December, 2006

  • More than just Technology

    Can you get Zune to work with Vista?

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    I've been on vacation this week. As I expected I got a Zune for Christmas. Unfortunately I can't get it to work. My husband and I spent time ... with the Windows Update site, with a disk he got internally ... nothing. So my husband will try to get it...
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    Quick Assist

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    For the past couple of years Microsoft has had a program called Quick Assist. This program provides pretty much all Microsoft employees with a number of free technical support incidents each year. We get these free incidents in the form of a credit card...
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    Love my new cell phone

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    I waited all year this year to get the new Cinglular 3125. I got it the moment it came out locally - early Fall. I love it! If you are in the market for a new Windows Mobile device, it's a winner!
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    Developing on Windows Mobile Platform

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    Can be challenging for developers. As I heard recently , a user (or developer) with a cell phone has a hard time updating their existing phone to the latest version of Windows Mobile. Commonly, the cell phone provider expects you to upgrade your phone...
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    Your Platform of Choice

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    I just read a Gartner report “Predicts 2007: Application Platforms on the Verge of Change”, published in November 2006. The report basically says that in order for companies to remain competitive in their chosen platform technology and skills, they will...
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    Perks of the Job

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    Many people confuse marketing with advertising. Advertising can be a component of the marketing mix or said another way -- advertising is a way to get your message out. Getting your message out is marketing. Your message can be about selling, generating...
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    Taking Risks

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    Microsoft is a company that rewards risk taking. This week my team recognized me for taking a risk ... that risk was starting this blog! Given that I am not technical and blogging on MSDN is largely technically focused, I'm taking a chance with my blog...
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    Women in Technology ... In Business

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    Microsoft supports an organization called Globewomen.com . This global organization offers women a "place" to meet, to exchange ideas and succeed in business. When I learned that Microsoft is providing financial support for this organization, as well...
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    No Power for Almost 48 Hours

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    We got power back last night around 7 pm. But that was just our neighborhood. Thousands of folks are still without! We had to clean out our entire refrigerator and freezer, not to mention spend some seriously quality time with extended family members...
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    Geek Corps

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    I recently learned of an amazing organization called IESC Geekcorps . Perhaps you have known about them for a long while. They are pretty quiet about their work. Their mission is to send experienced developers into emerging economies in order to train...
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    I bought Apple products for Christmas gifts this year

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    I asked for a Zune for Christmas and I'm pretty sure my husband bought me one. When it comes to my gift giving though, I bought Apple products for both my nephew and my son. I bought my nephew, Jason, just a plain and simple iPod. He wanted it and even...
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    Nuggets of Great Info

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    Apparently s/w developers, along with the rest of us, have little time to absorb so much information. We get feedback all the time from devs that there is an abundance of information available from Microsoft, especially with regard to new technology....
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    Elf Yourself

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    Office Max takes the cake with fun holiday sites. If this one doesn't make you laugh, I don't know what will. Give it a try with one of your ... "friends".
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    Clearification.com

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    And I know you've seen this guy before but I can't get enough of him. Brought to you by the Windows Marketing Team. Even those who don't like us have to admit they dig it .
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    Adding your 2 cents

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    Soma just announced the Community Content feature for Visual Studio 2005 documentation & the .NET 3.0 Class Library on MSDN Online. The Community Content feature allows developers to extend the official online documentation by adding tips, notes,...
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    Scott Guthrie Unplugged

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    Scott Guthrie recently did a talk for Japan. The interview is in English and pretty good. Check it out . You can also find recently posted talks from Anders Hejlsberg and KD Hallman. Scott talks about his career and Microsoft as well as his enthusiasm...
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    Speaking of Search

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    I am a reader ... I read at least a book a week. On vacations I read a book a day. I have been waiting forever for online books to realize their potential. I've all but given up. I suppose this is an interesting announcement . Microsoft is releasing a...
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    What's in a Search

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    I've been off line for a few days ... as I upgraded to Vista and Office 2007 . At the same time my Exchange Server was upgraded. I have been awash in new features ... trying to find files and the like. I am enjoying the Quick Access Tool Bar in Office...
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    I'm a PC User

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    So the Christmas Mac ads are out. I have never believed any of the nonsense in this series of ads ... This ad might be closer to the truth. I can't imagine things have changed since I was a Mac user ... 20 years ago! I started out on a DEC system in high...
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