Out Of The Box

The blog of Jon Box, an Architect Evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism, based in Tennessee

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  • Blog Post: Microsoft by the numbers

    Ok, I need to vent for a moment. As a Microsoft evangelist, you have to develop “thick skin”. And with all the competitive loving going on, and all the news going on, people come to the conclusion that Microsoft is not doing well. At a local university As an example, I was down at Mississippi State this...
  • Blog Post: Bing, on the telephone

    Yep! Dial 1-800-Bing-411 (1-800-246-4411) to get audio directions, movie show times, traffic conditions, and weather reports. Even connect to a business. And it’s all free (except your carrier minutes).
  • Blog Post: Total Access, a site for Windows Mobile users and free software

    I wanted my friends to know about this site. It’s not new, but a lot of folks are unaware of it. Here’s their elevator pitch: Total Access is your guide to help you personalize your Windows Mobile phone. Express yourself with free offerings—including ringtones, wallpapers, and themes—available only to...
  • Blog Post: Bing your App! (even with Ruby)

    Ran across an interesting article today. Titled LearnHub: Powered by Rails, Searches with Bing , this is about a Canadian social learning network site for preparing students for standardized testing (called LearnHub ). It talks about their struggles with Google’s search API, and how they took their Ruby...
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