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The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds Talk

I highly recommend this recording of Linus' talk as part of the Computer History Museum series on...

Author: davidlem Date: 11/09/2008

Building A VE Mashup in Windows Azure!

So I sat down today to hack out a little mashup using Windows Azure and the great data that is...

Author: davidlem Date: 11/09/2008

Azure SDK Samples and Run Elevated!

So one of the things you’ll notice on Vista is that when you open your sample projects from the...

Author: davidlem Date: 11/06/2008

Azure Services First Steps Guide!

Jenny Lo from the .NET Services team has a great post up on how to get your first Azure app up and...

Author: davidlem Date: 11/06/2008

I Found An Old, Old, Outlook Form in my new Outlook!

So I’ve never come across this before: Now, the fact that I’ve never seen it before is not the fact...

Author: davidlem Date: 11/05/2008

Is Azure Driving You Nuts!?…

So one of the things I’ve noticed recently as I try and get my leg over all the Azure Services...

Author: davidlem Date: 11/05/2008

PDC 2008 Sessions Now Available on C9!

If you weren’t able to make it to PDC 2008 this year, or you did but had session conflicts, then you...

Author: davidlem Date: 11/03/2008

How Can I Get A Azure Services Platform Token?

So many folks are asking, “How do I get a token for Azure Services Platform?” You will need to go to...

Author: davidlem Date: 10/29/2008

Azure Services Training Kit!

If you want to get up to speed quickly with Azure Services Platform, make sure you check out the...

Author: davidlem Date: 10/29/2008

Day 1 PDC – Waiting to Exhale!

Jeez, now I know how Whitney felt! After what feels like forever, we were able to announce our cloud...

Author: davidlem Date: 10/28/2008

PDC2008 – Day Minus 1

So I got up early this morning to go see how the preparations were going for PDC2008. First Franky...

Author: davidlem Date: 10/25/2008

Developer Ergonomics!

So one of the challenges of building developer platforms and tools is capturing feedback. Feedback...

Author: davidlem Date: 10/20/2008

What’s Ray Gonna Say!?

So leading up to the PDC we’re asking developers to Think Way Outside The Box! And I for one want to...

Author: davidlem Date: 10/20/2008

Are You Thinking Way Outside The Box??

So the PDC is 20 days away, and the thunder is starting to roll. I arrived (like most) at work today...

Author: davidlem Date: 10/07/2008

Hee Hee… No End of The World… Yet!

My colleague Brad Shantz sent out this great little tool that gives you an indication of the effect...

Author: davidlem Date: 09/09/2008

49 Sleeps to PDC!

I’m not one for keeping a secret, but for the past 3 months, I’ve kinda had to. So it’s nice to see...

Author: davidlem Date: 09/09/2008

VS2008 SP1 and .NET Fx 3.5 SP1 Available!

For those who have been running SP1 (Beta) for the past few months, you can now happily move to...

Author: davidlem Date: 08/11/2008

My BizTalk Services Demo Code!

So I did a demo a few weeks ago on a simple solution that uses the current BizTalk Services...

Author: davidlem Date: 08/11/2008

I’ve Officially “Arrived”!

When I first got to Redmond, my old boss and mentor Frank Arrigo told me that until I had my name on...

Author: davidlem Date: 07/11/2008

Why Motivations Matter in The Cloud!

So I just finished my Cloud Services session at this years WWPC in Houston, and while I was...

Author: davidlem Date: 07/10/2008

World Wide Partner Conference… Load The Truck!

So it’s been a while since I last posted to my blog… almost 3 months ago. What have I been up to?...

Author: davidlem Date: 07/02/2008

Office Loafers!

So one thing that has occurred to me over the past three months of being a dad is that munchkin's...

Author: davidlem Date: 05/03/2008

Is The Cloud Just A Big Server?

So last Friday I was invited to be part of a panel session with my fellow Microsoft'ees Nigel Watson...

Author: davidlem Date: 05/03/2008

I Got A New Job!

In keeping with my intense desire to constantly improve my top line, I've accepted a new job! I'll...

Author: davidlem Date: 04/21/2008

The Truth About Chuck Norris!

Franky sent me a wonderful little present that arrived today: Every "fact" is pure gold. And what...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/29/2008

Check This Out from the CRM Resource Center!

From the CRM Resource Center, some great goodies! 11 Things to Know About Customization - Conceptual...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/28/2008

Eee'k! It's Asus' Little Fella!

Shanemo and I went for an adventure today, down to Myer to see the new Asus Eee. The first thing...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/22/2008

Dynamics CRM 4 Datasheets!

Another delivery of Dynamics CRM 4 goodies just arrived, and this time, it's a couple of very handy...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/21/2008

Dynamics CRM 4 BDM Decks! Hot!

Today's good oil is four BDM decks for CRM 4. CRM Overview BDM Deck – High-level summary of the CRM...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/21/2008

CRM 4 DevJam in Oz!

OK, so since my last post on my new costume for the CRM 4 DevJam, I've had a bunch of emails asking:...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/16/2008

The Emperors New Clothes! Community CRM 4 DevJam!

Well, it finally arrived, and how splendid it is! So where am I planning to wear this fantastic garb...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/15/2008

Windows Automotive!

I've been working on a CRM/GPS/Mobile demo app as an example of how to leverage your Windows Mobile...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/14/2008

Dave's Laws: Email/Inbox Management

There are two types of email: 1. Email that you need to attend to because it directly affects you....

Author: davidlem Date: 01/11/2008

CRM 4 Partner Readiness! Don't Say I Never Give You Nothing!

Check this out: http://www.msreadiness.com/crm4 It's a page, a web page, on a web site, with links!...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/10/2008

500 Posts! Wow!

Wow, just had a look at my control panel to free some comments, and realized I had hit 500 posts....

Author: davidlem Date: 01/10/2008

Want A CRM 4 Sandbox? Speak Now!

Here ye, here ye! If you are: An Independent Software Vendor (you have to be someone who writes...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/09/2008

Mo' CRM 4 Goodies! Will It Ever Stop?

OK, so more goodies fell out of the magical hole in the wall at work this morning, so check it out...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/09/2008

Who's Succession Plan Do You Want To Be On?

And also more importantly, who should succeed you? For me, I'd like to be on Denny Crane's...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/09/2008

Shanemo and Davemo's Poster Extravaganzataboulostified Offer!

I've been waiting for some time now for my Optimus Prime costume to arrive, so every time the lovely...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/09/2008

CRM and Web 2.0

Since the release of Microsoft CRM 4, I've had a couple of requests from partners on how they can...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/09/2008

New CRM 4 Content! Good Stuff!

With CRM 4 recently released, there are some goodies for Partners and Customers to get their sticky...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/08/2008

JC Penney Catalog! Circa 1977! What A Great Year!

Now, I was born in 1977, and never regretted it, until now! There is an email going around, and it...

Author: davidlem Date: 11/29/2007

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