RIP Floppy Disks

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/26/sony-shutting-down-japanese-floppy-disk-sales-by-march-2011-kil/ Sony gets out of the floppy disk business… the end of an era along with Polaroid film…..

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Changes.

I love my job.  I really do.  Not everyone gets to say that with as much passion as I can, so it’s a special privilege to be in this position (particularly in this economy). I believe that my role here at Microsoft Ca nada is one of the best in all of Microsoft.  The mission…

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In The News: Microsoft releases Expression Blend 3; Canadian-based solution provider uses Expression Blend tool for Canada Post office outlet solution

Another good Canadian focused article coming out of MIX09 is in the news: Microsoft releases Expression Blend 3 – Canadian-based solution provider uses Expression Blend tool for Canada Post office outlet solution 3/19/2009 10:11:00 AM By: Maxine Cheung “During its MIX09 conference held in Las Vegas yesterday, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MFST) announced its Expression Blend…

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‘Tis The Season To Think About Backups

Digital cameras and music players are likely still high on many people’s gift list despite the economic situation.  Even if Santa doesn’t have one of these heading for your stocking, I bet you already own one in your family.  As more of our world goes digital we all benefit from how easy it is to…

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An Accordion, A New Addition, A Great Team and Big Challenges

I like to think I have one of the best jobs at Microsoft Canada.  There is 2 equal reasons for that.  I am lucky enough to have an amazing group of people on my team (I’d go so far as to say the best group at Microsoft Canada). I love our team’s mission What’s our…

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Rick & Christian on Channel 10

Over the last few months there has been a Microsoft-wide contest to encourage people to “improve the art of the demo”.  Two of our team – Rick and Christian – came in second place.  Not bad!!  The video is now up on Channel 10, check it out……. The art of the demo: Part 2

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MIX08: The real lesson learned.....

I’m on the flight home, reflecting on the key take-away from MIX08. What is it that Microsoft has shown real commitment to standards in IE8?  No. What is it that the momentum behind Silverlight in tremendous?  No. What is it that Windows Server 2008 is the best platform for PHP?  No.   What then?  …

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Bill Gates - Creative Capitalism

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/exec/billg/speeches/2008/01-24WEFDavos.mspx   Bill Gates: World Economic Forum 2008 Remarks by Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation World Economic Forum 2008 “A New Approach to Capitalism in the 21st Century” Davos, Switzerland Jan. 24, 2008 KLAUS SCHWAB: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. If in the 22nd century a book will be written about the entrepreneur of the…

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Valentines Post: My New Rig - a wicked Dell XPS M1330

I have the pleasure of now carrying the new Dell XPS M1330.  (Thanks to our friends at Dell Canada) This is my showcase machine.  4GB RAM, 200GB Drive, thin, powerful and red.  I am developing a healthy crush on this machine, just in time for Valentines Day 🙂 I am moving apps and data over…

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