Needs no explanation. :)
I’m interested in all 3 of these topics for a variety of reasons and one of the things I love about blogging is when someone recognises this type of intersection and sends you something interesting related to it. I get my fair share of PR pitches these days from people asking me to show their stuff on my blog. Most of it I politely decline as it’s not relevant to my readers and I continue to be surprised that I’m asked.
Last week I got an email from Robert Profusek which was nicely worded and didn’t try to sell me anything. I watched his video expecting the usual sales pitch but saw something that was well shot and had genuine interest for me. Hence I decided to share it with you.
This is what I love about blogging – the serendipity of connections. Hopefully I’ll get to visit Shadi and Robert in NYC when I visit in March.
I’m guessing this is what the Office team at Microsoft had in mind when they opened up the Ribbon for extensibility in Office 2007. We have something similar with Office Live where you can choose to Save direct from within Office apps to an OfficeLive Workspace but we don’t have the embedded nature of SlideShare that makes sharing PowerPoint’s so simple. However, having just re-acquainted myself with OLW I’ll be using it a LOT more in 2009 as it’s brilliant for sharing and commenting on slides over the web.
If you want to install the SlideShare add in, here'
My pal David Lemphers recently moved over to the Windows Azure team and he’s churning out some great new posts that get behind the scenes with Azure. I really enjoyed his post last week explaining What Happens in the Data Center with some simple, easy to understand graphics and some nuggets such as this
Right now, we currently carve up the server resources in a way where each VM has the following predictable resources allocation
OS: 64-bit Windows Server 2008 CPU: 1.5-1.7 Ghz x64 equivalent Memory: 1.7GB Network: 100Mbs Local Disk: 250GB (not really useful to developer at the mo') Windows Azure Storage: 50GB
Keep watching Dave’s blog if you want to learn more about Windows Azure as he has a great way of communicating this stuff.
Well that was a fun drive to the airport yesterday :)
the entrance to the main campus at 7am on Thursday morning
but all quite picturesque