MSDN nuggets

I love it when our partners show me stuff that I hadn’t seen myself – the challenges of our millions of web pages ๐Ÿ™‚ Richard from Anglia (who were the first partner in the UK to get the mobility competency this week – congrats), highlighted the MSDN Nuggets site so I went and checked it…

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Back from holiday

Well that was a short week off that felt like a long time – it’s been a while coming ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be slogging through my inbox this week but thought I would highlight the upcoming ISV community day on 7 December at Thames Valley Park, Reading where we’ll cover SQL 2005 and Visual Studio 2005…

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Why I work here: Respected companies 2005

“For seven successive years, General Electric has topped the table of the world’s most respected companies. But for the first time, it has been pipped to the post by Microsoft” A survey conducted by PwC polled 954 CEO across 25 countries this year and Microsoft came out at the top – with lots of praise…

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Orange County Choppers get business efficiency

I first became aware of Orange County Choppers when watching the brilliant Long Way Round series with Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor. The guys who make these amazing bikes are now benefitting from switching from running the business via a little black book to running it with Small Business Server and SQL Server 2005. Check…

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Mobile police

Last week, Keith Gough of the Thames Valley Police force attended an event we had at our UK office and kindly offered to present during a session I delivered on flexible working. As project manager of Access to Services in the force, Keith has worked on a project to mobilise the police officers with Windows…

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XBOX 360 chip

The guys over at Anandtech have a very in depth review of how to take apart an XBOX 360 – which I’ll not be doing with mine when it arrives! I do like the way the CPU has XBOX 360 engraved on it though ๐Ÿ™‚

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Office 12 just went to beta 1

Time to go download from an internal share and get dogfoodin ๐Ÿ™‚Chris Capossela called Office 12 “the most significant release in more than 10 years”

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Ozzie is blogging…again

Now this should be interesting – our CTO, Ray Ozzie, has started a public blog on Spaces (of course) where he plans to enter in to public discourse about projects and stuff at Microsoft. Clearly smarter than the average bear, this should prove an interesting one to monitor. Ray Ozzie was the man behind Lotus Notes…

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Why I work here: XBOX 360 ad

Okay – I’m on a roll with this theme now. Check out this hilarious (but cool….yep, we do cool!) XBOX 360 ad  

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Start Something PC

Hot on the heels of the Windows XP Start Something campaign, we have a next generation Windows PC design competition. Between May 18th and October 3rd, Microsoft and the Industrial Designers of America held a competition to challenge established design teams, indepdendent designers and students from around the world to come up with innoative new…

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