Technical women in product engineering groups at Microsoft

There are about ~20 Technical Fellows (all men) and ~48 Distinguished Engineers (all men) at Microsoft.  There are a handful of women who are in the executive ranks, including two Senior Vice Presidents.  Mary Jo Foley (author of “All About Microsoft”) has started blogging a new series titled, Microsoft women worth watching, to profile ‘techy’ women who provide significant contribution…

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MIX10 videos

The videos from MIX 2010 conference are available online. http://live.visitmix.com/videos There are so many good sessions that I want to watch. I am especially interested in the following to begin with, purely because of personal interest.  (Unfortunately there is buffering issue which hopefully they will fix soon.) The Art, Technology and Science of Reading Total…

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Bill Gates’ last day at work video from CES 2008

Happy New Year to everyone! Check this funny video out about Bill Gates’ supposed last day at work with cameo appearances by many celebrities including Matthew McConaughey, George Clooney, Jay-Z, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Bono, Jon Stewart and Sen. Barack Obama. This video was shown during his final keynote session at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2008 in Las…

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Power of instructional mini-videos

Besides technology, I have interest in “reading” and “watching” home improvement articles.  And this interest usually gets stronger during major life events like buying/selling/moving. I go to a book store and my eye naturally gravitates towards the Home and Garden magazines or when I turn TV on, I naturally have to switch to HGTV to see what’s going…

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Barcelona – Nov 4

I was forced up by my alarm at 8:00 am in the morning to a nice oceanside view.  OK it may not be the ocean view that one expects in places like Hawaii or Maldives, still I find having an ocean view appealing than a concrete view.  I was still jet lagged and after not being able to…

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TechEd Developers Barcelona – Nov 3

I took a shuttle at 4:30 PM from Redmond to Sea-Tac Airport to catch a 7:30 PM PST British Airways flight to Barcelona via London Heathrow airport.  It was really nice to share the heavy traffic shuttle ride with Matt Winkler (WF technical evangelist) and Kristen (who is speaking on Visual Studio tooling for Office Applications) .  After…

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Moving on …

As we have shipped the V1 of WCF LOB Adapter SDK, I am now moving onto a new project.  I hope this blog was useful for the subset of developers who are interested in developing WCF-based adapters.  If there are any specific question, I will be happy to answer those and/or pass them along to the…

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From Toronto to Seattle

I spent my last extended weekend in Toronto with my family and friends. It was my sister’s birthday and we went to La Fenice restaurant for good Italian food and wine.  The celebration continued on Saturday at Sam and Pete’s with more food, drinks, live music and dancing.  It was difficult to come back to Seattle after such a fabulous…

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