Ford CEO Alan Mulally’s “Most Important Thing”

Interesting interview of Alan Mullaly here and also here.  Mulally is Ford’s CEO, and ran Boeing’s commercial airplane business until 2006 when he replaced Bill Ford in that role (Bill Ford is still Chairman).  In my mind, hiring Mulally may have been Bill Ford’s best and most important decision.  Both articles are worth a few…

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Microsoft Codename Dallas: The “Big D” is a Big Deal

Roger Jennings over at Oakleaf systems published a handy, illustrated walk through of Codename “Dallas” today.  Definitely check it out.  Dallas was unveiled at PDC09, and is huge evolutionary step… not just for Microsoft or the tech industry, but across industries.  I think of Dallas as two things: A portal for discovering, exploring, and consuming…

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Microsoft creates a “Server and Cloud Division”

The Windows Server Division weblog announced yesterday that the people who build Windows Server, Windows Azure, SQL Server, SQL Azure, Visual Studio and System Center will all now be part of the same organization, Server and Cloud Division (SCD).   This re-org is part of a transition for the Azure cloud business from a set of…

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Jon Box talks IE8 on Deep Fried Bytes

My colleague Jon Box did an interview on IE8 a while back with Keith and Woody for Deep Fried Bytes that was just posted.  Good, fun, educational conversation!  A few of the topics Jon covers: Design objectives behind IE8 IE8 Security IE8 performance Acid2 and Acid3 tests Gazelle All in all, worth checking out! BTW,…

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Huh? I wonder what else can you do with sonic pressure waves?

It’s been a crazy week, so a few minutes ago I just felt the need to see some innovative and cool technology to re-charge the mental batteries.  I went to bing and searched for “cool new technology”.  What caught my attention was actually a USA Today article called Cool new technologies are right around the…

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SSD Odyssey, Part 3: Problems, Resolutions, and Performance Results

(Note: See this is the third and final post in the series.  See these links for SSD Odyssey, Part 1 and SSD Odyssey, Part 2) I started this series with the quest for “Extreme Windows 7 Speed”.  With the results of the clean install, I knew I was on the right track.  Sure, there are…

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