From Windows 7 to working with product groups customer satisfaction

A little more than three years ago as I noted here, I joined the Windows division working in COSD for Jon DeVaan with the rest of his management team (as I initially noted here) to work on Windows 7. I’ve certainly enjoyed the run in Windows, this being my second stint: I joined the engineering…

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Gizmodo offers a look at several Windows 7 Launch Parties

Did you have a Windows 7 Launch Party? Gizmodo offers a gallery of photos from several different Windows 7 launch parties although most/all are uncredited with original owners/URLs. This one is certainly my favourite (is it yours?): Note to self: need to post more details of our own launch event. Tags: articles, what I read,…

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Microsoft Giving Campaign: a couple of auction items generating interest arrived today (on Windows 7 GA-Day)

Today really is a great day. Not only have we arrived at the launch of Windows 7 today, I also received in today’s mail Adam Koford’s LOL Cats “Extra Leafy Edition” and the truly limited edition of the popular TechFlash Geek’s Guide to Seattle poster (as seen at http://bit.ly/PAYOM). Very cool – thanks, guys! Now…

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Windows 7 available today, Kylie gets a new PC and other musings from GA-Day

Welcome to Windows 7 Release! OK, now you have your copy of Microsoft Windows 7. First, check that your PC will run it with Upgrade Advisor http://bit.ly/rP24L. And if you’ve got questions about Windows 7, look thru the posts from community experts on the Microsoft Answers site about Windows 7 (in 11 languages!) at http://bit.ly/ZbSp6…

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Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Deliver Beta 2 in Final Stretch to March 22 Launch

As Mary-Jo Foley reported and (as noted on twitter) just announced on Microsoft PressPass, Dave Mendlen discusses availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2, the March 22, 2010, launch date, and the simplified product lineup for Visual Studio 2010, including the Ultimate Offer. "Microsoft Corp. today announced the immediate availability of…

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A couple of choice items benefitting the Microsoft Giving Campaign this year

As I noted in my post yesterday, this year’s Microsoft Giving Campaign activities kicked off this month. In addition to the items I mentioned in my previous post, I also posted a couple of special items. (If you don’t know about our campaign, see this link for more info: http://bit.ly/1ajgA0.) Although this is only open…

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Wonder what’s up at the Microsoft Giving Campaign? Here’s a look at few auction items generating interest

As I noted here, this year’s Microsoft Giving Campaign activities kicked off recently. In support of the charity auction we run, I posted a few items of interest. (If you don’t know about our campaign, see this link for more info: http://bit.ly/1ajgA0.) Although this event and the items are only open to Microsoft employees, I…

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Who’s tweeting what on Twitter? A few of my favourite recent tweets

Here are a few of my recent favourite tweets from others on Twitter. A quick post between discussions: a few of my recent favourites tweets on Twitter (you can find more and assorted links on my twitter feed):  screwdriver 1 in every 66 computers browsing web running Windows 7 and it hasn’t even released yet!!…

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