Win7 Beta expiring – get on the RC

I’m sure those on the Win7 Beta have seen the messages from your machines, but just in case you didn’t, tomorrow is the expiration of the Win7 Beta, it’s time to move to the RC. “Starting July 1st, the Beta will start to reboot every two hours and will expire on August 1st.  Want to…

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Gulf Developers: Profile yourself to receive event invites and news from Microsoft Gulf

A lot of people have been asking me what the best way is to recieve invitations to our Microsoft Gulf events for developers and to recieve news from us on new technology.  We have lots of sources for this, but the best way is to profile yourself and let us know what you’re interested in. …

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MIX08 Steve Ballmer keynote – web developers, web developers, web developers

I somehow got a front row seat for the Steve Ballmer keynote; blogging from here right now 🙂 A funny and interesting keynote session, you have to see it to fully get the title.  The audience questions are, as expected, mainly around the proposed Yahoo acquisition but also covered almost every aspect of Microsoft; it’s good to…

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Another big step in the right direction

Microsoft has continued to improve in the area of interoperabillity in the recent past and today is a big day in that regard.  I spend a lot of time talking to our customers about our efforts in interoperablity, fighting some past perceptions of Microsoft.  Most of these discussions are in the SOA space where a…

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World party at teched emea (Wed Nov 7th)

Please join me and Anton along with the other attendees from TechEd Barcelona at the World Party on Wednesday November 7th.  If you are going to TechEd, please drop me a note and we can connect.  I’ll be working at the "Ask the Experts" area most of the time when not sneaking out to attend…

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lIVE writer for x64

Forgot to mention in the last post but the new Thinkpad is 64 bit.  One drawback of this is that Windows Live Writer (Beta) does not support x64 yet.  Fortunately there is a workaround, it is currently unsupported but if you can see this blog post then it means that it works 🙂 Unsupported Windows…

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Microsoft IT Showcase

In my job of evangelizing Microsoft technologies to our largest customers I often end up using Microsoft’s internal IT experience as an example of large scale deployment.  Our IT department is quite large and has to support some of the most demanding customers (Microsoft employees) out there.  Therefore they have quite a bit of experience…

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Jon Udell joins Microsoft

I come back from vacation and see that a whole group of people I admire and have been reading for a while are joining Microsoft.  This of course makes me feel good, some are longtime Microsoft advocates like softwaremaker (http://www.softwaremaker.net/blog/MovingOnAndSwallowingTheRedPillFinally.aspx) and others are industry leaders (http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/2006/12/08.html#a1574).  For those that aren’t already reading Jon Udell, he writes…

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