Netbook vs laptop

My customer wants his sales people to have an account on the SBS server and 
remote sync  their email on outlook and do work orders using an excel based 
work order system by sending the excel files as an attachment in email . He 
is thinking about  getting Netbooks from Verizon or Dell and installing a 
basic office package.

I have not purchased a netbook so I have no feel performance wise.

Are they up to the task to run office?
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The drawback to Netbooks is that the screen size is very small and
sometimes it's uncomfortable on the vision. It can also mean lot's of
scroll bars since Web pages, forms, etc. do not fit on a single page.
Right now, I have seen full size notebooks for $ 400.00 from Dell an
others which put's them pretty close in price.

The advantage of Netbooks is that they are light, so traveling with
them is easier.


Miguel Fra / Falcon ITS
http://www.falconits.com
http://sharepoint.falconits.com


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Falcon
3/8/2010 12:13:07 AM
Hi Joe,

Acer Aspire AS1410-2039 11.6-Inch Black Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002P3KVAY/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B002LEVGMO&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1P7F99272C04NS3YA01F


I bought this same laptop with a SU3500 Solo processor a couple of months 
ago because the processor was about twice as fast as the netbooks and the 
screen is 11.6" vs 10.1" for the netbooks.  Screen resolution for this 
laptop is 1366 x 768 vs 1024 x 600 for most netbooks.  It handles MS Office 
2007 well.  The Celeron 743 processor (in the link above) should have 
similar performance to the SU3500.  It weighs a little over 3 pounds (about 
0.5 pounds more than a network).  I run Windows 7 Pro on mine and find that 
it suits my needs better than a netbook.  The battery life has been a true 
5-7 hours. The only issue might be (as with almost any small laptop, 
including netbooks), that it does not have a numeric keypad like you might 
find on a full size keyboard.  This may make working with a spreadsheet a 
little more difficult.

I'd advise the client to buy one netbook (or small laptop) and put it 
through it's paces first before he invests in a fleet of them.

As for a basic MS Office package, remember that you cannot buy a 
"legitimate" OEM version of MS Office Basic (Word, Excel, Outlook) from an 
online vendor unless you purchase it along with a fully assembled computer. 
So, you'll need to at least by Retail or Volume licenses for MS Office Small 
Business, Professional or Ultimate editions.  Yes, there are a lot of online 
places who sell OEM software, buy it does not convey a legitimate license to 
you or your client.

OEM Software. Let's Set The Record Straight
http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/archive/2005/06/06/425681.aspx


-- 
Merv  Porter   [SBS-MVP]
============================


"Joe#2" <Joe2@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:018A9ABB-401C-465B-994D-2B7C46B81628@microsoft.com...
> My customer wants his sales people to have an account on the SBS server 
> and
> remote sync  their email on outlook and do work orders using an excel 
> based
> work order system by sending the excel files as an attachment in email . 
> He
> is thinking about  getting Netbooks from Verizon or Dell and installing a
> basic office package.
>
> I have not purchased a netbook so I have no feel performance wise.
>
> Are they up to the task to run office? 

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Merv
3/8/2010 1:43:33 AM
What resolution are they usually?

"Falcon ITS" wrote:

> The drawback to Netbooks is that the screen size is very small and
> sometimes it's uncomfortable on the vision. It can also mean lot's of
> scroll bars since Web pages, forms, etc. do not fit on a single page.
> Right now, I have seen full size notebooks for $ 400.00 from Dell an
> others which put's them pretty close in price.
> 
> The advantage of Netbooks is that they are light, so traveling with
> them is easier.
> 
> 
> Miguel Fra / Falcon ITS
> http://www.falconits.com
> http://sharepoint.falconits.com
> 
> 
> .
> 
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Utf
3/8/2010 2:19:01 AM
Hi Merv,

Thanks for all the info. 

We will check out your link! So far my customer has been a little resistant 
to laptops due to large size for the cheap ones and high cost for the "good" 
small ones . That why he got excited about the possibility of the net books.

