Randy Holloway at Microsoft

Blogging from the field.

October, 2003

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    Dinner with Scoble

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    I finally had a chance to meet Scoble in person. He and I have IM'ed and have talked on the phone before, but it is always more fun to meet face to face. We talked about a number of things including market opportunities in the technology arena, the impact...
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    Impressions from the CIO Summit

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    First off, let me say that this is a tough event to blog. The reason for that is that if you're invited to this event as a partner or as a customer, the expectation is that you're going to be marketed to. That's the purpose of the event. Microsoft is...
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    Software versus Services

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    When I had the chance to ask Steve Ballmer a question, the thing that was on my mind was the recent product liability case against Microsoft that has received some publicity. So I asked Steve the following questions. "What's your vision of how software...
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    Steve Ballmer at the CIO Summit

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    Right out of the gate at the CIO Summit, Microsoft assumed the role of being their own worst critic. In light of the security concerns over the past year, this makes a lot of sense. I have an appreciation for the approach that they took in communicating...
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    Toys at Microsoft

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    Microsoft has an uncanny ability to make you want to spend money on their products. I'll admit it, my judgement is a little cloudy after receiving this gift at the summit today. I'll try to get this out of my system before blogging more on the event.
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    Blogging Microsoft's CIO Summit

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    I'm attending Microsoft's CIO Summit today. The trip out here was really a grind, but now that I'm here I'm enjoying it. As usual, Redmond is a lovely change of scenery for those coming from the midwest. Too bad the Pacific Northwest is so far away from...
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    Visiting Redmond This Week

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    I'll be in Redmond and the surrounding areas starting Tuesday. I'm attending Microsoft's CIO Summit (please, no abuse). I've talked to a couple of folks about meeting, but I'm interested in meeting with other developers and Microsofties. I work a lot...
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    New Microsoft Lawsuit

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    Thurrott comments on a new lawsuit related to security issues is underway against Microsoft. The funny part of this is that the person initiating the suit says she is "championing the defense of computer users victimized by... insecure software." And...
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    Great Insight

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    Mike Gunderloy posted a comment today on Joel Spolsky's recent article on unicode and character sets , and I had to link to it. Basically, if you're trying to commit large blocks of information about software development to memory you're going down the...
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    Microsoft and Web Services Management

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    For those of you that missed this, News.com has an article on the next generation of management tools from Microsoft. According to the article this will include support for Web services monitoring out of the box with the next generation product that will...
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    More Yukon Beta News

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    According to this Techweb article , Yukon beta 2 (and Whidbey beta 1) are slated for May of 2004. If that's the case, I think that it will no longer be possible to release those products by the end of 2004. The release candidate phase will not follow...
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    Longhorn Client in '05, Server in '06

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    InternetWeek : Microsoft Plans Longhorn Client in 2005, Server in 2006
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    [OT] Excellence in Filmmaking

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