Goodbye Microsoft, Hello World

After 20 years in the military and now 20 years at Microsoft, I am considering how to spend the next 20 years. It’s been fun, exciting, and a growing experience here at Microsoft. My last day is Friday 7 October 2011. The company, people, and product groups have treated me very well. Ciao.


HOT! Introducing Mango Videos for Developers

Microsoft MVPs Rob Miles and Andy Wigley are back! The "Building Applications for Windows Phone "Mango" Jump Start" was hosted by Microsoft Learning as a follow-up to last year’s Windows Phone 7 Jump Start sessions. Mobile application developers rave about the fast-paced, demo-rich, real-world and often-times humorous approach Rob and Andy use to deliver this…


Stuff you find at Microsoft

I wandered by the Scrum lobby in one of the Microsoft Advanta buildings and saw a new addition. Apparently one of the CRM teams were into Legos and in a big way. Since I don’t remember seeing it the week before, I wonder if the team put it together over the weekend. This Death Star…


FAQ: Microsoft Certification Exam Development

“At Microsoft, we strive to ensure that our certifications are relevant, respected, and highly valued within the IT community and that they objectively prove the expertise of technology practitioners. Earning a Microsoft Certification helps demonstrate an individual’s comprehension of the latest IT developments and mastery of skills in a specific technology. Microsoft Certifications command great…


Welcome to VMlimited ~ Your worst nightmare

Have you read Frank Shaw’s blog post or the feature story on the Microsoft News Center.  Maybe you’ve seen coverage on CNET or WinRumors – or any number of other places that it has already shown up.  But in case you haven’t, today Microsoft released a video that has a bit of fun with one…


Headed to Building 7 for a meeting with my Mentor

The mythical building 7 on the main Microsoft campus has been a running joke for years. I first ran into it when I was a contractor in ‘92. For those of you who haven’t a clue what I’m talking about check out this CIO article, “The Mystery of Microsoft’s Building Seven Lives On”. “A new-hire…


Vote for the Changes You’d like in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Here on Microsoft Connect are the most popular CRM suggestions posted to date for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM team to consider as they work on version next: Is your voice being heard?


YouTubeage of the Week: Microsoft GFS Datacenter Tour

Global Foundation Services (GFS) is the department that is responsible for Microsoft’s CDN technology. Content Delivery Network (CDN) in Azure can be used use to distribute your Windows Azure Blobs to over 18 markets, including Australia.                          This video provides a deeper look at how Microsoft uses secure, reliable, scalable and efficient best practices to…


Introducing the MSDN/TechNet Profile Recognition System

In April a new MSDN/TechNet recognition system was deployed across the entire Microsoft Technical Communities. This system incorporates points, achievements, leaderboards, statistics, areas of expertise, affiliations and badges/labels. I have gotten so many questions about the new program that I thought I would share my experience so far. First and foremost, the MSDN, TechNet and…


Window 7 Phone ~ The Best Apps… So Far

I saw this article yesterday from the New York Times, The Best Apps, Although a Thinner Selection, for Windows 7. With 25,000 apps and growing, I have been able to find the ones I use easily. I have not included a review about a CRM mobile app… yet. Facebook for Windows Phone 7 (free): Built…