Archive for December, 2009

Smart Windows 7 Smartphones!

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For more information about the Windows Springboard Series visit http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=8418918.

In June of 2009 I wrote an article about a feature of Windows 7 that I loved… but couldn’t at the time confirm would actually make it into the final release of Windows 7.  In fact I was unable to find any documentation on it at all, which led me to believe, late one night, that I might have violated a non-disclosure agreement.  The article was called Smartphones and Windows 7 – VERY Smart!

Fortunately the feature made it through, and here is how I set it up and access it.

  1. Make sure your phone is properly paired to your computer.
  2. Double-click on the Bluetooth icon in the Windows Notification Area.
  3. Double-click on your Bluetooth Device (Alternately right-click on your device and click Control)
  4. The Bluetooth Phone Operations and Settings window for your device will appear. 
  5. Under Phone Operations click the Connect button next to the line ‘Use this computer as a headset or speakerphone for calls on your phone (Model Number).
  6. On the phone you will have to accept the connection attempt.

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Once I did all of that my phone rang… complete coincidence of course, but the timing was great.  I put on my headset (Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000) and answered the phone… the call came through over the headset.

I know that on the previous post the screen shot showed that I could enter a phone number to dial, hang up, and so on.  I suspect this functionality will differ by phone model; I still have my old phone configured and the screen shot is slightly different; having said that the dial-from-computer functionality never worked on the old one – always said ‘not supported by this phone’. 

Give this a shot… it is much easier to make calls without having to hold the phone to your ear for hours!

For more information about the Windows Springboard Series visit http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=8418918.

Posted via email from Michael’s Posterous

Alex Weinert on FIM 2010

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Group Product Manager for FIM 2010 – Silverlight required

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komplett.ie to make 6 Figure sum out of Social Media in 09

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Interesting read, shows the power of social media!

Source: http://www.mulley.net/2009/12/07/making-real-money-with-social-media-marketing-%E2%80%93-the-komplett-experience/

IAM, What’s a Metaverse ???

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A metaverse, by definition is a virtual world. Think of a metaverse in the general sense of IAM to be a blank database (or in the case of Novell IAM products a Blank eDirectory), however after you fill it with data its like an authority, in the sense that the data that is in the Metaverse is (after rules have been run on it) the data which is authoritive for other systems, after all you rules are run you would then sync back Certain attributes with your Active Directories, LDAP Directories or your SQL Server.

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Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Client and Windows XP SP2 Support Ends July 2010

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Source: http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/springboard/archive/2009/12/06/windows-2000-server-windows-2000-client-and-windows-xp-sp2-support-ends-july-2010.aspx

Identity Management

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The transformation of a clients legacy IT Infrastructure is something that is one of the greatest challenges both the Client and a Technology Organisation has, the objective is normally to consolidate multiple Domains, Systems and Business Groups into one unified Resource infrastructure; Delivered through the implementation of Large SAN’s, Clusters and robust Active Directory Domain(s) in central data centres. During that process exchange servers, sql servers, application servers and file servers have been consolidated into central infrastructure or P2V’d into the data centre. The Clients staff can log into any pc in any part of their business and get all their email etc… In pre consolidation times, large amounts of project management for PC moves and IT time for PC reimaging for a PC image for that domain etc.. would make the business less adaptive to market or regulatory changes.

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Google Chrome OS, Thanks but No Thanks!

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I like google to be honest, i like what google does and i like how they contribute positively to everything Web and free; So i come into the Chrome OS scene reading all the hype and all the headlines to say “Microsoft watch out” “Chrome OS will change the enterprise” so i sat there and went cool lets see if Google can pull it off. I went over to gdgt.com and got the VMWare Image. Let the games begin.

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