Back on the grid

The family is moved, not moved in, just moved. So that’s the reason I’ve been way off the grid for so long. I have to say…moving is hard!! Last time I moved was 14 years ago and I’m quite amazed at the amount of “stuff” we’ve accumulated over the years. Anyway, on the to important…

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 First Look

If your a developer-type go check out Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 First Look. I just installed a VM with it and I have to say my first impressions are pretty good. Looking forward to trying some actual development with it.

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Xbox.com | Project Natal

Absolutely can’t wait for this to hit the streets Xbox.com | Project Natal. I think this trumps the Wii, but to be honest, I think having something in your hand helps to play the game. Of course, I haven’t tried this yet and I have played the Wii with the nieces and nephews quite a…

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Live Search = Bing

Well it seems the new Live Search is Bing. Internally at Microsoft, we’ve had it for sometime as is common with our “dogfooding” of new stuff. Personally, I haven’t had much interaction with it as I’m not on the corporate network that much. To be honest, I’ve been using Live Search as my default search…

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Windows 7 Beta Customer Preview Program

Keep an eye on the Windows 7 Beta Customer Preview Program site to download Windows 7 RC publicly on May 5th. As many tech sites have noted, installing the RC gives you Windows 7 for a year for free. Of course, the Windows team is hoping you’ll like it so much you will go ahead…

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Official Microsoft Team Blogs / Microsoft Blogs

Check out BlogMS – Official Microsoft Team Blogs for a list of Microsoft Team Blogs, many of which I had no idea existed. 237 or them…wow!

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Internet Explorer 8 is Final

Internet Explorer 8 Final Available Now. Here is an important snippet for me: Anyone running Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server can get 32- and 64-bit versions now from http://www.microsoft.com/ie8. (Windows 7 users will receive an updated IE8 as part of the next Windows 7 milestone.) I’m running Windows 7 on 2 machines, Vista…

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Bill Gates on mosquitoes and teachers

Also at TED, Bill Gates unplugged | Video on TED.com talking about the work his foundation is doing to fight malaria and to create great teachers. Next time I have a presentation to give, I’ll have to work out releasing mosquitoes as part of the “interactive” experience. 😉

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Sixth Sense

Is this what pocket protectors will look like in the future? Pattie Maes demos the Sixth Sense | Video on TED.com

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Cool feature – Windows 7 Boot from VHD

As a heavy user of VirtualPC, Virtual Server, and Hyper-V in my daily work, I’m really excited about the Windows 7 Boot from VHD feature. I do almost all of my customer related in work in virtual environments and when I need to focus on the task at hand, I’ll shutdown Outlook, sign out of…

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