Daily Archives: May 19, 2005

MSN Desktop Search

I’m glad that we’ve released MSN Desktop search to the web.  I’ve been a big fan of Lookout for ages and was really pleased when I heard that we’d acquired Lookout.  It finds anything really quickly so my mails in my inbox and other folders don’t need to be very structured any more

You might want to have a look at the addins that are available.  I like the ability to look inside all of my ZIP files and the PDF IFilter is quite handy too. There’s quite a list on the addins web site for you to download – most of them are free too….

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Blogging from your mobile phone to MSN spaces

I’ve just seen this on an email.  Cool idea (and nice that we’ve got this feature before anyone else…! )

Mobile SMS To MSN Spaces Blog

What is it?

This is a new BETA Service which allows our Spaces users to update Blogs on their MSN Spaces with an SMS message from their mobile phone.  The UK is the only market offering this at the moment. (Mike, why didn’t you get there first???)

Why is it useful?

When you are traveling or are away from a PC and want to post a thought or comment about what you’re seeing or experiencing to share with your family!  You could be abroad, in a night club or in the middle of the countryside.

The cost of sending an SMS to MSN Spaces is free plus the normal carrier charge

 Find out more about how you set up your SMS to Spaces service here and if you do not have an MSN Space yet set one up here..

Log Bugs and make suggestions for MOM 2005

I received the following mail from the MOM team.. The site is worth bookmarking if you have any suggestions for MOM 2005

The MOM Product Team has been fielding bugs and enhancement requests logged directly from our community since MOM 2005 released last year. We have processed over 168 bugs and enhancement requests and over half have been accepted by our team for consideration for inclusion in MOM 2005 SP1 and MOM V3, but even so we would like to increase the level of engagement from our community in this forum.   We invite everybody from our community to contact us via this forum in addition to using the feedback link provided in the MOM Administrator Console and 3 links on http://www.microsoft.com/mom.

We are deeply committed to finding ways to connect with customers and we think this channel is an important step in that process. Please go to http://www.microsoft.com/mom/feedback and use this site to provide the MOM Product Team with their feedback.

The MSDN Product Feedback Center is a public suggestion and bug database for Microsoft products. Suggestions and bugs entered are ported directly into our internal bug and suggestion tracking databases. Because we collect information in a structured way and insert it into our developer’s usual workflow, it is very actionable for the product teams. Enforced search, voting, and validation, help to remove duplicates and surface the issues that are most important to our customers.

The Product Feedback Center is about transparency, community and closing the loop with you – our customers. You can report on a bug or post a suggestion, find out if it has already been reported or see if there is a workaround or a fix. The community can connect with other customers by posting workarounds and comments or influence the timeliness of a fix by validating and voting. We want to show that we not only acknowledge and accept customer feedback, but we also listened and act upon it.  Please support us in this effort – helping us to deliver a better product to you.

It’s a good opportunity to get your suggestions directly to the product team…