Next week I plan to take the dive and install Vista on my work laptop. Few reasons for it
1) I finish my current project Tuesday so I have a little bit of extra time next week while I shuffle to a new project.
2) My current work requires me to use .Net 1.1 and thus VS 2003 while going forward I see no more VS 2003 in my life ;)
And then I saw this post today about how SP2 for SQL Server 2005 should be out Monday which means proper Vista support (from what memory serves SP 1 doesn't have it). Must be sign to do it :)
Last week I posted about the floating panels option, well there is another option for panels, that being: hiddenPanel
This setting causes the application not to show at all. Interesting ideas around this...
If you one of the South Africans out there who classifies themselves as presently disadvantaged while discussing the current employement policies from govt while drinking coffee at a shop in Nelson Mandela Square at 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon, then you also likely will complain about the road name changes. Well it appears if all is not lost for you, Live Local hasn't updated it's references to street names ;)
So if you are bored and have 5min to spare you can run through the which office application are you quiz. I ended up being Excel...go figure?!
You know what is really great about SharePoint 2007 (which www.informationworker.co.za runs on) vs Drupal which this site runs on? I can type my content up in Word 2007 or copy and past from Outlook to Word 2007 and publish directly (Office button -> Publish -> Blog) and I get full rich text editing on it, the ability to save it and work on it later, the ability to spell check. Here I need to login to the site, navigate to create content, navigate to create blog and type away. If I need to do a link I need to the <a href> tags (hell to get that to appear I had to < to the the angle brackets). The expierence is just that much better.
I know there are add-ons for Drupal that give me rich editing but that requires more work to install them :(
I have seen some users post that it is possible to use Word 2007 to publish to Drupal, but for the life of me I can not figure out how to. There is no compatible format listed in the blog providers or under other.
Once again SharePoint 2007 + Word 2007 means the user does not need to know about any of the things like Drupal modules or special blog providers. It is simplier, better (?), faster ;)