Monday, October 27, 2008

PDC2008 Day 1 Keynote: Ray Ozzie

A few moments ago, Ray Ozzie, Chief Software Architect at Microsoft, announced Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud-based service foundation, which powers the Azure Services Platform, which is the moniker for Microsoft’s variation on SaaS offerings. Called...(read more)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

PDC2008: Attendee Reception

Held at the rooftop of one of LA’s newest ‘beautiful people’ hangouts, this was a kinda odd event for me, as my two most favorite bloggers on Terra, Terri Stratton and Mike Reyes, were not in attendance due to previous plans.

However, it was good seeing...(read more)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

PDC2008

I am in Los Angeles for the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2008, aka PDC2008.

This promises to be a ‘ very big deal’ , as several new technologies will be announced, showcased, and demo-ed here.

Most importantly, Windows 7, will be shown...(read more)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

BuzzCorps wins 2008 Wommie!

Congratulations!

To Chris Aarons, Geoff Nelson and , Nick White on winning this august award.

I have just heard that BuzzCorps, that innovative Social Media marketing firm, has won the 2008 Wommie Award from the Word of Mouth Marketing Association....(read more)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Highly recommended: Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009

What a difference a year makes!

In January of this year – at the 2008 International CES in Las Vegas, I had the privilege of being a guest of BuzzCorps at a Social Media dinner co-sponsored by Symantec.

Dining with us that night was Rhonda Shantz, Senior...(read more)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Why do you call it customer service, Dell?

For real!

My friend Stephanie has a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop. (Purchased last year before I knew her, else, it would have been an HP – believe that!)

Anyhoo, unfortunately for Stephanie, she inadvertently clicked on a particularly nasty piece of malware...(read more)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The AbsoluteVista.com HP xw8600 Review

The Hewlett-Packard xw8600 Personal Workstation is the first ever recipient of The SmallBizVista.com Absolute Best Award.

Why?

The HP xw8600 is the best workstation on the market today.

Period.

This workstation embodies the very best of the massive amount...(read more)

Friday, October 10, 2008

iBrick lawsuit to go on

Where were the adults at #1, Infinite Loop when the incredibly boneheaded decision to brick unlocked iPhones were made?

Where were they?

In my post here , I laughed it off, calling it malware. In a subsequent post here , I warned IT managers not to take...(read more)

Hey Jerry, how about that $31 per share offer?

Kinda looks real good right now, eh?

When the cash portion was about 22 a share, or the blue sky scenario of $34 per in cash, you turned it down. ...(read more)