Feeds

MS UK MD takes Tablet PC to policy wonkfest

El Reg comes along for the ride

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Neil Holloway, MD of Microsoft UK, took the opportunity his slot at Beyond the Backlash, today's Internet policy wonkfest to show off his brand new Tablet PC.

In an attempt to wow the delegates, drawn from the ranks of the media, business,government policy advisors and - natch - thinktank types - Holloway showed them pen input, annotated emails and handwriting recognition from Word.

There are still some glitches to sort out in the software - the title on his Windows Journal presentation was 'Beyond to Ballast' rather than 'Beyond the Backlash', but nobody said this stuff was perfect. And his quick run through the Lorenzo patient management system would have embarrassed any corporate salesperson from developers iSoft. However Ed Richards, Number 10 Downing Street's main man for net policy, looked suitably impressed and later described it as 'a fascinating insight into the thinking that is going on.'

The conference is an attempt to get the policy makers to think more seriously about the way the Net is evolving. Holloway may not have said much that was radical with his nod to trustworthy computing as the key to future acceptance, and his call for UK business to seize the day and match the levels of innovation seen in the US and India.

However he managed to mesmerise your correspondent
with a key revelation, hidden away on the right hand side of his screen. There, tucked into the favorites bar, was a small, perfectly-formed VULTURE icon. Yes, Neil Holloway has added El Reg to the faves list on his sexy new toy! Nice to have you here... ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Oz carrier Tiger Air takes terror alerts to new heights
Don't doodle, it might cost you your flight
WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups
Mankind shuffles into the future, five fingers at a time
Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen
Angry Microsoftie hauls auctioneers to court over stalled Pzkw. IV 'deal'
Oi, London thief. We KNOW what you're doing - our PRECRIME system warned us
Aye, shipmate, it be just like that Minority Report
Apple's Mr Havisham: Tim Cook says dead Steve Jobs' office has remained untouched
'I literally think about him every day' says biz baron's old friend
Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport
'Canine training exercise' SNAFU sees woman take home booming baggage
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.