Ship It, Ship It Good

Hello everyone,  I thought this would be good time to jump in and introduce myself.  I’m the Director of Marketing and Planning for MacBU – a longtime ‘softie and closing in on my first anniversary in the Macintosh Business Unit. Like most of us in MacBU, I’m a long time Mac user – and this…

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Office 2008 for Mac: BFD!

BFD! Big Friday Deals. Best Friday Destinations. The mall, online – wherever I can find them, I love a bargain. And there is no better bargain-hunting day than Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. En masse, we will drag our L-tryptophan dosed selves off of our couches and into the crowds in search of the…

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Welcome to London!

Another city, another expo! I’ve been travelling on and off since Apple Expo in Paris giving some Office 2008 training to Apple Store staff and key partners and resellers! It feels good to finally be able to show our new offering (well, part of it at least!). So far, the reception has been great and…

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Microsoft at Apple Expo: It’s not all about Office!

So, my last post was in French… If you are wondering here’s what it was all about! One thing different about the Microsoft stand at Apple Expo is that it is not all about Office! We look at what the Mac community is interested in and organize some presentations around these.For example, this year we have…

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Microsoft à Apple Expo: Pas seulement à propos d’Office

Ce que j’aime bien sur le stand de Microsoft à Apple Expo, c’est que ce n’est pas seulement à propos d’Office! Nous invitons différents intervenants pour montrer comment ils utilisent les différentes technologies de Microsoft ou encore pour discuter de sujets intéressant les utilisateurs Mac.À l’affiche cette année sur le stand:-    Xbox 360 (les utilisateurs…

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Hello from Paris Expo!

Amanda Lefebvre and I are here at Paris Expo – we’re just ready to go over to the show floor now for the first time,and today we’ll be talking to folks from Macworld UK, MacUser, MacFormat, ZDNet France and some other French outlets too, not to mention lots of customers.! Nous ne parlons pas beaucoup…

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Hello from the new General Manager of the Macintosh Business Unit - Craig Eisler

Hi folks, Wow!  I can’t believe I’m actually here – General Manager of Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit.   I would not have guessed this is where I would’ve landed when I rejoined Microsoft.  But after looking at several great options over the course of the past couple months, I jumped at the Mac BU opportunity when…

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Silverlight Excitement

Are you excited about Silverlight? I am. In case you haven’t heard, Silverlight is a new rich internet application platform developed by Microsoft with support on both Windows and Macintosh systems. It’s pretty awesome. The Silverlight demos presented during the Mix 07 conference keynote were simply out of this world, and featured the cross-platform experience…

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Spring cleaning

Spring is here and I don’t know where the time has gone… So apologies for not posting earlier! A short post today to tackle some questions I have heard and hopefully get your thoughts on these issues. To localize or not to localize Will Mac Office 2008 be available in <insert language here>? A question…

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Confessions of a Mac Switcher at Microsoft

Hi. My name is Blair and I’m a switcher. I guess it all started around OS X. I’d been working in a Linux shop for a little while. On DOS and Windows before that. I was already hooked on the command line, but couldn’t find a windowing environment that kept me satisfied. That’s when a…

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