10 Year Anniversary

Well y’all my 10 year anniversary with Microsoft was February 25, 2012. I can’t believe I’ve been working here for 10 years.  Before coming to Microsoft the longest I’d worked at any company was three years.  I remember when my second anniversary passed, my friends started asking me how soon I’d be moving on. Neither…

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And Now for a Moment of Silence.....

Tonight my worst fear was confirmed – http://www.zune.net/en-US/support/zuneplayers/supportzuneplayers.htm.  OK so not my absolute worst fear but, still disappointing news.  There’s been a lot of speculation in the press that this was going to be the direction that Microsoft was taking, but I still hoped it wasn’t true. This weekend it all came to a head for…

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Created My First Custom Ringtone for Windows Phone 7.5 - You Can Too!

I really should be working, but I needed to figure this out.  I don’t think I’ll ever pay for a ringtone again. What I used: Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 w/SP1 – http://www.microsoft.com/expression/service-packs/Encoder.aspx – This is a free download.  No need to pay for Pro unless you need advanced features. DRM free audio file – can be…

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I Got Mango Today - Here's What I Like and What I Don't (As Much)

OK I am so excited that I got the ‘Mango’ (Windows Phone 7.5) release on my phone today.  I am absolutely loving it!  I believe that Microsoft finally has a phone that not only can compete but can take market share from iPhone and Android.  I really should be working right now but I can’t…

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Tip for All You Current and Future Windows Phone 7 Users

I apologize if I’m late in sharing this info, but I’ve managed to destroy two phones in a row and each time I replaced my phone I had to spend at least an hour or two re-installing apps that I purchased using my phone.  How did I destroy two phones you ask?  I have a…

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Ladies and Gentlemen the King Has Left the Building - R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Sunrise – August 29, 1958 Sunset – June 25, 2009 Homegoing Celebration – July 7, 2009 No matter how you felt about Michael Jackson as a person, you cannont deny his impact on music and the world. 13 Grammys 13 #1 singles Best selling album of all time – Thriller – over 50 millioin copies…

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I Want One of These

My biggest complaint about Microsoft is the fact that we don’t spend enough time talking about the really cool and innovative products we develop.  Not that Windows and Office aren’t innovative.  Hell we changed the world with just those two products alone.  And don’t get me started talking about SharePoint and Office Communications Server.  Even…

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The #1 Reason to Buy Windows Home Premium or Ultimate Edition for Your Home PC

Windows Media Center!!!!! I do a lot of personal travel so I am loving the fact that I can synch my recorded content to my Zune and take it with me.  I’ll never miss my favorite reality TV shows again.  Even better I can turn my laptop in to a TV with the addition of…

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