sun city computer club presentation

this morning i presented at the largest computer club i am involved with (over 900 members and probably 200 at the meeting). we spoke about windows live essentials and windows live writer.  i posted the beginning of this post, and thought before the end of december i should put together a summary of 2011.  i…

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6 years ago today…

i began my journey at microsoft.  i was really excited and couldn’t think of a better fit than the job and the company i was about to start at for me and my career.  there were a few things that happened that i found amusing.  that first day i received my “blue badge” (full time microsoft employees…

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working for microsoft–6 years

i’m coming up on 6 years at microsoft and still wake up every day jazzed about what i do, the people i work with, and probably most importantly for me – some visionaries at the top.  i just read j allard’s internal memo “decide. change. reinvent.” and have been keeping an eye on both the…

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be different–what i learned from steve jobs

this is likely my tribute to steve jobs post.  it originally was going to be a post about acting and thinking differently, but based upon the events of this week and some reflection, it seems more appropriate to also serve as a what i learned from steve jobs post.  my mom and steve jobs could…

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usb 3.0 performance

wow!  last week i purchased an asus n73s notebook with sound from bang & olufsen and liked it so much i got my son an asus n53.  at the top of the feature list was the blu ray player, but having usb 3.0 bootable port in a laptop for windows 8 performance improvements is night and day.  i…

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consumerization at home

i’m working from home today and the kids have started school just yet.  this afternoon it occurred to me that every single member of our family was working on a computer.  most of us are using a laptop, but occasionally someone is using a tablet or slate.  three of us have smart phones and there…

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consumerization of it

i’ve been with microsoft almost 6 years now and ever since i started i have been able to bring my own computer to work (and often do).  the day i started (october 31, 2005) was the start of the greatest employment journey i could have ever wished for.  i received and unboxed my very first…

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facebook video calling

my wife is in switzerland for a week.  yesterday facebook announced video calling in partnership with skype.  i was in the microsoft store yesterday afternoon with my kids where we were able to set it up and test it. notice on my slate with a front and rear facing camera how easy it is to…

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summer hardware, software and dogfood

it seems not a month goes by at microsoft where you aren’t testing something or submitting feedback on software.  if you enjoy living between what is here and what’s next, microsoft is a really fun place to work.  it’s obviously not the only company that is introducing new hardware, software and services, so here’s a…

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