Ribbon, ribbon… Where did my favorite commands go?

As Richard posted today, no school in the Puget Sound area today. I’m thankful today for Outlook Web Access and Live Meeting today as it allows us to dial in for broad meetings that we’ve had on that schedule for months now. Now back to our regularly scheduled programme… The Office Help and How-to site has a section on using the…

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"we never think things are insurmountable"

J Allard — one of the few people with a name shorter than mine — is featured along with several others Microsoftie execs in BusinessWeek.  Doug Hebenthal says in the article: “In every case in which I work with J, there is a mountain to climb, there is a clear leader, and most folks would see…

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Of interest: Being Thankful

Update 12/31/2010: If you’re visiting here for the first time and interested in helping the less fortunate, please see this information on The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy. “Since 1979, the Fund For The Needy has helped support some of the most vulnerable members of our community, including children, families and seniors. In three…

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What I’ve Read (112106)

A little post for a light Thanksgiving. 😉  Keep in mind that the descriptions come often are taken directly from the articles. Here’s some light reading on How Microsoft Runs: eWEEK Special Reports. eWEEK.com’s Special Report dissects the inner workings of Microsoft, the world’s biggest software company. Is Sony eating hundreds of dollars on each…

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Article: Microsoft, Dell Team on Special Vista PC

Of interest from BetaNews… very cool and not far off of the config I thought about for a wicked new Windows Vista PC… Microsoft recently partnered with Dell to create a special edition PC to commemorate the launch of Windows Vista. Only a few of the computers have been produced, and there are no plans to…

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TechNet: 10 Things You Need to Know about Deploying Windows Vista

Another top ten list, this time from Technet on 10 Things You Need to Know about Deploying Windows Vista. Windows Vista Images Are Bigger: With Windows Vista, image size begins at about 2GB—compressed and often around 5GB or more when deployed. Security Is Enhanced. My most anticipated has been BitLocker for encrypting the hard disk in…

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Of interest: 10 Events That Impacted The IT Landscape

Informationweek has an article this week that gives “a quick scan of recent events, which have roiled the privacy waters at AOL, at the FBI, and in Europe. Here’s a quick collection of some recent reportage on data breaches, customer-data concerns, and privacy surveys you should know about.” Study: Data Breaches Becoming More ExpensiveThe 2006 average…

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What I’ve read (111906)

Here’s a brief list of the articles on my PDA this past week for the commute and weekend reading. It’s a slow week as many people are taking holidays: a good opportunity to get a few things done and spend quality time with the kids on holiday… you know, working on Cub Scout projects, cooking for…

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Seth Godin on lambchops, and I don’t mean food

This week Seth Godin writes about lambchops, specifically “The lambchop theory of success.” First, his definition: Lambchop: “A kind, thoughtful person. Someone who keeps her promises. Someone who does great work but doesn’t always brag about it. Someone you’d like to work with again. “It used to be that a real jerk who got results was exactly…

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What I’ve read this week (111606)

The list of articles I’ve read thsi week so far…    Microsoft Goes MuniFi with MetroFi    Google… the OS for Advertising (GigaOM) “If you read through all the announcements and analyses about their recent deals and initiatives, it becomes clear that a common vision unites them all. Simply put, Google is building what is…

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