Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Sorry My Inbox is Full

The impact on my inbox from spending my time travelling between Sydney, San Francisco, Seattle and London has been catastrophic.
In the last 2 weeks I have been around the world, met amazing people, caught up with friends, started discussions, concluded business deals, opened new opportunities and watched my inbox fill up.
I answered over 100 emails on the last flight from Chicago to London which made a tiny dent.
If you are waiting for a reply, I appoligize, if your email is in my inbox I will get to it eventually.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

TechEd Sessions

I am sitting in the airport about to fly out of Sydney and I get an email telling me that I am going to be presenting the following sessions this year at TechEd in Orlando

Windows Live Services on Windows Mobile

Mashup Windows Live

Windows Vista Gadgets That Talk to My Mobile Phone -

The Synchronization Story: Building Windows Mobile Applications That Work with Windows Vista Sync Center

How cool! Looking forward to showing off some cool idea in these sessions :)

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Audi project announced

One of the projects that has kept me busy in the last couple of weeks was announced last night by none other than UberTablet himself.
The project was to create an Audi branded software keyboard for the UMPC. The skin for the keyboard was designed by TrickyBusiness in Expression Blend. It totally rocks (even if I say so myself!)

Update: For pictures of beautiful women stroking my keys be sure to check out Hugo's blog post :)

Monday, March 05, 2007

Vista on the iTablet

This weekend I took the challenge of installing Vista on my iTablet. Up until a little birthday present arrived in my inbox last week I had been told that the iTablet would not support Vista due to BIOS issues. Well it appears that the BIOS issues can now be resolved with a BIOS update from Amtec (the OEM).
I am always fearful of flashing the BIOS, it used to be something that would often leave a computer dead and useless (in the old days). This was a painless enough process that could all be done under Windows XP.
I was considering installing Vista on a spare hard drive just in case it all went wrong, but in the end decided to simply back up my data and zap the whole machine for a clean install of Vista. I am now super glad for it. The iTablet has a new lease of life and seems to work even better than before, faster response etc...
The screen rotate hardware button is the only thing I havent got working yet. Anyone out there solved this?

Friday, March 02, 2007

Dr. Neil's Notes 44

Welcome to Dr. Neil's Notes Show 44

Welcome back to UUUUUbertablet....Hugo Ortega!!!

Long distance chat - he is about 15 minutes drive along the beach :)

The Car project
Also here

what else has Hugo been doing?

IM- for charity ...

Dr. Neil flies out next week
Is Hugo going to make it to the MVP Summit?

TechEd talk
What would you like us to talk about?