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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Longest remote home folder test … 600 miles…

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post, but I’ve been quite busy fixing bugs which are either old, new, borrowed and quite far away.  In fact some are so far away it takes driving all the way to Burbank, CA to verify the fix. I’ve spent a good number of weeks working on…

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Here’s to the Crazy Ones

As many of you know, MacBU celebrated our own 10 year anniversary earlier this year. As you may also be aware, we’re also celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Apple “Think Different” advertising campaign which debuted September 28, 1997. You know when you’ve stumbled into MacBU territory at Microsoft because of all the Think…

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Wait, wait, I’m here

My first blog post, while written by yours truly, wasn’t posted by yours truly – my marketing team created an account for me and posted the blog entry so we could make sure it happened in a timely way during the frenzy of my first day.    With the initial scramble over, I now have control…

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power to the programmers

This week is Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference. WWDC is the world’s largest gathering of Apple developers. Here in the Moscone Centre in beautiful downtown San Francisco, there are 5000 developers, plus another 1200 engineers from Apple. The whole week is devoted to Apple helping its developers create better Mac software. As a user experience researcher,…


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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ship it!

Here’s a secret of software development. You’re never actually done with your software. There’s always one more feature to add, one more button to tweak, one more change to make. The end of a cycle is an odd time. Everyone is hard at work. The developers are finishing up their features and fixing bugs. The…


Birthday Gift for MacBU

Yesterday, as I walked from the dark parking garage to begin my day of work, I remembered that we were celebrating MacBU’s 10th anniversary! The clouds were thinning and I looked around to see if perchance, the cloudy weather would abate, even a little bit for our big party. As I looked up I saw…

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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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Introducing a “certain je-ne-sais-quoi”

A new year, a new blogger! Today’s post is all about me! I’m taking the plunge in the Mojo so let me introduce myself! I’m Eric Paquin, International Project Manager and totally new to the art of blogging (please be patient)! So, what can I bring to the Mojo? I’ll focus on the international perspective….

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