There and Back Again

After being away for almost two years, I’m back at Microsoft as of this week on the Cloud Platform Marketing team. I hope to have more information to share soon. 2138



Over 15 years ago, I joined Microsoft and I have worked in and around Visual Studio ever since. It seems like eons ago given how much things have changed in this industry, this company, my life, and the world over the past 5716 days. It amuses me that my earliest projects live on in MSDN Library:…


Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Thursday, August 2nd

Steven Sinofsky: Releasing Windows 8 David Isbitski: New Screencast: Accessing the camera in a Windows 8 Metro Style App using HTML and JavaScript Jim O’Neil: Windows 8 Notifications: Overview Michael Stroh: 10 money-making secrets of top apps (part 1) Infragistics, Brent Schooley: What is Metro Design? – Metro Design Series Part 1 Vance Morrison: Performance…

Why This Blog Sucks

Reading this list on What Makes a Good Blog, serves to remind me just how much my blog sucks these days. Once upon a time, I think most of the listed attributes applied to this blog. Ah, well. I’m still hoping to get back into the swing of it. 1371

TED: Simply John Maeda

Earlier this year (Managing Complexity) I blogged about John Maeda’s book, The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life). Now you can watch a presentation he did around the same time at TED. The MIT Media Lab’s John Maeda lives at the intersection of technology and art — a place that can get very…

Etiquette Rule #1 – Don’t be a Sycophant

Today’s edition of the Redmond Channel Partner newsletter links to a piece titled Minding Your Microsoft Manners, which is an interview with some companies who advise Microsoft partners on how to work with Microsoft. As I was reading it, I thought it was written as a piece of satire. Unfortunately, it’s dated July 1st, not…


Coining a New Acronym

Just a passing thought that came up during a conversation with J.D. Meier today: Aggregated Human Aggregation (AHA) – The notion that we choose to collect information for our own personal knowledge base is merely an aggregation of information aggregated by others. Usually, when you find something worthy enough to capture for your own reuse…

Steph Graduates Today!

Today is one of those special milestone dates for our family as our daughter, Stephanie, graduates from high school today. I’m quite proud that she’s graduating with Honors from Redmond High School, and she’ll be attending Washington State University later this summer (they start in mid-August). Congratulations, Steph! 1311


TechEd 7.0

There’s time to kill before boarding (redeye JetBlue flight to JFK, and then on to MCO) with decent wireless in one of the newer terminals at SeaTac, so I thought I’d post something. This is TechEd #7 for me. The early days of this blog started with posts leading up to TechEd 2004 in San…

Party with Palermo

Unless my redeye flight on Saturday night saps my energy, I plan to attend the TechEd 2007 edition of Party with Palermo on Sunday, June 3rd at the Glo Lounge. 1304