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Work has been keeping me busy.  I have spent the last three weeks on the road.  Just returned from Orlando and Indiana this weekend.  Now I have a week to catch up on email before taking back off to Europe next week.  Busy, Busy.


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November 3, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Lenovo X300 vs. Macbook Air

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October 9, 2008 at 11:51 am

Work is taking over my life

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It has been a while since I last updated my blog.  I am going to blame that on the fact that I have been completely swamped at work.

Apparently, things don’t happen on their own – I guess that didn’t work in school and it continues to not apply in the “real" world.

Right now I am attending the Windows Live Commercial Lead Summit in Redmond, WA.  Basically a whole week of briefings and roundtables to learn, discuss, and plan execution around all upcoming Windows Live products. 

Of course, I am not disclosing details, but let me tell you there are some really sweet things coming down the pipe.

Rock On MSFT!

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October 1, 2008 at 1:38 pm


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I am getting ready to post a series of Webcasts detailing the many cool features of Microsoft’s Live services.

Today, I want to share with you a brief teaser video:

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July 10, 2008 at 11:15 pm

Job Update

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I am back working at Microsoft.  I started just shy of one month ago.  It has been great to get back in the swing of things.  I am thrilled to report that I am back in my old role (i.e. last internship).

I am managing Microsoft Live@edu for the US market.  Live@edu is Microsoft’s bundled online service offering for institutions of Higher Education and K-12.  Part of the offering is Windows Live Mail, Exchange Labs, Messenger, Alerts, Spaces, and many more.

My role can be summarized as leading Microsoft’s Google Compete efforts in the Education space.  A very exciting role that is full of surprises, tough competition, and an ever changing environment.

I will keep you posted on my endeavor.


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July 7, 2008 at 4:49 pm

Quick Update

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I am still alive and well.  Working hard, since I started at MSFT.  I will hopefully find the time to update the blog more frequently.



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June 30, 2008 at 8:02 am

Checking In

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I have been ridiculously busy in the past week and it seems like there is no end in sight.

Projects, exams, work – all seem to be coming to a high-point right now.

I will get back on the blog soon. I promise.

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March 25, 2008 at 4:56 pm

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