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Announcement: Microsoft webcasts on DST changes in Russia: Oct 3rd & 6th
We're doing another series of webcasts next week to help customers and organizations preparing for daylight saving time, particularly the new changes in Russia this year. This is part of our "step-by-step" program on making the DST transition. Geared toward IT Professionals, we'll walk through a general...
28 Sep 2011
Announcement: Microsoft webcast on daylight saving time changes in Russia
[Update 9/19/2010: The materials from our webcast, along with a recording of the webcast itself, are now available here .] Here's an interesting webcast we have coming up this week… We're also offering a series of new webcasts to help customers and organizations preparing for daylight saving...
12 Sep 2011
Coming this Thursday, 6/18: June Chat with the Internet Explorer team at 10AM Pacific
Of interest is the upcoming June Chat with the Internet Explorer team this Thursday, as Allison from the product team notes here … Join members of the Internet Explorer team for an Expert Zone chat this Thursday, June 18 th at 10.00 PST/17.00 UTC. These chats are a great opportunity to have your questions...
16 Jun 2009
Want to know more about Bing? Live webcast on June 1, 2009 @10:00AM Pacific Daylight Time
Want to know more about Microsoft's new Bing ? Then take a look at the new Bing Interactive Product Guide , the Virtual Press kit (filled with screen shots, fact sheets and more) On Monday, you'll have a chance to learn even more in a live, interactive webcast where you will see examples of Bing and...
31 May 2009
The Microsoft 2019 video, good presentation skills, and NASA junkie Kevin Schofield speaks at Convergence
Today I saw that NASA junkie Kevin Schofield , GM at Microsoft Research, spoke at Convergence 2009 this week and showed the now infamous view from MSR of the future in 2019 video… "So let me bring this close to home because, you know, this is kind of ethereal a little bit. And we talked about exploration...
12 Mar 2009
Ed Bott said 'the experience is so dramatically improved' with Windows Vista SP1 (Springboard Virtual Roundtable)
On the Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable with Mark Russinovich, the panel discussed performance issues and common misconfigurations on Windows Vista. Among others joining Mark were Gabe Aul of Microsoft and the incomparable Ed Bott , the scribe behind Ed Bott's Microsoft Report . Gabe Aul noted...
28 Sep 2008
NBC Video Direct restores world order at home, saves my bacon
As I Twittered (tweeted? I'll get this right), sometimes you forget to do something: pick up milk on the way home, feed the cat or empty the dishwasher. On the whole, not so serious. And with a digital vide recorder or a Media Center PC, you shouldn't have to worry about missing an episode...
28 Sep 2008
Talk to Mark Russinovich via the Springboard Series on September 24th
I just ran into Mark Russinovich (of Sysinternals fame ) in the hallway and was reminded that on September 24th, he will host a virtual roundtable for IT pros worldwide to explore as I'm told "top of mind performance issues, common misconfigurations, and tips on how to fix them. From boot times and applets...
27 Aug 2008
Microsoft Financial Analyst Meeting: webcast available live
As noted on our website, Microsoft hosts a Financial Analyst Meeting tomorrow (July 24). You can listen in to the action and get the play-by-play as a live webcast will be available starting at 8:30AM Pacific Time. As noted on Bloomberg news today... "Ballmer, along with Chief Financial Officer Chris...
24 Jul 2008
Upcoming Interactive Webcast: Mark Russinovich on Windows Vista security 6/18/08
Put this on your calendar: Mark Russinovich Technical Fellow from the Windows COSD will host a live Springboard Series virtual roundtable discussing Windows Vista security on Wednesday, June 18 at 9:00AM Pacific Time. Go to Visit https://ms.istreamplanet.com/springboard to register for the Springboard...
8 Jun 2008
Back to the Future: a look at Bill Gates' last day at the office
A quick note: Thanks to Toby for sending over a link to this video clip from BillG’s keynote last night, with a look to the future: his last day at the office. (Friends on my concall right now should enjoy this one. ;) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/#22538447 Microsoft chairman Bill Gates presents...
