Duck Duck Electronic Medical Duck

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  • Sharepoint Products and Technologies 2007 -- the server side of Office

    Being an Access data base developer, I would like to see something added for the user experience.  When developing data bases to sell for commerical use, most end users DO NOT want to see all the ribbon effects on a user based data base program.

    If you are in an office creating data bases, the ribbon is great, and also I might add the new security features are great too.

    I don't know if this is possible, but if the end user would have the option of specifying whether or not their primary use of MS Access is either a "user" or "data base creator" it would sure be handy to eliminate the ribbon from the toolbar for those who do not want to see it and allow for easier custom data base creation.  This is what I do now for all my data bases.  If an individual were to choose "user" then the minimal text toolbar could be loaded without all the additional items used for additional purposes. 

    As a creator, then all the ribbon features would be visible, and it would also be nice to allow the end user to switch between modes if they desired, so when using an Access application, they could open just as any end user would, but then as a creator, they could open with all the new full functions that have been made and visible.

    I'm in the medical area and the end users do not want to see all the additional features as they might be used in other business areas.  Anyway, that is only a suggestion I might add to perhaps make it easier for the developer to work with all the new features that have been added.   Many end users do not want to see more than what they will be using in the medical area and it would perhaps save a little extra code in perhaps having to block the ribbon for the simple end user who just wants to enter data.

    Anyway I just thought I would add my 2 cents worth here.Smiley


  • Charlie Owen - Your first Media Center/Vista application (and a look at their secret room)

    Great explanation on the use of the XBox extender.  I'm all wrapped up in other areas of code for what I do, so that was really neat to pay a visit here and understand how the rendering process is taking place and the really detailed use of XML or MCML, MCXML, or what what is called again?Smiley 

    I really enjoy this technology, and what it brings together and have demo'd media center units in the past.  I really like what Vista is also going to add with the UI menus too.  Very informative and neat to see what is to come!   
  • Otto Berkes - Origami's Architect gives first look at Ultramobile PCs

    Tablet Kiosk has online ordering available...EO V7110

    The name has changed for the UMPC too. 

    Tablet Kiosk has the website set up to take orders and you can customize some available options.  For accessories you can be put on the "I want" list and they will notify you when the additional UMPC accessories are available. 

    Press Release here...nice quote from Bill Mitchell VP of Mobile Platforms at MS too..

    There are also a couple special offers on the page that upgrade the unit in ram and a couple other features. 
  • Bill Gates and Tim O'Reilly - A conversation at MIX

    Great conversation!  Neat to see Mr. Gates enthusiasm too..very informative as well!
  • Michael Kaplan - Bringing Windows Vista to ​Internation​al markets

    Great video and I learned a lot here.  Answered a few questions I had kicking around about Vista. 

    I still use the TSI synchronizer and thanks for keeping it active.
  • Virtualizat​ion

    Another outstanding video!  I love both virtual pc and server.  Keep that Intel chip working to the max. 

    I tried one of my applications loaded on virtual pc and then went to the Intel virtual chip site and gee, everything was really virtual! 

    Actually they had a Windows server 2003 with a virtual xeon simulation on the site, so it was pretty interesting to see all working at once.  Smiley
  • Seventeen Minutes With Bill

    Very good interview!  One suggestion I might suggest--get rid of the paper spiral notebook:)

    We have TABLETS now for that stuff!  Wink  Sorry I couldn't resist that one! 

    Great comments on the new Office too and always neat to hear from Mr. Gates and you did a great job as well. 

  • Dr. Neil Roodyn - Fooling around in Scoble's office

    My favorite tablet!  That is a great tablet and I sell and recommend them with my EMR Software!

    Thank you Mr. Scoble for allowing the doctor to show off the Sahara!

  • Meet the new Mobile PC Team (new Tablet PC features too!)

    Great information on the tablet.  I really like these types of videos where you get to hear it straight from the folks working on them!  Tablet Man was great too, now if we could only get him on the input panel to show folks how to use tablets! 

  • Bill Crounse - Talking hospital tech with CIO of Overlake Hospital

    Abbolutely by far one the the best videos to reach Channel 9!  I am also a recently added MS Partner and have plans for that video! 

    Barbara Duck
    Ducknet Services
  • Dustin Hubbard - Demo of Tablet PC Experience Pack

    Very good presentation.  The snipping tool has greatly been improved! 

    I love tablets and show physicians how to use them in marketing my own small EMR and the snipping tool is such a huge asset.  If I can get doctors over 60 years old using it, it's not that difficult! 

    Please keep adding more features to the tablet PC! 

    Tablet Pool is also a blast and I use it to show the fun side of the unit after spending time with a physician on using the serious side of the unit. 

    If you could do a video on tablet pool sometimes with a group gathered around playing pool on the tablet that would hillareous!  I have used it so many times to generated initial interest in the tablet! 
  • Steve Ballmer - Quick chat with Microsoft's CEO

    Absolutely outstanding interview and down to earth!  Being a developer and MS partner,I loved his his references to writing a "good piece of code".  He couldn't have said it any better! 

    Still want to know if he really has an X-Box hidden somewhere in that office. <grin>.
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