Items tagged with microsoft

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Draconian licensing makes piracy attractive

December 26, 2007 - 480 words , 4 comments
Microsoft’s distinction between OEM and retail versions of Windows is enough to drive one to piracy.
Also tagged as: copyright licensing piracy usability windows

Inside Google

June 26, 2007 - 461 words , 1 comment
A look inside Google from a former and now current Microsoft employee.
Also tagged as: employment google

Microsoft needs Wizards

May 3, 2007 - 18 words
Microsoft needs Wizards — A recruitment letter looking for software engineers for Microsoft posted to...
Also tagged as: jobdescription recruitment

Zune Marketplace Confusion

November 14, 2006 - 28 words
Zune Marketplace’s Absurd Pricing Scheme—"What you are in fact doing is giving an...
Also tagged as: customerexperience zune

Live Writer forces Public Domain?

August 18, 2006 - 124 words , 5 comments
A curious clause in the Windows Live blogging tool puts your content in the public domain.
Also tagged as: bloggingtools licenseterms publicdomain zempt

Night of the Long Tail

July 27, 2006 - 101 words
The long tail can be scary for ad executives.
Also tagged as: bobkalsey bravurafilms longtail movie smallworld

Startups jobs - Simplelinks

April 20, 2006 - 164 words
Startups, employment, and Enterprise 2.0 make appearances in today’s Simplelinks
Also tagged as: employment enterprise20 folksonomy ideas joblisting newsgator outage simplelinks softwaremanagement startups tagging

Google on the desktop

July 13, 2004 - 555 words , 8 comments
Google picks up Picasa, giving them an important foothold on people’s PCs.
Also tagged as: advertising bestof blogger digitalphotography google picasa

IE6 CSS bug

April 22, 2003 - 196 words , 4 comments
Working around yet another Internet Explorer CSS bug and other frustrations.
Also tagged as: bug css ie6

Microsoft blogs

April 19, 2003 - 151 words
Many Microsoft employees have their own blogs. In addition to some great insight into the company, this provides a lesson to your own company.
Also tagged as: businessblog

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