KC Lemson

By KC Lemson [MS]

Windows phone tip: See more photos at once by pinching out to get to the ‘filmstrip’ view

One of my favorite little features we did in Windows Phone 7 in the photos experience was what we...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 05/24/2012

Windows Phone tip: Use emoticons when texting/IMing

  If you’re a visual person, you may enjoy using emoticons – in this example I used (B) and...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 05/17/2012

Windows Phone Tip: Keep your own skydrive album of great wallpapers

  <insert obligatory “I haven’t blogged in so long, so sorry! I’ll try to be better! etc...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 05/11/2012

Photo book of photos taken with WP7

  I made a Shutterfly photo book of photos I’ve taken with WP7 phones running Mango in the last...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 06/21/2011

Aww yeah, baby.

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 02/15/2010

T minus 2 days to Windows Mobile 7 announcement

Been busting my butt for the last year on this. Looking forward to Monday:...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 02/12/2010

Love in the time of software-a

I have been using two pieces of software a lot lately: the zune client, and Win7. And today I found...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 10/16/2009

What would this be, a bleet?

I apparently haven't had anything to say that's longer than 140 characters lately. Sorry :-)

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 05/28/2009

And continuing on that thought…

I was playing around with photos.live.com, added some photos… and clicked on the very nice large...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 04/09/2009

Bad design is everywhere

I was trying to paypal some money to my sister a minute ago, and I sat at the payment page wondering...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 04/08/2009

Apologies in advance for messing up your RSS aggregator by changing the name of my blog

...but the time has come. 11 years at Microsoft, all of them in the Outlook & Exchange teams,...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 03/19/2009

How to make better software for users? Here's to so-called "soft" skills and fewer jerks.

I had a discussion with someone today who said something like "It's amazing how much of the process...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 11/19/2008

User behavior will always (eventually) trump technology

The Seattle PI recently posted about recent changes in the numbers of unique visitors for the major...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 11/12/2008

Design is everywhere

Well, OK, not everywhere. It's missing in this bathroom. See if you can spot the design flaw in this...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 11/11/2008

Hooray for clipart

Gee. That image just immediately brings home to me that here I am at the front door of the company...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 11/04/2008

Strange things that happen to your email when you work on email software

Raymond's recent blog on strange things that happen when you let people choose their own name (part...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 10/25/2008

Congratulations Dare!

Dare and his wife welcomed baby Nathan into the world last week. It sounds like it was a pretty...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 10/20/2008

Human nature and email attachment security

Dare's post about human nature touches on UAC in Vista: How do you design a dialog prompt to warn...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 10/13/2008

Anyone play spore?

I've gotten completely hooked. My username is 'whoosp', and thanks to EA's fantastic web...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 09/26/2008

Lost the addressbar from the taskbar with XP SP3?

A while ago, I did my civic duty and upgraded my XP box at home to SP3... and then immediately...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 09/22/2008

Run half marathon: check

I posted a couple of months ago about signing up for my first half marathon... and I ran it last...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 09/12/2008

Worst sign, ever.

I saw this sign while on vacation. I think this sign should be in a graphic design puzzle book, one...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 09/05/2008

Vacation pictures

I just can't resist sharing some of my favorite photos from our trip to Hawaii. There was amazing...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 08/30/2008

Exchange team, innovating in content delivery yet again

It wasn't enough to be the first product team at microsoft to start a team blog, oh no no... We...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 08/08/2008

Not sure if I'm a typical user here

But when I get mails like this from JCrew (or the recent NetFlix issue), it almost immediately...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 07/30/2008

Helping Indiana Jones & June from Little Einsteins get off to school

Today was a dress-up day at school and my son who is currently[1] a raving Indiana[2] Jones fan,...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 07/29/2008

Accountability

I just need to make an announcement because that way I know I'll do it because I won't want to wuss...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 07/23/2008

What has two thumbs and likes microspotting?

This gal... OK, I forgot to actually do the thumbs part. But I had the blog title in my head and...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 07/23/2008

A new UX-themed tshirt we're making

I can't wait until these babies arrive:

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 07/23/2008

Enjoying microspotting

I've been reading http://www.microspotting.com ever since my coworker Alex (aka...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 06/27/2008

Web design guidelines... in an easy-to-consume format!

I couldn't say it better myself:   P.S. Kudos to the Live Writer team - pretty slick Insert |...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 06/27/2008

7 Things you can't say on the internet

Great post from Josh. Although I admit I'm biased about #4 on his list...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 06/25/2008

MSFT Dining reminds us not to cross the streams

With the new 'green' effort with our kitchen supplies, they posted signs in every kitchen:

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 06/24/2008

You've come a long way, baby

Outlook 2000:   Outlook 2007:   Breath with me now: Ahhhhh...   I was an Outlook...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 06/13/2008

Application scalability

Dare has some good points on the debate around the scalability of twitter, relating it to some...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 05/26/2008

$#%%#$%

I can't wait until the law against using cellphones while driving goes into effect in Washington...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 05/10/2008

....so, what's the difference, exactly?

Saw this recently on a web signup form and it took me several seconds to figure out that it wasn't a...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 05/09/2008

What contributes to information overload?

Following on to my short rant yesterday, I wanted to share some information from a survey we did...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 05/07/2008

It's information overload, not email overload

I am so tired of reading blog posts that point the finger at email and imply that the problem is...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 05/06/2008

Son following in geek mom & dad's footsteps

That's right - Luke Skywalker. Or, as Jared describes it, "LUCK SKY WOKR". Not too...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 05/01/2008

Video y taco[1]

I helped put together a video for Interact that gives a glimpse behind-the-scenes of the Exchange...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 05/01/2008

Welcome to the naughts

I went to the doctor today to get immunizations in preparation for a trip to China at the end of...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 04/29/2008

Evolution of customer feedback inputs

Frank blogs often about how blogs and social networking are really not a revolution but more of a...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 04/29/2008

It takes longer to write short things than to write long things.

That is all.

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 04/24/2008

Not my first post, but...

Just a note that we've been regularly updating the comic on...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 04/10/2008

It's not true unless it's in a document

Raymond recently blogged about having to repeat himself multiple times in the same thread, answering...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 03/28/2008

Add some awesomeness to your life

http://dayofawesomeness.com/ March 10th.

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 03/07/2008

Kudos to the UM team

Some nice words on this blog: Unified Messaging: We have also taken the plunge and are currently...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 02/29/2008

Now that's a user scenario...

Try this. Open up word, make sure automatic spellchecking is on, and type in the names of some star...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 02/27/2008

Thank you, 20/20 program: "An object in motion tends to stay in motion"

So I posted back in August about starting the 20/20 program from the pro club... I officially...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 02/15/2008

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