first - I thought they were ripping off their customers by asking for $129 every 18 months.  But looking at all of the improvements and new features that have been added to a 4-5 year old OS. 

    Unfortunately Win XP still looks like it did when it first came out.  Only real improvement has been to include better security.

    Perhaps this is the future for Longhorn?  A major release followed by regular updates that are more than just patches and bug fixes?