7 Jan 2008
Technical "Deep-Dive" LiveMeeting today on DST and Time Zones
In about an hour's time, we'll host a Technical "Deep-Dive" Webcast... Monday, September 24, 2007 at 2:00pm Pacific This LiveMeeting Webcast will be hosted by members of our Microsoft DST Team (Joel, Steve, me and a cast of many on the Question Manager), to provide a technical overview of resources available...
24 Sep 2007
New extended tech chats on daylight saving time 6am-6pm Pacific
As I noted previously, we started hosting technical chats on daylight saving time on thursday . Now we're hosting daily chats starting tomorrow and through March 13th: 2007 daylight saving time transition Q&A Description: The change in start and end dates for daylight saving time in 2007...
23 Feb 2007
Microsoft IT webcasts on daylight saving time posted, links to upcoming DST webcasts
Our public webcast of last Tuesday on how our own IT group is handling the changes related to daylight saving time is now available for public access here . We're also offering a series of new webcasts over the next two weeks to help organizations preparing for daylight saving time: this is part of...
20 Feb 2007
Video clip: Microsoft's Rich Kaplan on daylight saving time changes
Our own Rich Kaplan on the local ABC news covering the upcoming daylight saving time changes. "Of course, it's likely not everyone would take that step, said Rich Kaplan, a Microsoft customer service vice president who oversaw the company's Y2K efforts and heads daylight-saving preparations. Hence...
14 Feb 2007
MSIT Guidance on dealing with daylight saving time at Microsoft
As I noted previously re: our MSIT webcast covering the impact of daylight saving time at Microsoft , here are the links to the documents and guidance the team referenced. MSIT DST Assessment Checklist: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83000 MSIT DST Enterprise Response Plan: http://go...
14 Feb 2007
MSIT Webcasts on daylight saving time: next one on Friday, Feb. 16
We held a public webcast that was very well attended... I'll include the link when I have it handy. Today we were joined by some of the intrepid folks from MSIT (thanks, Jan, Bob & Mike) as they talked about how Microsoft's Information Technology group has prepared and is rolling our internal...
13 Feb 2007
Link: CNET's video look at Zune
Video: Microsoft's Zune zooms into CNET Networks - "Due to launch on November 14, the Zune is Microsoft's addition to the growing portable MP3 player market. Today, we got the chance to try one out before they hit store shelves."
2 Nov 2006
Disney: Free Net TV nets "37 million downloads, 1 million visitors a day, 1.5 billion page views"
Last week, CNET News reported that Anne Sweeney, president of the Disney-ABC Television Group, said that their effort to provide current, popular shows has been a success, saying that “free, ad-supported shows are attracting a younger audience that's more comfortable watching shows on a computer screen...
30 Aug 2006
TwC's site on Product Reliability... and "WSYP"
We have a section on Microsoft site that provides an overview on our reliability efforts through our Trustworthy computing effort (aka TwC). We work closely with the group on several efforts (most recently this summer on the Engineering Excellence/Trustworthy Computing Forum that many blog about) and...
29 Aug 2006
Mike Nash on Securing your Small Business
MikeNash Nash presented an on-demand webcast for the Small Business Summit this past March, and presented a session on "Is Your Business at Risk? Tools To Use." ( View the webcast here. ) "The bad news is there is a lot of bad stuff out there: Malware. Pirates. Viruses. And more evil. The good...
29 Aug 2006
From the Expert Zone: Xbox 360 as a Media Center Extender
Got a call this weekend from friends who finally took the plunge and brought home a new Xbox 360 . They already have a Media Center PC and they wanted to know how to configure their new game machine as a Media Center Extender . My response: why read when you can watcn and learn. Just fire up the broadband...
28 Aug 2006
Eating Dogfood with Energizer, link to case study
We often talk about the importance of eating our own dogfood . See this article from News.Com on "Managing desktops the Microsoft way," which describes the effort Microsoft took on to manage desktop PCs at Energizer . Steve Ballmer discussed the effort last year . "Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said...
14 Aug 2006
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