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    random web stuff

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    here they come... so MS catches up in maps, and now Google comes out with IM. dood, this is pretty sweet actually... http://www.start.com/3/ hm... we have interesting random stuff too...
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    SPOT

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    it was always interesting that MS cared about SPOT. I think there's definitely value in having smarter objects, but the model for SPOT was just too out of the blue. Definitely not a MS competency. Hopefully there's goign to be something more exciting...
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    google maps what?

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    Slowly but surely, MS always catches up and one ups the competition - http://virtualearth.msn.com/ . Here's a fun video: http://www.virtualearthinfo.com/video.asp . Too bad the international maps are still really bad. Can't look up things in Hong Kong...
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    new job: product manager for MOM and SMS --> product planner for Windows Embedded!

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    I've transitioned from working on product management for Microsoft's enterprise management products to working on product planning for Windows Embedded. My new responsibilities are all about helping our Windows CE and Windows XP Embedded teams figure...
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    so now he's royalty?

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    Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates ( news - web sites ) will be awarded an honorary knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth Wednesday for his outstanding contribution to enterprise. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050301...
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    Final Fantasy Creator Joins Xbox! :)

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    Microsoft Corp. today announced that Hironobu Sakaguchi, video game legend and president of Mistwalker game studio, has joined with Microsoft® Game Studios to develop role-playing game (RPG) video games exclusively for the next-generation Xbox® video...
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    the "truth" about marketing at Microsoft

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    Dvorak talks about marketing at Microsoft . I must say that quite often I must agree with him. Although there is a gradual (and I mean very slow) shift of power from development to marketing, today development is still king. There are pockets at which...
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    ms admired according to fortune...

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    Considering the amount of perceived dissatisfaction with Microsoft, Fortune still has Microsoft Ranked Among Most Admired Companies . Perhaps it's because I generally hear more about things that go badly than about things that go well.
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    SMS stepping up

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    Maintaining security continues to be one of the biggest issue affecting customers today. Although we have improved our process for releasing updates in a timely manner, we have not had a good track record of keeping our update deployment tools in sync...
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    Go to school in Asia and want to work at MS?

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    MICROSOFT JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE USA Microsoft is looking for talented Computer Science Engineering students to work in the United States ! Please send your résumé in English to: uwork@microsoft.com Please put in the Subject line: ASIA COLLEGE RÉSUMÉ...
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    Pat ourselves on the back... :)

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    In an interview, Connors also pointed to strong performance by the company's server and tools unit during the just-ended quarter. Operating income for that unit rose to $2.52 billion, compared with $2.15 billion a year earlier. "We've been joking internally...
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    Envision 2005

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    This week we have about 2000 of our field up here in Redmond to get an update on all of our latest information from the product groups. Last year I had to manage the management group's participation and this year thankfully I just had to help with Kirill...
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    International...

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    It's an international themed post. 1) We've just released the international versions of the Systems Management Server 2003 OS Deployment Feature Pack and the Systems Management Server 2003 Device Management Feature Pack (such great timing right before...
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    Management Down Under!!

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    Cheers mate from Aussie. Lots of great interest in management here. Last Friday Kirill presented to a group of 30 or so TDM's on management in Sydney and we had a bunch of meetings with various customers. Here's Steve Goh, the management sales director...
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    Register today for MMS 2005!!

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    April 18 th -22 nd 2005, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada MMS 2005 Registration is now open! Thank you for your interest in the Microsoft Management Summit 2005 and for registering to receive email updates about this event. On-line...
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    Why you need the device management feature pack for SMS...

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    Managing mobile devices is becoming such a complex task that the market for products that do that for enterprises will grow to $5 billion annually by 2010, according to a study released Tuesday by Strategy Analytics. http://informationweek.com/story/showArticle...
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    check out the japanese press talking about management!

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    Ok, so you might not be able to read it, but most of the press from Japan has been extremely positive (I guess you'll have to trust me on this one). 1) @IT Microsoft Releases Key DSI Component, MOM 2005 Japanese Language Version 2) IT Pro (Nikkei Windows...
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    Operations management for small businesses?

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    Windows IT Pro magazine has posted a review on " can MOM 2005 help small business?". Unfortunately you'll need a subscription to view the full article, but if you do, it's an interesting read.
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    annyong haseyo - hello from Korea

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    The airports in Japan and Korea are ridiculously far away from the city. I would just like to point that out because I spent around 3 hours in a car today going to and from airports. Bleh. What was even worse is that because of this, I had to wake up...
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    Management Summit 2004 Japan

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    MMS 2004 Japan kicked off today at 10:30 am in the Le Meridian Grand Pacific here in Odaiba, Tokyo. Over 700 customers and partners attended this one day event that included a keynote by Bob Muglia, Senior Vice President for Windows Server and Management...
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    get ready for management in the land of the rising sun...

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    Tomorrow is Microsoft Management Summit 2004 Japan here in Tokyo. Bob Muglia's will be delivering the keynote, providing an update to the Dynamic Systems Initiative as well as announcing the availablity of MOM 2005 and Virtual Server 2005 in Japanese...
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    Tech·Ed 2005 Call For Papers - Management and Operations

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    To all the super star SMS, MOM, MOF, MSM folks, We, the Tech•Ed 2005 organizers, invite you to submit proposals to speak at Tech•Ed in our conference breakout sessions. Tech•Ed is one of Microsoft’s most important annual technical training events, and...
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    BillG focuses on Management for IT Forum 2004

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    Take a look at the Microsoft website to hear BillG talk about Microsoft's management strategy. We've updated a number of our websites, so if you have a chance, take a look at them. www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem www.microsoft.com/dsi www.microsoft...
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    Save the date - Microsoft Management Summit 2005

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    Microsoft Management Summit 2005 will be held in Las Vegas on April 18th – 22nd 2005 – save the date now! Visit the event web site www.mms2005.com for more information.
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    AdminStudio SMS Edition

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    Working closely with MacroVision/InstallShield, SMS users can now download a free version of AdminStudio for use with SMS. AdminStudio SMS Edition Download this SMS-specific edition of AdminStudio 6.0 that will help prepare, publish, and distribute software...
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