With Gov 2.0 at a crossroads, context, incentive, and value is King

(cross posted from my FutureFed article) Back in April it was announced that the FY2011 budget reduced the Obama Administration’s Electronic Government Fund from $35 million to only $8 million, including cuts to landmark transparency initiatives like the Federal IT Dashboard and USASpending.gov. Yesterday we received additional details on how specific programs would be impacted,…

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The eagle has landed: I have cut and paste!

Just got the latest Windows Phone 7 update for my HTC HD7 – the one we’ve all been waiting for: official cut-and-paste support!! Oddly enough, this actually makes one of my favorite unique capabilities for Windows Phone even easier – connecting to SharePoint from the Office hub… since the URLs are usually fairly long and…

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Some info on that first Windows Phone 7 Update…

Finally got my first Windows Phone 7 update – everything went smoothly.  Only a few things that would have been helpful to know: The update backs up your phone first… so it can take some time, and it requires the equivalent amount of disk space on your PC as you have loaded on your phone…

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March Madness – for the Imagine Cup!!

The People’s Choice Awards for Imagine Cup 2011 have formally kicked off – and I urge everyone and anyone to head to the site to check out the AMAZING finalists. Here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/MicrosoftTechStudent?sk=app_188514771167996  Looking at the projects and teams (several of whom I’ve gotten to meet personally from previous Imagine Cup competitions), I can’t…

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A few thoughts on making open government data more valuable…

I recently shot a video that captured some of my thoughts on the state of “open government,” specifically open government data.  I’ll summarize in a post sooner or later – but in the meantime, you can see the video up on FutureFed (www.futurefed.com) or directly on the FutureFed channel: https://youtu.be/SW1PaVcmRwA. -Dan

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