new blog from the Vista Shell team

The Windows Shell Team has a new blog entitled “Shell Revealed”. From the site… Welcome to shell:revealed, the home of the Windows Client team. We’re the folks that build the core user interface for Windows and we love every minute of it! shell:revealed isn’t about Windows Vista, it’s about Windows. Many of the people on…

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IWCenter podast

About two weeks I did a great interview with Shawn Murrary for his podcast on the IWCenter.  Shawn’s site is a fantastic source of information on Office 2007 and how many of the new features across all of the products will change the way information worker go about their day.  My direct podcast is located here, and Shawn keeps a repository of all…

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Top 10 Ways to Motivate a Geek

I couldn’t resist posting about this article. It’s a decent read and highlights some of the issues I see affecting us here at Microsoft every day. It’s my first visit to the Retrospector’s blog and I’ve already subscribed; another good read is the linked article on “how to become an early riser.” I get chided…

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FeedBurner acquires blog analytics firm

CNET has an article about how syndication firm FeedBurner has acquired blog analytics firm BlogBeat.net in a move designed to give FeedBurner customers more insight into what types of headlines and articles its users are viewing and interacting with. Server-side and client-side analytics are becoming increasingly more important as content producers aim to make their…

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neophilia

As reported on Slashdot this morning, apparently there is a medical reason for the fact that I can’t get enough of the latest gadgets as they hit the market. Finally a reason exists to justify to my parents why I needed every single toy, electronic device, and video game when I was growing up the…

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Microsoft’s iPod killer

Ah, the beauty of competition. The term ‘open secret’ has been used several times in reference to the rumors of Microsoft creating our own version of a portable media player with all sorts of WiFi and Live connectivity goodness. The most interesting part: To attract current iPod users Microsoft is going to let you download…

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Gnomedex 6.0 baby!

Gnomedex 6.0 starts tonight!  Last year was a blast and I’m looking forward to attending this weekend.  I’ll be there with a bunch of other folks from Microsoft representing Office, XBox, Windows Live, Vista, and a bunch of other teams.  We’ll have a little lounge area set up where you can come by, chat with…

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Blogging from Word 2007

My friend and colleague Joe Friend over in Word 2007 land (actually just upstairs from my office) has released the details of some awesome new functionalty enabled in the Word 2007 Beta 2: http://blogs.msdn.com/joe_friend/archive/2006/05/12/595963.aspx That’s right – blogging from Word 2007 is here!  Joe’s post is very detailed and includes some great screen shots.  I…

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Article: Internet agency considers '.tel' domain name

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/TECH/internet/04/14/contact.domain.name.ap/   “To help people manage all their contact information online, the Internet’s key oversight agency is considering a “.tel” domain name. If approved, the domain could be available this year.   As proposed, individuals could use a “.tel” Web site to provide the latest contact information and perhaps even let friends initiate a call…

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10x10 - an amazing use of RSS

http://www.tenbyten.org/10×10.html From their site: Every hour, 10×10 scans the RSS feeds of several leading international news sources, and performs an elaborate process of weighted linguistic analysis on the text contained in their top news stories. After this process, conclusions are automatically drawn about the hour’s most important words. The top 100 words are chosen, along…

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