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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Kudos to the UM team

Some nice words on this blog: Unified Messaging: We have also taken the plunge and are currently piloting Exchange Server 2007’s Unified Messaging feature, which was one of the major drivers behind our Exchange 2007 implementation.  To say that we’re extremely pleased with the solution would be an understatement. We’ve rolled this out to some…


Joel Spolsky’s latest article

Is a nice read, covering a lot of interesting topics, some of the more meaningful points as I see them: The most valuable course he ever took was the one he dropped after one lecture. It was valuable because it convinced him he shouldn’t go to grad school for CS. I had a similar experience…

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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 career site

Various teams across the company have created what are called ‘microsites’ aimed at recruiting, telling potential candidates what it’s like to join Exchange.[3] We did one too, as we announced on the blog. I am a huuuuge fan of our site (ok I helped a little in developing it) because I think it displays the…


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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Newest Technet article is up

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2007/07/ExchangeQA/default.aspx My contributions are the edge/hub and VPC questions. Some day I really need to sit down and create some kind of image to represent the queue & A…


Least obvious yet terribly useful Outlook/OWA calendaring feature…

While reviewing some custom OWA themes we’re developing, one of the designers pointed out this odd orange mark halfway through one of the numbers on the calendar view, wondering if it was a bug in the CSS in the custom theme:  Actually, it’s one of these tiny little details that I think is so slick -…

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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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