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  • Blog Post: My Visit to Microsoft Store at Scottsdale Fashion Square Today

    I know that there have been quite a few people who have already visited the Microsoft Store in Scottsdale since it opened on October 22, 2009.  However, I was out of town on the grand opening and have been either sick or out of town since then and have not had a chance to go visit until today. ...
  • Blog Post: A day in the life of a Technical Advisor at the Microsoft Retail Store–Introduction

    So, Microsoft employees who don’t already work at the Microsoft Retail stores but who live in a city where a store exists were given an opportunity to sign up and spend a day working side by side with the main store employees.  I happen to live in such a city and so I signed up to spend a day as...
  • Blog Post: IT Pro and Dev Community XBox 360 Party In Phoenix

    For all those IT Pros and Developers that live in the Phoenix area, this "announcement" is for you.  I am hosting an XBox 360 year end party at the Phoenix Office this coming Saturday, December 13th, from 4 PM - 9 PM.  My initial plan was to host a little year end gathering that included...
  • Blog Post: January TechNet Events in Southern California

    In January, we are having TechNet Events in Southern California.  The events will be covering Virtualization and will take place in the Microsoft Offices in Irvine and downtown Los Angeles. The Dates and times are as follows: Irvine: January 24, 2010 from 1 PM – 5 PM: Registration Link Los Angeles...
  • Blog Post: A day in the life of a Technical Advisor at the Microsoft Retail Store – Experience shared

    I had a chance to spend a day working at the Microsoft Retail Store in Scottsdale, AZ on August 30th.  I promised I would share my experience so here goes. First, I have not worked in retail since high school when I worked at a fast food restaurant in Phoenix so I was just a bit apprehensive of...
  • Blog Post: Event Notice: Microsoft Home Technologies for the Geek and Non Geek

    I realize this is very short notice, but I was just able to work out an event for Phoenix, AZ on July 28th at the Microsoft Office located at 2929 N. Central Ave., Suite 1400, Phoenix, AZ 85012.  Check-in will start at 9:30 AM and the event will run from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  The topic of this...
  • Blog Post: Plug for my team mate’s Super Secret Kinect Project

    My team mate, Dan Waters, wrote a very nice post on his super secret Kinect Project this morning.  I really felt it was worth mentioning and cross-posting.  I don’t want to replicate the post here so you’ll need to go read it, but here’s a picture of what his project involves. Here’s the link...
  • Blog Post: XBOX 360 Console Gets FaceLift

    I just received an email that we have made some significant changes to the XBox 360 Experience. Once you update your console, you will have access to new features like streaming of HD movies from Netflix. You can personalize your "persona" by creating an Avitar. There are more "stuff"...