Top Posts of 2010

This is a roundup of my top posts on this blog for 2010.    My top posts are based on value rather than pure traffic, although I use traffic as an input.  I base the value simply on feedback, reuse, contribution in a domain, hallway conversations, etc.  The goal is simply to surface some posts that…

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Trends for 2011

I put together a trends map in my trends for 2011 post. I took a look across consumer trends, Enterprise trends, market trends, and what’s on the minds of CIOs, CFOs, and CEOs.  I also drew from my experience from talking with key folks on what’s going on, including many customers and what they’re focused…

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Windows Phone 7 Developer Guidance Map v2.0

This is an updated Windows Phone 7 Developer Guidance Map.  I’ve updated it to include a map of some of the key resources available from the App Hub Content Catalog.   The App Hub Content Catalog includes several articles, code samples, tutorials, and tools.  For the purposes of this map, I didn’t include the articles.  I…

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Now Available: Windows 7 Phone Guide

The patterns & practices Windows Phone 7 Guidance is now available on MSDN.  Learn how to build a Windows Phone 7 application that uses remote services in the cloud.  The guide describes a scenario for Tailspin, a fictitious company, that has decided to use Windows Phone 7 as a client device for their existing cloud-based…

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Personal Development Books List

“Good habits are formed; bad habits we fall into.” — -Unknown If you’re on the path of personal development, I have a special list for you.  It’s my list of insightful personal development books.    It’s a collection of the personal development books that I’ve found to be the most useful or effective.  My collection of…

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How To Read Faster

I promised my readers to share ways to read faster.   One key note up front – I read for pleasure slowly, but when I read to learn or for work, I read very quickly.  I only use these techniques when I’m reading non-fiction, to learn, or as part of the job. I’ve learned to read…

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Leadership Blogs

I added a map of Leadership Blogs, A- Z at http://sourcesofinsight.com/2010/12/06/leadership-blogs/. Here is my short list: 800.CEO.Read David Zinger on Employee Engagement Extreme Leadership, Inc., by Steve Farber HBR.org (Harvard Business Review) How To Change the World, Guy Kawasaki Lead by Example, by John Baldoni Michael Hyatt on Intentional Leadership Seth’s Blog, by Seth Godin…

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Windows Azure How-Tos Index

The Windows Azure IX (Information Experience) team has made it easier to browse their product documentation.  Beautiful.  They added a Windows Azure How-To Index of their content to the MSDN Library.  I think it’s great to see a shift to more How-To and task-oriented content.  I think that naming with How-To, also makes it easier…

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