Word Cloud Art

A toy I just discovered make art out of the word clouds. In their words: “Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes….

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Searches Were More Spiritual this Holiday Season

This from Online Media Daily, “Consumers became more spiritual and less materialistic this holiday season, according to San Francisco-based Kontera. The company supports that premise with analysis from technology it taps to provide advertising services to more than 10,000 Web publishers in its network.” Suzy and I have been not doing the present thang for…

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Still Luvin’ KB Alertz.com

I mentioned this a while back but I think it is worth repeating. If you want a true KB service, it doesn’t get much better than kbAlertz.com. In their own words: kbAlertz.com is an e-mail notification system that scans the entire Microsoft Knowledge Base every night, and e-mails you when updates or additions are made…

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The Mother Lode of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Videos

I’ve been reviewing a group of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Videos located here. They cover using Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online to focus your messaging, design campaigns, and automate marketing processes. Starting from ‘Getting Started’ they move to videos for Administrators and then to Advanced topics. Take a look and let us know what you think….

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Snow hits Seattle – Work from Home Day

We woke up this morning to thunder snow. Lighting was flashing while the snow came down. We’ve four inches of the white stuff much to our puppy’s delight. Here are some shots of the situation. So there you have it, a very rare occurrence at our house, I am working from home. All my meetings…

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The Ultimate Holiday Dawg

I’m just luvin’ this vid with the ultimate snow dawg. It just makes me laugh but no, I’m not anxious to get the snow in the northwest that they are predicting. So turn up your volume and click on the picture below for the whole experience. It sure is quiet around the Advanta building as…

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Where’s the Sample CRM Code?

Mike calls this out on his Sonoma Partners CRM Blog: We received a few requests about how someone can download the oodles and oodles of sample code from our Programming Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 book. Unlike our Working with.. book, the Progamming book does not include a CD. I assumed (incorrectly) that you could just…

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New: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 rollup 1

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 E-mail Router. This Microsoft Knowledge Base article contains details about Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 and describes the hotfixes and updates that are included in the update rollup….

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You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

An amateur musician, I own one of the few bass saxes to low A in the world. I got to premier it doing a piece called “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” arranged by my good friend Ward Baxter. The 60 piece band behind me is the Woodinville Community Band. I’ve placed the video on…

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PartnerPoint: New SEO Webcast Series

PartnerPoint.com has now opened registration for a new Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Webcast series.  These events are designed to help Microsoft Partners optimize their web properties relative to site traffic and lead generation. From their syllabus: Generate more traffic to your site without spending another dime on advertising. During this short, concise class you will…

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