Satisfy Me

A blog by M3 Sweatt with thoughts on time, technology, products and services at Microsoft
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June, 2006

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    Vic Gundotra takes his leave

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    As noted on CNET News and in Scoble's blog , Vic Gundotra is leaving. That's unfortunate. I have enjoyed my interactions with Vic, as I found that he has a great sense of hunour. And I admire the fact that he plans on spending "a year doing philanthropy...
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    Building your own cabinets, internal and external

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    A person I work with but have never met sent me an email the other day asking me to elaborate on my concept of buidling a personal cabinet. I recalled that last year I discussed different ways to get good feedback, from within your own company (your internal...
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    "So why the link to preparing for a pandemic?"

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    I received an email: "I like reading your blog. So why the link to preparing for a pandemic?" They're referring to the link I have to " Preparing for Pandemic Flu " in the left-hand nav, which connects to the King County Pandemic Flu Preparedness site...
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    On passwords: change them often and make them strong

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    In the past I posted about how to create strong passwords (and passphrases) in six easy steps . Here's more info from PC World on MSN Tech & Gadgets on how to "protect your privacy and your data with strong passwords--plus some ideas for tormenting...
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    Top 10 Webcasts: Enter to "Win a Treo" by June 30th

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    If you're looking for the highest rated look no further than the Top 10 Webcast page : "Fast and easy access to on-demand webcasts – what could be better? After selecting your webcast, simply enter your name, e-mail address, and company name to...
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    Improve your memory: watch free TV on the web

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    Today Reuters reported that free, streaming web-based TV is a hit with viewers and advertisers. This from the same network that sold a huge number of shows over iTunes, more than 6 million at last count. It appears that Disney found a good balance, offering...
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    Links: Articles on changes with Gates, Mundie & Ozzie

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    A couple of articles this weekend on the changes last week at Microsoft... "As Gates announced his plans Thursday to begin the process that will see him eventually cease full-time work at Microsoft, he also announced that he was dividing much of...
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    OneCare: The simplest part of the recovery after a system crash

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    Last week, my wife's Dell laptop hard drive crashed, with a thud. There was no bringing it back from the edge: all the recovery tools I had at my disposal couldn't get the drive to mount, and a scan with a low-level tool from the drive OEM showed multiple...
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    Friday Link: MSN Tech's All-Star Tech Stores

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    Today on MSN Tech, a ranking of the best tech retailers around in their story on All-Star Tech Stores : "Who's got the best prices, selection, sales help, and return policies among online and brick-and-mortar stores? We surveyed more than 5000 readers...
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    Wired (on MSN): How to Foil Identity Thieves

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    There's an article on Wired on MSN with help on stumping would-be identity thieves: "... several tools are available now to individuals that reduce their risk of identity theft, according to Hoofnagle and Tom Fragala, a volunteer with the Identity...
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    New at TechEd: Microsoft Forefront launched

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    Over the weekend at TechEd, info on Microsoft Forefront (which includes Antigen and Microsoft Client Protection) went live. Consumers and small businesses have products like OneCare and other solutions to help defend their home computers. Forefront provides...
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    Friday humour: Douglas Adams' hitchhikers guide

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    I miss this guy. http://www.douglasadams.com/ What a brilliant author and wit. My kids rented the The Hitchhiker's Guide on DVD this weekend and it will be nice to enjoy something that spans generations. I had the rare opportunity to work with Mr...
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    Protecting your data: BitLocker in Windows Vista Ultimate

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    Ove the past week there has been a rash of stolen laptops , stolen hard drives and missing computers in the news. At our customer & partner Summit that BitLocker (with more initial tech details on BitLocker drive encryption here ) will be available...
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    Office Live beta community support

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    This week marks the end of a very busy month or so, which started with a number of big annual project reviews, our worldwide internal event on improving customer & partner satisfaction , and then this week we are in the midst of our Engineering Excellence...
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    WMP 11 I like... but I don't have the Urge (yet)

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    A couple of weeks ago I installed the beta for Windows Media Player 11 which has proven to be a solid release. I agree with much of PC Magazine's review , though I'd rate WMP 11 a 4 1/2 rather than 4 out of 5. I like the interface, but found that authorizing...
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    Office Tips & Tricks, Microsoft Office 2007 First Look Webcast coming up

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    I really like the information provided on Office Online , and the Office Tips & Tricks site is no exception. "...you'll always find the latest and most helpful pointers for the Microsoft Office programs you use every day. Need help with Microsoft...
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