Gone fishin’

I’m a little late getting this post out – like a year and a half late – but in case there is any doubt, I am retiring this blog.  Although I thoroughly enjoyed writing it, I just can’t afford to invest the time needed to keep it up to the standards that I feel good about.  After…

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Day 2 – American Journey 2.0 Road Trip to Maker Faire

Wheh!  What a long day today.  Started off great in the morning at Northwestern University showing off the Ford Fiestas and the Fiestaware platform, built on Windows 7 and Microsoft Robotics Studio, to engineering students and anyone else passing by.  We gave a lot of demos, handed out a bunch of DreamSpark and BizSpark postcards,…

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More Free Windows Azure Training!

I posted a little while back about how to get free Windows Azure Training at an Azure Boot Camp.  This is great 2-day, hands on training.  You can even use the kit to throw your own Azure Boot Camp if none of the scheduled ones work for you.  But what if you don’t have 2…

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Co-authoring: How two people can edit one Word 2010 doc at the same time

I’ve been hearing about co-authoring in Office 2010 for quite a while now inside of Microsoft.  If you haven’t heard, co-authoring is a feature in Word 2010 that lets two or more people edit a single document at the same time and see each others changes.  It’s an extremely cool idea to make collaboration easier,…

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Finally, The Post No One Expected: The Top 9 OOF Messages!

To celebrate my 200th post on this blog… here is the post no one thought could (ok, would) be written!  My Top 9 Favorite Out of Office messages from Brian Prince. Who is Brian Prince?  Brian is a colleague of mine at Microsoft, and an outstanding Architect Evangelist who is personally and professional dedicated to…

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New animated video shows vision for Microsoft Hohm – Ford partnership to manage electric vehicle charging

New animated “vision-style” video released today illustrates the ideas for managing electric vehicle charging that are behind the recently announced Microsoft Hohm – Ford partnership.  Ford says the first consumer vehicle that will work with Microsoft Hohm to help manage electricity consumption and vehicle charging is the Ford Focus Electric – some time in 2011. …

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Nvidia shows off IE9 GPU accleration

Neowin.net picked up on a video today from Nvidia showing the huge performance advantage IE9 gives you with GPU acceleration.  Pretty much speaks for itself – check it out: Full article on Neowin is here – some interesting comments, too.  The video shows the impact on a netbook, but it’s a dramatic improvement on beefy…

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Ford and Microsoft team up to enable mass market electric vehicle ownership

Microsoft and Ford Motor Company today announced at the New York Auto Show a partnership around Microsoft Hohm and future Ford electric vehicles.  Exciting stuff!  This partnership is ultimately about making the mass-ownership of electric vehicles practical for society.   A noble cause, for sure.  :)  Beyond the grand vision statement, you might be wondering what’s…

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