Design

I’m still getting used to summer in the middle of the year. To me summer is associated with the end of the calendar year, with Christmas, with New Year celebrations, playing in the pool and lots of Cricket. The other thing I’m struggling with is the long break the kids get from school. They have…


GP Blessed and Anointed!

Coatsy wrote about Gianpaolo (or as we like to call him, GP) heading downunder back in December – The King is Dead! – Long Live the King!, as did GP himself Crikey… I am moving to Australia. There was even a press release, Gianpaolo Carraro takes up reins of Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism division…

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Aggiorno – a Smart Search and Replace

I got a note from my friend Gilbert, aka SAMIQ about a neat app called Aggiorno Aggiorno automates a number of code improvement tasks that frankly should not be performed by humans. We all know that source is a nuance that we need to bear with because there are no better ways to deal with…

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Kid’s Corner – Beginner Developer Learning Center

I have 4 kids. They have grown up using computers and I have written some of their stories –Dale and the Dolphin Whales : My Own RockBand,  Explaining Yourself to a 2nd Grader,  Mathletics – All the kids are doing it., Proud Dad Moment, Take Our Daughters & Sons To Work Day 2008, Emma and…

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Sam Ramji – history.forward()

We are hosting a confab in Seattle this week with fellow evangelists from around the world. We kicked the day off with a keynote from Sam Ramji, Senior Director of Platform Strategy. He was pumped from all the announcements from OSCON on Friday July 25th. In summary, he covered : PHP on IIS + SQL: …

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Today Is The day We Take Our Daughters & Sons To Work

Today is “Take Our Daughters & Sons To Work Day 2008” I brought Emma along to spend the day with me She took in her laptop to keep herself busy We’ve gone to meetings together, played Rock Band and participated in a raffle (and lost) She even drew mushrooms on my whiteboard As the day…

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The Tanjay, aka Polycom’s CX700 IP Phone

11 months ago, I became a Unified Communictions user and I really, really liked it. I even had a cool little USB phone which let me do calls and had a glowly light which showed my Communicator status.   It was really cool. Then I packed my bags and moved to Redmond. This put me…

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Stories of Microsoft partners doing cool stuff

I came across these sites featuring stories of Microsoft partners who are doing cool stuff Blue Acacia Builds Web Solution; End Users Build Motorcycles … in 3D Out-of-the-Box web design helps Pink and Yellow Media deliver The rational is explained at the bottom of the page About this page This Space is part of a…

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About Microsoft on ISVs

Back in August, the blog Microsoft on ISVs was launched. (co-incidentally when I started my new job) This blog has been going strong ever since, with a bunch of really good posts covering a broad range of topics ranging from business enablement to technical enablement. In the spirit of sharing and good link karma, here’s…

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The People You Meet

Last week I was in Texas, facilitating a workshop on Evangelism Excellence.     It was an internal audience and I got to meet a great group of evangelists from across the US, as well as Latin America. One of the topics we covered was blogging and we had a really good discussion of the pros,…

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