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  • Blog Post: Twit

    This comment over on VentureBeat by user Livy had me in stitches: I am forming a new company will have the same business model as Twitter with the exception that all messages will be limited to 50 characters or less. The new company will be called Twit. The target market are those who do not have time...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Tag - Snap. Blink. Wow!

    Sometimes there's just a really cool idea worth mentioning. I hope this Mobile Tagging concept takes off because with server redirects from the info stored in the high capacity colour barcode tag, the possibilities seem endless and loose associative coupling between tag and function means the target...
  • Blog Post: New .NET Logo

    The brand identity of Microsoft .NET is about to get a fresh makeover! .NET has become an incredible success in the past 7+ years with more than 4 million developers around the world using it to build great software and rich, compelling Web experiences. The upcoming .NET Framework 4 release will likely...
  • Blog Post: AutoCollage 2008

    http://research.microsoft.com/autocollage/ My daughter spends hours making photo collages of her friends and school trips for her desktop backgrounds. Today I came across a Microsoft Research Product called AutoCollage that'll do an awesome job for her. You can buy it for $20 or £20 depending on your...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft folks at JAOO Conference, Sep 28 - Oct 3, 2008 Aarhus, Denmark

    Many of my colleagues and I will be presenting at the very popular JAOO Conference in a couple of weeks time. Although I can only be there for one day for my own session, I'm really looking forward to it. There's a buzz at JAOO that is rarely matched in other developer conferences. "JAOO Aarhus is Europe...
  • Blog Post: pptPlex - Flying through your PowerPoint

    Imagine your PowerPoint presentation was laid out on a large canvas with other imagery complementing it or providing the overall backdrop. Then imagine being able to zoom into and flying to parts of the canvas thus revealing your intended presentation. You could do this in sequential order or you could...
  • Blog Post: Catch U @ PDC 2008

  • Blog Post: The Incredible Quadraped

    I am completely bowled over by this video of Boston Dynamics' Quadraped. How long before this stuff hits the consumer business - 5 years, 10 years, or sooner?
  • Blog Post: Multi-Agent AI - I've Got the Bug Again...

    It's Easter holiday and it's raining, snowing, sleeting, windy and generally undecided. So the family stayed in just hanging about, doing some reading, eating well and enjoying the odd bottle or two of vino. In a recent post I talked about The Microsoft Robotics Studio and it's sub components, CCR and...
  • Blog Post: Two Blockbuster Events Tomorrow

    1. My B IR TH D AY 2. What fun! :)
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map Version 2

    The Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map is a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application that helps developers visualize the different programs, servers, services, and tools that will help them build solutions. It allows them to drill down to each product and technology and learn about new...
  • Blog Post: The Joshua Files

    I was over at the neighbour's with my wife and daughters over the Xmas break and we had a chance to peek at an advance copy of a book tipped by some to be 2008's big hit in the world of children's books - " The Joshua Files - Invisible City " by our good friend MG Harris. We've heard a bit about this...
  • Blog Post: European Commission and Microsoft: Court of First Instance Decision

    Being an employee of the company I keep my personal opinions on this case to myself and defer all questions to our legal counsel. But I do want to tell you I'm really proud of what Microsoft has achieved in Europe for its economy, our customers and partners, and our thousands of (new) employees since...
  • Blog Post: Sehmi-Conscious

    It's been a long summer of big Microsoft internal events to close the last fiscal year and bring in the new one. Given that in Europe and many other parts of the world business slows down due to holidays I lost momentum myself and slacked on the writing front. Nevertheless, I've been having loads of...
  • Blog Post: JAOO 2005 Article on Windows Workflow Foundation

    Originally Created: 2005-10-17 This is an article which was inlcuded in the JAOO 2005 Conference daily newsletter of Wednesday 28 September . Acknowledgements to Scott Woodgate and Paul Andrew, Microsoft Corporation, for the core discussion presented in this article which I turned into a written article...
  • Blog Post: Architects Bootcamp at TechEd Europe 2005

    Originally Created: 2005-06-27 In the last year I've been holding Architect Bootcamps all around Europe - at some great locations I must add! The idea was to huddle up with 15-20 like minded individuals in great surroundings and just talk "architecture" for a couple of days, eat, drink and be merry...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Certified Architect Programme

    Originally Created: 2005-06-27 In the UK Architecture Center update newsletter Richard Godfrey wrote about the newly announced Microsoft Certified Architect programme: A t TechEd 2005 the all new Microsoft Certified Architect programme was announced and should be available for general enrolment...
  • Blog Post: Architecture Bootcamp at TechEd Europe 2005

    Originally Created: 2005-06-12 Beat Schwegler , Architect on my team, and I are holding a preconference training day at TechEd Europe 2005 entitled: Architecture Boot Camp for Building Connected Systems . We're amazed at how many people have signed up for this - nearly 250 and rising last week...
  • Blog Post: All good things start in EMEA DPE!

    Originally Created: 2004-12-26 The Microsoft EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) Developer and Platform Group team that I belong to has a formidable reputation in the company. A corporate VP was once heard saying, "All good things start in EMEA D&PE". Some former members of this team, having...
  • Blog Post: SOA for Industrial Strength Applications: A Workshop

    Originally Created: 2004-09-14 Wow, I've been AWOL for far too long! Two reasons: a) It was a long and busy summer period for me which I spent worrying about how to make the next year of work as fun as the last one has been, and b) I turned off my blog referral notifications which sort of made me...
  • Blog Post: Blogs and RSS come to Microsoft.com

    Originally Created: 2004-07-10 MS just launched the Microsoft Community Blogs Portal , a searchable listing of blogs by Microsoft employees, categorized by product or technology topic. The project also makes it easier for pages across Microsoft.com to publish lists of relevant blogs and posts from...
  • Blog Post: Bye, Bye Mr. CIO Guy

    Originally Created: 2004-07-05 Bye, bye Mr. CIO guy... Gonna outsource every resource ‘til the business runs dry... Pat Helland debuted his latest song at TechEd Europe with Don Box and David Chappell playing backup. He received a 2 minute standing ovation at the end of this Architecture Track...
  • Blog Post: Time to Talk

    Originally Created: 2004-06-26 It's late at night and finally I have a few quiet moments in the day to start thinking about this thing called blogging Many of you will have heard of me through Clemens Vasters' popular blog. Well we've been working together for the past 2 years and finally as we...
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