Ping 46: iPad, Ballmer & Gates, MS Paint, Office & Olympics

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    The Discussion

    • LyalinDotCom

      Why is the video missing or is it just me?

    • myarrow

      Same situation... Where the video at!??

    • Laura10

      Sorry guys- all fixed, it should work now.


    • Niner

      No Laura, its not fixed yet. I always watch it on my Zune and download the Zune ver and its not there.

      I'm downloading WMV ver. I think its the only ver available at present.

      Please check. Thanks !

    • Duncanma

      Hey Niner, some of the files don't appear to have copied up to our servers correctly. I'm re-uploading now, the Zune version should be available in a few minutes!

    • Niner

      Thanks Duncanma, its available now.

    • dentaku

      Yup Laura, you pronounced it like I do.

      For anyone who doesn't know, it's a Kraftwerk song.

    • MadLibrarian

      laura's segway to the ipad was "popped your cherry".

    • magicalclick

      Interesting, I like Multi-point. Simple stuff but useful for many applications.

    • Niner

      Multipoint Mouse was nice . Was it developed at Microsoft India ? 

      I'm also disapponted by iPad. But will this be possible ? Citrix to bring Windows 7 on iPad,

      So Windows 7 on iPad, will this be possible ?

    • Minh

      Props to Paul for bringing a 12 years old move back...


      [Doing the move] nah nah nah nah nah

    • rholdorf

      Definitely. Citrix is a “TS/Remote Desktop” similar application, thus, Windows 7 will be running somewhere else and the device will just display streamed images representing the “remote” desktop. No biggie. Now… to execute Windows 7 natively… not going to happen.

    • rholdorf

      This show was short. But you got guests! I like that!


      Anyway, I was expecting to see you guys talk about Zune. I heard Microsoft will present the Zune Phone this February, at the MWC in Barcelona. And, the device would use Nvidia’s Tegra. That’s something great! Is is true? Will it run Windows Mobile 7? Can I write .NET apps for it? Is it multi-touch? Perhaps capacitive screen? Wow! Can’t wait for that!

    • dentaku

      By the way, Big Bang Theory and How I Met You Mother are the only 2 American shows (with writers and actors*) that I always watch. I mostly like geeky British TV.

      How does someone like Paul know anyone involved in How I Met Your Mother anyway?

      * I watch Amazing Race and Survivor but that's different.


      Next you'll tell us you know Riki Lindhome too because of your other job in comedy and we will all be jealous Smiley

    • DuNuNuBatman

      I can see the multi mouse configuration useful for pair programming if visual studio also supported multiple keyboards with separate keyboard focal points on the screen. That way both of you can be working on functionality using the same machine and working through the same process.

    • wisnia

      As always great show and here are some of my impressions about it Wink


      The interview about the Multipoint Mice was not suitable for Ping. For me Ping is a news show with your comments and thoughts on the subjects in a particular week. This kind of interview/demo thing is better in it's own video and let's better not waste precious time with you guys during the show Big Smile


      iPad -... well... let's just say - semi-fail. The worst thing is that here in Poland the cheapest version will be at least 100USD more than it is in the USA :/


      Big Bang Theory is one of the best, and most geeky show ever made Smiley and let's not forget that Windows 7 was not the only MS reference in that show, training kits also made it there Wink

    • dentaku

      It's time someone like HP did some product placement on that show. Up until Leonard and Sheldon's laptops got stolen they where flashing the Dell XPS logo every episode but now they're just generic PCs.

    • rhm

      I'm sorry for ripping the Jets, Laura. I'm sure New Jersey were devastated about their team going out. Smiley


      On the multi-mouse thing: never mind poor school kids, the use-case for this tech is obvious - playing two-handed minesweeper!


    • Laura10

      Gang Green will be back stronger than ever next year rhm! And...stay tuned for the full Multi Point Mouse video Smiley



      Really liked the show, first time viewer actually Blushing

      I did like the part on multipoint mice, really good for educational software and things like that

      I was looking for an ebook reader and waited for the IPad to come out, think I'll just go back to my original though, Kindle DX


      Great show, keep it up!


      PS: where can I get a Channel 9 mascot like the ones you were throwing?

    • Niner

      Here's the link for Multipoint for Education from Microsoft Research India-

    • Laura10

      Here is the link for the full Multi Point mouse demo:


    • myarrow

      It's so funny when you play the videoclip of the co-host dancing (forgot the name, sorry). What was he doing there? ?  hahaha

    • myarrow

      About the HUGE iPod called iPad, I prefer to think that it is just the first step to something bigger (the tip of the iceberg) and that it is part of a "evil" plan Apple is setting in order to make Microsoft and other companies think that there's nothing to worry about and when that happens... KABOOM! they launch a masterpiece. Be aware. Smiley

    • jpltim

      First time watching. Good energy and good content.

    • PaulMest

      I agree.  I think there's a lot of room for improvement in this space.  I'm disappointed with their current release, but I hope that Microsoft, Apple, and Google can duke it out and make a compelling new category of devices in this area.

    • PaulMest

      Heh, my name is Paul.  The video was meant to poke fun at some of our poor attempts at marketing.


      Here is the video in its entirety:


      Please be gentle! Wink


    • varuna

      Love it when Laura says "Holla!!" .. so awesome!

    • Niner

      Thanks Laura, Yes I checked that video also.

      The new Retweet button added is very nice, easy way to retweet.

      I love twitter  Smiley

    • Laura10

      Or, for my Jewish's "Challah!"   Tongue Out

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