Right on about the licenses. I'm a partner too and I won't support anyone 
that takes shortcuts there. Thats one reason why Dell would be a better 
candidate than verizon.

He really likes the iPad concept but I don't think it will work in this 
case. The HP Slate may be worth looking into when it comes out though.

"Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]" wrote:

> Hi Joe,
> 
> Acer Aspire AS1410-2039 11.6-Inch Black Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium)
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002P3KVAY/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B002LEVGMO&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1P7F99272C04NS3YA01F
> 
> 
> I bought this same laptop with a SU3500 Solo processor a couple of months 
> ago because the processor was about twice as fast as the netbooks and the 
> screen is 11.6" vs 10.1" for the netbooks.  Screen resolution for this 
> laptop is 1366 x 768 vs 1024 x 600 for most netbooks.  It handles MS Office 
> 2007 well.  The Celeron 743 processor (in the link above) should have 
> similar performance to the SU3500.  It weighs a little over 3 pounds (about 
> 0.5 pounds more than a network).  I run Windows 7 Pro on mine and find that 
> it suits my needs better than a netbook.  The battery life has been a true 
> 5-7 hours. The only issue might be (as with almost any small laptop, 
> including netbooks), that it does not have a numeric keypad like you might 
> find on a full size keyboard.  This may make working with a spreadsheet a 
> little more difficult.
> 
> I'd advise the client to buy one netbook (or small laptop) and put it 
> through it's paces first before he invests in a fleet of them.
> 
> As for a basic MS Office package, remember that you cannot buy a 
> "legitimate" OEM version of MS Office Basic (Word, Excel, Outlook) from an 
> online vendor unless you purchase it along with a fully assembled computer. 
> So, you'll need to at least by Retail or Volume licenses for MS Office Small 
> Business, Professional or Ultimate editions.  Yes, there are a lot of online 
> places who sell OEM software, buy it does not convey a legitimate license to 
> you or your client.
> 
> OEM Software. Let's Set The Record Straight
> http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/archive/2005/06/06/425681.aspx
> 
> 
> -- 
> Merv  Porter   [SBS-MVP]
> ============================
> 
> 
> "Joe#2" <Joe2@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:018A9ABB-401C-465B-994D-2B7C46B81628@microsoft.com...
> > My customer wants his sales people to have an account on the SBS server 
> > and
> > remote sync  their email on outlook and do work orders using an excel 
> > based
> > work order system by sending the excel files as an attachment in email . 
> > He
> > is thinking about  getting Netbooks from Verizon or Dell and installing a
> > basic office package.
> >
> > I have not purchased a netbook so I have no feel performance wise.
> >
> > Are they up to the task to run office? 
> 
> .
> 
0
Utf
3/8/2010 3:11:02 AM
For some reason I didn't see the original post
however realize the Netbook
will not probably come with a version of Windows that can Join a Domain
it will come with XP Home or Win7 light

And both those can NOT join a domain
Russ

-- 
Russell Grover - SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]
MCP, MCPS, MCNPS, SBSC
Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist
SBS2003 SBS2008 Support - www.SBITS.Biz
Question or Second Opinion - www.PersonalITConsultant.com
Free Trial Microsoft Online Services - www.Microsoft-Online-Services.com


"Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]" <mwport@no_spam_hotmail.com> wrote in message 
news:u1PF2CmvKHA.4636@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Hi Joe,
>
> Acer Aspire AS1410-2039 11.6-Inch Black Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium)
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002P3KVAY/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B002LEVGMO&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1P7F99272C04NS3YA01F
>
>
> I bought this same laptop with a SU3500 Solo processor a couple of months 
> ago because the processor was about twice as fast as the netbooks and the 
> screen is 11.6" vs 10.1" for the netbooks.  Screen resolution for this 
> laptop is 1366 x 768 vs 1024 x 600 for most netbooks.  It handles MS 
> Office 2007 well.  The Celeron 743 processor (in the link above) should 
> have similar performance to the SU3500.  It weighs a little over 3 pounds 
> (about 0.5 pounds more than a network).  I run Windows 7 Pro on mine and 
> find that it suits my needs better than a netbook.  The battery life has 
> been a true 5-7 hours. The only issue might be (as with almost any small 
> laptop, including netbooks), that it does not have a numeric keypad like 
> you might find on a full size keyboard.  This may make working with a 
> spreadsheet a little more difficult.
>
> I'd advise the client to buy one netbook (or small laptop) and put it 
> through it's paces first before he invests in a fleet of them.
>
> As for a basic MS Office package, remember that you cannot buy a 
> "legitimate" OEM version of MS Office Basic (Word, Excel, Outlook) from an 
> online vendor unless you purchase it along with a fully assembled 
> computer. So, you'll need to at least by Retail or Volume licenses for MS 
> Office Small Business, Professional or Ultimate editions.  Yes, there are 
> a lot of online places who sell OEM software, buy it does not convey a 
> legitimate license to you or your client.
>
> OEM Software. Let's Set The Record Straight
> http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/archive/2005/06/06/425681.aspx
>
>
> -- 
> Merv  Porter   [SBS-MVP]
> ============================
>
>
> "Joe#2" <Joe2@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:018A9ABB-401C-465B-994D-2B7C46B81628@microsoft.com...
>> My customer wants his sales people to have an account on the SBS server 
>> and
>> remote sync  their email on outlook and do work orders using an excel 
>> based
>> work order system by sending the excel files as an attachment in email . 
>> He
>> is thinking about  getting Netbooks from Verizon or Dell and installing a
>> basic office package.
>>
>> I have not purchased a netbook so I have no feel performance wise.
>>
>> Are they up to the task to run office?
> 
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Russ
3/8/2010 7:00:16 AM
Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] wrote:
> For some reason I didn't see the original post
> however realize the Netbook
> will not probably come with a version of Windows that can Join a Domain
> it will come with XP Home or Win7 light
> 
> And both those can NOT join a domain
> Russ
> 

But the usual advice for laptops that rarely get into the office is not 
to join them anyway, in case of credential caching issues while offline. 
I'd assume anyone with a netbook would not use it while in an office, 
they would also have the use of a desktop, possibly one of a small 
communal group.

Let's be honest, nobody is going to want to use a netbook for any 
serious business work, particularly graphical stuff where you want a 
nice big desktop. Even spreadsheets are a bit of a pain. But for 
emergency use, connecting to a customer's system after they phone you 
while you're off duty or on someone else's premises, or just wanting 
something a bit beefier than an iPhone with you all the time, they 
certainly beat carrying a laptop around.

-- 
Joe
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Joe
3/8/2010 8:58:15 AM
I've seen people try anything
So I never say. "you aren't going to see this"
Because  you will LOL :)
:)
Russ

-- 
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MCP, MCPS, MCNPS, SBSC
Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist
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Question or Second Opinion - www.PersonalITConsultant.com
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"Joe" <joe@jretrading.com> wrote in message 
news:euDP$1pvKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] wrote:
>> For some reason I didn't see the original post
>> however realize the Netbook
>> will not probably come with a version of Windows that can Join a Domain
>> it will come with XP Home or Win7 light
>>
>> And both those can NOT join a domain
>> Russ
>>
>
> But the usual advice for laptops that rarely get into the office is not to 
> join them anyway, in case of credential caching issues while offline. I'd 
> assume anyone with a netbook would not use it while in an office, they 
> would also have the use of a desktop, possibly one of a small communal 
> group.
>
> Let's be honest, nobody is going to want to use a netbook for any serious 
> business work, particularly graphical stuff where you want a nice big 
> desktop. Even spreadsheets are a bit of a pain. But for emergency use, 
> connecting to a customer's system after they phone you while you're off 
> duty or on someone else's premises, or just wanting something a bit 
> beefier than an iPhone with you all the time, they certainly beat carrying 
> a laptop around.
>
> -- 
> Joe 

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Russ
3/8/2010 9:08:39 AM
In article <018A9ABB-401C-465B-994D-2B7C46B81628@microsoft.com>, Joe2
@discussions.microsoft.com says...
> 
> My customer wants his sales people to have an account on the SBS server and 
> remote sync  their email on outlook and do work orders using an excel based 
> work order system by sending the excel files as an attachment in email . He 
> is thinking about  getting Netbooks from Verizon or Dell and installing a 
> basic office package.
> 
> I have not purchased a netbook so I have no feel performance wise.
> 
> Are they up to the task to run office?

