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    Did you ever wish you could defrag your workstation in 3 seconds?  Have you ever accidentally opened ALL the applications in your start menu *not really* ?  What about jump up and down with 24 running hard drives in your hand?  The boys at Samsung have and they have a pretty amazing story...
  • Blog Post: Just Watched Obama Get Grilled by House Republicans QA for 90 minutes. WOW!

    Sorry if politics isn’t your thing (it should be cause tech revolves around policy), and I am not trying to be hyperbolic when I say this but I think I’ve witnessed the most honest and open American political debate in my 27 years of life!  Although not quite British Parliament style, its reminded...
  • Blog Post: People and Comments Drive the Internet Revolution

    Here is an interesting article from FAST Company where they talk about the growing importance of community feedback and web 2.0 discussion mechanisms.  Microsoft needs to start considering how it will not only replicate this type of interaction on our properties at massive scale but also to think...
  • Blog Post: Create Hollywood Quality Music Videos Cheap

    It's been a really hectic month for me this last March, hence the utter lack of regular blog posts. For this I apologize. Even though I'm was on vacation at my home in Dallas, Texas, I wanted to let everyone know about a really cool site called Animoto . Animoto's goal is to create Hollywood quality...
  • Blog Post: Is Dumbing Down IT Technology Concepts the Future of Marketing and Product Satisfaction?

    There is a debate inside Microsoft around what IT Pros actually need in terms of content from Microsoft.  There are many technologies that have been introduced in the marketplace that have turned traditional IT concepts upside down.  Virtualization, Software + Services, SAAS, Web Apps, and...
  • Blog Post: Discover the Future of Visual Data Mining with Microsoft Pivot

    The world has too much information.  If you query any search engine for any topic, you will likely be greeted by millions of links of results.  Everyone knows that text cannot possibly be the end all, be all of data discovery.  Surely as the volume of unmanaged data grows, which grows...
  • Blog Post: Steve Jobs’s Face, Meet John Curran’s Balls

    What can only be described as a stroke of childish genius is a Microsoft video booth parked outside an Apple store in the UK where people can go and record messages about why they are a “PC.” Who has the balls to take on the Apple marketing machine gorilla-style?  Microsoft UK Windows Product Manager...