We > Me: Joe Morel's Blog

Thoughts about online communities, Power Toys for Visual Studio, and personal experiences with Windows Media Player and Zune

March, 2007

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About We > Me: Joe Morel's Blog

I'm a Program Manager working on the Developer Solutions team in Developer Division at Microsoft.  I work on Power Toys for Visual Studio, the MSDN Forums, and making sure that customers get answers to their questions by sending out divisional spam mail every two weeks.  I love to hear from people--but use the "email me" form if you do--it doesn't get caught by my spam filter.

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    Zune Software Shuffle - Not Random At All?

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    I'm almost positive that I'm not crazy here...well, I think so at least. During the day here at work, I listen to music if I'm doing something on my computer by myself in my office, I'm usually listening to music. Since I got a Zune , I've been using...
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    Can We "Digg" Forums?

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    When at a loss for what you might want to blog about, go to Digg.com...and voila--the top entry on the page was about a new site that's using Web 2.0 online community concepts to bubble up the best technical pieces of content to other devs. http:/...
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    Forums SP3 Deployed - Paste Code Snippets in the Forums

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    I've gotten the message so many times it's ridiculous--the MSDN Forums display emoticons in the middle of code snippets. Nothing, I mean nothing, will make a developer more mad than a cutesy little light bulb rendering in the middle of their carefully...
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    What Was the One Millionth Post in the Forums?

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    James asked a good question in the comments section of my last blog post, and I thought the topic might be a fun blog post to end a Friday on. What exactly was the one millionth post? Well, the one millionth post on the MSDN Forums was the fifth post...
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    MSDN Forums: 1 Million Posts and Counting!

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    Today I was doing a little bit of housekeeping on the MSDN Forums and I noticed the post ticker at the bottom of the page... In case the picture comes through fuzzy--today we broke through 1,000,000 posts on the MSDN Forums, almost exactly two years after...
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    Fixing the Zune in Five Steps?

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    As you probably know if you follow this blog regularly, I'm a big digital music fan that's been trying to move from iTunes to a Microsoft-based platform for over a year. I bought a Zune right after the Zune's release in November, and I've generally been...
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    Takeaways from the MVP Summit

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    Another MVP Summit has come and gone. Maybe it was the fact that I was busy moving the weekend before it started, but wow, it just seemed to fly by! I had the opportunity to meet with some great MVPs that I've been working with in the forums, sit in on...
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    MVP Summit 2007

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    It's that time again...the MVP Global Summit is happening this week in Seattle and Redmond. The first Summit was one of my favorite experiences so far working at Microsoft--I love talking to customers and hearing it "from the horse's mouth." It's not...
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