Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Microsoft Office Accounting 2009

Just one more geeky post, then back to the real world I promise.
Today I got notification of Microsoft Office Accounting 2009 being available to download.

Actually, the MSOA UK site seems to still be a bit confused at the moment, mentioning 2008 version, but downloading 2009 version, and I'm having problems with the MPAN site too, but that's really too geeky.

I really do like this groovy piece of software - anyone running a small business should give the free express version a go at first - that will suit many, and the Professional version is not too expensive considering what it offers.


Well, last week Microsoft sneaked out the latest version of their web browser Internet Explorer 8, available to download from the Microsoft IE site
To be honest I was expecting a bit more drama in the press, but it really was a whimper rather than a bang.

At work we had to make some last minute changes to get things compatible, but it's all smooth as a baby's bottom now - I expect there will be quite a few webbie peeps caught out by the IE8 launch
Our pan-European daily audience of about 40,000 has just about 3% with IE8 - though I suspect we can expect this to grow if and when they release it through Windows Update.

I actually quite like IE8 and although many people will use any excuse to have a good old whinge about Microsoft being too big and all that. For the sake of those peeps you might want to consider Firefox or Google Chrome, Safari or Opera that are also excellent browsers


Well my poor old lifeblog has been somewhat ignored for quite a long time now, anyway, I'm back and am hoping to give it some long overdue attention.

Stay tuned for updates!