There was a Microsoft Reunion of the original 11 employees! (Sans Bob Wallace who passed away)
I can't seem to get my hands on a high res picture just yet, but will soon upload with one of those...for now here's this...
Microsoft's founding employees gathered in 1978 to take a portrait before the company moved to Washington. Front row (left to right): Bill Gates, Andrea Lewis, Marla Wood, and Paul Allen. Middle row: Bob O'Rear, Bob Greenberg, Marc McDonald, and Gordon Letwin. Back row: Steve Wood, Bob Wallace, and Jim Lane. Not pictured is Miriam Lubow.
Microsoft's original employees got together to reshoot the famous photo in April. Front row (left to right): Bill Gates, Andrea Lewis, Miriam Lubow, Marla Wood, and Paul Allen. Back row: Bob O'Rear, Steve Wood, Bob Greenberg, Marc McDonald, Gordon Letwin, and Jim Lane. Not pictured is Bob Wallace, who has passed away.
Time's a changing...Microsoft has contributed a lot to the Personal Computer Space, In fact, I wont be very audacious when I say, it created the Personal Computing Space! . It revolutionized and changed the way we live! Microsoft and it's employees will Miss Bill Gates and his leadership a lot...
This past weekend I invested time and money on buying a Digital SLR Camera. After a ton of research, I decided to get the Canon Digital Rebel XSi aka EOS 450D.
The camera and the lenses are awesome but I realized that there is so little I can do with it, as I'm completely ignorant with what can be done with it! I've decided to spend some quality time learning all about DSLR photography this year...
But in the meantime, I was looking at the MS Research site and found these Digital Photography tools. These are really good tools and very easy to use. Here are a few of them that are released:
http://www.microsoft.com/prophoto (Here's a DP Review write up, http://www.dpreview.com/news/0701/07012304msphotoinfotool.asp)
Microsoft Pro Photo Tools
Microsoft Pro Photo Shoot
Phase One delivers Capture One 4 next-generation RAW workflow software
HD Photo Plug-ins for Photoshop released
SyncToy v2.0 Beta
My top tools,
You suggested, we acted!
This month's VSTS User Group Meeting will be held at Microsoft's Lincoln Square office on the 15th floor. We'll have a couple ushers to let you in once you get on the 15th floor. Also there's a change in timing - We'll start the meeting at 6:00 PM.
Please REGISTER for more details!
Here's the agenda:
Title: Gaze into the Crystal Ball: Reporting in Team System
Speaker: Steve Borg
Steven Borg is a principal of Northwest Cadence, a Microsoft VSTS Inner Circle partner that focuses exclusively on helping companies improve their Application Lifecycle Management using Team System. At Northwest Cadence, he is the VSTS Practice Lead, and has worked with dozens of corporations to improve their overall software development process, and, more specifically, their automated build process. In addition, he assists the Team System community as a Team System MVP, and is both an accomplished speaker and writer
Overview: You’ve paid your nickel and it’s time to ask the Zoltar Fortune Teller for your future: “Is my software development project going down the toilet? Will I be able to ship on time, with high quality? Can I hit my budget?” (Wait, three questions = three nickels.) And he says… Nothing.
Let’s face it. Traditional status reporting is about as accurate as Zoltar, and worse, it takes a whole lot longer!!! Team System can help! Its’ built in reporting capabilities provide a strong foundation for understanding the current status of your project. Not only does it provide a series of built in reports, it gathers the metrics to allow for excellent ad-hoc reports! Using these both the built in and ad hoc report capabilities, finding the current status of your project, and predicting your project’s probability of success or failure along several axis. Come learn how to predict your future! You’ll learn how to interpret the build in reports, learn what’s required to create the reports, and how to use Excel pivot tables to connect to the TFS cube for ad hoc reporting
The meeting will also be simulcasted via Live Meeting: Register for more details!
Meeting ID: NKM42M
Toll-free: +1 (866) 500-6738 Toll: +1 (203) 480-8000 Participant code: 8520141
Come join us for a fun filled evening!
Thanks everyone for attending the SharePoint Web 2.0 FireStarter event. The event was massively successful and we received a lot of great feedback. I can't wait to organize the next FireStarter event. Keep an eye open on my blog...
A lot of people were asking me for the recordings...Here it goes:
LIVE MEETING REPLAY URL:
Session 1 - Introduction To Day & Keynote:
Session 2 - Whirlwind SharePoint on Visual Studio:
Session 3 - Silverlight on SharePoint:
Session 4 - Web Parts on SharePoint:
Session 5 - Web Services on SharePoint:
Session 6 - Workflow on SharePoint:
Session 7 - Event Handlers on SharePoint:
Session 8 - Page Branding on SharePoint:
We also have professional video recordings that we are currently editing. This is pretty much the whole event being recorded and will be available for replay in about 2 weeks or so. These can be used as videocasts too!
Again, thanks for making this event a success!
Welcome to the SharePoint Web 2.0 FireStarter Chat page...
As you know the whole event will simulcast via Live Meeting. To provide you the best possible online experience, I've enabled this chat page so that attendees online can chat with in-person attendees.
If you have not already registered for the Live Meeting Event here's the link - Register for the Live Meeting Version (Please note that you need to register to receive any live meeting updates or watch the video recordings of the sessions later)
Also note that, all the resources, slide decks and any other content showcased during this presentation will be made available to you later.
Get Connected, it's always better together...
Let me know if you have any questions!
Grow Virtual Trees, and the IE Team Will Plant Real Ones: The Internet Explorer team pumps fresh air into the community by planting trees for users who raise a virtual tree. The environmentally friendly program debuts today.
Visit Carbon Grove for more details and start planting virtual trees for real ones...
Fella's, I'll be geekSpeaking with Andrew Karcher on T-SQL tips and tricks in SQL Server 2008. Be sure to register for the event -
Talk to you all soon!
One of my colleagues developed this site - It's AMAZING! Take a peek... (Click HERE)
You can get more details on Michael's blog HERE - including code snippets and some 'good to know' tips!