Ken Levy's Blog

Moving on to something new, but staying close

After working at Microsoft for over 7 years as an employee and almost 5 years before that as a...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/11/2008

VSX Community Letter for April 2008 posted on VSX Team blog

Just posted the VSX Community Letter for April 2008.

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/16/2008

Channel 9: Sean O'Driscoll talks about Microsoft MVPs and MVP program

Video posted today: Channel 9: Sean O'Driscoll: General Manager for Community Support and the MVP...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/08/2008

Using Ctrl+F1 in Office 2007 to hide/show ribbon toolbar

I recently found a useful hotkey tip using various applications in Office 2007. Just toggle Ctrl+F1...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/08/2008

VSX Community Letter for March 2008 posted on VSX Team blog

Just posted the VSX Community Letter for March 2008.

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/13/2008

VSX Community Letter for February 2008 posted on VSX Team blog

Reminder about the VSX Community Letter for February 2008.

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/29/2008

VSX Community Letter for January 2008 posted on VSX Team blog

Just posted the VSX Community Letter for January 2008.

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/16/2008

VSX Community Letter for October 2007 posted on VSX Team blog

Just posted the VSX Community Letter for October 2007.

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/04/2007

VSX Community Letter for September 2007 posted on VSX Team blog

Just posted the VSX Community Letter for September 2007.

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/17/2007

VSX Community Letter for August 2007 posted on VSX Team blog

Just posted the VSX Community Letter for August 2007.

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/10/2007

Ultimate Ears on Channel 10 - Part 1

On June 15th, I informally hosted some folks from Ultimate Ears on the Microsoft campus in one of...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/02/2007

VSX Community Letter for July 2007 posted on VSX Team blog

Yesterday I posted the VSX Community Letter for July 2007 on the VSX Team blog. This is the first in...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/02/2007

Ultimate Ears visits Microsoft in Redmond on June 15th

Ultimate Ears visits Microsoft June 15th, building 34/35 cafeteriaMike Dias from L.A. based Ultimate...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/14/2007

VSX Team Blog and VSX Developer Center

An update on a few things I'm working on relative to the new VSX community building including a team...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/08/2007

Sara Ford commands ScooterCam-1 at TechEd07

At TechEd 2007, Sara Ford drives what she calls ScooterCam-1 to get around the conference due to her...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/08/2007

New VSX Team blog, the search for Dr. Ex, going to MIX07

There’s a new VSX Team Blog created as part of my community activities on the VS Tools Ecosystem...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/28/2007

From product planner to program manager

This week I took on a newly created position at Microsoft, as community program manager on the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/13/2007

Spring of Windows Live sites, services, and products

feedback.live.com has an updated list of Windows Live services for feedback (31 listed as of today,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/13/2007

Summer of Windows Live sites, services, and products

There are some cool new Windows Live web sites and services rolling out lately, including my...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/01/2006

Creating mashups using the Virtual Earth Interactive SDK

One of the cool things we are doing with the Windows Live Dev site at dev.live.com is hosting...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/09/2006

Windows Live Dev launched in beta mode at dev.live.com

The Windows Live Dev site has launched today in beta mode at http://dev.live.com. The Windows Live...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/09/2006

My first LiveSide.net podcast interview

I was recently inteviewed in a LiveSide.net podcast by Chris Overd and Harrison Hoffman when they...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/17/2006

Windows Live Dev site coming soon at dev.live.com

The Windows Live Platform is about opening Windows Live services to create shared opportunity for...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/17/2006

Talking about the Windows Live Platform at VSLive in Orlando

I'm currently in Orlando, Florida speaking later this morning at the VSLive conference on the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/17/2006

How Windows Live relates to MSN

Recently, Mary Jo Foley of Microsoft-Watch.com interviewed Blake Irving, Microsoft Vice President,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/10/2006

Windows Live Messenger Add-ins beta feature for developers

Windows Live Messenger beta is now available for anyone to download and install, a public beta...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/10/2006

Plans for improving live.com and lessons learned

Rick Strahl blogged yesterday Live.com – I don't get it with good observations about performance and...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/25/2006

There is a bunch of cool and useful new functionality on live.com, the Windows Live home page for...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/19/2006

Microsoft's Experimentation Platform for Windows Live

Yesterday, Ronny Kohavi (a general manager in Windows Live division) created a new web site at...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/19/2006

Rock stars continue to join the Windows Live band

In 1988, I went to a Monsters of Rock concert at the L.A. Coliseum with headlining bands like Van...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/14/2006

Enduring adventures to Antarctica and Microsoft

I was inspired to blog this entry based on a comment posted by Danny Thorpe on my recent blog post I...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/14/2006

Rick Steves' travel site, center, and podcast show

I'm a big fan of Rick Steve's guidebooks and travel gear. I've been fortunate enough to visit Europe...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/14/2006

Slides from Windows Live Platform sessions at Mix06

PowerPoint slide decks from all Windows Live (7 total) sessions from Mix06 are online at the links...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/13/2006

RSS subscribers include the reader, the addict, and the pack-rat

As more people start creating blogs and more web sites that distribute new content provide RSS (and...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/12/2006

Windows Live Messenger beta, blog, and business opportunities

Windows Live Messenger is name of the next version of MSN Messenger. I started using the Windows...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/10/2006

Whos On First is a home run

Notice there is no question mark after the title Who's On First. In 1945, comic actors Bud Abbott...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/10/2006

Endurance and leadership of Sir Ernest Shackleton

I created a new category on my blog here called Movies/Music to blog. Probably my favorite category...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/10/2006

Using the SanDisk Ultra II SD PLUS as a portable flash memory drive

I use a SanDisk 1GB Ultra II SD PLUS Flash memory card as a portable flash drive. The price of the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/09/2006

Using GSM codes with GSM mobile phones

This list of GSM codes for mobile phones that use GSM includes some great information for...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/09/2006

Very cool illusion

This very cool illusion from an animated set of images shows how complex the relationship is between...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/09/2006

Seattle Times: Microsoft "Hack Day" is creative play at work

On Thursday April 6th, the Ideas Factory team in the Windows Live division at Microsoft hosted a 6...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/08/2006

01:02:03 04/05/06, Pacific Time

The time/date is... 1,2,3,4,5,6. I'm posting this entry at 3 seconds after 1:02am on April 5th, 2006...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/05/2006

Tim O'Reilly on Web 2.0 and TWiT.tv podcast on mashups

What Is Web 2.0 by Tim O'ReillyArticle: Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/30/2006

I was browsing http://blogs.msdn.com/ scanning various blog posts on MSDN Blogs and found a blog...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/30/2006

Behind the camera on Channel 9, take 2

Since my blog post Behind the camera on Channel 9 last November, I have been behind the camera on...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/30/2006

Mashups in a Web 2.0 World

There are two interesting and recently evolving wiki documents on Wikipedia.org: Web 2.0 and...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/30/2006

MIX 06 keynote video and other conversations

You can view the entire MIX 06 keynote session video stream at Bill Gates Webcasts. In part of the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/21/2006

From Virtual Earth to the Moon

The opening gambit slide in Brian Arbogast's session at MIX 06 on the Windows Live Platform was:...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/21/2006

Windows Live Developer Center launches on msdn.com

The Windows Live Developer Center on msdn.com launched Monday. Tip: Just enter msdn.com/live in the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/21/2006

Demo script for Mix06 Messenger bot at MIX 06

I read Doug Seven's blog entry about the Windows Live Platform session Monday at MIX06 where he...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/21/2006

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