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January 14, 2007 1 comment
Wow. Well, I’ve started my new job/life/whatever at MS, first week’s over and it’s actually going pretty well ๐Ÿ˜€
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Bit of a crazy week of course, spent Monday and Tuesday sitting through the normal rubbish of HR lectures, Health & Safety (all very important of course), since then have been getting all the administrative rubbish out of the way but I’ve got pretty much everything I need now. Got the most important bits anyway: laptop (sweet) and smartphone (really impressed).
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Best things about Vista:
Search. Press the Windows key, type in ‘Email received last Friday from Lillie’ (my boss)ย and it shows me exactly that. Quicker that Google Desktop ๐Ÿ˜€
Connectivity: My wireless network just worked. Turned on the laptop at home and was connected within seconds. ๐Ÿ˜€
Laptop stuff: Vista detects when you plug in an ecternal monitor and automagically extends your display onto it. The new ‘Sleep’ mode is excellent, really quick to enter and resume it.
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Best things about Smartphones:
Getting email over the air, as it arrives, wherever you are. Wow.
Searching the Microsoft global address list wherever I am. I can view BillG’s free/busy schedule from anywhere in the world! Woo!
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Next week I’m getting into some real work. Going to be developing and learning some SQL/Business Intelligence demos to present to customers in two weeks time :O Quite scary but that’s what I’m here for!
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