Saturday, February 17, 2007

Microsoft Update - needs work

I'm on the soapbox this morning, after a careless visit to Microsoft Update that netted me numerous updates that I neither expected nor wanted.

First of all, if you're not aware of this, the U.S. has changed the rules for Daylight Savings Time to begin sooner and end later. However, I am in Arizona and we don't observe DST; Windows knows my time zone, but still installed that particular update.

Next, I found a "Euro update for Slovenia" which likewise doesn't belong on a US system - especially not an automatic update that gets pushed out to everybody.

Then came numerous updates for MS Office 2003-2007 and/or SharePoint 2007 interoperability, about which I could care less.

End of rant.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Office Live - contacts fixed

I'm happy to report that Microsoft has completed the updates to the Office Live email client. You can now add contacts to the online address book simply by clicking the link.