Netbooks, if you're talking about the small 10" ones that you get with 
Wireless Cell data service, well, they are a rip-off in many cases.

Some providers are giving them away free, the netbook, as long as you 
sign a 2 year data contract with them.

Underpowered, some come with "Starter" edition of Win 7, but, they don't 
have a CD/DVD built-in and are just slow.

-- 
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voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.  
Trust yourself.
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Leythos
3/8/2010 11:21:33 AM
Leythos wrote:
> In article <018A9ABB-401C-465B-994D-2B7C46B81628@microsoft.com>, Joe2
> @discussions.microsoft.com says...
>> My customer wants his sales people to have an account on the SBS server and 
>> remote sync  their email on outlook and do work orders using an excel based 
>> work order system by sending the excel files as an attachment in email . He 
>> is thinking about  getting Netbooks from Verizon or Dell and installing a 
>> basic office package.
>>
>> I have not purchased a netbook so I have no feel performance wise.
>>
>> Are they up to the task to run office?
> 
> Netbooks, if you're talking about the small 10" ones that you get with 
> Wireless Cell data service, well, they are a rip-off in many cases.
> 
> Some providers are giving them away free, the netbook, as long as you 
> sign a 2 year data contract with them.
> 
> Underpowered, some come with "Starter" edition of Win 7, but, they don't 
> have a CD/DVD built-in and are just slow.
> 

Indeed so, but some people are happy with the Internet on a phone.

What certainly is annoying is that they have taken over the price slot 
of the bottom-level laptops, while being much less powerful. But it's 
always been necessary to pay a premium for small size and/or light 
weight, and they certainly have those.

Not something to buy as your main workstation, but given the limitations 
of the display, they'll run an RDP client as well as anything else. Keep 
your horsepower where it doesn't need to be moved around. For things 
like the odd works order, I think it would be OK, but I wouldn't do any 
PCB design work on one, even over RDP.

Horses for courses, as ever...

-- 
Joe
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Joe
3/8/2010 12:54:56 PM
Ref johning the domain, not a factor in his case. These would all be offsite 
service  people in another state. His concept is to email the service rep an 
excell worksheet which they could fill out in the field, ie fill in the 
blanks, then email it back to the central office.

I don't think great speed is a factor here, but screen resolution would have 
to be good enough to manage a canned work order based on excell with dropdown 
boxes that the tech could fill in the balnks on parts used, time spent, etc 
while performing a service call on the customers equipment.

Of course he is trying to keep the cost and size down so it would not be too 
big to carry around.

"Joe" wrote:

