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My friend Adam Cogan , has always given great advice on software. I swear by his rule on delaying send on all outlook messages. That has saved me many times. Then there is his tool you can download that reminds you to add the attachment when you send am email! You can find many more like this here -...
17 Jul 2007
Do you know someone who wants to work on the WCF and WF Development team?
We have some great jobs open in my new division. A couple of them are focused on community and have similarities to my position. Other positions are technical jobs. Take a look at Kavita Kamani's blog. http://blogs.msdn.com/kavitak/archive/2007/07/13/come-join-the-connected-framework-team.aspx ...
13 Jul 2007
Microsoft MIX 2008
Save the date for MIX08! If you missed MIX this year or you went and want to go again, mark your calendar now. MIX, will be returning to the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on March 5-7, 2008. MIX08 will be another excellent opportunity to engage with your peers and web influentials, see what Microsoft is...
10 Jul 2007
Baby you can drive my car ...
Just how big is Microsoft these days? Well last I heard we have ~75K employees, not counting vendors and temporary staff. We are building and buying everything we can in the Redmond area. We've had to valet park in a number of buildings for ages. Now comes the mammoth parking garage! We are building...
22 Jun 2007
Where do you get your .NET information?
It's been 2 weeks since I started my new job , countless hours of meetings, 1 TechEd and dozens of conversations. I think I'm getting the hang of my new role - at least the way it looks to me. But what really matters is how it "looks" to you, IT Pros and Devs using our technologies. I learned at TechEd...
12 Jun 2007
Another Launch Year .... Developers Developers Developers
Yes it is another launch year at Microsoft ... the year ahead that is. We measure years by fiscal year - July 1 - June 30. I am driving a Community sub-track at our annual sales and marketing meeting to be held this summer. My sub-track is in the DPE - Developer & Partner Evangelism - track. Attendees...
17 May 2007
Very cool research on Cancer and SARS
That's what Scripps Research does. Microsoft is proud to be a continuing part of the process in helping Scripps do that research faster and better. As you will remember, Microsoft sponsored work on an application to hasten the cure of cancer by allowing more sharing amongst researchers. The project is...
1 May 2007
Microsoft can't compete with Youtube with Soapbox
I have been posting videos on MSN Soapbox when I reference them in my blog. Soapbox has been in beta for as long as I've been blogging, and now they are no longer accepting new beta users. This makes it very hard for me to support Soapbox. The average person can't view videos on Soapbox, not to mention...
5 Apr 2007
Microsoft Cleans House in the Spring?
Spring is sometimes a time for reorganization at Microsoft. We take the late winter and spring months to thoroughly review our businesses. With those reviews can come changes in the organization structure, management, priorities, etc. I see this time of evaluation as a good thing ... our businesses and...
2 Apr 2007
Going Western with the Proop Dog ...
I started my blog with Developer videos I shot in Vegas last year. I have a series left that was previously shown only internally. I've decided to release them externally. Thanks Jay Roxe , Thom Robbins and Brian Goldfarb . So introducing a few of our finest Developer Tools Product Team members ... the...
27 Mar 2007
Cut to the Chase
Microsoft employees are prolific bloggers. Could we all possibly have something of value to say? Microsoft watcher, Todd Bishop of the Seattle Post Intelligencer has put together a Microsoft blog roll. Unfortunately not many Microsoft executives are blogging ... and certainly less blogging with any...
21 Mar 2007
Forget Twitter, Everytime you send an IM you could be giving to charity ...
Get started right now giving to charity by going here. http://im.live.com/Messenger/IM/Home/ or read on for more. Microsoft customers have given us feedback that they feel it is important we give in the communities in which we do business. Microsoft already gives big between corporate giving and employee...
16 Mar 2007
A few days in Vegas ... hanging out with sexysorokas
Amy and I have been at the Community 2.0 Conference this week. This is the first conference of its kind focusing on how to reach the "community" around your company, products, etc. I learned Microsoft is very much ahead of the game when it comes to process, people, tools and technology to reach out to...
12 Mar 2007
We say we Make Software Development Easier, but is it True?
Awhile back I talked about Intentional Programming . This stirred a lively conversation inside Microsoft within the Microsoft Tools team. A word from always helpful and insightful Dan Fernandez , Visual Studio Express Lead Program Manager. Here’s a quick brain dump, on ways we’re making it easier...
19 Feb 2007
We are hiring developers from around the world to work virtually
OK now that I have your attention, we are still looking for developers to help us build a cancer research application. We will wrap up the application process this week, so if you have any interest, let us know now.
6 Feb 2007
Do you believe that software can change the world?
Do you want the opportunity to work on an application that promises to help accelerate a cure for cancer? Microsoft is sponsoring a project to be built by InterKnowlogy for The Scripps Research Institute InterKnowlogy, experts in Microsoft .NET Tools, Servers and Platforms, is a Microsoft Gold...
1 Feb 2007
Do you want to work for Microsoft?
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 from the community - you can come from anywhere...
30 Jan 2007
Not so Big Bad Microsoft
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 billion to communities in the past 20 years. ...
17 Jan 2007
It is always sunny in Southern California
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 be doing better to make software developers great...
4 Jan 2007
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 with information on how to redeem. We use these...
22 Dec 2006
Love my new cell phone
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!
21 Dec 2006
Your Platform of Choice
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 need to start to add new programming models and...
20 Dec 2006
Perks of the Job
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 awareness, creating goodwill, etc. -- doesn't matter...
20 Dec 2006
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. That chance I took has already paid off for me...
19 Dec 2006
Women in Technology ... In Business
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 as sending Microsoft emplolyees to the events, I got...
18 Dec 2006
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