• Wildcards in Word

    This is mostly a note to self, but may be useful to others trying to figure out or remember how to search for end of lines in Word and replace with a character. The case I almost always need to do this is taking a long list of people’s email addresses in some sort of list and converting it into…

  • Introducing Roomdash–my latest side project

    Roomdash is a site I created for the large TV screens we have in the team rooms at Microsoft. It provides a simple view of the latest posts on Twitter and Google+ about some of our products and is a great way for our teams to get a quick glimpse of what’s being talked about out there by our users.

  • One Strategy by Steven Sinofsky, Marco Iansiti

    One Strategy by Steven Sinofsky and Marco Iansiti. This book is made up of blog posts off of Sinofsky’s internal Microsoft blog with commentary and additional thoughts from Iansiti. I really found this one interesting though, being a Microsoft employee, I’m clearly closer to it all than folks outside the company. It covers the time Sinofsky took over the Windows…

  • Zune player isn’t responding?

    I love my Zune and think it’s a great device. I’ve had a few different models over the years and never had any problems with them–each model just got better. Recently though that changed and my Zune could no longer get through a full sync. Here are the details and what proved to be my solution to the problem in…

  • Hotmail via Outlook

    Omar posted about the Microsoft Outlook Connector being available and it rocks. It basically adds an account to Outlook for all of your Hotmail mail. Very nice. You can download Outlook Connector from here.

  • Outlook 2007 update and an AutoArchive fun fact

    Just ran across a patch (KB933493) that was released a few days ago that aims to address many of the performance problems with Outlook 2007. I’ve installed it and have been using it for a little bit now and things do seem significantly better–especially startup time. I’ve got peers at work though who’ve been running into some serious perf issues…