> Leythos wrote:
> > In article <018A9ABB-401C-465B-994D-2B7C46B81628@microsoft.com>, Joe2
> > @discussions.microsoft.com says...
> >> My customer wants his sales people to have an account on the SBS server and 
> >> remote sync  their email on outlook and do work orders using an excel based 
> >> work order system by sending the excel files as an attachment in email . He 
> >> is thinking about  getting Netbooks from Verizon or Dell and installing a 
> >> basic office package.
> >>
> >> I have not purchased a netbook so I have no feel performance wise.
> >>
> >> Are they up to the task to run office?
> > 
> > Netbooks, if you're talking about the small 10" ones that you get with 
> > Wireless Cell data service, well, they are a rip-off in many cases.
> > 
> > Some providers are giving them away free, the netbook, as long as you 
> > sign a 2 year data contract with them.
> > 
> > Underpowered, some come with "Starter" edition of Win 7, but, they don't 
> > have a CD/DVD built-in and are just slow.
> > 
> 
> Indeed so, but some people are happy with the Internet on a phone.
> 
> What certainly is annoying is that they have taken over the price slot 
> of the bottom-level laptops, while being much less powerful. But it's 
> always been necessary to pay a premium for small size and/or light 
> weight, and they certainly have those.
> 
> Not something to buy as your main workstation, but given the limitations 
> of the display, they'll run an RDP client as well as anything else. Keep 
> your horsepower where it doesn't need to be moved around. For things 
> like the odd works order, I think it would be OK, but I wouldn't do any 
> PCB design work on one, even over RDP.
> 
> Horses for courses, as ever...
> 
> -- 
> Joe
> .
> 
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Utf
3/10/2010 4:50:02 PM
I think Netbooks, would be great for this.
My 2 cents
Russ

-- 
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MCP, MCPS, MCNPS, SBSC
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"Joe#2" <Joe2@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:76DE00D1-75F4-451E-824C-D37B8B74D371@microsoft.com...
> Ref johning the domain, not a factor in his case. These would all be 
> offsite
> service  people in another state. His concept is to email the service rep 
> an
> excell worksheet which they could fill out in the field, ie fill in the
> blanks, then email it back to the central office.
>
> I don't think great speed is a factor here, but screen resolution would 
> have
> to be good enough to manage a canned work order based on excell with 
> dropdown
> boxes that the tech could fill in the balnks on parts used, time spent, 
> etc
> while performing a service call on the customers equipment.
>
> Of course he is trying to keep the cost and size down so it would not be 
> too
> big to carry around.
>
> "Joe" wrote:
>
>> Leythos wrote:
>> > In article <018A9ABB-401C-465B-994D-2B7C46B81628@microsoft.com>, Joe2
>> > @discussions.microsoft.com says...
>> >> My customer wants his sales people to have an account on the SBS 
>> >> server and
>> >> remote sync  their email on outlook and do work orders using an excel 
>> >> based
>> >> work order system by sending the excel files as an attachment in email 
>> >> . He
>> >> is thinking about  getting Netbooks from Verizon or Dell and 
>> >> installing a
>> >> basic office package.
>> >>
>> >> I have not purchased a netbook so I have no feel performance wise.
>> >>
>> >> Are they up to the task to run office?
>> >
>> > Netbooks, if you're talking about the small 10" ones that you get with
>> > Wireless Cell data service, well, they are a rip-off in many cases.
>> >
>> > Some providers are giving them away free, the netbook, as long as you
>> > sign a 2 year data contract with them.
>> >
>> > Underpowered, some come with "Starter" edition of Win 7, but, they 
>> > don't
>> > have a CD/DVD built-in and are just slow.
>> >
>>
>> Indeed so, but some people are happy with the Internet on a phone.
>>
>> What certainly is annoying is that they have taken over the price slot
>> of the bottom-level laptops, while being much less powerful. But it's
>> always been necessary to pay a premium for small size and/or light
>> weight, and they certainly have those.
>>
>> Not something to buy as your main workstation, but given the limitations
>> of the display, they'll run an RDP client as well as anything else. Keep
>> your horsepower where it doesn't need to be moved around. For things
>> like the odd works order, I think it would be OK, but I wouldn't do any
>> PCB design work on one, even over RDP.
>>
>> Horses for courses, as ever...
>>
>> -- 
>> Joe
>> .
>> 
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Russ
3/10/2010 7:55:43 PM
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Hi I guess I might be posting on the group sorry if I am, could ypu advise which group I should use? I can vpn connect to the server (sbs2k) with xp or 2k that are members of the domain. I've just bought a netbook which has xp home, when I create a vpn connection it just sits there verifing user name & password the times out, the netbook is not joined to the domain (xp home). can any one recommend any advise? Thanks Mark Mark Lewis wrote: > Hi I guess I might be posting on the group sorry if I am, could ypu advise > which group I should use? > ...

