Design is everywhere

Well, OK, not everywhere. It’s missing in this bathroom. See if you can spot the design flaw in this bathroom stall at a local restaurant: I must have missed the sign on the door:     I have been a fan of CakeWrecks for a long time, I am mighty tempted to start up a…

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Hooray for clipart

Gee. That image just immediately brings home to me that here I am at the front door of the company store, where I can buy Microsoft products at discount prices. 🙂 Look at them kaaaraaaazy, wacky kids, talking about Microsoft software!

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Video y taco[1]

I helped put together a video for Interact that gives a glimpse behind-the-scenes of the Exchange team. Please don’t be scared off by the high production videos and think we’re corporate shills – it’s just because we got the marketing team to pay for it (score!). Near the end of the video they have a…

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It’s not true unless it’s in a document

Raymond recently blogged about having to repeat himself multiple times in the same thread, answering the same question asked in different ways by the same person. It reminded me of one of my favorite old Exchange team stories: On an internal technical DL about Exchange (I think in the e2k3 development phase but I don’t…

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Now *that’s* a user scenario…

Try this. Open up word, make sure automatic spellchecking is on, and type in the names of some star wars characters:       I love it. They’re in the dictionary… except, for some reason, for Leia. For the ones it does know, it even capitalizes the first letter for you if you type it…

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Debating…

I am thinking there’s a lot of comedic potential here, for exchange geeks like me at least. 🙂

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New OWA themes in SP1: Zune & Xbox!

As I mentioned a couple months ago, we have been working on two new OWA themes. I was secretive then because I wasn’t sure if we’d be able to ship them in SP1 or not, but thanks to the hard work of several designers and developers we got them in. And with the release of Exchange…

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The Microsoft "Art" collection

It’s a fairly common pasttime (at least in my building!) to poke fun at the “Art” collection (more details on that collection here). In particular in our building, a bunch of us think that some of the “Art” is just silly, such as: A painting taller than I am, that is simply a “5” printed…

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