Satisfy Me

A blog by M3 Sweatt with thoughts on time, technology, products and services at Microsoft
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September, 2005

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    The SDL Process: it's a good thing

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    I received a link (thanks, Jonathan) to this post titled "Subvert from Within: a user-focused employee guide" on the Creating Passionate Users blog. I'm not sure that I characterize these customer-focused focus points as subversive . (BTW, a good "top...
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    Microsoft & Palm: Windows Mobile 5.0 to come on the Treo 700

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    Here's today's news of the Microsoft/Palm collaboration on the Treo 700 with Windows Mobile 5.0, as hinted at in Businessweek last week. See also the announcement on Microsoft.com . (Update 101006: this is an old link: please see this link for more on...
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    Of interest & Links: Preparing for a disaster

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    OK, this has nothing to do with customer and partner sat, but for those who didn't see this Sunday's article in the Seattle Times on preparing for a disaster , I wanted to post it here. No matter where you are, there's always a chance that nature will...
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    Auxiliary Display: more than just demo fodder

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    Whenever the Auxiliary Display on an Asus laptop makes an entrance, there's a buzz. I especially love it when people look at this feature as part of a series of fleeting features in a Windows Vista in a dimly lit room, and among is a gaggle of other cool...
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    The math behind monkeys and blogging

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    Although I blog internally at Microsoft and kept up a family web site with regular updates going since our first boy arrived in the late 90's (a barn burner of bits), I thought it would be interesting to kick a blog off on MSDN. I’ve titled the...
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    "Grumble grumble." Customers talk back to Comms Companies...

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    The Washngton Post today has an interesting online transcript of a discussion between consumers and company execs to discuss customer service in the communications industry. Included were execs from Cingular Wireless, Cox Communications and Verizon. This...
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    When it comes to Xbox 360, I'm a customer

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    I've seen a couple entries which are noting Xbox 360 bundles are available for pre-order . In my hunting, I found that RitzCamera is taking orders for the Xbox 360 Platinum System , which is one of two bundle configurations - this is the one I ordered...
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    It was colder than...

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    Today in the Seattle Times' Here & Now Traffic Watch : Several thousand people are expected at Safeco Field today for a private, daylong business gathering. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic, including more than 200 charter buses , is likely to...
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    Malware is deadware with MWMSRT...

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    My kids clicked on some crazy web page yesterday and installed a piece of software that just wouldn't uninstall. (Note: I remembered today that I could've booted in safe mode and then unistalled the #$%&ware, but with two screaming boys scrambling...
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    Tschuess, John Canning from Media Center

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    A quick note on my friend John Canning ( Media Center Evangelist extraordinaire ), who left Redmond recently for the wilds of Southern California. (The first link is to part one of his Channel 9 interview on Media Center... here's part two .) I had the...
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    News: Microsoft, Intel Back HD-DVD Format

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    As originally approved last year (Feb 2004) when the DVD Forum endorsed it, tonite Bloomberg carries a press release in Japan that Microsoft and Intel will back the HD-DVD format. (Full press release is also available here on MSN Money Central ). See...
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    I reached the Summit (Global, that is)

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    This week in Redmond on campus is the 2005 MVP Global Summit . (For those who don't know, annual Global Summit for our MVPs is a chance for all levels of people across the Microsoft product and field groups to meet & greet, host and knoodle with the...
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    Windows OneCare (Status: Beta)

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    Enterprise Windows IT has a brief story this week on Windows OneCare which is in beta . Says E-W-IT: "If Windows OneCare is reasonably priced, plenty of consumers will be happy to forget all about viruses, firewalls, and file fragments and let the...
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