I’d like to thank a few people: My mom for buying me lunch on Tuesday, Junsong Xue for taking care of dinner with my parents and I at the restaurant he manages after our service got a bit slow Joseph Cohen, his lovely assistant and dad for some great geek talk over breakfast on Wednesday, and my friend Chris Colvin for buying me dinner on Thursday night and of course the partners for sending me on this trip to expand my knowledge and learn about cool gadgets.
Speaking of cool gadgets: The Incline laptop support. It weighs seemingly nothing yet supports a laptop in style and keeps it cool while being cool.
I thought it was really impresive that when I asked if they had any good pictures of this laptop support they simply handed me a CD with all their PR images. I was impressed with how well prepared they were. Especially with such a small niche product from a small company.
Also Griffin Technology has many nice iPod accessories for you, your car, and your home. I also liked KB Covers at last years show and they had even more nice keyboard covers at this year’s show (the whole business just seems to be run by one guy). Tunewear for having the widest selection of covers and cases for iPhones, iPods, and the iTouch and for selling me one for really really cheap. Microsoft finally released their updated Microsoft Office for Mac and it is much better than the Windows version they released last year. And don’t forget about Apple for introducing six new incredible products:
- MacBook Air
- Time Capsule
- Apple TV Take 2
- iTunes Movies Rentals
- Updated software for iTouch and iPhone
- And don’t forget all the new processors they added to MacBooks, Mac Pros, and Xserves last week
There was only one session on Friday as the other one I wanted to attend was cancelled.
IT864: Version Control via Workgroup Services – Tracking File Changes Automatically
This session explains specifically how to setup and use the Wiki server, augmented accounts, group sites, and group calendaring to enable versioning control in a variety of departments-for example a Catalog department, to automatically extract accounts out of AD, assign them to custom groups, and allow management of each group to manage the Wiki and calendars. This permits users to view and edit various versions of documents and can be used to track each version for legal or auditing purposes. This methodology applies to any area users require version control, good calendaring, and can be applied across almost any platform.
Sara Porter, Musician’s Friend