Hotmail Datacenters

I run the Windows Live business in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and just learned quite a bit more about our Hotmail datacenters in this blog post by Arthur de Haan. Read the full post for the details, but some highlights are: We host well over 1.3 billion inboxes (some users have multiple inboxes)…

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15 Years at Microsoft

In May 2009, I hit my 15-year mark at Microsoft as a full-time employee. I thought this would be a good reason to share some of my highlights and career experience publically so others can better understand the opportunities offered working at Microsoft (yes, we are still hiring). Some of my experienced-based highlights include: Technical…

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Top downloads for your Windows 7 PC at home

Now that you have Windows 7 on your home PC, it’s time to install the software that helps make it great. For me, these are: Windows Live (Messenger, Hotmail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, and more) Microsoft Security Essentials Fun WebSlices for Internet Explorer 8: Weather Popular Videos (most shared via Twitter) Find more WebSlices My…

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Unsure about upgrading to Windows 7? Tools to help

Maybe you aren’t sure about upgrading to Windows 7, even though you’ve heard it is the best operating system to have ever been created, which it is in my opinion. If so, here are a few resources to help you make sure you are ready for Windows 7: 1. You PC/Laptop: Use the Windows 7…

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Grown Up Digital

I just ready Grown Up Digital by Don Tapscott and found a few interesting facts about the generation of people who have grown up with technology (Internet, SMS, etc.) and can’t imagine life without it. There are eight things that this generation expects in life and work: Freedom to work when and where they choose…

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Write code, save the world

Since I consider myself an environmentalist and a technologist, then I simply must share this: Will Code for Green. It is a contest to encourage people to use the Bing API to build interesting applications that help people deal with the worsening global economy or improve the ecology of the planet Earth. I’m sure there’s…

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Microsoft gets its edge back

A fun and interesting article that I just had to pass on from ZDNet: Microsoft gets its edge back It covers Microsoft versus Apple, Microsoft versus Google, Windows Server versus Linux and Hyper-V versus VMWare.

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Engineering Windows 7 for a Global Market

Since I just posted about the ability to create Arabic character with an English keyboard, I would be remiss to not point out what is going on with Windows 7. Windows 7 has been engineered to work around the world. It will support 36 languages plus others that you can download. 

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Need to type in Arabic?

For Arabic speakers who are sitting at a PC with a Roman-based keyboard (such as English), your life will now be easier. Microsoft Maren is a Windows extension that comes to the rescue, allowing you to type Arabic in Roman characters (Romanized Arabic, Arabizi, Arabish or Franco-Arabic) and have it converted on the fly to…

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Easily Update Your Windows Live Profile

Now that I have been using it for a few months, I have to admit that I am loving the fact that when I update Facebook, Twitter, Zune, and iLike (the social networking sites I use the most) that my Windows Live profile is updated. Here are a few of the links to help get…

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