Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 are available for download There is also a download for Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition with Service Pack 1. You can read about all the changes in the overview.     Now just in case you are not a developer, there is an other treat.   Autoruns for Windows version 9.3 For people running Tablet PCs there seems to be a passion for understanding and controlling processes, especially those that start automatically. Autoruns is a great tool for finding and controlling all of those. This utility, which … Continue reading Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

Use Windows Meeting Space to Mirror Your Tablet PC to a Projector

I use my Tablet PC when I do public speaking.  I like to use it to display and build MindMaps using MindManager or draw diagrams with SketchBook Pro. This should be very straightforward, but it gets interesting when I want to display my Tablet PC with a projector, and to walk around the room at the same time. (Try that with at conventional laptop machine). I have been using MaxiVista for this application for years. (see: Wireless Presentations with a Tablet PC with MaxiVista) MaxiVista has been great but there are some issues with Vista. You can work around them, … Continue reading Use Windows Meeting Space to Mirror Your Tablet PC to a Projector

MindManager® 7 – May 30, 2007

I have been using mind maps for decades. In 1999 I found MindManager. It became my personal productivity tool of choice. And as soon as there was a version for the Tablet PC – MindManager was the killer app that let me to get my first Tablet PC. And isn’t that the definition of a ‘killer app’? An application so compelling that you buy hardware to allow you to use it. To this day, I use MindManager daily. Generate new ideas Planning for all but the most trivial documents and tasks Taking notes Presentations Head on over to and … Continue reading MindManager® 7 – May 30, 2007

Productivity Software

MindManager Almost everything I create (except drawings) starts in MindManager. It is also my principal tool for taking notes. I started creating Mind Maps in the early 70’s. For nearly twenty years I hoped for a tool that would allow me to create Mind Maps as easily on a computer as with pen and paper. Along came MindManager in the late 90’s. Not only could I create maps; editing and sharing them became simple instead of drudgery. Tablet Enhancements for OutLook This is an add-in for Outlook. With this you can use ink to create appointments, contacts, tasks and journal … Continue reading Productivity Software

Graphics Software – Expressing yourself visually

Not being an artist, I wondered at first how useful the Tablet PC and particularly graphics software was going to be. It turns out that you don’t have to be an artist to enjoy tools like these for visual expression of ideas. Here are a few pieces of software that I find myself using on a regular basis to share concepts with others. If you have ever used to cocktail napkin to jot down more than a telephone number; perhaps to do a quick sketch of a concept, share a idea about how something physical should be positioned, or even … Continue reading Graphics Software – Expressing yourself visually

Utilities and Tools

Remote Control Synergy2 – Keyboard Mouse sharing across two or more computers UltraVNC – Remote Control MaxiVista – Use other screens attached to different computers on your network, as though they were attached. “MaxiVista is a dual monitor software and can turn your spare Laptop or Tablet PC into an extra monitor for your primary PC:” StrokeIt This software lets you use Mouse gestures for Windows (and the Tablet PC). Upstrokes copy, downstrokes paste, diagonals minimize and much much more.