Pieces of me on community...

Reflections regarding the intersection of community and technology, broadly defined. A pit stop on the way to the next phase of Microsoft community solutions

April, 2007

  • Beta Blogs and Forums -- post launch notes 070420

    Just a quick little update on where we stand a few days following our announcement of the beta. 1) beta means different things to different people. this probably goes without saying, but suffice to say, the "beta" messaging has caused confusion ...
  • Public privacy?

    While things have been quite busy at work as we undertake a feedback driven planning experiment , the tragic events at Virginia Tech does give one pause. My heart goes out to the family, friends and loved ones for all parties involved. In terms of...
  • What exactly do we mean by "beta"?

    In light of some of the responses I've been seeing on the forums , I wanted to clarify what exactly we mean by "beta." Admittedly, it is a loaded term. Depending on your perspective, "beta" might refer to something that is pretty polished but needs...
  • Intel's research on domestic satellites

    There's so much here, I don't know where to begin. Genevieve Bell is spearheading research at Intel that looks at this notion of "home" first, and then seeing what sort of tech opportunities may exist. Given my work with community and technology, this...
  • gotta love betas...

    heh, wouldn't you know it. less than 24 hrs after we start pointing people to the betas, one of the boxes supporting the services behind the scenes doesn't work as planned. anyway, thanks for the quick feedback everyone. things seem to be working as planned...
  • Introducing beta Microsoft blogs and forums

    Last night, we announced the beta of several Microsoft community solutions. Thanks to everyone who's helped make this possible! For information on the new blogging solution: here's a text overview here's what's ahead here's a little tutorial on commenting...
  • Microsoft.community flup

    flup = follow-up. hold over abbreviation from a former life ... My colleague Dave pointed me towards a recent question from Robert McLaws . "What if I want someone else providing the structure? Will the owner of the blog or forum be able to define...
  • Microsoft.community

    With all these milestones , it would be easy to feel happy and proud of all that has happened, however that would be premature. You've heard talk about the future of forums and blogs...well, that future is fast approaching. With an upcoming beta of Microsoft...
  • Milestones for forums

    Recently, Joe Morel in the Developer Division called out some wonderful stats for forums on MSDN -- we reached our 1,000,000th post :-) Forums on TechNet and other branded sites also continue to do well. We also deployed a recent update to forums.microsoft...
  • pit stop on the way to Microsoft.community

    it seems some folks are pointing to this blog , and this blog for my thoughts on Microsoft.community. what to do, what to do? as neither of these will likely be my final home, I suppose the logical thing to do at this point is to cross-post relevant...