Notes From Today's Computers 2K7 Radio Show! (July 15th, 2007)

"Good morning everybody, you're tuned to Computers 2K7 on sports radio 850 The Buzz" and so began this mornings show as we do every Sunday morning from 8am - 10am here in Raleigh, NC. You can download the show from the show's website.


How to Print Contents of a Directory

Here's a link to the Microsoft Word MVP FAQ Site that contains the steps to print the contents of a directory. Scroll down and check out the "If you don't have Outlook" section. That page is contributed to by fellow Microsoft MVP Terry Farrell.


Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 Launch

On February 27, 2008 Microsoft with launch all three of those products simultaneously at a single launch event in Los Angeles.



If you're interested in the utility I mentioned that creates shortcuts to your favorite programs based on custom keywords then check out SlickRun.


Chinese Military Not Thrilled With Google Maps

Here's a link to the story I reported on about a Chinese nuclear sub being spotted on Google Maps.


Blatant TakeNote Plug :-)

It's not very often that I talk about my company, TakeNote Technologies, on the show. Both Amnon and I run our own companies and neither of us mention that fact very often. Amnon's company, DeltaForce, is a local ISP here in the Research Triangle area. My company, TakeNote Technologies, is a local software development training and consulting company.

At TakeNote, our mission is to provide world-class training for software developers. We offer hands-on training classes which teach developers how to build traditional Windows desktop applications, web applications with ASP.NET, and how to work with SQL Server. We will be adding developer classes for SharePoint, and .NET 3.0 (WPF, WCF, and Workflow) in the near future. TakeNote's primary objective is to make sure software developers have access to the training they need. We are well positioned to offer software development training because we are software developer's ourselves. We like to say "We code, we teach, you benefit."

Our next scheduled series of classes are VBN101: Programming With Visual Basic 2005 and VBN301: Developing ASP.NET 2.0 Web Applications With Visual Basic 2005 on August 13 - 17.



I made a few notes this week about some of the specials that Spence mentioned on the show.

Best Buy has the CyberPower 550VA UPS on sale for $39, you save $23.

Staples has some solid deals this week on their HP printers.

Office Depot has a Toshiba Satellite® Notebook Computer with Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor T2080 for $449 after a $150 mail-in rebate.

Circuit City has a Maxtor 500GB external USB 2.0 drive on sale for $129, you save $40.

Wanna protect for iPod from being stolen? Check out the latest anti-theft device for your iPod! :-)


AVG Anti-Virus

As usual, the topic of anti-virus software came up on the show and as usual we recommended the caller go to the AVG site and download free version of AVG Anti-virus.

Ok, that about does it for today's show. "As always practice safe computing, back up your hard drive, and update your virus scanner!"

You can download the show from the show's website.

Have a day. :-|

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