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  • Blog Post: Watch an Alicia Keys Concert Live – with Silverlight

    Alicia Keys fans will be able to watch a unique concert this Thursday being broadcast live from the Apollo in New York. Thanks to Microsoft Silverlight, fans will be able to control the action by switching between one of five camera angles. The event is not geo-blocked and should be accessible anywhere...
  • Blog Post: How a Programmer Reads Your Resume

    Love this – especially that the worst offence is to use tabs and spaces for indenting: http://www.hanovsolutions.com/resume_comic.png
  • Blog Post: The Twitter Explosion

    It’s been amazing to see the social phenomenon that is Twitter explode from relative obscurity to global recognition over the last few months. Jon Stewart has covered it on the Daily Show , US senators have been accused of inattention because they were busy twittering during an Obama address…Twitter...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Admin Center (aka Live Domains)

    I’ve just been through the process of moving a personal website and domain to a new hoster. I wanted to separate the email for the domain and use Windows Live Admin Center http://domains.live.com to consolidate external email to Live Mail (Hotmail). It’s a really cool offering…it’s the service we use...
  • Blog Post: Woo Hoo - New Machine

    I spend a lot of time in aeroplanes and airports these days so size and weight were critical factors in choosing a new machine - as well as good performance. The proliferation of ultra portable laptops makes this a very interesting choice. The Toshiba R500 has caught my eye before so it came down to...
  • Blog Post: Heroes in Atlanta

    I was lucky enough to attend the recent Microsoft Global Exchange (or MGX) conference in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago, but also got to perform in front of 12,000 of my closest workmates from around the world! It's a kind of American Idol competition within the event and was lots of fun. I did the Bowie...
  • Blog Post: Thin is in

    Seen a couple of these babies over the last couple of weeks. No it's not a Mac Air - it's a Toshiba R500 and it's smaller and lighter while sporting all the things you expect in a notebook (optical drive etc.)! Nice to see other hardware manufacturers putting some effort into the computer as desirable...
  • Blog Post: New Beginnings - from mainframes to mash-ups

    I have the best job in Microsoft NZ! I lead the Developer and Platform group which is tasked with exciting communities and customers about Microsoft's new and emerging technologies. I've been around MS for some time and have spent years working with customers and partners from the early days of NT, VB...
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