KC Lemson

By KC Lemson [MS]

Waiting for my kindle...

I ordered it a few weeks ago, but they're behind on production, so it took until yesterday to ship...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 02/08/2008

It's like the sun has been blacked out...

To find out about this.

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 02/06/2008

Dancing concallers

OK, any softies... check this one out, it's making the rounds. I am dying laughing. Guys... that was...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 01/30/2008

It's the little things

The Shane Company has a great example of a slick usability trick in their print-out ring sizer, for...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 01/26/2008

Trying to enforce meaningless rules in your UI: Bad

  On http://shop.lego.com, while trying to check out, I got to this UI for filling out my...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 01/24/2008

The power of words

I have worked in UX for over a year now, and nearly every single day, I learn something new from my...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 01/22/2008

Finally, a Microsoft ad campaign I can get behind.

The Windows Server & Home Server teams have done some fantastic advertising campaigns recently,...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 01/16/2008

Happy To Me

My husband outdid himself this year... he got me a Garmin Forerunner 305, a running watch that has a...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 01/03/2008

Sort data in Excel in "High, Medium, Low" order

Occasionally I have data that looks like this, sorted on the "Value" column: It's always annoyed me...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 12/14/2007

Joel Spolsky's latest article

Is a nice read, covering a lot of interesting topics, some of the more meaningful points as I see...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 12/05/2007

Get text pasted into Word/Outlook to format properly

If you're like me and do a lot of copying content from other applications into Word and Outlook,...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 12/04/2007

Happy holidays

For my family, that means: (it's a silverlight app that lights one candle per night) Thanks,...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 12/04/2007

A note to my good friend Paul

Next time you invite someone out of the blue to "help out with a demo of video conferencing", make...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 12/04/2007

How ego surfing changes over time

It started out simple, really - just on dejanews, as a way of finding out what conversations I've...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 11/30/2007

How to get rid of that *@#$@#$ annoying language bar in XP

It is a testament to the intransigence of the human spirit that for the last 6 years of my life I...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 11/29/2007

In the spirit...

These are pretty funny. And while I'm at it, here is the Coolest. Costume. Ever. And it just so...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 10/31/2007

Debating...

I am thinking there's a lot of comedic potential here, for exchange geeks like me at least. :-)

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 09/01/2007

New career site

Various teams across the company have created what are called 'microsites' aimed at recruiting,...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 08/29/2007

The 20/20 program

As I mentioned, I just started the 20/20 program at the proclub. As part of getting ready for...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 08/20/2007

Running

I just joined the 20/20 program at the proclub in order to get myself into shape, and as part of my...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 08/18/2007

New OWA themes in SP1: Zune & Xbox!

As I mentioned a couple months ago, we have been working on two new OWA themes. I was secretive then...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 08/14/2007

Count the number of folders in your mailbox with Outlook VBA

A coworker asked me today if I knew how to count up the total number of folders in his mailbox, in...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 08/01/2007

How to determine if your users are satisfied

Well, I'll tell you one way to not do it, which is to measure against user expectations without any...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 07/09/2007

Newest Technet article is up

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2007/07/ExchangeQA/default.aspx My contributions...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 07/03/2007

Least obvious yet terribly useful Outlook/OWA calendaring feature...

While reviewing some custom OWA themes we're developing, one of the designers pointed out this odd...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 06/28/2007

rockin' out

Don't fault him because he hasn't five starred every song... ;-) P.S. I absolutely hate the face...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 06/27/2007

Don't fail me now, zune...

Agh. I have been meaning to buy a bunch of the tracks from Guitar Hero and add them to my zune. So I...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 06/23/2007

Ideas for new Outlook macros?

An email with a coworker who was recently acquired and is getting accustomed to Outlook after years...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 06/19/2007

A sign that mommy's playing too much world of warcraft

My son and husband and I were at the park, in the playground area which is enclosed by a cement...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 06/06/2007

Quality in action

Last July, I ran this search:...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 06/06/2007

I might be too old for this...

But after getting a demo of facebook today, I created a profile. For someone who's been working on...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 05/31/2007

Technet column readership patterns

So, I've been writing it for a few months - January, March and May have been published, July's in...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 05/23/2007

"Oops"

From the "I'm easily amused" files: From: Expedia Travel Deals [usmail@expediamail.com]Sent:...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 05/23/2007

Behind the scenes of software development

Saveen pointed me at these blogs about product development at Adobe. Pretty interesting reads,...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 04/20/2007

Best. Ship Gift. Ever.

It's a tradition with most major product releases that there's a ship gift for the product team and...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 01/24/2007

Exchange admins - help me with an experiment?

We talk to Exchange admins all the time about what their pain points are, what they wish was...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 01/16/2007

Funny how things go...

A while ago, I mentioned that I am now the User Experience manager for Exchange, over the design...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 01/09/2007

The danger of multiple geeks in one household

An old story I was reminded of today between me and my husband: Me: "Can you think of a reason why...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 01/04/2007

First installment of Queue & A is live

As I mentioned several months ago, I'm writing a column for Technet magazine. The first one is now...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 01/02/2007

See who's answering the phone at Microsoft

Call (425) 707-7500.

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 12/20/2006

Off the grid

As others have mentioned, there was a big wind storm last thursday and a huge number of people in...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 12/20/2006

In case you hadn't heard yet...

We RTM'd last Friday. Awww yeah! As some of us were discussing on friday, "RTM day" is really a...

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 12/11/2006

I've got a feva, and the only cure is shipping Exchange 2007

We're very very close now. :-) More cowbell, baby!

Author: KC Lemson [MSFT] Date: 12/06/2006

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