I’ve Been Mini’d

A few folks have pointed out that my blog was “mini’d”.  It wasn’t bad press so I figured I’d mention it here.  Really he just linked to a recent Engineering Excellence talk I gave on the topic of “Cross Group Collaboration”.  The small bit of Microsoft culture you have to figure out what to do…

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What if the MSDN Forums where based on Live QnA?

Just indulge my thought experiment here.  This is not a commitment or even a direction, but more of a…  “brain fart” if you will.  What if the MSDN Forum site, instead of forum like, was more live QnA like?  What if we just used Live QnA?   If you haven’t checked out Live QnA yet then…

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Questions about the Zune… Let’s Fix the Internet

I’ve been tempted to get one or two Zune’s for the Ledgard family, but there are some questions that I haven’t been able to find answers to on the internet. I don’t have the answers, but with the slew of zune posts around the internet I have a feeling that someone with the device can…

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What do you think about CTPs?

Brian Harry wants to know.  We’ve always had a concern about the quality of the CTPs we release, but are torn between increasing the quality, but reducing the frequency.  What we found with the monthly frequency of CTPs as opposed to the classic “wait for beta quality” approach is that we received more valuable real…

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Two Cool announcements today from MSFT

1. Rent HD movies on your Xbox and purchase TV shows. This is something I thought would be really cool, but never thought we’d see.  I just hope the library of movies is better than what’s on Itunes today.  At least the resolution is killer and it seems like the price is right for a…

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Creating a simple multi-install package for your customers

If you’ve downloaded something like the “Google Pack” in the past and wanted something like that for your companies products. Something that, with a small footprint, lets users pick and choose a suite of components to install, downloads the requested components on request, and installs them all in one swoop.  Then I’d recommend you check…

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I’ve been interviewing for two days now

Late last week I was asked if I would be interested in interviewing Monday and Tuesday in Vancouver.  For whatever reason I decided to fly… it’s a choice I won’t make again. I really don’t know why I choose to fly. I was bumped off of one flight and just missed making an earlier flight on…

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Meebo is a sweet service

So I wanted to log in quickly to my MSN messenger account and realized the machine I was on didn’t have the client. Rather than install the client I remembered that I had read about www.meebo.com, so I gave it a whirl. I’m not sure what their money making strategy is, but the service was…

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