Microsoft Data Center Team Discloses Gen4 Vision

Unless you have worked around datacenter operations, you may not fully appreciate this post. At any rate, you should take a look at a post from Mike Manos on Our Vision for Generation 4 Modular Data Centers – One way of Getting it just right. Talking about full disclosure, Mike and team go into a…

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A New Day At Windows Live

Wow! Windows Live is changing (Wave 3 we call it) and today shows some very visible signs of this. As announced, there are a set of features being exposed that make Live a true social network. It also is cooperating with other social networks like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook (which are my current favorites). So,…

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Giveaways for MDC Attendees

I already posted today about MDC, but the latest update provoked me. Look at the current list of SWAG: JUST ANNOUNCED – Windows 7 Beta 1 DVD. You will also be in the running to win one of 3 Lego NXT Robotics Kits and the WROX Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio book. Other giveaways include a…

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IE8’s Personalize Button

One of the ways to see IE8’s potential is through the Personalize Button. When IE8 is first installed, this button will appear in the toolbar as below. It is a web slice that highlights one of IE8 gallery partners (which anyone can become a member of). In today’s scheme, a partner is highlighted for the…

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Where’s the nearest MDC?

For the Heartland district (the Microsoft territory that I’m assigned to), we’re promoting Detroit (JAN 22). However, that might not make sense for my friends in Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. So, be aware that there are quality speakers in Atlanta (DEC 16) and Dallas (JAN 26). There are other cities. Also, there are…

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More games added in Zune 3.1 update

The Zune 3.0 update was a nice addition. One of the nice things was the addition of games: Hexic and Texas Hold‘em. Plus, downloading/buying the current song playing on the radio. Today, I connected the Zune and downloaded v3.1 which includes Checkers, Space Battle, and Sudoku. Plus, there’s a new addition to the Zune Pass…

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Colin Neller In Dell and SQL Server 2008 Video

Colin Neller is the leader of the Memphis .NET User Group. During the day, he’s a Sr. Software Engineer at ServiceU, a provider of online event management software designed for organizations such as churches, nonprofits, schools, universities, festivals and theaters. This video is interesting due to some of the specific savings that are called out…

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Java Update Has Interesting Twist

When the Java runtime updates itself, it’s interesting to see what the update includes. This time, it had a MSN Toolbar option.  

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Morro, free A/V for your home PC’s

Microsoft Announces Plans for No-Cost Consumer Security Offering Consumer Security Strategy Update, from Windows Live OneCare Team Blog In an effort to broaden PC protection and help ensure a positive Windows experience, Microsoft Corp. announced plans to offer a new core anti-malware solution in the second half of 2009 that will help protect consumers from…

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The PDC Coming To You

We’re bringing the PDC to you! For just $99 you’ll get the best of the PDC in your own backyard and hear all of the exciting announcements around the Azure Services Platform and Windows 7. Other sessions include the latest developments in .NET, Silverlight, Surface, Parallel Programming, Live Mesh, and more. Register today for the…

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