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  • Blog Post: microspotting

    before i started at microsoft on october 31, 2005 (yes – it’s almost been four years!) i spent a lot of time combing through posts on channel9 , jobsblog and the careers site.  i wanted to get a sense of whether i would fit in.  fortunately i was interviewed for and accepted the perfect job...
  • Blog Post: preparing for techready 9

    i will be spending the last week in july out in seattle at techready – a semi annual gathering of microsoft field engineers.  last year at techready 7 i saw ray ozzie speak for the first time.  some of the highlights are contained in a wired article – with the transition of bill gates at the...
  • Blog Post: favorite windows 8 feature

    I’m using Windows 8 on many different devices, but have a couple still running Windows 7 for one reason or another (main family computer has 3d and Media Center – haven’t upgraded it yet).  Here’s one thing I miss when I’m not in Windows 8 – multiple taskbars on multiple monitors.  In Windows...
  • Blog Post: movies about dreams and virtual reality

    this week i saw the movie inception for the second time and it reminded me of another movie when i was young that i really enjoyed brainstorm. brainstorm is a movie staring christopher walken and natalie wood about two scientists that perfect a machine that allows one person to "playback" the real world...
  • Blog Post: back to dogfooding

    probably the coolest part of working for microsoft is the opportunity to dogfood so many amazing technologies before they are released. from windows and office to xbox and windows live there have been so many opportunities to take a look ahead i have lost count. there are times while i have been with...
  • Blog Post: dan - checkered shirt, edward - white shirt, tie

    my first day at microsoft (october 31st, 2005) i started with a couple other people. that's the day i met edward - we started as windows client technical specialists. we went through a lot together starting at microsoft - we both hold the record of the shortest time with a manager - 1 day (our hiring...
  • Blog Post: paint desktop version registry key

    typically there is version information displayed in the lower right hand corner of windows in pre release versions, but there is a quick way to display the desktop version information on your computer by changing a registry key. windows 7 service pack 1 displays as build 7601 open regedit.exe, navigate...