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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windows 8 release preview loadfests in chicago and oak brook, il!

Next Thursday (June 21st) at the Chicago Windows User Group June meeting, we will be hosting our Windows 8 Release Preview loadfest.  This is the last milestone before the RTM (Release To Manufacturing) of the product.  The event will be at both the Aon Center (Microsoft’s Chicago office) and at the Microsoft Store in Oak…

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sit conference 2011

i can’t believe we’re only a month away from the students involved with technology conference!  i attended last year with my son sam.  sam will be presenting again this year – on office 2010, 2011 and the office web applications. http://www.sitconference.org/ i also just received information about microsoft imagine cup today that i wanted to…

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chicago windows user group on groups.live.com

this month we’ve crossed the 400 member threshold on the chicago windows user group site on groups.live.com.  next thursday we’re meeting at the microsoft store in oak brook, il.  if you haven’t been to a meeting, feel free to join a group of passionate technologists to discuss the latest hardware, software and utilities that run…

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windows 7 wednesdays 60 tips in 60 minutes (the presentation)

yesterday was the ahma hardlines technology forum in schaumburg, il. i had 60 minutes to go through 60 tips on windows 7.  with other tips shared besides the “main” tip, i easily was above 60, but i have included the original list of 60 tips (many with screen shots) here in a chicago windows user…

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sunday posts for everyone – giving

this topic seemed to be appropriate since i have just completed a few requests to support a high school friend, a coworker and a friend i met through the chicago windows user group in their running and walking.  in june eva and i will again participate in the trek 100 ride. the chicago windows user…

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office 2010 tips and tricks thursdays (on a friday)

today i’m going to share my office live story and a link to a bunch of office content.  christian maulsby gave a great presentation at cwug (chicago windows user group) last night on office live and how he uses it professionally.  great session christian!  my story starts a couple years ago while my son and…

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another install fest (thursday), top windows 7 utilities and 3 more installations today (friday)

thursday my counterpart dan orum led our second install fest, i did an internal tips and tricks session and then dan presented at the chicago windows user group on the top windows 7 utilities.  we’ll post the top utilities at our cwug site – cwug.groups.live.com.  today i got up bright and early for a meeting in milwaukee…

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did you know: connecting windows live web activities

when you are logged into windows live (home.live.com), you can go into your profile – permissions and on the bottom right is web activities to start, i’ve added 5 web activities in alphabetical order:  digg, facebook, pandora, twitter and zune social

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