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  • Blog Post: Where to get your Clayton fix

      Greetings. You may have noticed that things have been rather slow around here for a while….apologies for that but it’s with good reason and there is a solution to maintain your geek fix. see below     Next at Microsoft is my main beat now…thanks to your support of Geek in Disguise over...
  • Blog Post: I’m up for a Niney

    Gosh…I’ve been nominated for a Niney !! Surprised and honored especially with the esteemed company in the category of favorite Microsoft Blogger. I’m up against Larry Osterman , Scott Guthrie , Mark Russinovich , Raymond Chen and Scott Hanselman . Seriously….me in the same...
  • Blog Post: Softie?

    What type of reader are you?   I’ve been trying to get a sense lately of the demographic of visitors to this blog (or feed) and in particular trying to understand who portion of my audience is made up for Microsoft employees. I’ve created a quick poll to get some indicative data and would appreciate...
  • Blog Post: Computer Weekly IT blog awards–voting is open

    Gosh…nominated for a 3rd year running and though I’d be delighted if you voted for me, Paul Fabretti and Rich are both very worthy of your vote and have got mine. You can cast your votes over on the CW site . Good luck to everyone shortlisted Tweet
  • Blog Post: A blogging update

    As I begin think about the evolution of my blogging/twitter strategy given the new job I’ve decided to try out moving some of the “snack” type posts I have previously posted here over to posterous . I had considered having them in both places but I realised I find some much of these info-snacks that...
  • Blog Post: The Best F1 blog you may never have read

    [image via Joe’s blog] Joe Saward's Grand Prix Blog is not only the best F1 blog I have read but one of the best blogs I have read. Period. It’s like reading Arrington or Kara Swisher for the tech world. You know they’re on the inside though with his independent status, Joe can reveal more and be ever...
  • Blog Post: S/Double

    I’ve always been a big fan of Shawn Stussy – even more after he replied to my email last year about his new blog. Looking forward to the arrival of S/Double next month.
  • Blog Post: My Bloggers of The Year 2009

    After finding myself on Nicholas Bate’s list of Bloggers of The Year 2009 I decided it was high time I put together my own list of great blogs I read…so here goes SwissMiss – Tina finds the best stuff on the web and shares it. I copy and then share with you…you should go to her first. That’s why...
  • Blog Post: I won at the IT Blog Awards 2009

      Wow….2 years in a row!! I was very pleased to collect the winners award and bottle of champagne last night as my blog won the Individual IT professional male category at the Computer Weekly IT Blog Awards 2009 thank you to everyone who voted for me and for continuing to read my blog. I’m working...
  • Blog Post: Final voting for my blog

      We’re down to the last few days of voting in the 2009 Computer Weekly blog awards . If you like my blog and think it’s worthy of your vote I’d appreciate 30 seconds of your time to cast a vote . I’m listed under Individual IT professional male thanks in advance   Steve
  • Blog Post: Voting is open in the Computer Weekly 2009 blog awards

      The 2009 Computer Weekly blog awards are open for voting and I’m delighted to have been shortlisted. There are plenty of other great blogs/bloggers in that list but if you like my blog and think it’s worthy of your vote I’d appreciate 30 seconds of your time to cast a vote . I’m listed under Individual...
  • Blog Post: Computer Weekly blog awards – nominated for 2009

    Thanks to whoever entered me for the Computer Weekly blog awards for 2009 . I was surprised and honoured to win best company blog and best overall blog last year so thanks again to everyone that voted. The categories have changed a bit this year and I’m in the Individual IT Professional Male category...
  • Blog Post: 10 Levels of Intimacy in Communication

    I saw this over on Marc’s site   and wasn’t sure if they were in some kind of order. Personally, I’d put letter right up there after talking. In this digital, high speed age there is still something very intimate and comforting about a letter. Perhaps it’s because you actually have to take time...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Machine Translation Widget

      You may notice this new little widget over on the right hand sidebar of my blog. Thanks to the Microsoft Research Machine Translation team you can now dynamically translate this page in to a multitude of languages. The team announced this tech preview here at MIX09 this week and all attendees...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft MVP’s Award Program Blog

    My pal Jas Dhaliwal has been working at Microsoft UK for some time now as a Social Media Specialist on our MVP Program. The MVP’s are the army of Microsoft community enthusiasts who know more about our technology than we do and Jas has been busy getting some community stuff setup for the community to...
  • Blog Post: Top 100 Blogs. Not.

    The Sunday Times Culture section lists the first 50 of a two part series today titled “Top 100 Blogs” . Whilst the list doesn’t have the usual suspects of Techcrunch, Scoble, Perez Hilton and definitely have more of a UK focus it’s still a pretty tawdry list. It seems to focus on puffing up the careers...
  • Blog Post: How to get traffic for your blog

    [image credit – blaugh] Be sycophantic. Share linklove and expect some back. Dress your blog (fonts and design) as well as you would dress yourself for a meeting with a stranger. Be patient Don't be boring. Write stuff that people want to read and share Well over 2 years on, the vast majority of these...
  • Blog Post: Blogs I Enjoy #1

    I decided it was high time I starting doing some more proactive linking around here to some of the blogs I regularly read so this is the beginning of a series. First up is my old chum Darren Strange from Microsoft UK (aka OfficeRocker ) who was in to blogging well before me and has recently retuned to...
  • Blog Post: Tagged by JP

    As JP Rangaswami said himself, Blame it on Glyn Moody for this post. I’ve tried to avoid this tagging malarkey but as it’s JP I’ll play along   The tag requires me to (a) republish these rules Link to your original tagger (s) and list these rules in your post. Share seven facts about yourself in...
  • Blog Post: Revolutions Always Happen on the Periphery

      I spent an enjoyable morning with my chums from Edelman today on the launch of the Edelman Trust Barometer 2009 . As always, it was an informative session with big minds contributing to the debate following presentations from Robert Phillips , John-Paul Rathbone from the FT and Joe Garner from...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Newest Blog

    The Microsoft Corporate Affairs team launched the Microsoft On The Issues blog today which covers legal and policy issues related to Microsoft. Okay so it’s likely to be fairly dry stuff compared to Engadget but with Brad Smith penning the first post it promises to be interesting. Having seen Brad speak...
  • Blog Post: Jason Langridge’s New Blog

    My blogging chum Jason Langridge has a new home for his Mr Mobile Blog – links and RSS feeds have changed accordingly but his subject matter and expertise on it stays the same
  • Blog Post: A Human Filter

    You know who you are…. :)
  • Blog Post: Geek Marketer

      Kris get a new business card. Love it :) if you’ve not come across his blog you should check it out. Smart guy with a great sense of humour great blog.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft releases Oxite Content Management System

    Microsoft released an open source content management system this week called Oxite . I haven’t had time to look at it with the chaos of LeWeb this week but it looks promising and comes from the cool cats who do our MIX conference. Now if we can just get MSIT to use this instead or upgrade our Telligent...
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