RossCode Weekly

posted on 2005-06-12 at 23:50:35 by Joel Ross

A Thinkpad Tablet? I saw it with my own two eyes at Tech Ed on Monday morning. Steve Ballmer had one on stage. This was the major reason I heard that Apple wanted to move to the Intel platform - tablets. The PPC chipset was too hot to make it do-able.

On the heals of the tablet announcement, Apple confirmed rumors that, yes, indeed, we are switching to Intel-based computers. It's ironic that the tablet from IBM's previously owned Thinkpad line comes out the same day that Apple drops IBM as it's processor of choice, isn't it? Now, the only remaining question is who will buy an Apple between now and next June?

Release dates were announced for Visual Studio.NET 2005 and SQL Server 2005 - the week of November 7th. More news from Tech Ed? Every attendee got a voucher for a free copy of SQL Server 2005. Nice! Want more? Content Manager Server 2002 SP2 will be released at the end of the year too. Exchange SP2 is due out in July (I think) and it includes some nice push technology for mobile devices.

Tabs in IE - finally. Well, through the toolbar, anyway. The implementation is still very weak compared to what Maxthon offers, but it's a start I guess.

I had a very busy week last week, so I wasn't able to follow any other news - so I probably missed a few things. I'm trying to catch up, but I won't get caught up until after today, and I want to get this out on time.

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