A View from Elsewhere

John Montgomery's Weblog

August, 2006

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    Doing the Happy Dance

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    After a review with SomaSe last week in which we demoed what I'll just call "our stuff" (though the credit belongs to Adam Nathan , who really needs to update his blog), we went yesterday to present to Bob Muglia. The last time I presented to Bob in any...
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    Outlook Map Add-In

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    Blake's list of free Windows software reminded me about the Windows Live Local add-in for Outlook , a neat utility.
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    Optiplex or Precision?

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    Our team is going through the exercise of purchasing new systems and we're weighing the benefits of the higher-performance Dell Precision desktops and the more cost-effective Optiplex systems. It's almost a 2-for-1 deal on Optiplex vs. Precision, but...
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    Adding a New Front

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    After a few comments from coworkers and commenters on my blog here on MSDN, I've come to the realization that I need to keep two blogs (though I have been pretty lax about keeping one, but that's mostly due to the fact that we've been cranking on our...
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    The Flexibility of Camtasia

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    If you're not familiar with Camtasia , you should be. It's a tool for capturing what Jon Udell calls screencasts -- live action demos with a voiceover. Internally, we've been using Camtasia on my team for all sorts of things including packaging up a demo...
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    Top Eleven Google Products We'll Never See (Link)

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    bbSpot does it again .
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    Safari's Development Playground

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    As part of my team's work we bought a Mac for testing. Setting aside how cute that little box is and how interesting it's been to get it to work on the Microsoft network (bone up on your IPSEC, please), we've been trying to get Safari to work and have...
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    A Feature in Vista Worth Celebrating

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    In case you haven't noticed, I'm a bit of a skeptic about most things. Some might even say I'm a crank. A curmudgeon. A cynic. But today I wanted to upgrade to the latest build of Windows Vista from the one I'm on. Historically that meant backing up all...
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    "Social Networks are Media Networks"

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    I made a passing comment yesterday or the day before to Charles Fitzgerald (once described as Microsoft's pit bull) and he replied that social networks are media networks. At the time I didn't bother to think too much about it, but, like many of Charles...
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    MP4 Player Review

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    Gizmodo.com is often funny, but this review of an MP4 player is hysterical. As the first commenter on the site writes, I laughed so hard...
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