Daryll McDade

Platform Strategy and Evangelism

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    Is “Disruption” On The Menu?

    Imagine going to a restaurant and ordering a steak, and the waiter asks, “Do you want that Disrupted?” Odd as it might sound, you’d almost expect to hear this considering how often some of the most well-known entrepreneurs, investors...
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    New video interviews: Brian Wong, Ben Huh, Chris Shipley, Daniel Sieberg

    Continuing with the series of interview clips with people featured in our upcoming film Ctrl+Alt+Compete , 4 new videos linked below from our YouTube channel — Brian Wong ( Kiip ), Ben Huh ( Cheezburger Network ), Chris Shipley ( Guidewire Group...
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    Allow me to introduce…Ctrl+Alt+Compete!

    So…we made a movie. Not just a shaky-cam movie with a handheld camera edited in Movie Maker…but a REAL movie…a feature-length, theater-ready documentary film with an award-winning production crew. The film is called Ctrl+Alt+Compete...
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    See Windows Vista...

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    This is cool ! Not just because I am a big fan of Tom Skerritt but the rendering and interactivity is pretty sweet. tags: [ Vista ]
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    Visual Studio 2005 Express Announcement--it's staying FREE!

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    From Dan Fernandez : "We are incredibly excited to announce that effective April 19th, 2006, all Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions including Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual J#, Visual C++, and Visual Web Developer Express will be free permanently...
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    Hmm...'Bumvertising'?

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    Not sure what to make of this . I'm caught somewhere between the ethics and creativity of it. In any case, as a marketer this is fascinating.
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    Looking for post AP exam activities? Hunt for the Wombat is here!

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    What can teachers and students work on now that the AP exam is over? Hunt for the Wombat is a 4-6 week project designed to give AP Computer Science students the opportunity to apply their programming skills, gain broader awareness and understanding of...
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    The story behind untitlednet.com

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    If you are among those that don't have an Xbox 360 yet, there is a tool available at http://untitlednet.com that will check the inventory at Best Buy, Circuit City and FutureShop. It's cool because it's cool but it's *especially* cool because it was created...
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    KPL on Channel 9 again

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    In case you missed it check out 2/3 of the KPL team on Channel 9 (44 minutes). Lots of stuff on the next version--nice!
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    ASP.NET 2.0 "How Do I..." Video Series

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    Brian Goldfarb from the ASP.NET team just posted about a new series of "How Do I..." videos . I just watched the " Web parts and Personalization " and if it's any indication of the rest of the series, this is going to be EXCELLENT! Enjoy!
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    Best Bill Gates interview yet

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    If you haven't checked out the "Seventeen minutes with Bill Gates" interview on Channel 9, I *highly* recommend doing so. Very open, honest, relaxed interview--really enjoyed it. Don Dodge has a nice Cliff's Notes summary here .
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    An hour of my time well spent...

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    It would be a good use of an hour of YOUR time as well to check out this Behind the Code interview with Anders Hejlsberg . JEEZ...that guy has done a LOT of interesting stuff.
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    Microsoft Academic Geek cruise

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    A very cool effort by my team--a "geek cruise" to connect with professors on the topic of Gaming in curriculum. It is ALSO cool that this was picked up by Forbes (I guess there was a bit of an inside track!). Pat Phillips has 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 good posts...
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    Project Hoshimi Programming Battle for High School students!

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    I've been promising this for a while but it's FINALLY here! Here’s the quick scoop; Info for students: You will compete, directly online, with students all over the US to see who has the best programming skills. brings together an imaginative background...
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    Mint Source for Express

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    Huh? Mint Source is a cool tool from the UK Developer team--built by an intern actually--that let's you play around with Express to build a system tray RSS aggregator. Fresh... :)
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    Visual Studio Express Editions are here!

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    Gosh, it seems like this took FOREVER! Glad that the Visual Studio Express Editions are finally here and REALLY glad that they are available FREE ! :) From Dan Fernandez’s blog : I am proud to announce that today, November 7th...
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    UW Student ROCKS the launch

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    Nice work by Brian Goldfarb and Carolyn from the University of Washington on their demo during Steve’s keynote speech at the launch kick off in San Francisco. Give it up for Carolyn—student gets on stage with SteveB to ROCK THE LAUNCH! :) I was very impressed...
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    Visual Studio 2005 for the Web Developer

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    If you’re into application development, of course you know that today is a big day . Especially exciting, IMO, if you’re into Web development. Lots of things are updated; -the Visual Web Developer Express (VWDX) page (I dig the purple—I...
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    Orange County Choppers - proud users of Microsoft technology

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    Maybe you’ve heard of Orange County Choppers , which is the featured bike builder on American Chopper which airs on Discovery Channel. OCC are proud users of Microsoft technologies . They are definitely at or near the top of the list of “cool”...
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    Why go to class? Just get the podcast!

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    Not sure how many other universities are doing this but University of Washington is offering lectures via podcast . Missed class? No worries—just download it to your iPod! “Lectures in Kane have often been videotaped for student viewing...
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    It's baaaaack!! Imagine Cup that is.

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    Pretty excited that Imagine Cup is coming soon. What is Imagine Cup? If you don't know... “Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. It’s an opportunity for top young minds from around the globe to use technology...
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    Is Microsoft cool to students?

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    Apparently not. The Saturday after PDC some of my colleagues on the Academic team met with a group students to discuss “digital lifestyle”. Chris Avis was there and took some good notes. A couple of things strike me about this; 1) Windows...
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    Headin' to PDC!

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    I’m headed out to PDC and I am PUMPED! :) This is my first PDC ( I missed the last one) and I’m really excited for it. Given what’s coming down the pipe from Visual Studio, SQL, IE, Office and Windows it should be quite an event....
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    Microsoft employees reaching out to Katrina victims

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    Microsoft’s VP of Human Resources, Lisa Brummel , sent out a note about this past week that truly humbled and inspired me. The note highlighted some of the contributions that teams and individual employees have made to Katrina victims doing what...
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    Bill Gates on Channel 9--a different take

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    I know that every blogger at Microsoft has posted the Bill Gates interview on Channel 9 , but I have a bit of different take. I was pretty excited to hear Bill’s take on getting students energized about CS and software careers. Like Bill, I’m...
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