Wix team: The most used piece of software at Microsoft (and it's open source!)
Average: 5(4)What piece of software is used in Windows, Office, MySQL, and many other places? The Windows Installer XML (WiX) toolset.
But even better, did you know it's open source? And, did you know that it is developed by an all-volunteer team.
It's developed after hours, come along and meet the team and attend...
Jeff Barr - Amazon Web Services Contest Winners
Average: 0Jeff Barr, Web Services Evangelist at Amazon, dropped by my office the other day and showed me the winners of the Microsoft/Amazon Web Service Contest. Cool stuff, congrats! More details are up on the Amazon Web Services blog.
Jeff Barr - Amazon Web Services Contest Winner
Average: 0Jeff Barr dropped by Scoble's office the other day and showed us the contest winners from their recent Web Services contest that they held with Microsoft. More details on the Amazon Web Services blog.
Jim Carroll, Dan Manrique - Two dev's story of helping Katrina victims
Average: 0Jim and Dan are two seemingly normal Microsoft employees who I've been watching from afar (they work for Microsoft Consulting Services). When hurricane Katrina hit they dropped everything in their lives and got in a plane and flew to Austin, TX. Hear their story about the technology they deployed...
Going Deep: Richard Ward - Engineering security into Windows Vista
Average: 0Richard is an architect on the kernel team on Windows Vista. In other words, everything in Windows builds on top of his team's work. Here Charles Torre has a 52 minute conversation with him about the kinds of things that are being done deep inside Windows from a security perspective. But...
Charlie Owen - Your first Media Center/Vista application (and a look at their secret room)
Average: 5(2)Over in building 50 there's a secret room. It's never been shown in public before. What is this room for? Testing audio devices. It is a special room where it's completely silent and the walls have been treated to minimize sound wave reflections. After giving us a tour Charlie Owen, PM on the Media...
Richard Anderson - Interactive teaching with Tablet PCs at University of Washington
Average: 0Recently I visited Richard Anderson's classroom at the University of Washington and watched how he used Tablet PCs to teach his computer science class. It is really cool. Students can send him notes, post their thoughts, and interact with him, via their Tablet PCs. This technology came out of Microsoft...
Ric Merrifield - Microsoft gets down to business with Motion initiative
Average: 0Ric, director of strategy on the top secret Motion Incubation team, runs the Motion initiative. What's that? It's a group at Microsoft that studies how businesses work and looks for opportunities to help them do their business better. They made an entire map of how business works.
Mike Hall - Network Enabled Refrigeration Device (and pranks at Microsoft)
April 1, 2006 -- Mike Hall uses Windows CE for everything. Including building a network enabled refrigeration device (NERD) with the NERD feature pack, released today.
While you're watching that video, we also have some other videos for you to consider this weekend (sorry, downloads won't be available...
Mike Arcuri - More business intelligence in Office 2007
Average: 0This is a second, deeper look at Excel 2007's business intelligence capabilities (Mike Arcuri was on Channel 9 a few weeks ago). Really cool stuff for helping your business see what is happening.
The demos start at 6:15 into this video. Really great stuff, if you are an Excel freak, don't miss!