• Windows Server 2008 released and Vista SP1 (almost)

    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?

    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

    then this is how you put it back.