Tablet PC News – Microsoft Agent 2.0 Enhances Tablet PC, Lenovo Short on X41 Tablets

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Tablet PC News – Microsoft Agent 2.0 Enhances Tablet PC, Lenovo Short on X41 Tablets


Microsoft Agent 2.0 Enhances Tablet PC

Microsoft’s MSDN developer website has published an article on how to use Microsoft Agent 2.0 to enhance user interfaces in Tablet PC applications. Author Robert Crago points out that even though the Agent SDK hasn’t been updated in a few years, it’s still compelling technology “when used appropriately.”

According to its description on Microsoft’s website, Microsoft Agent is a set of software services that can enhance a user interface with interactive personalities in the form of animated characters. These characters can move freely within the computer display, speak aloud (and by displaying text onscreen), and even listen for spoken voice commands.

Link to Full Article: http://www.windowsfordevices.com/news/NS9300115871.html

 

Lenovo Partners Left Empty-Handed

Sales of IBM PCs under new owner Lenovo have proven so successful that the company is having trouble filling orders for some models, according to a Lenovo executive.

For Lenovo Group Ltd. channel partners trying to fill customer orders, the product constraints are a hassle. Some partners worry their end-user customers will switch to other brands when buying systems.

Lenovo completed the acquisition of IBM’s Personal Systems Group in May and then embarked on what turned out to be a bigger-than-expected sales month in June, said Steve Mungall, Lenovo vice president of inside and solution provider sales.

“We caught ourselves with a very good sales month and we caught ourselves low on supply,” Mungall told…

Link to Full Story: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1843598,00.asp

 

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