Important – VS2008 Beta 2 VPC expires on Nov 1st!

Looks like the Base OS image that the VPC uses is expiring early.  I know a lot of you have been using the VPC to play with Orcas, myself included.                             Here is the scoop… We recently discovered that the VPCs we distributed as part of the VS2008 Beta2 release will expire on Thursday, November 1,…

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User Experience in the Enterprise, and why it matters!

IT Departments in today’s enterprise are consistently being asked to do more with less. But how do you accomplish such a feat? One of the often overlooked areas is that of user experience. Bad user experience can cause employee frustration and it costs money in ways not initially thought of. Lost employee productivity hours, increased…

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Boston Remix kicks off Monday!

As previously mentioned, Boston Remix is here and it is going to be a blast!  I will be one of the speakers Tuesday presenting on UX in the Enterprise.  Please stop in and say hello if you are attending and we can catch up. =) See you in Boston! UPDATE: The event was amazing!  Thanks for all…

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Announcing Microsoft HealthVault!

So what is this all about? We all know the healthcare system today is rife with unique challenges, especially for consumers. Health information is fragmented by incompatible systems, and siloed patient data. Fundamentally, these are software challenges and also opportunities that Microsoft is well positioned to address by reaching people online and on their PC….

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Microsoft releasing Source Code for the .NET Libraries?

You bet!  With the release of Visual Studio 2008 Microsoft will be making viewable the Source Code for a lot of the libraries in .NET 3.5.  There will be two methods of viewing the source: a downloadable browsing format, or integrated into Visual Studio.  When integrated developers will be able to actually step through the…

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Happy 30th Atari 2600!

Debuting in 1977 at $199 it brought gaming into the family household in a big way.  I remember getting a used Atari 2600 from an ad my parents found in the paper (200 Bucks was a lot to spend on electronics back then!).  I think it came with a couple cartridges – Missile Command (still…

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