Neil Hutson - Focused on Emerging Technologies for Microsoft

I am responsible for the adoption of emerging technology platforms by developers and it professionals at Microsoft

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  • Blog Post: First Windows 7 Arcade Machine

    For all the people that are compelled to get an arcade machine installed in their house, here is another option by using Windows 7 to power it. Andrew Dugdell is best known for his technical talks, but in this interview on EDGE , he talks about another concept, “Windows 7 After Dark”. This is about all...
  • Blog Post: HALO 3 – ‘Recon’

    Keith spotted this new promotion from Bungie for the Fall of 2009. Can’t wait. Halo 3 Recon - the saga continues
  • Blog Post: Two Weeks to GO : THe PDC Awaits

    Well at this time in two weeks, the first PDC keynote will just be about to start. I personally can not wait for it to kick off. Even in these tough times it looks highly likely that we are still going to sell out and I believe that the attendees will leave pumped from what they see. Sure they will see...
  • Blog Post: MySpace Enter The Ad Market

    They have taken there time ( I believe that I heard about this almost a year ago ), but MySpace has now entered the Ad Market with their MyAds offering. This seems pretty similar to what FaceBook have, but unlike Facebook (only allows text ads today), MySpace is allowing display ads as well. Users can...
  • Blog Post: Is Silicon Valley really in trouble?

    A week ago we were all pondering the implications on the 700bn$ rescue package that the US government was planning to vote on. At the time there was hope that this could turn things around…. It was pretty clear to me that it was the end of the beginning… The last week has been quite unprecedented in...
  • Blog Post: Anybody ready for Visual Simulation

    The team that brought you Flight Simulator has been working for a while to separate the core simulation engine away from the packaged product so that it can be used in other applications that require real world simulation. Out of this came Microsoft ESP. So now you can simulate any environment in the...
  • Blog Post: Steve Ballmer Live At The Churchill Club

    There has been some interesting commentary going around on TechMeme from a meeting that Steve Ballmer had at the Churchill Club where he talked about Search, but also acknowledged something called Red Dog .   Here was some of the commentary from Barrons. 7:56 Ann is asking about something called...
  • Blog Post: PDC Attendees get a 160GB USB Drive with all the goodies!!

    Personally I am not a big fan of the "Software + Services" PDC theme, but behind the scenes I know that the new software announcements that we are going to make will erase any bitterness I have from my memory :-) However, there is some other really cool news that I heard today - at the end...
  • Blog Post: Finding Building 20 - Platform Adoption Center

    Sometimes its hard to find the wood from the trees, and in one case on campus it was hard to find the right building. At Bld20, we host the Platform Adoption Center ( PAC ) which is one of the main places where we introduce our very newest software to customer and partners in a developer setting and...
  • Blog Post: Mark Russinovich: the future of Sysinternals, Security, Windows

    David interviewed Mark Russinovich for EDGE the other day and asked him some interesting questions about life at Microsoft such as big shocks, meetings with Bill Gates and the future of sysinternals. Take a look at the following location ( http://edge.technet.com/Media/Interview-with-Mark-Russinovich...
  • Blog Post: LIVE Inside the "Ship Room" for SQL Server 2008

    Joey was able to get unique access to the SQLServer 2008 ship room when they did the final signoff of the product and shared the experience on EDGE . As you can see, the owner of each feature area has to walk through their status, before signing off on their feature on this wall. Inside the SQL 2008...
  • Blog Post: The PDC is showing its Hand

    Yesterday a whole new bunch of sessions were published on the PDC site. http://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/sessions.aspx In particular there are some interesting sessions which caught my eye at the top of the list talking around Building Block Services , SQL Server Data Services and B uilding Live...
  • Blog Post: EDGE Goes local

    If anyone can translate this, send me an email ( with the translation ) and I will send you an EDGE T-shirt. A pretty funny video from Adam and Joey about EDGE support for localization.   TechNet Edge - now localized!
  • Blog Post: The “Mojave Experiment”

    This is an interesting experiment that was conducted around Vista. They asked a number of people that had not installed Vista to try our our latest Windows 7 product. ( http://www.mojaveexperiment.com/ )   There are a few comments on why it was not presented using Silverlight. I guess Tim answered...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2008 Registration OPEN

    The great news is that the PDC 2008 registration site is now open . This is going to be one of the coolest events from Microsoft in a long, long time with some very interesting announcements and long term product strategy road maps which developers can immerse themselves within. I am not sure I really...
  • Blog Post: Building the Microsoft Data Center

    When we are adding 10,000-20,000 servers to your data center every month, you need to have a pretty good architects and a plan for how you can reduce the carbon footprint. Secondly, have you ever heard about container-based data centers??? Read on. Mike Manos on Data Centers Adam has a cool interview...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Telescope from Microsoft Research

    Keith Combs placed a very cool screencast on EDGE which shows a WorldWide Telescope application from Microsoft Research.  WorldWide Telescope - video demo and information Stars, Constellations, galaxies are all there. Very cool. You can check this out at the following location .  The full story...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Demo's Live Mesh

    We formally demonstrated our synchronization framework, Live Mesh, at the Web 2.0 Expo. Amit Mital gave a quick demonstration and played a video showing the Live Mesh technology at work. Fundamentally with Live Mesh, all your devices work together, your data and apps are always available. Essentially...
  • Blog Post: .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit RELEASED TO WEB

    We have just released the .NET 3.5 Enhancements toolkit. The .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training kit builds on the success of the Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit and provides developers with information on ADO.NET Data Services, ADO.NET Entity Framework, ASP.NET AJAX History, ASP.NET Dynamic Data, ASP.NET...
  • Blog Post: PhluffyFotos.com

    Ryan Dunn in the team has just finished off the finishing touches to a services application which uses SQL Server Data Services (SSDS) to store the content in the cloud. This has all being placed onto a site so that you can get details about the LINQ provider to SSDS and a whole number of Powershell...
  • Blog Post: AMD to cut jobs

    I guess it was inevitable, but after a lot of denial, AMD announced that it would remove 10 percent of its work force by the third quarter of 2008. For someone who runs AMD machines at home and loved the work they did to bring 64bit computing to the masses ( with the X64 chip architecture - instead of...
  • Blog Post: EDGE Sidebar Gadget Goes Live

    I have a new gadget on my desktop which provides feeds to the EDGE site, so that it makes it easier for you to keep up to date with all the ITPRO stories and technical content that is happening in Microsoft.   To down load it, go to the following location on the Live Gallery site.    ...
  • Blog Post: Announcing `ITPRO BOT` - The Robot to Support the Datacenter

    We have all seen the iRobot Roomba which helps clear the floors in your home, robots to keep your pets happy while you have gone, but we have been working on how robotics could help support personnel in the datacenter. So we were really excited when a Robotics Research team approached us to debut their...
  • Blog Post: Making Terminal Services Sexy with Silverlight

    Naren Wicaksono from Microsoft Indonesia built a Silverlight demo which provides a highly graphical front end to Terminal Services ( and gets around some other issues ). He also integrated Bluetooth support into the client so that he could control his NXT Lego Mindstorms robot from the server. Very,...
  • Blog Post: Special Announcement

      The EDGE guys have a survey coming to get feedback on the site. To announce this, Adam and David did a short spoof video which is really funny. Seems to be a cross between Max Headroom , Nightly News and the late show. Check it out . Special Announcement for TechNet Edge Visitors P.S. I am sure...
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