Category: Working at Microsoft

Lighting a Fire Under Ignite

As many of you probably saw yesterday, Microsoft announced about half of the sessions for the upcoming mega-event, Ignite (http://ignite.microsoft.com/), to take place May 4-8th in Chicago. As part of the initial push, they’ve released a few promotional videos (like this one with Bill Baer and Michael Connolly), which, I...

Renewed for the 2013 #MVPAward

I woke up late on this New Years Day to find a renewal email waiting for me from Microsoft letting me know that I am once again a SharePoint MVP – my second year. I’d like to thank everyone for helping make this possible – for the various event organizers...

Building Out the IAMCP

I’ve often described myself as a builder. It’s what attracted me to startups early in my career, and often has me hanging around other entrepreneurs. Even when I’ve worked for large enterprises — Pacific Telesis, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft — I’ve gravitated toward the groups and individuals that focused on innovation, leadership...

Community Development 1-2-3

After posting my Tips on Hosting a SharePoint Saturday Event last night, I got to thinking about an even more basic topic – how to build out your local SharePoint community….which got me thinking about my time at Microsoft. Building community was an ongoing topic for the Management Excellence Leadership...

The Capitalization Threshold

   I am a huge fan of the various speaker events that come to Microsoft campus, and attend all that I can. When I received an invitation to attend the Microsoft Research speaker’s series with Malcolm Gladwell, I signed up quickly and showed up early to Building 99 the morning...

I Am The Empire

                                        I was going through old Facebook links and realized that I never posted the fact that my mug made the Computerworld blogs back in November. Eric Lai wrote a piece about Ariel Stalling’s Microspotting site, and the free giveaway of her ‘I am the Empire’ t-shirts. Of course, I...

Kickin’ It at Westlake

      While I’ve been over to the Westlake building on a number of occasions since my management chain is now located here, today was my first time in the touchdown space on the 3rd floor. Ok, first off, it’s freaking huge. And empty. Nobody knows about this place, apparently....

Steven Smith, co-author of Egonomics

Reprinting a post from the newly launched ChannelMEC site. As part of the Management Excellence Community (MEC) Speaker Series, about 25 MEC members were able to spend some face time with Steven Smith, co-author of the book Egonomics, and share our thoughts — and listen to his advice — on...