• Allison Bloggerland

    online dating: brilliant or embarrassing?

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    Recently I came across an article by Siarhei Karotki called ‘ It’s time to take online dating seriously ’, claiming that in the US, online dating is ‘booming and might even be bigger than porn’. Any claim that uses the word ‘might’ suggests it doesn’t...
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    create bespoke shoes online – i’m speechless

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    I own a pair of Nike ID’s and love them – now me and thousands of other females are going to go mad for two – yes two new online stores that are launching in March where anyone can design, create and share their own shoes - Upper Street and iCreate-Shoes...
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    when i grow up i want to be… barbie

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    The good new is the results of the 2009 Barbie Global Career Survey are in, and ‘Computer Engineer Barbie’ won the popular vote, helped along by The Register , no less.  According to the Barbie Media website, Barbie “first broke the ‘plastic ceiling...
  • Allison Bloggerland

    What’s hot (and lukewarm) for 2010

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    I’ve had this post in draft for a few days now, so this is blogging lesson No.1 for me – write up what you want to say during the event and publish it asap, otherwise someone will beat you to it ;o) Last Thursday was my first event as a Microsoft Evangelist...
  • Allison Bloggerland

    bing maps brings spatial search to life

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    Technorati Tags: spatial search , streetside photos , flickr , blaise aguera y arcas , bing Imagine you’re out and about exploring a new city – you orient yourself and then discover what you can do and where you want to go as well as how to get there...
  • Allison Bloggerland

    The first of many…

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    Hi – I’m Sara and I’m the newbie on the UK DPE team at Microsoft, and finally plucked up courage to write my first blog! My job title on the team is ‘Producer’, but like many job titles, that doesn’t really explain what I’ll be doing. Some of it will...
  • Allison Bloggerland

    User Group Leaders share tips on running events at pre-DDD meeting

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    It’s my first real chance to meet the leaders of the Microsoft developer community this afternoon at Microsoft head offices in Reading. It’s a pretty relaxed affair with 33 Community leaders and 15 Microsoft people getting together to snaffle sarnies...
  • Allison Bloggerland

    Andrew Fryer: What do you do around here?

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    I grabbed Andrew Fryer and he kindly let me interview him on camera – you may recognise Andrew from his videos on PowerPivot Cookery and YY: Introducing Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 . As my first interview on camera I’ve kept it simple, but now I know...
  • Allison Bloggerland

    Viral Tarpara: What do you do around here?

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    Viral joined Microsoft in July 2006, moving over the pond to the UK DPE team in August 2007. LA to Reading… wow, his job must be amazing. What’s your area of focus - and why? I wish I knew! Joking aside, I was hired to be the SharePoint/Office evangelist...
  • Allison Bloggerland

    Mike Ormond: What do you do around here?

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    If you don’t know him already, Mike’s a Developer Evangelist and has been on the Microsoft DPE team for a little over 8 years. He must really love his job! What’s your area of focus - and why? I work with web technologies – essentially the Microsoft web...
  • Allison Bloggerland

    run mtc

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    Being a curious nerd (some might say downright nosy), I paid a visit to the Microsoft Technology Centre (MTC) the other week. After hearing so much about the innovation and exciting projects they work on, I had to go and see what all the fuss was about...
  • Allison Bloggerland

    chirpy chirpy tweet tweet

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    Amber MacArthur has published Top 5 ways not to be annoying on Twitter . They’re mostly common sense but useful all the same, and I have one more to add that’s actually less about being annoying and more about not being trigger happy with the old keyboard...
  • Allison Bloggerland

    The new teacher’s pet?

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    Technorati Tags: Windows Touch , Silverlight , Tricky Business , Microsoft Technology Centre A friend of mine who teaches at a primary school in Leeds is frustrated with the amount of time she gets with her pupils at registration. “I’d love to have more...
  • Allison Bloggerland

    the wanderer returns

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    I’ve been away for the past couple of weeks – initially in Orlando on holiday, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take time out from the Disney parks to fly to Vegas for MIX. It was my first visit to Florida, and as a Disney sceptic I was blown...
  • Allison Bloggerland

    How to be happy in business

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    Technorati Tags: made by many , whatconsumesme , com This post from Made by Many (originally from whatcomsumesme.com ) is a useful visual reference to help you ensure you’re not only happy but also successful in business.
  • Allison Bloggerland

    Finding a tech heroine

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    Eric Nelson: What do you do around here?

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    Eric joined the UK DPE team in July 2008 but spent the previous 12 years working with Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s) at Microsoft. What’s your area of focus - and why? In January 2010 I started to focus full time on Microsoft’s cloud computing platform...
  • Allison Bloggerland

    movie review - Moon

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    Moon director Duncan Jones won ‘Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer’ at this year’s BAFTA Film Awards – after watching it at the weekend, it’s new on my list of top 100 movies. I love a good Sci Fi, so it gets a certain amount...
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