Scooblog on Corporate Transparency – Part 4: OSS Transparency Comparison and Conclusion

Before continuing on, I suggest reading Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of this series. The OSS Transparency Comparison IMHO, this is the least interesting part of my digression here but probably the most likely to be slashdotted. Nothing like doing your best to make your own predictions come true. If you want a…

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Scooblog on Corporate Transparency – Part 3: What Customers Stand to Gain

Before continuing on I suggest reading Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Measuring Customer Gains of Your Transparency Before digging into the subjective measurements I’d like to post a couple of disclaimers. Transparency is not something that every customer will take advantage of. Every customer should have the ability to do so, but…

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Scooblog on Corporate Transparency – Part 2: The Costs of Commonly Perceived Fears

Before reading this I suggest reading Part 1 of the series. Commonly Perceived Fears People face a natural fear of increased openness.  Some simply aren’t inclined to talk about what they are working on, some are scared that there isn’t a good way to share the information, and others are scared off by the long arm of a legal…

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Scooblog on Corporate Transparency – Part 1: What Comprises Transparency?

I’m a big believer in corporate transparency as a means to increase trust and communication with customers.  Can a big corporation be better at transparency than a open source group today?  Where should groups at Microsoft or other corporations draw the line?  What does transparency really mean? These questions are often subjects of much debate.  This is the first round of…

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Scooblog Presents: 16 Predictions for 2005

It was a family tradition to always read the predictions from a tabloid magazine on New Years Eve as a form of entertainment. It seems that predictions are going around, it’s always fun attempting to guess the future, and I’m currently in-between rounds of Dayquil and Nyquil; so I’ll give it my best shot… for…

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We Got Your Back: Measuring Success

One reason that my team (Developer Division Customer Connection Team) exists is to ultimately raise developer satisfaction. Its our belief that we can effect satisfaction by improving the product group team connections with their customers.  Its always hard to measure the short term success of these efforts, but finding posts like this is great subjective…

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IOD: New Blogger Alert/Feed on MSDN

I’m going to soon be unsubscribing from a lot of blogs. The number of Microsoft blogs has gotten insane and trying to keep up with the main feed is next to impossible. I’m going to start being selective, but I’d still like to know when a new blogger comes online and maybe read their first…

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Recent Developer Community Wins

Internally I try and send out mails that recognize cool contributions Microsoft people have made to the community every other month.  In the latest issue I wrote a little poem to go with the mail. It’s been suggested that I post this to my blog as well. Some of the “Community Wins” are posted to…

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What I’ve Learned about my Audiovox SMT5600 Smartphone

Ok, I know I just raved about my new phone like every other MS employee. No, they are not just dropping them off at everyones door.  Yes, they do give us a pretty good discount on them. I spent a lot of time over the last few days trying to learn everything I could about…

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Read Dirty Laundry and Join the Mobile Revolution Anyway

Scoble is taking some heat for this post and his letter to Bill about creating an interesting music player that a fellow “softy” described as the “Most Insulting Blog Entry of The Year“. Judging from the comments and the trackbacks, Ed is not the only one that feels Scoble did a bit more harm than good…

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