January, 2007

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    What do you need to develop on Vista and Office?

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    The most fun I had in my work day yesterday was talking to Jay Roxe , Microsoft Group Product Manager for Developer Tools. Jay is one of my favorite members of the tools Product Marketing team and my go-to guy for the Vista and Office launch for developers...
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    Microsoft honored with "best reputation" award

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    How cool is that? Microsoft came in number one in the eighth-annual Harris Interactive/The Wall Street Journal ranking of the world's best and worst corporate reputations. We beat out Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Whole Foods, UPS, General Mills and many...
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    Do you want to work for Microsoft?

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    Later this week I'll blog about an opportunity to become part of a development team working on a Microsoft project. This is an amazing project ... a software application to help cure cancer. Interknowlogy is doing the dev work. I am funding 4 developers...
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    I may not be technical, but I know something good when I see it!

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    Shared by Jason McConnell, a Visual Studio Product Manager Visual Studio is all about developer productivity. To help developers be more efficient, the Visual Studio team has built keyboard shortcuts into the product for most of the functions normally...
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    PDC 2007

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    PDC 2007 will be in Los Angeles October 2-5, 2007. Pre-con days are September 30-October 1. Registration will open in April and I'll post the link when I have it. I'll be attending this year, hoping to talk with all of you. I'll also be attending the...
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    Devil is in the details

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    Seth Godin comes up with another clever thought for the creative types ... 99% of the time, in my experience, the hard part about creativity isn't coming up with something no one has ever thought of before. The hard part is actually executing the thing...
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    University Wants Ad Agency on Campus

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    This is a great idea. Let's bring it around to software development. What if every computer science school had a commercial software business on campus? What if students could observe, work there, etc. Maybe the business gets some breaks on rent in return...
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    Today's Team Meeting

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    I was reminded today of the great work INETA does for Microsoft and the developer community. Most developers attend launch events through INETA User Groups - learning about the latest Microsoft products. And INETA is made up of volunteers - great people...
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    What makes an idea stick?

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    I picked up Made to Stick , a new book by Chip Heath & Dan Heath. Written by a guy from Harvard and Duke and his brother from Stanford, it is an amazingly simple and powerful book. Ideal for anyone who wants to present a concept or convey information...
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    Not so Big Bad Microsoft

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    Microsoft gives tremendous amounts to the world every year. Not just in the form of the software we develop and how they change the world – we give dollars, employees give time and so much more. A few examples. · Microsoft donated more than $2.5...
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    Developers in New York City

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    Our final two focus groups were held last night in New York City on Park Ave South. We had the lowest turn out in NY, maybe because it was Martin Luther King day. The range of amounts we pay developers to come to the focus groups is interesting. In Silicon...
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    What did the Devs have to say in Austin

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    Saturday we did focus groups in Austin . We had 2 groups - one group of Microsoft developers and one group of LAMP developers. Here are a few insights from the Microsoft groups. Nothing really new but the importance of these issues came into focus. ...
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    I just heard some great news

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    It's about Malek Kemmou . I'd love to tell you my friend Malek's good news but he has to announce it himself! I admit to telling Stephen though, so Malek better tell everyone soon! I am in NY for focus groups and I had dinner last night with Stephen Forte...
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    Silicon Valley Software Developers

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    I am in San Jose today at San Jose Focus doing focus groups with developers. I started out in Silicon Valley working with developers ... I even married one. (Those of you who know me, though, know I'm now married to a sales guy who works at Microsoft...
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    I love this

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    Manhattan is going to put in a new playground based on David Rockwell's imagination playground . This is a new kind of playground - a place for kids to invent, explore and dream. How cool is that? If you want to know a whole lot more check out http:/...
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    Life and Work are a Series of Choices

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    I saw this today that apparently comes from a 3 year old post ... timeless though. I'd like to give credit to the author but the page seems to be down or gone so I'll give a shout out to the blogger who posted it - Seth Goodin . One...
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    What Makes Greg Proops Sulk

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    Find out ... he's no different than most of us now is he?
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    MSDN Evaluation Center

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    Last week when I was in Southern California , I talked to our evangelism team. They stressed the need for more learning material. Well that's not quite right ... they said there are lots of learning materials for devs but they are hard to find, difficult...
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    5 Things you Probably Don't Know About me

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    I've been tagged so I have to tell you 5 things you might not know about me. 1) I started my technology career at Ashton Tate (remember dBASE) in the 80's. 2) I love to clean ... my house, office, your stuff, anything out of order and messy. ...
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    PC Bags

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    Have you had as hard of a time as I have finding the right PC bag? I've been in search of a PC bag for around town/office/campus. All the PC bags I see suck! I already have the big bulky backpacks. They are unwieldy ... just too clunky but that's what...
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    It is always sunny in Southern California

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    I am sitting in LAX waiting for my flight back to Seattle. My husband tells me it is snowing at our house which is at about 1600 feet. I spent the last 2 days with my SoCal colleages talking about what they are doing, what I am doing and what we can...
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