We’re snowed in… but I will be at most of my meetings thanks to Unified Communications

It’s a snow day here in the Redmond/Puget Sound area, which translated into road closures and a seven mile backup on Highway 520.  The connection had been lost to the WSDOT Seattle traffic cameras site (that’s not a good sign) but comes up every now and then. On the television news, I saw that the…

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"What kind of a computer should I buy?" with suggestions from Tony Hoffman of PC Magazine

(See an update to this article in “It’s nearly back to school time: here’s info on buying a new PC”, Aug 14, 2009)  As per my previous Tweet, I recently updated my answer to a popular question around this time of year: “What kind of a computer should I buy?”  I noted that there is something…

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Announcement: Microsoft Windows updates to daylight saving time and time zones now available on Automatic Update

As I posted previously on the December Updates to Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones, we have released a cumulative DST update for Windows operating systems, KB article 955839, December 2008 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems.  This release replaces KB article 951072, and is now via Automatic Update (as of December…

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Announcements: the kick-off of Microsoft Answers beta, courtesy of Chris Kilbourn

A new site has hit Microsoft.com, in support of our customers: the new community on the Microsoft Answers Site, Microsoft’s first consumer-focused support community.  Chris Kilbourn (the Lead Site Manager for TechNet) posted today about the launch… “A few times in my career, I’ve been lucky enough to have been involved with the turn-up of…

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Of interest: Sending Techmamas links and info on Windows Live Wave 3 Launch

This weekend I took some time late last night after everyone went to bed and I had finished clearing up most of my mail backlog (apologies to those of you who rec’d a mail from me over the weekend with some new request or a belated reply).  As noted, it was a busy day making…

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Snow in Redmond, free Xbox Live, Facebook blogs, homework tips and more of what I’ve read

Yes, Virgina, there is Snow in Redmond, and surrounding cities as I Tweeted tonite.  Light Snow: 30°F, Feels Like 25°F (actually, it feels colder). On a warmer note, thanks to the tireless and well-read Paul Schottland for establishing my blog on Facebook (via blognetworks for your FB users). I was happy to note that Xbox…

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My life as a customer: sending off our Microsoft Zune for warranty repairs today

As noted My life as a customer: this time, I’m repairing a Microsoft Zune.  To be specific, an 8GB model that my son relies upon for his daily dose of everything from Disney pop to grunge to classic rock (he’s all atwitter about the rock opera Tommy). Well, UPS dropped off the return shipping package…

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Of interest: Give a little, do what you can

In today’s Seattle Times is an article by Seattle Times reporter Erik Lacitis on the local Fund For The Needy, and how thousands line up for food, Christmas toys, with coverage today of The Salvation Army, one of the local agencies that receives assistance from people donating to the The Seattle Times Fund For The…

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From a friend: a suitable short movie on wisdom

I just received this from my incomparable friend, JuliAnn: the Wisdom Book movie: it seemed appropriate to include it here: http://www.wisdombook.org/ Please watch this video. Then take a deep breath and a few glorious minutes to take it in. Ask yourself- "What is the wisdom I carry to share with the world, what would I…

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