A Company of One

I may have hit a chord with the management theme last week, lots of offline feedback on that post. I’ll post on the topic again to see if I can turn a data point into a trend. At Microsoft we have a competency called “Cross-group Collaboration” which is used to illustrate the degree to which…

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Office Round-up

Tossing up a few useful links and a few random comments to go along with it. BPOS Customers can now view service status through a new dashboard. An RSS feed is also available. Mac Office will Arrive on October 26th. Office 2011 is a fine product. We changed some of the licensing terms for Business…

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How to present to an executive

Taking a left turn for a moment on the software talk. I’m at a point where I have to vent on a topic, and no better place to do it than to the anonymous reader. For some reason I’ve been in a lot of these lately (usually the presenter or I am needed for some…

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Updating the Custom XML Scanning Tool

A while back I posted a scanning tool to detect the presense of Custom XML Markup in Open XML documents. I wanted to provide an update for this tool to reflect the new Open XML SDK 2.0. The scanning tool has been recompiled against the new version of the SDK and should work a little…


Welcome Back

Resurfacing, It has been several months since I last posted. I have spent that time transitioning to a new role in Office sustaining engineering. I am the proud owner of a new title, I changed my office, my boss, my commitments, bought a mini-van and played 30,000 more songs on my Zune. My new team…