Windows Vista – does PERCEPTION become REALITY?

Marketing 101 – if you can influence people’s perception of something enough, it will become the reality of the situation for them regardless of the truth. Enter the Mojave Experiment. What happens when you take 140 people, 22 hidden cameras and show them a demo of a new Operating System from Microsoft called "Mojave".  Oh,…

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Register to vote on your XBOX 360? Democratic National Convention in HD on your computer? How about on Microsoft Surface?

Check out this ABC News video on how the Democratic National Convention is using Silverlight to enable viewing on the web.  Similar to what you saw with the NBC Olympic coverage. There is also as a Microsoft Surface application at the convention to explore the history of the convention. You can view lots of video…

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What type of music do you like? The music genome project already knows! Feed your soul.

New music… I’ve been needing some for a while now.  I am tired of rehashing the same stuff over and over while traveling.  But how can I find music from bands I’ve never heard of without first being told of those bands? Enter the Music genome Project. The project, started 8 years ago, analyzes music…

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Looking for Windows 7 details?

Steve Ssinofsky, haven’t heard the name yet?  You will.  Steve is the Senior Vice President, for Windows and Windows Live Engineering Group in charge of the development of Windows 7.  He’s been making a lot of changes, changes for the better. A-list blogger Scobleizer, recently wrote on article on those changes on the Windows team…

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Microsoft PhotoSynth is out! Create your own masterpiece.

  If you remember I blogged about a Microsoft Labs experiment last year called Photosynth.  Well the team has just released a client and it is creating quite the buzz.  You can download the client yourself here.   Best of all – the site is community based.  So not only can you make your own…

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Rotating 3D virtual desktops on Windows? You bet!

As I mentioned previously, I am a fan of fully customizing the look and feel of my windows machines.  One of the applications I have been using a lot recently is called Deskspace, from Otaku Software.  Deskspace is a virtual desktop manager but uses 3d and has some stunning visuals around it.  When I am…

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I’m on Twitter! I think I ”get it” now.

I blame my experiences with Facebook.  More and more I have found myself looking at my friend status updates.  No new e-mails?  Nothing happening on the Information Super Highway?  Well let’s go check out what our friends are doing?  As more people I knew came on Facebook (keep in mind a majority of my fellow…

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Should I upgrade to Visual Studio 2008 SP1? Does it work with Silverlight?

As you may have heard, we released Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM earlier this week.  Even though I wear a Microsoft badge – I always like to wait a bit before I install any RTM release on my "production" machine.  This isn’t to say I don’t have all the latest beta bits on two of…

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 released – download it today

Lots of stuff to talk about in this release – better scalability, concurrent workload management, new data encryption, and new policy based management. What has me excited? The new Business Intelligence (BI) features: “SQL Server 2008 BI—Is It for Your Organization? As I’ve mentioned earlier, I see scalability and performance as the most significant areas…

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