Transfer MM to laptop
Currently running mm 2006 premium on desktop running xp. with purchase of laptop want to transfer license. laptop running vista home premium. I expect I'll need a vista compatible version for the laptop. how do I get it? The retail licenses--you said Premium so I'm assuming--allow installation on both a desktop and a laptop machine. That's not to say that they solve problems assoicated with moving the file back and forth. M06 should work fine with Vista. Do you have the installation CD? "jj60187" wrote: > Currently running mm 2006 premium on desktop running xp....

Avery vs Microsoft
I want to change the default vendor from Microsoft to Avery when selecting labels in Word 2007. This was not an issue in Word 2003. Ordinarily the last used selection will be preserved. This means that you have to have actually selected an Avery label definition as the default. Certainly Avery is what comes up for me. -- Suzanne S. Barnhill Microsoft MVP (Word) Words into Type Fairhope, Alabama USA http://word.mvps.org "dwalls" <dwalls@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:01E95186-2C84-4839-A5C8-6BB37DB18D55@microsoft.com... >I want to chang...

CRM on PDA vs CRM on Web
Hi Group, Thanks a lot for the queries and responses posted, these are very informative and has given me courage that I can share my problem and expect some help from you. I am using two systems for CRM, MS CRM Web vesion 4.0 and CWR CRM with EveryWAN on the pda (HTC Touch3G). My requirement is to define access on the field level on web version. I have understood that the CWR CRM allows us to define field level security which is not there in the web version of CRM (pls correct me if I am wrong). Is there any way I can define that a person can change only a few fields on appointment form? ...

Excel 2007 pivot chart/table copying vs Excel 2003
In Excel 2007, when I copy a pivot table with it's chart, the new chart copy remains linked to the original pivot table's data series. Furthermore, when I go to the chart and select 'Change Data Connection' it is all grayed out. So, I cannot seem to figure out how to produce a copy chart off of a copied pivot table. Here is what I would do in Excel 2003 specifically, that I cannot seem to find an alternative in Excel 2007: 1. Stage my data in Excel in "Sheet1" 2. Create a new pivot table on a new sheet called "Pivot1" and the chart on a sheet I cal...

32-bit vs. 64-bit Windows
What differences between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows should a .NET C# programmer be aware of? I understand .NET endeavors to work exactly the same way in both milieux. Does it succeed at this? Michael Covington wrote: > What differences between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows should a .NET C# > programmer be aware of? You can allocate more memory before running out (in fact, on a 64-bit system you'll likely run out of disk space before you run out virtual address space). > I understand .NET endeavors to work exactly the same way in both > milieux. Does it succ...

installing outlook 2007 in a netbook
hi, I have outlook instaled in a computer and now I bought a new one, but this time is a netbook that does not have a cd driver. how do I do to install my outlook 2007? 1) Go to computer store and purchase a USB based CD/DVD drive or 2) Copy the entire CD to a USB jump drive. You can then install Office/Outlook onto the netbook from the jump drive. "Maria Fernanda Franco" <Maria Fernanda Franco@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D2897673-AC6D-4E73-9D6F-FB6CB274DFD1@microsoft.com... > hi, I have outlook instaled in a computer and now I bought ...

Converting an MFC app from VS 6.0 to 2005
Hi, I'm just converting a VS 6.0 project to 2005. The project is compiled now but I had a problem with AfxGetThread() not working the same way on 2005. The MSDN documentation was very clear and I fixed it but ... What about other API's that have changed? Is there a list or a tool to find them and report any potential problems with the code? Otherwise I'll have to rely heavily on testing the entire app (which I've never used before!). Thanks. Peter "Peter Smithson" <Peter_Smithson@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:1160647234.909331.165340@i42g2000cwa.g...

