What Vista Means For SMEs – Part 1

I’ll be covering the launch of Windows Vista and Office 2007 today and trying to give you insight into what it means for small businesses.  In the meantime you can check whether …

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30th January 2007 at 11:08 am

I’ll be covering the launch of Windows Vista and Office 2007 today and trying to give you insight into what it means for small businesses.  In the meantime you can check whether your PC is Vista ready here.

I’m currently sitting listening to Bill Gates, live at the Vista launch, and also Lynne Brindley who is CEO of the British Library.  To illustrate the Wow factor Microsoft and the British Library have brought together and digitised, using features enabled by Vista, two of Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks, one of which is owned by Bill Gates himself. 

I’m all for these types of educational-based applications and the freeing of information – the evolution of Library 2.0 and the digitisation of knowledge.

But it does feel like an odd example to highlight for that Wow factor.  I like the geekiness of it though – a Mac World keynote this is not.

Can’t help wondering whether in making the Da Vinci – Gates connection there’s a subliminal attempt to establish the soon to retire CEO geek’s place in history.

 

 

 

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Alex is the founder and editor of SmallBizPod, the UK's first podcast dedicated to small business, start-ups and entrepreneurship. Alex writes about topical small business issues, entrepreneurs and anything else that catches his eye here on the small business blog. http://www.smallbizpod.co.uk

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