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About Manufacturing and Design

I am a Technical Strategist in Microsoft's Manufacturing Industry Unit.  I work with ISVs that specialize in writing software for the Manufacturing industry.  This blog contains my observations on the state of the industry, opportunities and trends I see developing, as well as my comments on Microsoft's involvement in this industry

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    Looking at Design Workflow

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    Since I skipped last week's post because of the 4th of July Holiday, I thought I'd start delivering on the promise of more in-depth content. What I plan to do over then next few weeks is to build an generic RFP (Request For Proposal) workflow starting...
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    Search by any other name

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    I spent part of the last week sitting in on Microsoft's first annual ISV CTO Summit. And as expected there was a lot about Vista and the cool U/I and Graphics it does - which for most of Manufacturing - and especially Manufacturing ISVs does not strike...
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    Does Microsoft Support AJAX for my MFG application?

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    One of the trends I am seeing in various manufacturing applications is the move towards browser based applications. The advantages of this sort of approach, especially for getting a product out to market quickly, are pretty clear Installation...
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    Coolest Design tool in a long time

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    One of my avocations is sculpting. And one of the ideas I had when I first started using CAD systems, was that they were a way to digitally capture traditional design methodologies - be they floorplan drawings or 3D models. Was I ever disappointed. ...
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    Hello and Welcome

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    As this blog's description explains, I am a Technical Strategist at Microsoft and I work with Independent Software Vendors who build solutions for the Manufacturing industry. My primary expertise is on the design side of the house - specifically in PLM...
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