PC Design contest…not only for the Kindergarten

Hi… during WinHEC Bill Gates showed some of the winners of a PC design contest done regularly by IDA / ICSID and Microsoft. (See here for more info http://www.nextgendesigncomp.com/) I found one of the winners very interesting..it is my personal favourite… The idea of having an interactive cube is brilliant and I am very sure…

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Longhorn Beta 3 – Watch out for red planes…

Hi… some people download Longhorn Beta 3… others might get hit on their head by a beta… Why? Watch this…     Find even more of this here http://www.microsoft.com/winhec/virtualshow.mspx   CU   0xff

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With a little help from our friends…

Hi… this time I will simply repeat what others said… Quote: “For too long, Microsoft has allowed other people- the media, the competition and their detractors, especially- to tell their story on their behalf, instead of doing a better job of it themselves. We firmly believe that Microsoft must start articulating their story better- what…

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I would like to have more time for… coding;-)

Hi… I had the chance to take part in Dirk’s TechTalk (see http://www.techtalk.ms/Vorträge/Mai0710DingedieSienichtüberNET/tabid/69/Default.aspx) and saw some of the “pearls” he mentioned. Oh, man. I would like to have more time to code… The TT has been recorded (German only, sorry) but make sure to reserve an evening, a good bottle of wine… One thing I…

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Camera-Man…

Hi… OK, to be actor in a video is nice but in my opinion the camera man should be recognized, too. Isn’t there an Oscar even for the camera-crew?? So, my latest recording 😉 OK, Lori did the interview and the cut… so, she had the most work with it. On the other hand I…

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Project ‘Astoria’… the ODBC of the web age??

Hi… at the MIX I’ve been (after being adviced to have a look at the session) at “Accessing Data Seervices in the Cloud”. Pablo Castro gave an overview on project “Astoria”. Not only is Pablo a very good speaker, the project is really a hit. After working through the whitepaper (you can find everything on…

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Leaving Las Vegas…

Hi… now Mix is over… what is left?? First they sessions are all online under sessions.visitmix.com… and there is a Silverlight player with it. Secondly I was thinking (one has plenty of time during an 11 hours flight) how Silverlight will change the game (or won’t)?? When I started at Microsoft we had the notion…

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Big, Bigger, XTOPIA !!!

Hi… to say “I am looking forward…” does not describe what I feel right now. I am sitting at the last day of the MIX in LasVegas and today (yes, today!!) the website for XTOPIA went live!!! MIX was an impressive experience and I learned a lot. Some learnings will directly be applied to the…

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…and what is your BLOG good for?

Hi…   yesterday I had a discussion at the MIX about blogging with two quite famous German bloggers. The interesting thing was how diffferent they use their blog for. The one guy (and I won’t tell the name, sorry, I am a German guy and we are very aware about privacy) said that he does…

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YAMR = Yet Another MIX Reporter

Hi… I don’t think I need to repeat what has been announced on MIX 07 (if you don’t know just visit www.visitmix.com). So I think I rather describe my insights. You could call it a Dejavu or to stay with Britney Spears “Ups, I did it again…”: With Silverlight Microsoft has once again the best…

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