It’s always the little things – ISO burning

I love the fact that Win7 has ISO burning built-in. I’m running a pre-release build of Win7, and after downloading the ISO from the internal shares (not from the web :), I just pop in a DVD-R, double-click on the ISO and: Twenty minutes later, I’m happily upgrading to the RTM.

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O. M. G. – “Get Ready for PowerPoint”

I’m not entirely sure what these folks are thinking, but I’m getting a little worried about our marketing budget…  In case you don’t want to watch the whole thing, this, by the way, comes after “Get Ready for PowerPoint”.

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Office 2010 – Technical Preview

Office 2010 Technical Preview is coming up. If you’re interested in getting in on it, check out the nomination info on the PowerPoint team blog. Btw, this movie is crazy. I wish I knew where they were going with it (you’d think they’d tell me, but they don’t).

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Ah, Irony

The guy who writes the minimsft blog has a nicely honed sense of irony. And you know, speaking of The Commons: I trekked over there today (meh, not the sunniest day) and I have to say it’s an impressive space. I walked around admiring the scope of the project, thinking "This is what Windows built….

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Someone has an interesting view of PMs (at least at Yahoo!)

I’ve often gotten the idea that a Yahoo! Product Manager is more or less the same as our Program Management. Their new CEO, whose attitude I like (she happily discourses on the things she thinks are ridiculous about their products – something that she’ll start to stop doing once stuff is built under her), seems…

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Castle and HomeGroup: A study in the evolution of user needs

Several years ago, at the beginning of the “Longhorn” project (which eventually became Windows Vista), I worked on a project that was attempting to solve the problem of how to make file sharing in small networks (particularly at home) both simple and secure – something that, frankly, Windows has been working for a long time….

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