Windows Server 2008 released and Vista SP1 (almost)

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

I see that Windows Server 2008 has been released, and downloads are now on the Connect site.

Vista Service Pack 1 as also been finalised, but it appears it won’t be available for download until Mid-March.

Looks like we need to be a bit more patient, unless they do make it available on the Connect site prior to the regular public Microsoft Downloads site.

What password?

Monday, 4 February 2008

Why did my phone’s alarm either not go off or wake me up on time this morning?

And more importantly, when I turned it on, why was it asking me for a password? (I have a PIN on my SIM card, but this wasn’t prompting me for that)

After trying every password it could possibly be, I did a reset, and fortunately, the password prompt went away.

So either there’s a weird bug in Windows Mobile 6, I set a password on it in my sleep (unlikely), or someone else did this (also unlikely).

The last thing I did before I turned out the light was to confirm that the alarm was set (so there wasn’t a password set then), so this is very odd.

If your 'Show Desktop' icon is missing from the Quick Launch toolbar

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

then this is how you put it back.

Tracking what I'm doing

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Week to view diaryI’ve traditionally used a paper diary to record my daily work activities. At our team meetings, I then use this to report what I’ve been doing in the last week.

I leave the diary on my desk at work, so one problem is when I work at home, I need to try and remember the next day what I did.

I considered another blog for this purpose, but all I need is somewhere private that I can record short notes. Even better if they get timestamped.

The two possible candidates that I’m trialling are Google Notebook and Twitter.

Twitter kind of makes sense, except that I generally don’t want these notes to be public, so if it isn’t possible to keep them private then Notebook will probably win out.

We’ll see if I prefer online to offline, but at least my typing is easier to read (and faster to enter) than my handwriting :-)

Release version of Visual Studio 2008 Web Deployment Projects (WDP)

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Microsoft have published the “Released To Web” version of the Web Deployment Projects. I haven’t tried it out yet, but it should fix the problems with the CTP from November/December.