Lawrence Liu's Report from the Inside

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April, 2006

  • My 2nd meeting with Steve Ballmer

    I had my 1st meeting with Steve Ballmer about 12 years ago as a Microsoft customer during an executive briefing session. The way I remember it was that Steve, who at the time was Microsoft’s head of worldwide sales and marketing, came (no, barged) in...
  • What did I just get myself into???

    Speaking of Executive Briefing presentations, I just volunteered to do one for our Unified Communications Group (UCG – the folks who developed Live Communications Server and Office Communicator ) that’s coming up next Monday. I found out right after I...
  • Microsoft Executive Briefing Program is "Briefing Program of the Year"

    Microsoft’s Executive Briefing Program has just been awarded “Briefing Program of the Year“ from the Association of Briefing Program Managers ( ABPM ), an international organization with over 100 Fortune 500 member companies, including IBM, Sun, Cisco...
  • Records Management Team Blog and "customer evidence"

    My work on the SharePoint Community Advancement Initiative continues at a dizzing pace. Earlier this week, I helped launch the Records Management Team Blog , which is a blog about the business challenges we are all facing and the opportunities to address...
  • Bill Gates on his own use of SharePoint

    Here’s an interesting article from Fortune magazine – “ How I Work: Bill Gates ” – in which Bill describes his use of SharePoint (emphasis mine): “…Being flooded with information doesn't mean we have the right information or that we're in touch...
  • Toshiba Tecra M5 is now my primary machine

    The Toshiba Tecra M5 laptops that I had ordered for my team arrived today. Several of us have been very anxious to get these machines because it seems like we’re doing demos of Office SharePoint Server 2007 and the 2007 Office client programs to customers...
  • SharePoint Featured Group on GotDotNet CodeGallery

    I’d like to expand on what I wrote in my previous entry re: the GotDotNet CodeGallery , which is a free website run by Microsoft that enables commercial and shared source Developers and IT Pros to create micro-communities within which to engage in the...