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Business. Architecture. Technology. Strategy.

July, 2009

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About Beyond | IT

I joined Microsoft in June 2006 as a Platform Strategy Advisor.  I approach the intersection of business and technology as a business person first, and a technologist second.  This blog is a place to share my passion for how technology can enable business and IT strategy, and how businesses can use technology to enable people to achieve the results that really matter in their lives. 

In years past, I've held a variety of strategic technical and business roles at Ford Motor Company.  Prior to joining Ford in 2000, I was a public sector consultant focused on preventing the type of election debacle that later happened in Florida in 2000.    Before that, I served as Director of Elections for Douglas County, Washington, USA, where we conducted the first all mail-in ballot federal election in the United States. 

Beyond strategy and technology in general, other related passions include systems thinking, continuous learning, global business, and innovation. 


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    Notes of the Microsoft-Yahoo analyst call

    Found some good minute-by-minute summary notes of the Microsoft-Yahoo conference call with analysts on the new partnership here .  Update: You can also go here to see videos of Ballmer and Bartz talking about the deal, as well as sign up for news...
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    IE8 faster than Chrome or Firefox on more top web sites

    My teammate Jon Box pointed out something today on browser  performance that caught my eye: these videos showing browser performance for Internet Explorer 8, Chrome, and Firefox (go to the “Case Study Videos” section at the bottom of the page). ...
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    Intro to Windows Azure in one slide

    NOTE: Microsoft just changed the branding a bit so this slide needs to be updated - basically, the Azure Service Platform becomes the Windows Azure Platform, SQL Data Services becomes SQL Azure. Live Services leaves the platform (does not go away, but...
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