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March, 2010

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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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    Beautiful McLaren MP4 12-C supercar runs on Windows

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    Interesting to see Steve Clayton's post on the McLaren MP4 12-C running not one but two Microsoft Windows operating systems.  Not really that surprising, though.  The McLaren Group is leveraging its racing heritage as it builds McLaren Automotive...
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    Former NSA Researcher says Macs less secure than Windows

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    Interesting article on the Forbes site today about security researcher Charlie Miller discovering a trove of more than 20 Mac bugs recently using a technique called dumb fuzzing .  Charlie is a noted Apple Mac hacking specialist.  A few quotes...
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    Get FREE Windows Azure training at the Azure Boot Camp!

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    This is a really fantastic opportunity to learn how to build your own apps for Microsoft’s cloud platform, Windows Azure ! Do hurry, though: Next Azure Bootcamp is March 30-31st, 2010 at Microsoft’s office in Southfield, MI.  See below for more info...
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    Why I like sharing photos on Windows Live SkyDrive

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    There are a ton of places to share photos online, but for the most part I use Windows Live SkyDrive.  When I do post elsewhere, such as Facebook , it’s usually just a few “teaser'” photos to encourage people to click over to Windows Live SkyDrive...
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    How to get Silverlight for Nokia Symbian S60 phones

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    Now that Silverlight beta is available for Nokia Symbian phones like the N97 and 5800 XpressMusic (S60 5th Edition) devices, you can download it from the Nokia Silverlight for Symbian page.   While still in beta form, good to see this finally...
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    Endangered Species: Out of Many, One

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    If you’ve ever wondered what a single composite picture of all 180,000 endangered species on the planet would look like, well, wonder no more: the answer is a Sumatran tiger.  At least that’s the answer Fauna & Flora International , together...
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    Wow – Microsoft Courier looks awesome

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    A new rev of the Microsoft Courier prototype is out, and it looks simply awesome! (See here for info on the original Courier prototype that first surfaced in Fall 2009.) Microsoft Courier may even rival Project Natal in it’s potential impact on society...
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    Checking in on augmented reality

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    I’m a big fan of Blaise Aguera y Arcas’ work (and those he works with) :) .  Blaise is part of Microsoft’s Live Labs team , and I first saw him speak when he introduced Photosynth at TED a couple years back.  In addition to the stitching and...
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