The best features in Outlook 2010 are not social network updates or threaded conversations, though those are invaluable. The best features are the little-noticed “Clean Up” and “Ignore”. In 2008 on this very blog I pined for official versions of these features’ early incarnations, Thread Compressor and Thread Killer. Now that these features have made it … More Productivity Tips: Outlook Easter Eggs!
I wrote my first post for the official Windows Live Wire blog. The topic is privacy, which is an area I’ve worked in for the last few years, specifically choosing who can send you stuff on Windows Live. I hope to write more entries soon. Stop the insanity: Choose who can send you invitations … More First post on the Windows Live Team Blog
I’ve always had the bad habit of taking more napkins than I really need, especially if I’d have to walk a long way to get more. I think this is a common practice, as evidenced by the piles of unused napkins on the tables in the cafeteria around 2pm. My reasoning was, "Well, I’ll leave … More Save the earth: Take The Napkin Pledge!
There are so many quirky things I love about working at Microsoft. Like using the Berlin Wall as a desk: OK, it’s a piece of art and I shouldn’t be doing that but during the Women’s Conference there are thousands of people everywhere and you can’t even walk through the halls because folks are … More Doing my homework on the Berlin Wall
Yep, that’s a genuine Windows Vista Orange County Chopper, parts “chosen” by Paul Sr. from the TV show “American Chopper”. Participants in the Microsoft Giving Campaign have a chance to win it next month – I’m not sure it’s something I’d want to drive around, but it would be an interesting conversation piece. I would venture to guess … More OCC Vista Chopper
There’s a tradition at Microsoft to bring X number of pounds of M&Ms for everyone on your X year anniversary of working here. Today was Marty’s anniversary date (Congrats, Marty!) and we got to enjoy 3 lbs of M&Ms – even in individual packages "to improve usability" 🙂 Most people consider their start date as … More I have my own Microsoft M&M calculation
Finally! We spent most of yesterday holed up in a room in Building 36 pushing out the new windows.com and windowsvista.com web sites. It’s really amazing to be a part of something so huge and I’ve been blown away by some of the marketing for this release, especially Vanishing Point. Look up the video on … More Windows Vista Launch Day!
I am a huge Lisa Brummel fan (new Sr. VP of HR at Microsoft) and you can see why in this video. Reads Mini-Microsoft and Wears Shorts in Winter – Lisa Brummel, VP of HR She’s down to earth, honest, articulate, passionate, and creative. She is really going to lead great change in this company. … More Lisab: Reads Mini-Microsoft and Wears Shorts in Winter – Lisa Brummel, VP of HR
Wow – what a day! Just saw that the new MSN.com home page went live on beta today. http://beta.msn.com Very cool! Doesn’t all work yet – check out the first headline in the Sports module – that would be Lauren Jackson to those of you who don’t know 🙂 This was one of the most … More New MSN.com home page
I am SO glad I can finally talk about this! Windows Live Windows Live Windows Live! Whew. I designed the online scanner for the Live Safety Center, Live Favorites, and a few more things that haven’t been unveiled yet. Hold on guys, it’s going to be quite a ride! Press: Microsoft Will Unveil Internet Push … More Windows Live!