New blog from the Windows team: Building Windows 8

Want to see posts from the Windows 8 team? Follow their new blog, Building Windows 8, aka "B8", starting today.. https://t.co/FlEh2yk This from Steven… "For the Windows team, this blog is an important part of developing Windows 8, as was our blog for Windows 7. Blogging allows us to have a two-way dialog with you…

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Things I keep: Buzz Kaplan’s "Rules to Live By" (What are yours?)

There is life before (and, I’m sure I’ll find one day, after) Microsoft. It’s important to remember that and appreciate the little things from our time before MSFT that made an impact. This is one of my favourites. How appropriate I should note this in my 6,000th update (aka “tweet”) on Twitter. During my days…

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Suggestions for weekend reading, Bill Gates explains why vaccines matter, and more of what I’ve read this week

This week John C. Maxwell offered this famous QOTD: Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison To end the work week, Dominic Carr offers his own suggestions for weekend reading on the Microsoft Blog It’s Friday afternoon again, and time…

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Favourite past posts with more on Christmas poems, Bill Gates and buying a new PC

For all of those who are still braving the crowds to finish their holiday shopping, you’re in good company, as you’ll note at right. I’m off this week but working on a couple of belated posts. In the mean time, here are a few to hold you through the holiday weekend, including my favourite Apologies…

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A bit about BitLocker today on the Windows Team Blog

If there is data on your PC that you need to protect, BitLocker encryption can help to protect your files with encryption. (As noted on the Windows 7 site, BitLocker "helps keep everything from documents to passwords safer by encrypting the entire drive that Windows and your data reside on. Once BitLocker is turned on,…

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How to make an impact at Thanksgiving, even if you’re not Bill Gates

It’s Thanksgiving, and again I am fortunate enough to spend my holiday with my friends and family. In a past post, I noted my posts on being thankful, in particular this one on being thankful, where I noted the Seattle P-I newspaper’s slide show on “Words of Thanks.” “What are you most thankful for? P-I photographer…

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Your questions: "What do people read on your blog?" Stuff about Time, Bill Gates, Kids and shopping for a new PC. Here are some of the most popular posts.

Jenn asks today… "What do people read the most on your blog? I found your article on how to choose a new computer and found lots more stuff." Good question, Jenn. I didn’t really know until I looked today. Here are the top recent posts from my blog in the last couple of weeks. Seems…

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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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