how many blog posts in the last 6 years?

one of our neighbors is approaching the one thousand blog post mark – i was reminded to check it out today.  it got me thinking about how many blog posts i have made at microsoft and to make a contest out of it for our next cwug meeting.  find out the answer next thursday!

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students involved with technology 2014

January 24th Mr. Chuck D was on the Arsenio Hall show.  Arsenio was discussing his old show "We talk about my old show…I fought for groups like you and NWA and one situation I lost a fight with Paramount because your song was called 'By the Time I Get To Arizona'." "Tell young people what that song was…

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favorite windows 8 feature

I’m using Windows 8 on many different devices, but have a couple still running Windows 7 for one reason or another (main family computer has 3d and Media Center – haven’t upgraded it yet).  Here’s one thing I miss when I’m not in Windows 8 – multiple taskbars on multiple monitors.  In Windows 7, when…

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7 years at microsoft

Today marks my 7th anniversary at Microsoft.  7 years ago I couldn’t have even imagined where Microsoft was headed.  Three versions of Windows and Office (and Server, SQL, etc.) later, the company has delivered on software + services and now has devices coming.  Windows 8 is the first time I’ve been as excited about the…

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what teachers make, kiwanis and GIVE

Taylor Mali has inspired 1,000 teachers through his poetry and 12 year quest.  Although he reached the goal, it will be interesting to see how many more will be influenced through those 1,000 and his books, poetry and performances.  My wife Eva just finished her presidency as DeKalb Kiwanis President.  She had a saying that…

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aka.ms and a squirrel's nest

Today I was setting up a couple URL with the Microsoft Social Experience Platform (SXP) shortening service, aka.ms and in one search on Bing found out that my Microsoft alias, drey, is what you call a squirrel’s nest.  Instead of typing in blogs.technet.com/drey, I shortened it to aka.ms/drey.  This is also one example of what…

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The Lover Speaks

In 1988 I met my future wife, Eva.  That summer I left for DeKalb and made her a mix tape (that apparently was really meaningful beyond the hours I put into hand writing the track lists and getting the right tracks to fill up a 90 minute cassette.  One of the bands I picked was…

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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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