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Shuttle rides, waiting for meetings, and other places: articles and posts I've read
On Shuttle rides, my WindowsPhone keeps me in touch and busy... And it tells me where my next ride is. What it allows me to do is to catch up on articles of interest and Tweet or post about what I'm reading. (And when I'm waiting in someone's office for their meeting and I know they're on Twitter, they...
14 Jan 2013
It's Time To Fall Back An Hour in the US and Canada: Daylight Saving Time Ends This Sunday
How quickly time flies, seems like just yesterday we were Springing Forward (way back on Sunday, March 11). Yes, it's that time again if you'll pardon the pun, to fall back in much of the Northern Hemisphere. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 2:00AM local time in much of the U...
2 Nov 2012
Your Questions: "What do you think about Windows 8? Which one should I get?"
I'm very excited today with the release of Windows 8. It's been nice to see the positive press on the new OS release, and to connect with friends with questions about the latest version of Windows. As an example of the mails I've received, one was from one of my friends from a past life in Silicon Valley...
26 Oct 2012
Update: No immediate plans in Russia to return to Winter Time in 2012
A few days ago I mentioned the discussion that Russia may return to Winter Time in 2012 . I now have news that legislative initiative of the State Duma Health Committee to switch Russia back to the “winter time” has been withdrawn. As such, we don't believe there will be any near-term change to Russia...
27 Sep 2012
Advisory: Russia’s possible return to Winter Time in 2012
Earlier this summer we received news reports that the Russian government was considering a move to Winter Time, changing their prior decree in 2011 to abolish Daylight Saving Time in the federation . At that time, we weren’t certain the government would make this change. Recent news confirms...
26 Sep 2012
Much ado about something (important): World IPv6 Launch 2012 is June 6
A long time between posts, but starting up again with a note on IPv6. Last year, I posted about Microsoft Bing and Xbox.com Support World IPv6 Day . This year, we welcome World IPv6 Launch (which kicks off tomorrow) as we once again work with other members of the Internet Society (ISOC) on promoting...
5 Jun 2012
Another look at the PC of tomorrow, in your pocket with Windows To Go
A couple of months ago, I opined about what will the PC might look like in five years, and offered a view of my son's possible Windows PC in 2016 … "The icing on this hardware cake will be the additional power outside the box. Given he'll be connected to the most powerful servers on the planet anywhere...
6 Mar 2012
Microsoft on standards, behind the scenes building Windows 8, and more of what I've read this week
A few links of interest today… a quick post as I need to get through my email. Busy week. With Valentines around the corner, I particularly enjoyed these 16 things Calvin & Hobbes said better than anyone else http://on.news.me/zyH7yH via @ moorehn Thanks to Larry Hryb (aka @ majornelson ) we're reminded...
10 Feb 2012
New blog from the Windows team: Building Windows 8
Want to see posts from the Windows 8 team ? Follow their new blog, Building Windows 8, aka "B8", starting today.. http://t.co/FlEh2yk This from Steven… "For the Windows team, this blog is an important part of developing Windows 8, as was our blog for Windows 7. Blogging allows us to have...
15 Aug 2011
Microsoft Previewing ‘Windows 8’
Noting Julie's article today , we demonstrated the next generation of Windows at the D9 Conference today, internally code-named “Windows 8.” "Windows 8 is a reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface. A Windows 8-based PC is really a new kind of device, one that scales from touch-only...
1 Jun 2011
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