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  • Blog Post: Office Outlook 2007 CU/HotFix f/u: "Best version of Outlook ever" per MS VP Will Kennedy

    This is a follow-up to last week's post in which I shared the fantastic perf enhancements in the latest-&-greatest Outlook 2007 Cumulative Update / HotFix. My post prompted a reply from Will Kennedy, Microsoft Corporate VP of Outlook & InfoPath. Will shared the following: I’m glad you...
  • Blog Post: Things You Know Now

    Today Kevin Kline, Quest's #1 SQL guru, tagged me, challenging me to offer bits of wisdom to SQL n00bs—which I mean in a good way considering this describes me not all that many years ago. As I divine the lineage of the "Things You Know Now" thread, Mike Walsh got things rolling, preeminent she-geek...
  • Blog Post: Office Outlook 2007 CU: Hurry-Up-&-Wait Demon of Delay Begone!

    It's a beautiful day. For years now the been hurry-up-&-wait icon has plagued our productivity; the whirling dervish demon of delay has been ubiquitous. This is in part a personal productivity blog, & I'm thrilled to bring you some great news which will enhance the productivity of virtually...
  • Blog Post: Does Your Blog Wordle Up?

    My multi-talented, java-enabled yet Windows-empowered friend Alik Levin of www.practicethis.com ( among other blogs ) subjected my blog to the machinations of www.wordle.net . Wordle creates "word clouds". Another friend, Bob "Roudy Bob" Roudebush , Windows MVP & mild-mannered Director of Solutions...
  • Blog Post: Is Twitter the YouTube of 2008?

    Always in pursuit of the elusive creature known as Work/Life Balance, I discard activities which monopolize my scarce bandwidth. I even struggled with tagging this post under "Productivity". Yet it struck me that Twitter was reaching critical mass, so I thought I ought to see what all the buzz was about...
  • Blog Post: Commencement Keynote: ITT Technical Institute, Indianapolis, 9/20/2008

    Yesterday I had the distinct privilege of delivering the Commencement Keynote for the graduating class of ITT Technical Institute Indianapolis campus to an audience estimated at 300. It took place at the Warren Performing Arts Center, a beautiful multi-tiered auditorium. They certainly didn’t...
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