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Springboard from mortarboard to onboard, Hilary Pike & Diane Curtis, Academic Developer Evangelists
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    Windows 7 pre-Beta at PDC

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    It’s official, PDC just announced that the pre-Beta bits will be distributed to PDC attendees.  Watch a Windows 7 video here and keep an eye on the Windows 7 blog for all the latest updates. Microsoft Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC) is...
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    Play Games in Facebook with Microphone

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    This week Microphone adds Popfly games to the Media Section.  Everyone knows I’m addicted to Popfly and Facebook , and now I can feed all of these addictions in one place.  Microphone is an online student community in Facebook where you can...
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    One week until GHC!

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    A week from today, we'll be in Keystone, Colorado at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing!!  Are you ready to CONNECT ? The CONNECT project is supported by the National Science Foundation (under #CNS-0738102) and ACM's Committee on...
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    Mashup of the Week: Vanity Blog Mashup

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    I’m thinking of starting a mashup of the week post using Popfly .  I’ve been creating a series of Vanity mashups: My YouTube Channel in a Carousel Display Springboard RSS in Chat Bubbles
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    Capture Screenshots: Windows key + S key

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    All along I’ve been using this cumbersome process to capture a portion of my screen: Print Screen Key Paste to Paint Crop picture in Paint Cut/paste to email or save Today I accidentally ran across the Window+S shortcut which allows...
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    GHC08: Online conversations have started

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    I've unpacked some winter clothes to get ready for GHC in less than two weeks!  I'm slowly but surely getting ready to go.  Today's task is to go through the Program Schedule and determine what sessions I want to attend.  Then I'll be signing...
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    Microsoftie on The Balancing Act

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    In keeping with our Grace Hopper Conference preparatory blogging theme, I saw a very cool story about a Microsoftie today.  Donna Hamilton was profiled in Alpha Gamma Delta Quarterly and the Lifetime TV show The Balancing Act .  She's a Senior...
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    Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld: A Family Affair

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    The Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld Ad series continues with Gates and Seinfeld moving in with a family in A Family Affair Parts 1 and 2.  Click here to see some commentary on the advertisement series.  
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    Jobs (and altitude sickness)

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    One of my 1:1s this week was with my co-worker Randy .  Randy lives in Colorado so he'll be my local expert at the Grace Hopper Conference in a few weeks. :-)    While browsing through the GHC site, I found a section on altitude sickness...
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    Facebook and Microphone

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    You've asked, we've listened! You wanted to have a conversation with Microsoft, to talk with us about the issues you care about and to know we are listening.  So we've decided to expand our Facebook presence ...  In addition to our good 'ol...
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    Back to School Downloads

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    Starting back to school?  Here are a few downloads you might consider to kick off the new year or setting up a new machine: The Ultimate Steal is back!  Office Ultimate for students at only $59.95 .   That's Word, Excel, Groove, Outlook...
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    Ramping up on the job: Meeting with Co-workers 1:1

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    I work on a team that's geographically dispersed -- we live all over the US.   That makes it a little harder to jump into things.  They're all doing different activities in different cities and may be traveling, working from home or at...
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    Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld Ad

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    Read more about Microsoft’s new advertising campaign from Fast Company ETA: Keep an eye for more Gates/Seinfeld videos Thanks Alfred for pointing me to this on Seattle Times Blog and Frank for pointing out their home on ms.com.
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    Grace Hopper Conference, here we come!

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    I have a bunch of posts to write about ramping up, but I'm taking a break to write about something I'm even MORE excited about... I've started prepping for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing!   To be fair, I guess I started prepping...
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    Ramping up on the job: Training

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    Ah, training.  Formal training can be more or less helpful depending on the training and role.  For my role, I have various online trainings "due" throughout the year.  I spent part of my first week back catching up on these and...
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    Ramping up on the job: Peer mentorship

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    I love having someone I can ask stupid questions without feeling totally ridiculous.  I'm extremely fortunate to have Hilary on my team -- we do almost the same job, she has previously returned from leave so understands my experience and she's a...
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