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Jeremy Mazner, Technical Evangelist

April, 2005

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    More hiring, more jobs!

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    My co-worker Jeff also has some open positions on his team to work on Channel9 , if you're interested...
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    Ralph Reed

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    My wife said that one of her colleagues today asked her why Microsoft would hire Ralph Reed as a lobbyist. How about because given the wonders of our political system, hiring conservative lobbyists is the only way to get your voice heard in DC these days...
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    Vic Gundotra is blogging

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    The General Manager of my team, Vic Gundotra, has kicked off a public blog . Vic has been a driving force behind many of the most interesting and exciting things the evangelism team has done in the past several years, and he has a distinguished career...
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    Why hire an IEvangelist

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    More great comments are coming in about this position . Hoovernj : Sigh... Just make a good product. it's going to take more than one person to get the web-community back behind IE. Zach: do not hire someone with a title and a job such...
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    IEvangelist's biggest challenge

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    Sweet, the post about the IE job has been up for two hours, and already the blogsphere is making it clear why it will be a great challenge to tackle. David Betz: Wanted: Technical evangelist who has never tried Firefox Being a Lornhorn evangelist...
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    Now hiring: Internet Explorer Technical Evangelist

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    My team is also hiring a Technical Evangelist to focus on Internet Explorer . The goal of the IE evangelist (IEvangelist? not bad for a business card title…) is to help the web developer community take best advantage of new features and security mechanisms...
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    Now hiring: Longhorn Technical Evangelists

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    My team is looking to hire two new technical evangelists to focus on Longhorn . The positions are all about helping developers take advantage of new platform features unique to Longhorn. As an evangelist, your job is to understand what the product team...
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    Survey results coming in

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    Thanks to the 96 of you who took the time to complete the survey . I'm just getting started looking through the results, here are some of things I've noted so far: You spend most of your time on the job doing dev/implementation work, but architecture...
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    Non administrator: running with least privilege

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    A reader emailed me a question about running under a non-administrator account in Windows today, which prompted me to do a little MSNSearch-ing. That lead me very quickly to Aaron Margosis's excellent blog . If you are interested in how you can get by...
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    XMLHTTP primer on ASP.NET Support Voice

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    Brian Goldfarb sent me an email pointer to the latest ASP.NET Support Voice posting. This one covers implementing an AJAX-style experience using XMLHTTP to asynchronously fetch data from a web service . I also just noticed that Brian's link to Bertrand...
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    Survey: what value have you gotten out of PDC?

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    12 devs in a focus group may not be able to represent the entire dev community, but surely my 10's of readers do, right? Well, maybe not, but still I'd like to know more about what value you get out of dev conferences. I created a short survey at http...
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    Why do developers go to conferences?

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    My post last week in response to Scott generated some good discussion about the value of developer conferences in general. It certainly got me pondering more about how we ought to think of the value of PDC. As luck would have it, our creative agency for...
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