Just in time for Thanksgiving, Betty Crocker creates the Kitchen Assistant

It’s Like a Cookbook, Only Better The Betty Crocker® Kitchen Assistant application has everything you need to make cooking and baking a breeze, and it’s all in one place – your computer. From your desktop access thousands of kitchen-tested recipes, discover expert tips, plus add notes and sort recipes for added organization. And the best…

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Missed the PDC event. Want to see the sessions?

Yes, there is a way to see all of the content, and that’s by visiting http://microsoftpdc.com/Videos. This page has instructions on how to download all of the videos, so that you can watch them whenever/wherever/offline or not. You can always watch them via Silverlight while online, but a traveler can always use a high quality…

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Chicago: Empowering Women’s Brilliance

Directions Training recognized the need for technology and training resources in the small business community and in response has launched Empowering Women’s Brilliance, a local initiative aimed to accelerate the growth of local women owned technology startups. The city of Chicago’s commitment for driving awareness around the importance of technology offers a fitting backdrop for…

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Inside FedEx QuickShip

About 18 months ago, FedEx stood onstage with Bill Gates, as they launched FedEx QuickShip. John Mullinax (DPE), Chris Bryant (Microsft GPM, Office), and I teamed up on the evangelism effort, with help from a lot of folks – including some great people at FedEx. FedEx QuickShip is a Outlook 2003/2007 add-on that allows a…

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Russ Fustino brings back Russ’ Toolshed

Russ Fustino is one of my favorite evangelists of all time. Years ago, he used to do presentations with the theme of a construction worker (including the construction hat and tools). To me, he made this job cool. Now, he’s back in a big way. Here’s the pitch: Tool familiarity continues to be one of…

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Thrive for Developers

Microsoft has put together Thrive – a website  all about helping developers survive the recession and manage their careers in this tough economy. Thrive pulls together a ton of great resources to help you learn new tasks faster, get access to discounted training, and certification and connect you with your local community. Thrive has lots…

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CMA, Silverlight, Live Translation

As some of you know, I and my teammates have been working on activities at the CMA Music Fest. We had a great time, as you can tell on my Facebook pages. Since it’s Microsoft’s end of year, we are now busily documenting the successes of the year including Music Fest. Today, I found that…

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A Simple Explanation of Software-plus-Services

Christoph pointed out a video that explains our S+S story in a simple and informative way. It’s here on YouTube, and also here on Soapbox.   Software-plus-Services is the next logical step in the evolution of computing. It represents an industry shift that is neither exclusively software-centric nor browser-centric…

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Jeff Blankenburg gives 10 factors of Zune vs. iPod

Jeff’s blog looks fantastic these days. He’s using Silverlight. The content is dynamic. The design is eye pleasing. Moreover, he’s got some great posts, on a variety of topics – spam filtering, his 2009 goals, cloud computing, etc. While he’s busy working at Codemash, I did run across one of Jeff’s post that deserves pointing…

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