Building 5 opens

Today we finally opened the new building on the Microsoft Campus.  You probably don’t care but here are some pictures anyway.  Sadly we are being moved back to building 2 which looks much older now by comparison.  

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Clean up with MOPPS

This week we launch Microsoft Office Performance Point Server 2007.  And what more fitting a way to celebrate than to give away coffee and muffins.  Tony Crowhurst, the product manager here for MOPPS  is going to have a busy day.  Is that an order coming through already Tony?  So I thought instead of telling you…

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Davis Langdon MOSS 2007 story

Construction consultants at Davis Langdon are renowned for delivering high-profile, high-value projects. They are involved in a number of well-known projects such as the London Olympics in 2012. The company’s United Kingdom operation provides consultancy advice on thousands of projects—each involving thousands of e-mails, cost and project plans, correspondence, planning specifications, customer consultations, and drawings. …

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I have love for you if you were born in the eighties

I find myself morbidly drawn to my own impending obsolescence.  When I joined Microsoft at the age of 26, the average age was 26.  Now that I’m 36, the average age is now 36.  Perhaps that’s because nobody ever leaves Microsoft, they just get old?  And so being mr off the peg Microsoft, I am…

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Ecma Open XML real world stories

This afternoon I was presenting at the Office Business Applications architects council with the good looking chaps on the right here.  I was talking about some of the stories I’ve come across from our customers and partners who are using Ecma Open XML in their solutions. I have 4 stories published recently about Ecma Open…

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and so the Millenials ruled the corporate world for the next 70 years…

80 million baby boomers will retire over the next 25 years and so the baton is handed to the next generation to lead the brave new world.  As a person of generation X, you might think this is my time but statistics show that the Gen-X reign will be short lived if it happens at…

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We’re Microsoft, we know everything

No we don’t.  But that doesn’t stop people thinking we are the guys who control the Internet and can bend the IT time and space.  Always a pleasure to chat with Jason earlier today as I waited to do my presentation on Office futures.  It can be hard to present on the future of technology…

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