Lebewohl, Vista! Man war unfair zu Dir…

Hi… ich hatte gerade in der U-Bahn von der Discuss&Discover ein interessantes Gespräch. Wieder mal jemand, der nix gutes zu Vista zu sagen hatte, obwohl er es nie wirklich benutzt hatte. Armes, Vista! Das war dein Schicksal. Für mich war Vista ein Developer-Release von Windows. So viele Neuigkeiten für den Techie, gab es selten. Manche…

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Why I like Twitter…

Hi… OK, we all need to like Twitter because we want to be Web 2.0, right?? But Twitter can be such a valuable channel to connect to your audience. But you have to respect three simple rules: 1. Offer value. Nobody will consume your Twitter feed when you simply repeat advertising messages. You need to…

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Cloud Computing and Open Source

Hi…   i just had an interesting morning at IDC. They presented a study around cloud computing and just as IBM, T-Systems and RedHat, Microsoft was part of the game. During the session there was this idea that ??? cloud computing = Open Source ??? at least the RedHat evangelist put it that way. His…

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Cloud Computing versus Hosts

Hi… I found an article – actually I have seen lots of those in the past few weeks – which compares hosts to what cloud computing is about today. Mostly the conclusion is “see, we already had that all and we should never have left host computing in the first place”. Well, this is true…

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Celebrate the 20th anniversary… not your first!!

Hi… my father is a civil engineer and I will always remember when he celebrated the 20th anniversary of his own shop quite a while ago. He started his speech with the words "We did not celebrate our first year because we did not know if we would make the second. Now – twenty years…

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Two years of broken crypto

Hi… you all are still aware of the bug that had been introduced into Debian random key generation two years before it has been discovered. The whole IT world was victim since not only the code was used in different systems all over the place, the week keys generated spread also. In an issue of…

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Seeing the farewell to Bill Gates…

…Yes, I work for Microsoft and I am proud of it. To be very honest he was one of the reasons I joined this company. The people working here are my personal reason to stay… Microsoft – Change the world or go home!!! We just started… CU 0xff

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Taking the Desktop Metaphor to the Web…???

Hi…   I just saw an article on WebOSes. To give a short definition: Browser based “OS” which provides basic OS functionality as reading/writing data to a simulated file system, allows multiple windows on the screen and such alike. First I was really impressed. Then I thought a bit longer … 😉 What this does…

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Evangelism explained

Hi… my title is “Manager Evangelism & Marketing Operations” and I am asked frequently what the reason is behind using this word: Evangelists!? Well, sometimes it is better to let others speak: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology_evangelist For me the idea behind Evangelism is that evangelism is about you. I see the role of evangelists as a central part…

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A long Way to JPEG or Microsoft 2.0

Hi… Do you know HD-Photo aka Windows Media Photo?? Anyway, it will change its name again to JPEG XR. Wow, JPEG?? Yes, JPEG. I like this story because it shows the “new Microsoft”, a Microsoft which is unknown (and almost unbelievable) to some guys out there. So, let’s assume we would gather a group of…

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