moving to new digs, and open Q&A thread

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, but I’ve finally moved my blogging home from here on the MSDN blogs to my own domain.  This gives me greater flexibility in blogging, not to mention full control over my blogging tools (a pain that I’ve been feeling pretty sharply here on MSDN lately, which you…


looking for blog feedback

Hmmm, the move to the new blog has thrown me off more than I thought. I’m working through issues with the new platform to make things here better.  As I’m working through things, what have you noticed about this new blog that you’d like me to fix? Top of my list is getting back to…

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Microsoft employees are the most social media-savvy in the world

I saw a tweet from @Microsoft which tells us that Microsoft tops social media use survey. The NetProspex Social Report lists the top 50 most social corporations in America (top 5: us, eBay, Amazon, Disney, and Google) and the Twitter 20 (top 5: us, Raytheon, Analog Devices, Disney, Kodak). I’d be remiss if I didn’t…


Q&A: what Macs do you have?

Got this one via email: what macs do you have? Here in my office, I’ve got two Macs. One is a MacBook Pro with a 2.5 GHz Intel Core2Duo processor and 2 GB of RAM. It’s pre-unibody, and now that the new MacBook Pros are out with the higher-resolution screens, I’m thinking that it’s time…


catching up

The first day back in the office is always a difficult one. I finally managed something on this holiday that I never quite managed before: I didn’t check email, not even once, while I was gone. I’m one of those always-connected people, so just disconnecting my iPhone from Exchange was a big deal. It was…

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come chat with me at Macworld 2010!

I haven’t posted my Macworld schedule yet! Thursday, noon-3pm: booth duty. Tell me what you like about our apps, tell me what you don’t like, get some help with a problem, or anything else that might come to mind. We’re on the main aisle near the main stage, so we won’t be hard to find…

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Mac Office loves you

There’s some new goodness from us, just in time for Macworld Expo. We’ve got a new website Mac Office loves you. We’ve also got a Office:Mac page on Facebook and a spiffy new twitter page too. Speaking of Macworld Expo, I’ll be there giving a talk about administering Macs in Exchange. Come and learn! And…

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the user experience of Federal Student Aid

In getting my degrees, I accrued some student loans. I don’t mind this: they helped me get through school, and I have no problems with paying them back now that I’m out in the workforce. After I got married last summer, I changed my surname, which has turned out to be more difficult than I…


the thing I hate the most about my job

For the most part, I love what I do. But there’s one thing that continually drives me crazy about my job. I’ve been living and breathing the next version of Office:Mac for the past couple of years. I’ve done mountains of research on it. Since it’s coming out in time for your holiday shopping pleasure…

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year in review

If the boss can write a retrospective, so can I. 🙂 2009 has been an Entourage-filled year for me. At Macworld 2009 in January, we announced Entourage for Web Services. While EWS didn’t get a lot of UI touches, I still got to make some UX improvements, especially with regards to perceived performance. The public…

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