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  • Blog Post: Office 365 Launch

    Great news today in Office 365. Office 365 is out of beta. Learn more about Office365 at http://office365.com .
  • Blog Post: MIX Keynotes–Behind the Scenes

    The MIX team just published a great little document describing the efforts it takes to pull off a great keynote. Certainly worth your time. The hidden city backstage. The craft of demos. The many months of work coming to fruition. Lights, camera, action! It's showtime. Read “ Behind the Scenes of the...
  • Blog Post: MMS Day 1 Keynote Recording

    Go watch the MMS 2011 keynote recording from day 1 on TechNet Edge.
  • Blog Post: The 72 Hour Conversation on the Future of the Web Starts with Dean, Joe, and Scott

    and Scott At last year's MIX10 event, Windows Internet Explorer Corporate Vice President, Dean Hachamovitch , announced the Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 1 with hardware accelerated HTML5. This year, Dean will be back on the MIX stage as he returns as the day 1 keynoter at MIX11. Eight platform...
  • Blog Post: Server and Cloud Developer Evangelist Wanted

    We are hiring – again. If you have followed PDC last week you have probably heard and seen a lot about Windows Azure. In order for us to cope with the demand from our partners and developers worldwide I am looking to hire a senior developer evangelist. The official job posting and description is here...
  • Blog Post: Want to become an Evangelist at Microsoft?

    Here’s your opportunity to be technical evangelist at Microsoft. A peer of mine, Drew, has an open position in his team. In his post he outlines the details of the role. Don’t be scared by the first few paragraphs of his post :). It is a cool job. Drew’s team focuses on the core technologies developer...
  • Blog Post: MIX10 Registration is Live

    Microsoft just opened the registration for next year’s MIX10 event. Look like a Love Fest to me :). I wish I could go. Buxton and Guthrie return to keynote at MIX10 Bill Buxton and Scott Guthrie headline MIX10 delivering key messaging on the future of web design, development and user experience. Open...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Career Campaign

    Whether you are currently unemployed, looking for a promotion, or want to be indispensible in your existing role, Microsoft’s Career Campaign provides learning paths and guidance to help you get trained for some of the top IT job roles in the industry. These learning paths focus on some of the most popular...
  • Blog Post: New Efficiency Launch Event Live on Monday

    Experience The New Efficiency Microsoft Launch Event Live from San Diego October 26th Virtually! www.thenewefficiency.com/live View and download 18 IT Professional and Developer focused live sessions from San Diego starting at 9am PDT October 26th . Focusing on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and...
  • Blog Post: Over 25 new session posted for PDC 2009

    Go to http://microsoftpdc.com to find out about yesterday’s new batch of sessions. Or read on for your convenience. BTW, this is just the list of NEWLY posted sessions, for a full list, go to: http://microsoftpdc.com or subscribe to the session RSS feed .   Title Abstract Speaker Advanced Diagnostics...
  • Blog Post: Free e-Books from Microsoft Press

    Microsoft Press celebrated 25 years of publishing. Congratulations! As part of their ongoing celebration they give away free e-books. The latest 2: Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Resource Kit , by Christa Anderson and Kristin L. Griffin with the Microsoft Presentation Hosted Desktop Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Management Summit 2009

    No time to attend? Watch live or recorded sessions and keynotes via the MMS website or on TechNet Edge .
  • Blog Post: Sysinternals now on Twitter

    Too good to be true? @ sysinternals on Twitter (since December 2008).
  • Blog Post: Virtual Deep Dive Lab Coming in April

    You’ve probably read about the upcoming virtual developer lab for Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Core. If not, here’s the link to more details about the lab. We have just finalized the agenda of the 3 day event and you can find the agenda in the screenshots below. Interested? Use the Contact Form on...
  • Blog Post: IT Skills and Talent in Canada and elsewhere

    itWorldCanada conducted an interview with Mark Relph , the evangelism lead in  Canada. They looked at the myths around IT professionals, their roles, their perceptions and how IT Professionals are perceived within their organizations and companies. An interesting and important topic, not only in...
  • Blog Post: Twitter and Facebook in real Life

    New social networking study from Microsoft. Implications of Twitter and Facebook on our daily life in the office. http://tinyurl.com/fbtwa1 .
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Platform Technology Adoption Labs Go Virtual!

    The “on-campus” Microsoft platform adoption labs have been a perennial favorite event for Microsoft Partner software developers.   Unfortunately, many developers are now under travel and expense budget constraints and unable to attend such events.   Hence, the Microsoft Platform Evangelism...
  • Blog Post: Show Off and feel good about it

    Showing off sometimes has a negative touch. Not this one. SHOW OFF at Mix09! At MIX09, we’re hosting what will be yet another world famous Show Off event. If you’ve ever wanted to put the smack down on lesser mortals, flex your brain, and get everyone to gloat at your—deservedly—awe-inspiring work, this...
  • Blog Post: MIX09 – What happens in Vegas changes the (Web-) World

    I love clear Call-To-Action blog posts. Here’s one from me. If you are doing stuff on the web. Be it you are a web designer, a web developer, someone involved making business decisions at web agencies or web startups, do not miss the once a year opportunity to attend our annual MIX conference. http:...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Hits Beta

    Wow, this year starts with some exciting news. Last night at the International CES 2009 Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, announced the broad availability of the first beta release of Windows 7. Watch the keynote video and more about CES at microsoft/ces . The beta of Windows 7 is on schedule and feature...
  • Blog Post: Life – as an evangelist – is hard, isn’t it?

    Always seeking new ways to reach out to your community; trying to grow it. Constant stream of cool new stuff coming your way. Great competitor products to compete against. Lots of travel to foreign places. Amazing teams to work with. Super exciting events to attend or even present at. And now a boy band...
  • Blog Post: Month of Parallelism

    That is on MSDN Magazine. This month is full of great stuff about parallel programming on the Windows platform, the tools, the OS, problem solvers and much more. Discover the paradigm shift online today. Content: Paradigm Shift: Design Considerations For Parallel Programming Coding Tools: Improved Support...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Employee Transportation

    Starting on October 6th the Microsoft Connector bus service will expand its number of lines. In the days of crude oil prices of $120 per barrel and more it is time to think about alternative ways of getting to work. While telecommuting is certainly a great way so save gas and protect the planet, it does...
  • Blog Post: meet me in LA

    Is the slogan for the Microsoft PDC 2008. I’ll be there and I don’t need any special reason. The shear amount of topics and the relevance for my partners’ businesses is enough. How about you? Do you need another reason to ask your boss for a week in LA at one the the most important Microsoft events?...
  • Blog Post: The future of the Microsoft Platform at PDC 2008!

    The Microsoft Professional Developer Conference 2008 is coming. It will be the first PDC in 3 years. Experience the future of the Microsoft platform! Dates and Location WHEN: October 27-30, 2008 Pre-cons October 26, 2008 WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center REGISTER NOW http://www.microsoftpdc.com/Registration...
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