Wish I had this when I was in school

If you have MSN Messenger add: encarta@conversagent.com You can ask all sorts of questions and it will answer you – almost like a live search in an encyclopedia. This is a good example of who you can be very creative at Microsoft and how you can put a few teams together to be really different….

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Got a new toy

All right. After a short break I’m back. Things have been a bit strange lately. Personal news is that a a very friend of mine died. Feel like I have to take a minute to remeber Andy. He was a very good person and a great designer and he’ll be sorely missed. I can trace a lot…

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Seeing AMD Dual Core TV Glitching

We were internally. That’s where I’ve been the last few weeks (aside from the holiday). I’m helping our sustained engineering team with figuring out issues on Update Rollup 2. So far we’ve solved a bunch of problems and sadly most were not even related to Update Rollup 2 directly. Not your problem, I know, but…

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Is On-Demand Coming? Soon? More then I thought?

Okay I admit that I’m coming to this conversation really really late. To say that I had an epiphany about on-demand is like saying you didn’t realize you were hungry until you’d already starved to death. It sure seems obvious now.   Now before I go on, I’ll re-iterate as usual, I know of nothing…

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More Feedback – Media Center Rollup 2

With any product launch there are issues – and Rollup 2 is no different. The biggest issue for the Media Center team is that we have a lot more customers with a lot of different configurations (new countries, XBOX 360s, home built machines, etc) and there are always new problems that come with this. One…

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Adding a Feature to Media Center

On that last post there was a good conversation about DIVX. I’d like to expand on this a little bit to help explain the process we go through in determining what features go into the product.   For the sake of the rest of this post we’ll just talk about a Codec named FOO (that…

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Apologies – I’ll be posting very soon…

I promised myself to keep this up to date by blogging everyday other day at a minimum. Right now I’m working on a post to go more into feature development – and it is taking longer then I’d hoped. I’ve also been filling in for a few areas here at work and you will see the…

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Media Center is Cool, but…

Wow! That last post got a lot of comments. 🙂 I’m going to be back on topic for my blog here a bit more and talk about project management on such a cool product. Media Center is a lot of fun to work on, and as you can tell from all the suggestions, there are tons…

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Where are we now?

With all the questions about Vista I thought it might be interesting to talk about where we are in the project and to see if there were things you were hoping to see. Right now we’re in a bug fixing phase. That means we are working on closing down as many bugs as possible in…

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