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  • Blog Post: Host a Windows 7 “House Party”!

      In case you didn’t see it – today we launched a “contest” of sorts where you can host a party to share your Windows 7 Experiences, or even do some learning of Windows 7 on your own. This is a Worldwide event, and everyone can play! The party is supposed to be hosted between October 22-29 (Wonder...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 hits RC today!

    Earlier today, you may or may not have heard that we’ve published the Release Candidate for Windows 7 to IT pros, and for download. Here’s the main page for download. a few pointers: 1. Don’t put this on your primary home/office PC. While it’s great, and I’m running it on my primary PC, it is NOT production...
  • Blog Post: It’s 7 Time! (Well, OK… It’s 7 BETA time!)

      So for those of you who live under a rock and missed all the hubbub, we announced the launch of the Windows 7 beta last Friday (Jan 9th) at the CES Show in Las Vegas! Very cool demos were given during the keynote, and you even got to see an “Actual 12 year old girl” kick Robbie Bach’s butt at...
  • Blog Post: New notebook!

      It’s like Christmas… oh wait it is Christmas! I recently came up for a replacement notebook – as most of us in engineering land do every couple years. so the process is Order, get it approved, wait for it to arrive, and then go to town putting all the toys on it. it’s great… just got live wave...
  • Blog Post: Just Launched – Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2!

      I was pinged by the MAP toolkit team today and asked to pass along, so… For those of you who are IT guys, or developing Devices that will go into an IT deployment – this might help you – essentially the toolkit makes it easier for you to identify what servers, workstations, and network devices...
  • Blog Post: I’m a PC… and now, so is a MAC

    I’m sitting in the Staff/Speaker room here at PDC, and happened to notice Ryan McMinn, PM on the Access team, and his super tricked out Apple PC!   Take a look! Even Apple Computers want to be PC’s!   Here’s to you Ryan JC
  • Blog Post: PDC Day 1 – Sights and Thoughts!

      Hey Campers! Checking in from day one at PDC. This morning’s keynote address led off with Ray Ozzie talking about his vision for our next iteration of Software+Services. talking about expanding from the single node, like with a desktop or a mobile phone to services higher up at the enterprise...
  • Blog Post: It’s Official… “7” it is!

    if anyone saw the formal announcement yesterday from Mike Nash regarding the name for the next version of Windows, we’ve officially decided on “Windows 7” – check here to see reasoning… I’m glad it’s been decided. we’ll be showing off quite a bit at the upcoming PDC in Los Angeles…   I’d love to...
  • Blog Post: I’m Still a PC! (and I’m in Times Square!)

    So you’ve all undoubtedly heard of our newest campaign … if not, see my post from a few weeks ago… I was told that I’m famous, but didn’t believe it until I saw this: Yep… that’s yours truly in Times Squre, New York, in all my geekdom. Pretty cool, eh… you should share in the geekhood, go register today...
  • Blog Post: Zune Launches V3.0 Today!

      Today, we announced the v3.0 launch of the Zune Software ! Lots of new features, as well as new devices ! Included in this are a new Blue 8, a 16, and a 120! very cool devices.   New software features include the ability to Tag songs heard on the FM radio, for download. Are you near a wireless...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Booth Pictures from CEDIA 2008!

      Hey Campers, As Promised here's a couple pictures from our Booth at CEDIA Expo 2008 in Denver, CO. we were showcasing the latest and greatest from the Media Center PC category, as well as Home Server . Very cool Show!   You should seriously take time to visit this show next year... it's a...
  • Blog Post: New blog - TechLeaders - for people managers or those aspiring to manage people

      I came across an interesting blog the other day, and decided to let you all know about it - a group of interns here at Microsoft have banded together to help managers and potential managers with tools and techniques to be more successful in their roles - this may apply to the MSFT folks who read...
  • Blog Post: What do people think about Vista when they don't know it's Vista?

      We launched a new site recently that may change some opinions of Windows Vista... we're calling it the Mojave Experiment. Take a look here . It's really interesting how people tend to believe rumors... kind of reminds me of High School!   For those who are not aware - we launched Vista SP1...
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