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Recommended Podcasts: Technology

In my post about the Microsoft Silicon Valley vanpool I mentioned how podcasts saved my sanity while driving in the heavy traffic.  One of the other vanpoolers mentioned that I should blog the podcasts I listen to (Thanks Yvonne).  So here I am on my ride blogging again.  This could get to be a habit…. Read more

Dynamics CRM platform at PDC

The PDC team have been slowly releasing details of some of the sessions for the upcoming conference. Lo and behold there’s session up there for CRM.  It looks like we might have something to say at PDC about the next release.  Now would probably be a good time to register for PDC as it usually… Read more

Streaming Hot Silverlight

I’m nothing if not persistent! :)  You may have noticed that the Office Developers Conference was in February and I only just managed to post the video of my demo today.  There’s a story there. There are a lot of reasons for it taking that long.  Mostly it just took a couple of months to… Read more

Office Developers Conference – Demoing CRM Online

Back in February I had the opportunity to demo CRM Online to a few thousand developers during Kurt DelBene’s keynote at the Microsoft Office System Developer Conference in San Jose.  Girish, a team member, has been working on a cool new CRM demo and I was able to show a few snippets of it.  I’ve… Read more

Dynamics AX 2009: The ‘Halo’ for Microsoft’s app platform

I almost snorted my tea across the room when I read this one.  🙂 Pretty funny quote, I think.  ZDNet:  Dynamics AX 2009: The ‘Halo’ for Microsoft’s app platform The great news, of course, is that Dynamics AX 2009 is now generally available.  The team put a lot of hard work in to this release. … Read more

Reading the right CRM blogs

A while back I was asked for a list of blogs that track the progress we’re making on the Dynamics CRM platform.  Of course, I have my own blogroll of people that I follow but it occurred to me that would be a useful resource for the CRM community.  Now that Dynamics CRM and AX… Read more

PDC Registration is now live

This morning we went live with the 2008 Professional  Developers Conference aka PDC 2008 web site.  Registration is also live with a nice discount for early registration.  If you want to learn about the future of the Microsoft platform this is the absolute best conference for that.  This is the conference where we unveil the… Read more

A preview of Dynamics AX 2009 Enterprise Portal with the Dynamics team

Dan over on our Channel 9 team sat down with some of the folks from the Dynamics AX team to chat about Dynamics AX 2009 which should release quite soon.  In this video we see some of the cool stuff that’s coming with Enterprise Portal built on SharePoint and ASP.NET. A preview of Dynamics AX… Read more

Sharing my Ride

This morning I started something new.  Microsoft has started a vanpool to help employees in the Santa Cruz area get to work.  This is pretty low-tech but also pretty darn cool. Today I jumped on the bus so to speak.  With gas at $4 it certainly makes sense financially to do it.  I will be… Read more