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  • Blog Post: Just For Fun: My Footage of the Grand Opening of the new Microsoft Store at the Mall of America

    Yeah… I had some fun attending this event, and shooting this video on Saturday morning.  A couple of fun things to notice: Ray Ozzie is in the house Not everyone knows how to spell MICROSOFT.
  • Blog Post: Who are we? I’m glad you asked…

    Hi. I’m Kevin. “Hi Kevin!’ …and I’m an IT Professional Technology Evangelist with Microsoft . I’m one of nine who represent Microsoft in these 48 contiguous United States. (Maybe someone gets to go to Hawaii and Alaska now and then, but they’re not sayin’.) Anyway, I thought I would take a moment to...
  • Blog Post: I can control what I watch of the Olympics? Any event? Anytime I want?

    I’m not sure if I’ve said this on my blog before, but I and my family are huge fans of Windows Media Center . I’ve got a dedicated (and actually pretty old and under-powered) Compaq desktop computer that’s running Windows Vista Ultimate edition, and has a TV-tuner card with two analog tuners, plus a...
  • Blog Post: Another fun PhotoZoom sample..

    Zoom in.  Really.. zoom in. http://robburke.net/images/deeplol.html Have a great weekend!
  • Blog Post: Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the US

    Coming to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region ( Brian Lewis , Keith Mayer , Matt Hester , and Moi ) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning (otherwise known as “IT Camps”) from now through mid-October. Here is the complete event description: Discover Key Hybrid...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Corp. :: Microsoft Research Helps Novice Musicians Discover Their Inner Songwriters

      Microsoft Corp. :: Microsoft Research Helps Novice Musicians Discover Their Inner Songwriters (Title and first link in this blog post are courtesy of clicking the “Blog This” button in my browser, which launches me into Windows Live Writer .  That’s the first time I’ve tried that.  I...
  • Blog Post: Vote for me!

    This is just way too clever.  No guarantees on how long this will be up and running, because I can’t imagine that it’s NOT spreading like wildfire right now.. but it’s worth a look. http://www.tsgnet.com/pres.php?id=46832&altf=Lfwjo&altl=Sfnef I appreciate your vote!  (Tattoo is optional...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's TechNet Event Resources - Feb-Mar 2010

    TechNet Event Slides - http://www.technetevents.com/resources 28%-OFF Special TechNet Plus Direct Subscription Promotion – Yes, save nearly $100 off of a TechNet Plus Direct Subscription! Use Promotion Code TNITE04 (that’s ZERO-4) at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/subscription IMPORTANT UPDATE...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: IE8 Released!

    Breaking news: The browser that you are using right now is quite possibly out of date. Today Microsoft released the new version of the Internet Explorer browser. Internet Explorer 8 , or “IE8”. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx It’s fast . It’s cool . It’s easier...
  • Blog Post: IT Manager Community Talks with Kevin (That’s me!)

    Okay.. ‘bout time for some shameless self-promotion… Actually, and honestly.. I don’t look like this anymore.  My hair is shorter, and I’ve decided to let the grey just be grey.  This is what I look like now: But that’s not what this post is about.  It’s about you IT Managers.  As...
  • Blog Post: Which is it?

    Just saw this on my Windows Media Center… Good for a chuckle, I thought.
  • Blog Post: So.. okay.. we were having a little fun…

    You have to check out my friend John Weston’s Blog post photo… Pictured are: Chris Avis Dan Stolts Yours Truly John Baker Shawn Travers Harold Wong and John Weston . 
  • Blog Post: A Personal Photosynth Example

    Just a few minutes ago I sent the following e-mail to the members of the Boy Scout Troop that my two boys belong to. My eldest just completed the work-portion of his Eagle Scout project last weekend… The photographers, or even the more “geeky” among you will appreciate this… Today I took a set...
  • Blog Post: Today “the NEW efficiency” starts…

    Today, September 24, 2009, in three cities in the U.S. we’re holding our first of what we internally are calling the “trifecta launch” events, launching Windows 7 , Windows Server 2008 R2 , and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 . In fact, this morning I was up bright and early and in front of a movie theater...
  • Blog Post: Playing with PhotoZoom

    MS Live Labs has a fun app called PhotoZoom .  It’s a cool proof-of-concept around how you might handle and navigate through images.  One application of this sort of technology that I thought was really cool was in zooming into very VERY large photos.  Stay out to see the big picture,...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: It’s here! RCs are RTW! (for some)

    RCs = Release Candidates RTW = Released to Web “for some” means “for TechNet and MSDN subscribers” You remember several days ago we announced that the RC for Windows 7 would be available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers on April 30th . “Hey, that’s today!” Yep. And of course the first thing...
  • Blog Post: Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the Central US (September Edition)

    UPDATE: The FULL list of our events for September and October is now live. Go to THIS BLOG POST instead. -Kevin Coming to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region ( Brian Lewis , Keith Mayer , Matt Hester , and Moi ) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning;...
  • Blog Post: What is “Life without walls?”

    (Warning: If you only expect serious technology announcements or serious discussion from this blog, you should stop reading this post right now.) Just an observation… If you don’t have a wall, you’ve got no place to put a window.  Why do I need windows if I have no walls?  That’s just stupid...