Thursday, March 06, 2008

You turn your back and ...

IE8 is on the doormat ...

Well not quite on general release yet but it's coming soon , watch out !!


IE for the Web !

Internet Explorer has it's own blogsite, oohh get you !

Vista Blog for the masses !!!

Link below for Vista News

Any Office Zealots out there ??

This site has some up to the minute office news and interesting articles.
Plus its now moved onto a SharePoint platform !

enjoy !!!


News for Developers and Microsoft people from Redmond, USA

Visio and Infopath Blogs

I still keep finding 'em !! :)


Groovy Project

more links to useful blogs, telling us all about the funky stuff in 2007 products !!!


More Blogs from those nice MSDN people

MSDN Excel Bloggers

MSDN provide a wealth of MS Office related Blogs, so try one for Excel for a start :


Office 2007 Bible

Use this link above to peruse the why's and wherefore's of Office 2007, from it's innception to it's features and menu's.

Many thanks to it's contributor's and collaborator's. [it is their views, so take that into account !]
This was from 2006

Microsoft keyboard shortcuts
The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for use with Microsoft keyboards.
Press this key To do this
Windows logo key Open or close the Start menu
Windows logo key +BREAK Display the System Properties dialog box
Windows logo key +D Display the desktop
Windows logo key +M Minimize all windows
Windows logo key +SHIFT+M Restore minimized windows to the desktop
Windows logo key +E Open Computer
Windows logo key +F Search for a file or folder
CTRL+Windows logo key +F Search for computers (if you are on a network)
Windows logo key +L Lock your computer (if you are connected to a network domain), or switch users (if you're not connected to a network domain)
Windows logo key +R Open the Run dialog box
Windows logo key +T Cycle through programs on the taskbar
Windows logo key +TAB Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
CTRL+Windows logo key +TAB Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
Windows logo key +SPACEBAR Bring all gadgets to the front and select Windows Sidebar
Windows logo key +G Cycle through Sidebar gadgets
Windows logo key +U Open Ease of Access Center
Windows logo key +X Open Windows Mobility Center

UAC is a pain in the AC

There you are with your brand spanking new Vista laptop and everything is fine but every time you want to do something a little more “adventurous” the screen dims and you have to click Continue to the security prompt just to run a utility. Its YOUR LAPTOP why keep asking for raised privileges all the time just to run stuff in the Control Panel !

Well with help from the Dummies Guide to Vista ! I managed to switch off this annoying facility, its probably great for users on a network where the stressed out admin guys are sick of users trying to install games and screen savers etc but if its your own machine why have all the extra security ?

Its called UAC, “User Account Control” and it can be disabled for all users via:

Control Panel – Administrative Tools – System Configuration -Tools – Disable UAC
(Requires a reboot unfortunately!)

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Jamie Johnson
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