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    Windows 8 brings some obvious and not so obvious changes.  One that I can’t wait for is the Microsoft Account Integration.  Imagine all of your personal devices now connected easily with one another using a single account.  Imagine being able to connect that personal account with a work...
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    i've been with microsoft almost 6 years now and ever since i started i have been able to bring my own computer to work (and often do). the day i started (october 31, 2005) was the start of the greatest employment journey i could have ever wished for. i received and unboxed my very first tablet pc (running...
  • Blog Post: usb 3.0 performance

    wow! last week i purchased an asus n73s notebook with sound from bang & olufsen and liked it so much i got my son an asus n53. at the top of the feature list was the blu ray player, but having usb 3.0 bootable port in a laptop for windows 8 performance improvements is night and day. i also got 2...
  • Blog Post: consumerization at home

    i’m working from home today and the kids have started school just yet. this afternoon it occurred to me that every single member of our family was working on a computer. most of us are using a laptop, but occasionally someone is using a tablet or slate. three of us have smart phones and there are...
  • Blog Post: consumer preview of windows 8 available wednesday!

    there are certain dates that stick with you. birthdays, anniversaries and other significant dates. the first geek date i have committed to memory is august 24th, 1995. the second geek date i have memorized is easy to remember because it's also my birthday. the third geek date i will remember is leap...