January, 2008

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My name is David Lemphers, and I'm a Senior Program Manager on the Windows Azure team, based in Redmond, WA, United States. I'm originally from Australia, so make sure you drop me a line and say g'day mate!

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    Who's Succession Plan Do You Want To Be On?

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    And also more importantly, who should succeed you? For me, I'd like to be on Denny Crane's succession plan! As a budding lawyer, he is truly what I consider to be the pure definition of legal professional. And for me, who would I like to have succeeding...
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    CRM 4 DevJam in Oz!

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    OK, so since my last post on my new costume for the CRM 4 DevJam , I've had a bunch of emails asking: 1. What is the CRM 4 DevJam? 2. Who is running it? 3. Where is it being run? 4. What's the format? 5. What's the cost? All great questions. The CRM 4...
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    Dynamics CRM 4 Datasheets!

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    Another delivery of Dynamics CRM 4 goodies just arrived, and this time, it's a couple of very handy data sheets. Win, Drive, Grow Datasheet (breadth) provides an overview of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM product that is non-version specific. Use this breadth...
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    New CRM 4 Content! Good Stuff!

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    With CRM 4 recently released, there are some goodies for Partners and Customers to get their sticky mitts on: Partner Stuff (your need PartnerSource access, ping me if you need more info on this): Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 ‘Thru Partner’ Event in a Box...
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    The Truth About Chuck Norris!

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    Franky sent me a wonderful little present that arrived today: Every "fact" is pure gold. And what makes it even more special is its now almost legendary status ! So to leave you with a random fact, let me open the book to... Page 72 - "If you ask Chuck...
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    Dave's Laws: Email/Inbox Management

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    There are two types of email: 1. Email that you need to attend to because it directly affects you. Eg. Email from your accountant telling you the ATO is about to sue your butt for tax evasion. 2. Email that someone else needs you to attend to because...
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    Check This Out from the CRM Resource Center!

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    From the CRM Resource Center, some great goodies! 11 Things to Know About Customization - Conceptual article aimed at system administrators, developers, people who customize CRM. This article contains links to 11 other articles in a series format. Revised...
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    Dynamics CRM 4 BDM Decks! Hot!

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    Today's good oil is four BDM decks for CRM 4 . CRM Overview BDM Deck – High-level summary of the CRM suite capabilities and overall business. Leverage this deck to kick off sales discussions. Marketing BDM Deck – Deeper dive into Marketing to help business...
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    The Emperors New Clothes! Community CRM 4 DevJam!

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    Well, it finally arrived, and how splendid it is! So where am I planning to wear this fantastic garb to? Well, to the community CRM 4 launch! When is that? Good question. Not sure. I'm working on the plan now, but my high level thinking is that we run...
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    Windows Automotive!

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    I've been working on a CRM/GPS/Mobile demo app as an example of how to leverage your Windows Mobile 6 device as a field tool when dealing with customers. Like most field based agents, I spend quite a bit of time moving around. I'm either walking or driving...
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    Eee'k! It's Asus' Little Fella!

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    Shanemo and I went for an adventure today, down to Myer to see the new Asus Eee . The first thing that hits you is how small it is, that's a 20c coin next to it! The next thing that hits you is how fast and responsive the Linux OS is. The trick is it...
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    I Want To Sit Under Cozy Blanket And Watch You Cooking!!?

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    OK, now I know the public perception of Dave Lemphers is that of a hard nosed corporate assassin who deals with only the most challenging challenges, worthy of my Hasselhoff like good looks and Norris agility. A pitbull in a pinstripe suit some might...
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    CRM 4 Partner Readiness! Don't Say I Never Give You Nothing!

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    Check this out: http://www.msreadiness.com/crm4 It's a page, a web page, on a web site, with links! But within these links, lies the key to your future! Well, future is a loose term. But some of these Partner Readiness links have some top content, such...
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    500 Posts! Wow!

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    Wow, just had a look at my control panel to free some comments, and realized I had hit 500 posts. So, in the tradition of Franky , let me grab some stats : First post was March 5th, 2005. Total posts: 500. Number of days blogging: 1042. Average days between...
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    Mandatory Internet Filtering?? Very Interesting...

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    Being a resident of Australia, the buzz around town at the moment is the recent announcement by the Telecommunications Minister, Stephen Conroy, that Australia will be looking to implement Internet filtering controls similar to those seen in countries...
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    CES: BlueAnt's New Headset! Noice!

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    Care of Reuters: BlueAnt Announces World's First, Voice Controlled Bluetooth Headset at CES I'm a big fan of BlueAnt BT headsets, and have one of the X3 Micros, and so understand the pain of having to push all the bloody buttons, so I'll be hanging out...
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    Want A CRM 4 Sandbox? Speak Now!

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    Here ye, here ye! If you are: An Independent Software Vendor (you have to be someone who writes software and then sells it to someone else), and Have a great S+S (a.k.a SaaS) idea, and Need a cranking platform (*cough* *cough* CRM 4) to get it off the...
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    CRM and Web 2.0

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    Since the release of Microsoft CRM 4 , I've had a couple of requests from partners on how they can start to leverage the new platform in some of their new Web 2.0 projects. Now I'm not 100% sure, mainly because the term Web 2.0 is one of the growing polysemes...
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    Mo' CRM 4 Goodies! Will It Ever Stop?

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    OK, so more goodies fell out of the magical hole in the wall at work this morning, so check it out if you're into CRM 4! CRM 4 90 Day Trial! CRM 4 Email Router! CRM 4 Outlook Client! CRM 4 Data Migration Wizard! I know you have a choice of echo chambers...
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    Shanemo and Davemo's Poster Extravaganzataboulostified Offer!

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    I've been waiting for some time now for my Optimus Prime costume to arrive , so every time the lovely ladies at reception ring me to inform me a package has arrived, I run down to level 5 with my hands over my mouth in pure excitement, hoping that my...
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