Netbook recovery
A friend has brought me his XP netbook which will not boot. The restore option calls for the original CD. Since the netbookmhas no CD player that is not an option. I suspect that there will be the usual recovery partition. At mydisposal I have I have my own laptop and two desktops, all running XP Pro; a 16GB memory stick;Acronis True Image software for capturing and restoring images; Isobuster; Nero which will create an iso;; and quite a lot of experiiiiience. How can I get this netbook to boot normally? Colin Either using the recovery partition, from 'how to access'...

sync up outlook 2003 w laptop and desktop
Hi I just installed outlook 2003 on my desktop and laptop and it is a great program. i am using it for personal/academic purposes. What i want, though, is to have it set up so that when i make changes on one computer, they show up on the other. for example if i check my mail on my laptop, i want those new messages on my desktop too. Or, if i add a calendar item on my laptop, for that item to go on my desktop as well. Is there any simple and free way to achieve this? hopefully through the internet somehow? thanks a lot Hi minofifa, for synchronization tools have a look on this sit...

Folder redirection vs roaming profiles...
Hi, I've been trying to read about these features as we're soon to migrate oour 60 users to new win2008r2 servers. Currently with w2003r2 the users are set to roaming profiles and login times varies from acceptable to totally unacceptable :-) In addidion their home folders are '..Made available Offline'. I consider using redirected folders for all user data which need to be backed up when moving everything over to the new servers. How ever I'm not sure that I completely understand the concept of redirected folders compared to roaming profiles together...

Invalidate .vs. Refresh
When creating my own classes derived from Control, when you change some aspects of the object at design time, you need to get the overridden OnPaint method called to reflect the visual changes in the designer. For example, changing a property, in the designer, that alters a color. I have been using the Invalidate method to cause a repaint in design mode but Refresh works as well. Is there any practical advantage of using one over the other? Oz -- A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text. Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing? A: Top-posting. Q: W...

Classes Vs XmlDataDocument
Hi, I have a set of nested object classes that now i have to serialize/deserialize to make webservice calls. I was thinking wouldn't it be better to use an XML Data document instead of using classes so i can import/export xml with ease and also i can update my schema without compiling the code. What advantages/disadvantages do you guys see in taking this approach. Any kind of suggestions are welcome. Thanks! Vish wrote: > I have a set of nested object classes that now i have to > serialize/deserialize to make webservice calls. I was thinking wouldn't it > be bett...

Manifest, VC 6 vs 2003 vs 2005?
Hi, I've added a manifest file to my app so it compiles with VC6 and still has the XP themes. But now the app doesn't compile with 2005: ------ Build started: Project: XBT Client, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------ Linking... CVTRES : fatal error CVT1100: duplicate resource. type:MANIFEST, name:1, language:0x0409 LINK : fatal error LNK1123: failure during conversion to COFF: file invalid or corrupt XBT Client - 2 error(s), 0 warning(s) ------ Build started: Project: XBT Client, Configuration: Release Win32 ------ Compiling resources... Linking... Embedding manifest... XBT Client -...

Netbooks
Has anyone tried installing RMS on a netbook computer? Looking for a looking for a low cost mobile solution... -- Kris On Nov 6, 4:39=A0am, Kris <k...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote: > Has anyone tried installing RMS on a netbook computer? =A0Looking for a l= ooking > for a low cost mobile solution... > -- > Kris Try on EE PC, but without SQL Server Engine ... antonio ...

publisher vs quark
Do you know if Microsoft Publisher would be able to open existing QuarkXPress files? ...

Virtual PC vs. Office X
I currently have MS Office on Virtual PC Windows 98, and it keeps locking up on me. This is the only reason I use Virtual PC, becaus of the Office products. Should I remove Virtual PC and just purchase Office X for Mac X? If so, what are the hardware requriements? I have Max 10.1.3. Thank you for your help! In article <ac0382c4.0409080804.6af7e8c4@posting.google.com>, staceygross@hotmail.com (New2Mac) wrote: > I currently have MS Office on Virtual PC Windows 98, and it keeps > locking up on me. This is the only reason I use Virtual PC, becaus of > the Office products. S...