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May, 2007

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    Windows Live Writer - Beta Two is out in the wild!

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    The latest version of Windows Live Writer is now available and I have to say for those of us with multiple blogs, this blog editor is soooo cool. The Space Craft blog has the definitive list of new features and tweaks. There is so much goodness I just...
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    80 degrees and clear skies - Where'd that come from

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    Frank Glass was blogging yesterday about the fabulous weather we have been enjoying for a while now in Seattle. I'm on the eastside and yesterday by Lake Sammamish it hit 85 degrees! The skies are so blue and the water reflects it so nicely. Most people...
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    Microsoft on Second life

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    I've been reading on a number of sites about the Second Life phenomenon. Having read Neal Stephenson's ' Snow Crash ' I was wondering when this virtual world stuff would be taken to the next level. And indeed, Microsoft has an island on the SL planet...
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    Forums vs. Newsgroups Redux

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    In my last blog comparing forums and newsgroups I compared and contrasted some of the features of both. I have an update to some of the concerns that were voiced about using the Dynamics CRM forums on MSDN. But first you might want to look at the Joe...
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    Why People fail Boot camp (or life?)

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    As we approach Memorial day in the United States I thought I'd share some experiences from my military days. I'm a retired Army Corps of Engineers Major. I started my Army career as a private. I was stationed twice on one of the primary icons of the cold...
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    SynaxisWorks on Specialization

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    I stumbled across the Synaxis Speaks blog the other day that I've been meaning to mention. I don't read too many marketing blogs, but this one is just a great read. Here is a teaser from Paul Welty: Writer: So, we need to nail down your specialty so we...
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    CRM Sandbox Prototype on codeplex

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    The CodePlex CRM Sandbox is a new place to find customer provided CRM code solutions. It has been a project of mine to move the existing CRM Sandbox code samples from the GotDotNet world to CodePlex. And with over 40 code samples, this was no easy task...
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    The GAme of Business?

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    Hmm... this recent post in the NYT would be something my kids might appreciate. New York Times : “C.R.M. software is designed to let your manager peek at you,” Mr. Johnston says. He notes that even at Entellium, based in Seattle, he has had trouble getting...
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    Live Ink - Are we writing wrongly?

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    VentureBeat 05.10.07 Did you know our primitive brains weren’t wired very well to read this paragraph? Scientific research conducted by Walker Reading Technologies , a small Minnesota startup that has been studying our ability to read for the last...
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    Community and Content Strategy Team (CCST) Bowling event

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    Ah, Spring time... when the weather turns warm, the sun peeks out, and collectively our minds turn towards thoughts of... BOWLING! ;o) So last Friday we took off for the TechCity Bowling alley for some exercise, food, and fun. 15 of us gathered to display...
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