Microsoft submits code to Linux, and Linus talks OSS Hypocrisy

Background On July 20th, Microsoft announced and submitted 20K lines of code to the Linux source machine. Here’s a quote in PressPass from Tom Hanrahan, Director, Open Source Technology Center (OSTC): Today we’re releasing Linux device driver code to the Linux kernel community. This is a significant milestone because it’s the first time we’ve released…

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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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Watch the PDC Keynotes, LIVE

Yes, even though I can not be there in person (and receive all the goodies, food, fun, direct conversation with product teams, etc.), the next best thing is a live viewing from my PC. I’ve already blocked off time on my calendar for MON and TUE (10:30 Central – 12:30 Central). Just go to www.microsoftpdc.com…

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Today was an enjoyable work day

Some days are better than others, in this rat race that we all run. Really, this has been a good week for several reasons. Jim Morgan, an account manager in our Memphis office, has been leading the charge in the Best Places to Work in Memphis contest sponsored by the Memphis Business Journal. He took…

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Making a Big Splash with Windows Mobile

This month, Windows Mobile is supporting Ellen DeGeneres and her Ellen for the Cure campaign for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and we can help! In October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Windows Mobile is making a donation for every guest that Ellen dunks in the dunk tank on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. And for…

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I’m a PC!

If you’re anywhere near a TV lately, you’ve probably seen some new ad’s from Microsoft. The first two were starring Jerry Seinfield and Bill Gates, and they were certainly curios, humorous, and show a different side of Microsoft than most people see. For some reason, a lot of folks don’t understand that Microsoft is made…

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Interesting Findings and Good BBQ

New Windows Blog Just found a new blog that looks interesting since it’s about Windows "7". It’s called Engineering Windows 7. Office Labs At It Again I’ve mentioned before that Office Labs has some cool projects in the Search Commands and Community Clips. Now there are new prototype projects. Check out: pptPlex – a new…

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Make Your Own Synth

Photosynth is just cool! Now you can make your own photosynth and show it to your friends. It’s certainly enjoyable to explore these synth’s that they have online. You’ll have to download a browser plug-in for the viewing experience (just takes a minute), and then it’s time for the 3D viewing extravaganza. If you want…

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Now this is a fan?

From my buddy, Steve Frase, at Lenny’s. This is a sure sign of someone who likes .NET. Honk if you see this car, and tell Steve hi.

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.NET and Java Growth

I was reading through the latest issue of Redmond Developer News. I most like this magazine as I can get a quick view of Microsoft development from a industry perspective, although sometimes I disagree with a few points here and there. In this issue, they have a variety of articles. I’ll point out a few…

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