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About Synergist

Synergist is about Michael Scherotter's passion: combining technology in interesting ways and about the convergence of technologies. 

Michael S. Scherotter is a Media Experience Evangelist at Microsoft

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    Scheduling your Drive Time in Outlook

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    When I posted the simple macro to create an appointment from an email message , I got a message from a colleague, Kurt Shintaku, who came up with an idea for a time-saving Outlook macro when working with one of his customers: create a "Drive Time" appointment...
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    Mindjet Recommends Bloggers

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    In an interesting twist on a blogroll , Gaelen at Mindjet posted a map of MindManager Bloggers on the Mindjet Blog. This works because Mindjet has built a passionate following of individuals who cannot do without their flagship software, MindManager....
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    Using Expression Blend to Build Windows Applications

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    Just when you get really good at a tool, you find something better. This happened to me when I moved from C++ to C# for desktop application development. I see it happening again with Expression Blend which you can use to design windows user interfaces...
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    Creating an Outlook Appointment based on an Email Message

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    I've always wanted to do this: I get an email message and I want to create an appointment from the the message. It's a simple task and I found that this was one of the goals of Chandler in the book that I'm reading right now, Dreaming in Code by Scott...
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    Just Got the Twitter Bug

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    Last week I went to Scoble's Geek/Blogger Dinner in San Francisco and I realized that I was in the minority because I didn't use Twitter yet. For the uninitiated, Twitter let's you answers the simple question "what are you doing now?" I didn't understand...
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    New Groove Workspace for Silverlight Map Project

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    I have just setup a Groove Workspace for the Silverlight Map demo that I have been working on. If you want to participate and help grow the demo, please send me a message and I'll invite you to the space.
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    Ian Blackburn's Map of Silverlight Resources

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    Ian Blackburn posted a great MindManager Map on his blog of Silverlight Resource. I wanted to see if my MindManager to Silverlight converter could handle it and with some small modifications, it can! I uploaded it to my Silverlight Streaming Service so...
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    Creating a Silverlight Application with MindManager

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    As I mentioned in an earlier post , I have been playing around with Silverlight and trying to see how it could work with Mindjet MindManager maps. Because both MindManager and Silverlight are based in XML, it is fairly straightforward to transform the...
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    Mindjet MindManager and Silverlight

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    It seems that Microsoft's Sliverlight (formerly WPF/e) is the topic of the day. Since I first learned about WPF/e last year, I started thinking of ways in which Mindjet MindManager could work with it. I started playing around with it and the most exciting...
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    Comparing Download Numbers

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    When I was running the Mindjet Labs , I frequently posted solutions that showed off the power of the MindManager solution platform. In January 2007, I posted an integration between Mindjet MindManager and OneNote 2007 and I was pleasantly surprised to...
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    One Thing Leads to Another

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    One of the things that I have learned over my career is that "one thing leads to another" and your life is a series of linked events in a chain. If you are unwilling to follow your heart you often cannot see the next link in the chain. My life has had...
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    What is a Synergist?

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    Throughout my career, I have developed a specialty for combining technologies in interesting ways and for the past year, I have been calling this role a Synergist . Until recently I was doing this to evangelize the solution platform for Mindjet MindManager...
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