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May, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    The US Forever Stamp

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    The US Forever stamp comes out today and here are the USPS highlights : The Forever Stamp is a nondenominated, non-expiring stamp issued as a convenience for single-piece retail mailers. The stamp would be valid for the first-ounce First-Class Mail letter...
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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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    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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    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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    IT Professional Conference

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    From my friend Anne Stanton of the Norwich Group: I thought you might want to think on this opportunity. The 2 Day IT Professional Conference is this Month! It is a rare event when you get to mix and mingle with almost all the Microsoft Small Business...
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    The Register's tribute to Jim Gray

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    The Register wrote this tribute Monday and it is a compelling read about a very close friend of the science community. "History excels at recording technical achievements, so there is no doubt that in 100 years Jim Gray's name will still be there in the...
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