Obama

They were saying at Web 2.0 that Obama won the election because of the web.  Well, there was probably a bit more to it than that but it certainly helped.  Being in San Fran on election nice was quite special and walking around at 8pm PST when it was announced he had it in the…

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How to pronounce Azure

The Azure Services Platform … Ashure … Azyouwere ??

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SideShow in Windows 7

Bryant’s got a stand out blog post on Windows 7 SideShow features I recommend checking it out.  SideShow is one of my pet favorite features in Windows Vista and it’s going to get even better with new stuff like: Touch support with SideShow displays TCP/IP support via the updated .net micro framework 100% Backwards Compatibility…


BizSpark: Free software, support and visibility for start-ups

If you are starting up a business you are going to spend money on stuff.  You are going to have expenditure.  Software from Microsoft is normally a part of that expenditure.  Now with BizSpark, if you are a company that builds software, that expenditure has gone away – you can get Microsoft software for free. …


The types of devices in Live Mesh

One of my favorite sessions at PDC 2008 was Jeremy Mazner’s talk on the “Future of the Device Mesh”.  It really helped to show the full potential of Live Mesh as a platform and how with interest and adoption from hardware manufacturers, the possibilities are very exciting! At this stage we have a small number…

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Settling in

It was my first full day yesterday in Building 18, Microsoft HQ and as well as unpacking my new laptop (another X61 Tablet – solid as a rock) I got settled in my office.  I won’t lie to you – it was a little bit on the bare side, with just a desk and chair…

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Behind the keynote at PDC

Ever wondered what’s it like behind the scenes in the keynote room at PDC? Nick Lansley from Tesco snapped a few photos whilst waiting for his demo at the conference.  I wonder how this compares to backstage when BBC covers something like the FA Cup or similar? Check them out: See the full set on…

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Building the Tesco demo for PDC

Adam Kinney in my team shot 9 videos whilst he was at PDC that really captured some of the coolest demos/apps that were seen at the conference.  He’s led off with Conchango’s work with Tesco and their keynote demo on day 2 featuring Windows 7, Multi touch and the now famous bar code scan of…

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The Prix Pictet Photography Competition

Photo courtesy of Prix Pictet 2008. The Prix Pictet Photography Competition is a brand new competition focussing on global sustainability and the winner, Benoit Aquin, has just been announced.  This years subject matter is water and some of the entries have been captured in a slideshow here on the BBC.  These images are stunning and…

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More PDC 2008 Stats

Jennifer Ritzinger just sent out an email giving even more juicy stats on the hardware and food required to pull off the conference.  Given the popularity of the last PDC 2008 stats post I thought you might like to get the lowdown on what keeps 6000 geeks ticking over both from a sustenance and technology…

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