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Nokia and Microsoft Strategic Partnership: Announcement, Press Conference webcast replay, and more

What an exciting moment as the new strategic partnership between Nokia and Microsoft was announced at a joint press conference in London with Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive Office at Microsoft, and Stephen Elop, President and CEO of Nokia!  Here, I thought I would pull together several of the resources around this thrilling development so that… Read more

Here’s a few statistics for you (WOW!)

Today, Microsoft published it’s second quarter earnings release, and if you haven’t seen the numbers yet, I thought I would share just a few with you since they tell quite a story: Over 300 MILLION Windows 7 licenses have been sold so far and Windows 7 is now running on over 20% of Internet-connected PCs… Read more

Video highlights from CES and Steve Ballmer’s 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opening keynote

Wow, what a fantastic way to open the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show last night!  How about those demos of  Surface 2.0, Windows Phone 7, Kinect, Avatar Kinect, Windows 7 PCs, “Next version of Windows” on ARM, and so much more?  Plus, dig you catch the 8 MILLION Kinect devices sold statistic?  Wait, what do you… Read more

A sample of what you may have been missing…

As we kick off a new year, 2011, I thought I would share some information with the partners around the world based on some questions I have seen and received.  Back in my, “What am I thinking? Here’s where you can find out ,” post here on my blog, I told you about the various… Read more

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you!

Twas the night before Christmas, when all across the net, people scurry to find presents, and other things they did forget. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care. Parents everywhere panic, to find a Kinect to put in there. On Twitter and Facebook and eBay they look, Some even turn to that old… Read more

Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 – Under wraps no more!

Today is such an exciting day because today the wraps come off for Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 (in more ways than one)!  First, at midnight last night, Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 made its North America debut as it launched to festivities all over, including a large celebration in Times Square at the Toys… Read more

11 Reasons why today is a day to remember…

Have you ever looked back and seen days that may not have seemed like a big deal when they took place, but in retrospect were days that you will remember for a long time to come?  Well, I believe today is one of those days.  Why?  I’m glad you asked. Now you might think it… Read more

Windows Phone 7 information and resources – Everything you love, easier and faster.

As a follow-up to the announcements made earlier in the Microsoft and AT&T press conference about the Windows Phone 7 that took place this morning I thought I would post here on the blog with some additional information as well as consolidate some of the information I shared through my Twitter account this morning during… Read more

Microsoft Kinect – One month until the gaming & entertainment world changes forever!

One month from today, November 4, 2010, the gaming and entertainment world will change in a fantastic way.  Why?  Because November 4, 2010 is the release date of Microsoft Kinect, formerly known as Project Natal, from Microsoft!    Now while this post is not directly related to business software or business computing, Microsoft Kinect is one… Read more

Microsoft Kinect (Project Natal) announced and NEW Xbox 360 released!

Post warning: This is one of those “Not 100% business related posts” that I think you may still find really interesting. For all of you gamers out there (and anyone who truly appreciates video games of any kind), what a great day Monday at E3 where there were some VERY cool announcements and demos made… Read more