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  • Blog Post: Bing’s way cool pic today

    I luv being surprised by the pictures on Bing every morning. 
  • Blog Post: What will the next ten years bring us… LightSpace

    I keep telling my friends that the new technology adoption and creation curve is so steep that we can’t even possibly imagine what will be available next year, let alone in ten years. So when I saw Microsoft’s LightSpace I thought, this is a proto-type, what will it be in a year or two. Can the room...
  • Blog Post: When I think custom MobIle CRM solutions, I think of CWR

    I visited the Pavilion to see the vendors at the Dynamics Convergence conference and stopped by my favorite CRM mobile solution provider, CWR Mobility . I had my newest (four months young) Verizon HTC Imagio and I want to be able to demo CRM to my friends. Five minutes later I had their demo on my device...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Employees tops survey of Social Media users

    “The survey found that almost half of companies analyzed have employees throughout their organization on social networking sites, with Microsoft leading the way. Not surprisingly, the list was dominated by technology and software companies, while online retailers such as Amazon.com and eBay claimed two...
  • Blog Post: My Fav Spell Checker - ieSpell

    My favorite spell checker for my Internet Explorer browser is called ieSpell and it’s available for free. I have installed it on all the computers I use. I use it on Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online , Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and the Dynamics forums ; anyplace you have a text box you can right-click...
  • Blog Post: Cool Video: Microsoft on Cloud Computing

    Steve Ballmer talks at the University of Washington about Microsoft’s cloud computing strategy . Can you define ‘cloud computing’?
  • Blog Post: DataTraveler® 310, the first 256GB USB Flash drive

    A Keith Combs’ Blahg , ramblings from another nerd on the grid, post caught my eye this morning. Dual Boot on a stick? Kingston launches 256GB DT310 announced a really cool flash drive with mega space, fast transfer times, and password protection. Check it out at http://www.kingston.com/press/2010/flash...
  • Blog Post: I luv Bing

    Bing wins a Crunchies Award as best technology achievement of 2009.
  • Blog Post: Tips & Tricks: Speakeasy’s Speed Test

    When I want to check the internet connect speed, whether it be at work or at home, I use Speakeasy’s Speed Test . It’s free, fast, and doesn’t hedge the info. If you don’t have the juice it can be a miserable time on the Internet. So at work I have over 90 megabytes per second download versus 20 mbps...
  • Blog Post: Glass House: The Pendulum Swings

    This caught my attention from one of my fav bloggers Frank Shaw on Glass House TM . From today’s Slate blog on human nature, a cogent analysis of the emerging competition between the real and virtual worlds , this time epitomized by the growing use of smart phones during meetings. Heck, as someone who...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 8 – Let the Fun Begin

    I’m running Internet Explorer 8 as my primary browser on two of my three computers at work. Life is good, after about five minutes (if that), I forget I’ve changed. It just keeps getting better.  :o)
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Gives Glimpse Into the Future

    My boss', boss', boss',... well you get the idea, talked about that illusive thang called vision at the Wharton Business School. These are interesting times and his presentation talks to these very scary and heady times. Fascinating stuff and something I expect many of you either already have seen or...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Thrive Program - IF You're in IT, look here

      Times are tough and now is the time for the tough to engage. Whether it's about starting a career, kick starting a skills set, or fixing a business, start here . If you can't get ideas from this resource, you're just not trying. Enjoy.
  • Blog Post: This thang called handwriting...

    BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | The slow death of handwriting Source: news.bbc.co.uk "For some, that is already the case. But writer Kitty Burns Florey says the art of handwriting is declining so fast that ordinary, joined-up script may become as hard to read as a medieval manuscript." A century...
  • Blog Post: Live Mesh - Synchronizing Life

    Some ads speak to me. They are the increasingly rare times when someone has figured out what I like. Enjoy. Now how do I get this to 'mesh' with CRM?
  • Blog Post: Did You Know?

    Fantastic video on the progression of information technology, researched by Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and Jeff Bronman.
  • Blog Post: Twitter?

    Another technology to play with. Joy. I found this Wired Magazine coverage from last year very enlightening. "Twitter is the app that everyone loves to hate. Odds are you've noticed people — probably much younger than you — manically using Twitter, a tool that lets you post brief updates about your everyday...
  • Blog Post: PCMAG: 8 Geeky Ways to Save Gas

    From PC Mag: "Yes, we know—if you only had a nickel for every "save money on gas" article you've read or seen in the past year. And to add to the confusion, many of the tips in these stories are in fact based on superstition, junk science, or grandfather wisdom that doesn't really apply to today's automobiles...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Technical Communities

    The Microsoft community can be a diverse, friendly, and power environment for getting things done. Checking in periodically to see what's new is a very good idea. Especially if you like to play with new toys like social bookmarking and see videos from various aspects of the industry. Microsoft Technical...
  • Blog Post: Low-Priced Notebooks (NetBooks?) are Hot

    This from the Wall Street Journal : Dell Inc. plans to join rivals in entering an emerging market for low-price notebook computers. An official at Compal Electronics Inc., a Taiwan-based company that assembles laptops for other companies, said Dell would launch a new low-cost product built by Compal...
  • Blog Post: Laptop Optimization Tradeoffs

    Understand that I'm loath to recommend computers to friends and families because it's such a personal decision and usually the overwhelming criteria is one of cost vs. performance. I think that you need to balance the two considerations, but then I've only been in the computer industry for 15 years....
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Maps Rocks

    I was grabbing a map for a new drummer so that he could attend our practice tomorrow and I chose Windows Live Map this time. Wow, has it improved; faster, slicker, and more intuitive to use, it will become my fav mapping web site for the time being. There's my house: Also new, this is the first of three...
  • Blog Post: ShorterSigs.com

    A friend of mine started using the ShorterSigs.com free services and I really like it. Recently there had been a discussion about siglines that have more space and info than the response in an email. It came to a head when one fellow had a page of sigline. The site is easy to use with not gotchas that...
  • Blog Post: Mommy, Why is there a Server in the House?

    Silly stuff, but having a server in the house is way cool. Enjoy.
  • Blog Post: Amazon's Kindle, just in time for the Holidays.

    I bought an electronic book a while back, okay over ten years ago, but there were not enough titles and certainly not the titles I was reading which was mostly books from the best seller's list. Walt Mossberg , one of my fav high-tech columnists writes about a new entry into the market. "Now, the biggest...
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