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  • Blog Post: New Technical Evangelist Position - Whidbey and WinFX

    I'm looking for an outstanding Technical Evangelist to join our team ( this new job posting ) Since our career site falls short on text formatting, here's a somewhat easier-to-read version of the same: Technical Evangelist Do you love helping companies change their business with agenda-setting uses of...
  • Blog Post: "Decade of Health Information Technology"

    The Department of Health and Human Services announced a plan to computerize and standardize health records. The report: " The Decade of Health Information Technology: Delivering Consumer-centric and Information-rich Health Care ”. I've often wondered whether the poor state of Healthcare Information...
  • Blog Post: .NET "catching on like wildfire" despite initial "muddled messaging"

    A while back, Dan'l gave me a simple, memorable definition of marketing. He said “ marketing is education .“ The function of marketing is to educate product teams on customer needs, and to educate customers on product offerings. But experience is the best teacher. Fortunately, developers...
  • Blog Post: Jonathan's Squarified Treemaps with XAML and C#

    I'm digging out from a 10-day-vacation-without-connectivity inbox, and just saw great work by Jonathan Hodgson that Chris Sells mentioned last week . Data visualization is going to be huge!
  • Blog Post: Know Good Matches for a “Dream” Job?

    Do you love helping companies change their industry with agenda-setting uses of software? Are you a voracious learner, devouring new technologies and industry trends with an unabashedly geeky enthusiasm? Can you quickly digest your learnings into pragmatic, succinct suggestions that help CxO decision...
  • Blog Post: Don't Outsource Your Brains

    I like a couple summary points in Moore ’s article today “ The Unattainable Real-Time Enterprise .” · “Unlike past generations of technology, today’s IT in and of itself is no longer a differentiator – what differentiates a business is its application of...
  • Blog Post: This is not a Religion

    I run a Linux web server from home on an old Dell 266mhz/64mb clunker. It’s in a corner, headless, wireless, and always powered up to serve pictures and videos to my remote family. It works OK for the job. Even as a Microsoft evangelist, I don’t see the O.S. as a religion J I set it...
  • Blog Post: Paper and Pen Meets Web Services

    Today a partner showed me a very cool device from Logitech based on Anoto technology. It seemed like a very promising way to bring paper and pen into the digital world – it’s like Tablet PC vector-based inking for paper forms. Perhaps Anoto is hope for all those entrenched paper-based...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn Business Value – Where’s the Killer App?

    Yesterday I read (and recommend): “ IT Doesn’t Matter – Business Processes Do .“ It’s a good analysis of the controversial HBR article “ IT Doesn’t Matter ”, and also cites others like John Hagel’s “ IT Does Matter ”. It was timely...
  • Blog Post: New Concept Video: Longhorn for Financial Services

    This Longhorn demo focuses on ways that Indigo and WinFS help you build collaborative applications that blend peer-to-peer workflow with back-end system integration. It shows how deploying a simple client app can make a complex datacenter project easier. It used to be that every project that had...
  • Blog Post: On Being a "Longhorn Evangelist"

    I’m * still * amazed by the Internet. You’d think that after having used it for 20 years, and having been at the center of the Internet boom at Inktomi, I’d lose just a little of my fascination. But once again, I feel like the guys from “ Tin Men ” who marvel at the fact...
  • Blog Post: High Growth Again in Software?

    It’s nice to find sensible words of encouragement amidst the doom and gloom headlines in our industry. Check out The Chasm Group’s “ Under the Buzz ” section 3 starting half way down page 5 : Does Software Have a Future as a High-Growth Business? You Bet it Does! Their description...
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