"Device Stage" and the next generation of "Device Manager" will be an integral part of Windows 7, as well as busy students who connect devices left right and centre. Whether it will be your Xbox, or connecting to a printer in the library to print out that 2,500 word essay, Device Stage will be your customised, simple interface in using that device.
Charlie Osborne talks about (and to) the next generation of IT users.
London-based Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She holds a degree in Medical Anthropology.
This post was written a couple of weeks ago, I just forgot to post it.This evening, I received a snotty email from the ISP which is providing my parents house back up in Nottinghamshire; after all, I am home for Christmas.
It has to be said, Microsoft has shown us nothing new, interesting, or even slightly exciting at this years CES show in Las Vegas. I watched the first half hour or so of the live feed; Microsoft's keynote and opportunity to show off a few things.
Apple has been running on thin ice for a while, and with false reports that Steve Jobs was on his deathbed, didn't help things much either. Nevertheless, Steve Jobs is perfectly fine and in good-(ish) health, and the annual Macworld Expo is under way.
My desk is a bloody mess. There's more crap sitting where I work than Amy Winehouse's music taste.
OK, Christmas is over so put down the mince pie, fatty. It's time to get down to business, and this time I'm throwing myself in at the deep-end, in the salt-water connected to battery mains, swamped with sharks with lasers on their heads.
Students need security; it's a paramount element of university life. Without security, our laptops can go missing (or stolen, depending on which university you go to), and a good proportion of your life you can say goodbye to.
Warning: Gratuitous devastation of a computer. Mac lovers rejoice.
My friend Steve Clayton, long time employee of Microsoft and general geek genius, posted a video which really blew my mind. The delivery of this "presentation" by Dick Hardt, who recently joined the corporation, is unique in style, and will draw you in, like some crack addict being tempted with a chocoloate fudge brownie.
With the rise of online media, from YouTube to Facebook, WordPress to the New York Times, journalism has expanded over the course of the last decade into a new era. "Journalism" may not be guaranteed work all of the time, but it is most certainly in my eyes one of the main focuses of future careers for students.