Goodbye Scott Stuart, I Really Bought Your Vision

On a personal note, I’m really sad to see Scott Stuart leave the company.  I only know Scott because of a few presentations he’s done as Microsoft’s CIO.  Being responsible for how technology is implemented in a global 80,000 employee organization is no easy task. Although the reasons behind his termination abrupt departure remain vague,…


Microsoft = Facebook for the Enterprise

A good friend of mine always used to mock me because I worked for Microsoft.  Actually most of my friends did because for the last few years, Microsoft hasn’t been on the bleeding-edge of “cool.”  Of course I never took them seriously because they were all non-technical business majors and investment bankers.  The only two…

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Masterchief Blows Away Early Release Retailer

My teammate, James O’Neill, was driving for the road show we’ve been on for the last two weeks.  It was a fantastic two weeks with the only downside being that we were away from our 360 when Halo 3 launched.  During his travels, he saw the wrath of Microsoft.


Evolving Company Culture Starts With a "SharePoint"

One of the most difficult tasks that IT departments and businesses have with managing a company is to evolve culture.   cul·ture   (kul’ch?r)  Pronunciation Keyn.   The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought. The predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize the functioning of a group…

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Microsoft Live Writer 2.0 Beta

Technorati Tags: Microsoft, Live.com, beta, blogging I just downloaded the new version of Live Writer, for some reason I was still using a pre-1.0 beta.  For those of you who still use a browser to blog, using a dedicated application allows for a richer level of access to advanced features like drag ‘n’ drop as…


New Job, New Country, New Launch

  To all my readers out there, at present, all five of you, I thought it would be a great way to kick my new blog with a summary of where I’ve been and why I’ve decided to start a new blog.  My first foray in the Microsoft blogging scene was the Vacuum Tube.  It…