October, 2003

  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Upgrading Business Contact Manager 2003 from Beta

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    A warning to users upgrading from the Office 2003 Business Contact Manager Beta: Export your contacts using the Beta software , and then once RTM is installed, import them back in.  The db isn't compatible between Beta and RTM.  We...
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    What's the buzz?

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    Everywhere I've been this morning, I hear people talking about Lili Cheng's Social networking demo on Wednesday morning. I'm sad I missed it.
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    All wound up

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    Warning: I'm all wound up today, so beware . I'm excited today. The exhibition part of the show is over, so I don t get to work the booth and do get to go to sessions and just hang out and talk to developers. I'm also really looking forward to getting...
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    Planning for Thursday

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    My plan for Thursday:   8:30 Real World Innovation panel with, among others, Lili Cheng (MSR) and Katie Drucker (New Markets, Incubation) in 501ABC   Talking to customers  ...
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    JuliaWhoCodes

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    Julia Lerman is amazing.   Everywhere I turn, there she is, talking to someone, hooking this person and that person up; she has apparently boundless energy. Then I read her blog, and she's been to all the sessions, too.  And then dinner...
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    Misbehaving.net

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    Somehow I missed the launch of misbehaving.net !      misbehaving.net is a weblog about women and technology. It's a celebration of women's contributions to computing; a place to spotlight women's contributions as well...
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    Missing the party

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    Tonight I'm skipping the PDC Attendee party at Universal Studios.  How could I even think of doing such a thing?  Frankly, I just need some alone time.  I'm over stimulated.   I know I'm not alone in this feeling, since G...
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    California news

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    Fires continue, the sky is pretty grey here today.  LA Times has good coverage if you're looking for information on what's been happening.  Apparently we also just had an earthquake  (although I didn't feel it) and I think I saw...
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    More ASP.net Whidbey

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    Dang, I should have looked a little more deeply on MSDN and included this download in my previous post: http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/whidbey . Kent has some really great content up there, as usual.
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    You *must* check out MSDN

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    Over the last several months, everyone at MSDN has been working really hard to present a wealth of features and content for the PDC.  Of course you’re probably already been to the Longhorn Developer Center and the PDC Central site, ...
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    Slides and demos from the ASP.net Whidbey presentations

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    If you're as excited as I am about ASP.net Whidbey, be sure to stop by http://www.asp.net/whidbey to see lots of great content.  You can even download slides and demos from the talks at PDC.
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    Oh look, it's me!

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    Okay, this is a really really bad picture, but if you see me walking by, stop me and say hello :)
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    Working the MSDN Booth

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    Wow, the time is going by so quickly here at PDC.  I've been working the MSDN booth a lot.  We had some pretty cool swag, which was fun, but somewhat frustrating as well. Lots of folks are interested in how much cool stuff they can collect...
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    Want to see what I'm seeing?

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    If you want to see what I'm seeing, check out my moblog (at least when I remember to use the camera).  I'm also posting to the pdc moblog .
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    At PDC, Sunday night

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    This is the post that I would have made last night if I had not crashed my blog.  BIG thanks to the wonderful Tina for fixing it! Tonight, those of us who are helping to staff the booths had a mandatory pre-conference meeting.   We got...
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    LAX closed due to smoke?

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    There are several MSDN folks at the airport right now, and they've reported that LAX may be closed due to smoke.  If you're headed to LA and PDC today, best to check with your airline to see if your flight is delayed.
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    Ignore this entry

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    This is the entry that crashed my blog.  I can't seem to delete it, so just ignore this, will you? ;-)
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    Forecast: 87 degrees and smoke

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    I’m in Orange County and this morning we woke up to an Orange sun.   Everything carries a thick coating of other people’s lives, in the form of ashes.   Kids out riding their bikes wearing medical masks. The grocery store picketers...
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    Dialing up

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    I hate not having a connection to the internet.   I’m doing a thorough scan of my parents ‘puter and am bored to tears.   Can’t use that system, scan will restart.   Although don’t know why I’m bothering, the dang thing restarts again...
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    Wrapped up and on the way

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    Well, I’m in route to LA.   A day early, but I’m going to squeeze in a quick visit to my parents.   Saturday morning appears to be the travel time of choice for people with kids, on the way to Disneyland .   To think...
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    Quick updates

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    I got my t-shirt , yay!  Thanks to Jeff! I know you already know this, but bring your laptop to PDC, there's going to be great WiFi access. The new http://blogs.gotdotnet.com home page is live!  How do you like it? ...
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    What's the deal with...

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    This morning, as I was driving my 11 year old son to school, one of the morning show announcers said "And after our break, the dark side of viagra." Even as I'm reaching for the tuner, this prompts, of course, "So what's the deal with viagra?" ...
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    Hey, it's Betsy!

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    Hey, Betsy Aoki , our (not quite so) new Community Manager at MSDN, is blogging. Those of you who are GDN fans have already met her on the message boards. Betsy's going to be my roommate at PDC, and she told me the other day that her personal...
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    Blogger Hoodie

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    Today my {Thank you | I'm sorry} Blogger Pro hoodie sweatshirt arrived.  I feel so much better about the dumbing down of Blogger now.  ~sigh~  
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    Tick, tick, tick

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    We're getting very very close to wrapping up (about time, I bet you're thinking) with everything we're doing for PDC.  We can track all the issues on a single whiteboard now (both Andy Oakley and Sean, who you'll have the opportunity to meet in...
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