Little things make a big difference

I bought a great new t-shirt from Shawn Stussy’s new shop last week – when I opened the package the shirt had this attached. Nice touch Shawn 🙂 The little things make a big difference


The beautiful game

I love this new Sony Bravia advert…great use of music and I particularly like the little kid who does the complaining to the referee. Brilliant 🙂


Memory fades to grey

[Fernanda B. Viégas, Martin Wattenberg, and Kate Hollenbach] Last month, Gizmodo did a great set of posts on the future of memory. Two that I enjoyed were This Is the Cloud- Inside Microsoft’s Secret Stealth Data Centers and Microsoft’s Sensecam (which I have a long history with). A few other great articles in the series…


Windows Live Messenger Preview announced

[the new social view for Messenger] [updated – my mistake, the bits are not quite baked enough for release yet. We’ll be releasing this to a limited number of individuals externally in the very near future, before expanding to a broader public beta, and finally to the full public release.] The Wave 4 version of…


Office and email on Windows Phone 7

I finally got some hands on time with a Windows Phone 7 last week and I was very very impressed. I’d set my expectations low given my long history with our mobile efforts and a number of disappointments over the last few years and to be honest I was blown away. The UI was smooth,…


John Lewis ad

I’ve not seen much UK TV for the last month so when two people within an hour mentioned this advert to me this morning, I thought I’d better go check it out. Very nicely done and great selection of music. thanks Jan!


Microsoft tops social media use

Note: I’m catching up on some posts that have been languishing in my drafts over the last week. Evidently all the social engagement at Microsoft has us top of a social media use survey by NetProspex. Is it a good thing or bad thing? I would say the former of course…Reuters has more info on…


Office 2010 Reaches RTM

Office 2010 Reaches RTM! was the headline from the Office team blog and during an extended stay in Redmond last week I took the chance to suck the bits down our high speed pipes and load them on to my laptop. Nice work folks…Outlook 2010 feels snappy to me. For the non geeks, RTM =…


Twitter On Paper

  Yet another Twitter Infographic via