Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Community Interaction Hour

Want to share your opinions about Microsoft Community?

Come join us at the “Community Interaction Hour”. This will be conducted every month on the 2nd Tuesday from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The first one will be conducted on April 12. Just point your browser to http://www.microsoft.com/india/communities/chat/chatroom.aspx and start chatting with the Microsoft Community.

For more on the community hour, read the following blog post by Abhishek Kant, Community Program Manager, Microsoft India


Community Interaction Hour
Community is paramount to Microsoft as a company and as a technology. Community is the reason why Microsoft is able to build better products that are more developer friendly and tuned to customer needs..
To listen to community feedback and act on it, we are launching "Community Interaction Hour".. this is basically an hour (or more as needed) every month when the community team will be available online to chat with community members. The chat is focussed on discussing and sharing our experiences in the community and help each other grow. The chats will be conducted once a month on 2nd Tuesday of every month (i.e. 12 April, 10 May, 14 June, 12 July..) from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM... If the question is why only once a month - We are starting with once a month for now. If community wants more such chats we will increase the frequency as well..
to participate you just need to point your browser to: www.microsoft.com/india/communities/chat/chatroom.aspx and start chatting... (you will need a passport login to login into the chat.. you don't need to have a hotmail/msn email ID to have a passport account... any email ID e.g. @infosys.com or @yahoo.com can be registered as passport login by going to www.passport.com)
for the developers and other technology professionals who want to find guidance on how to participate in community activities, it will an ideal platform to reach out to. Moreover, you can get to know about the people who are active in the community in your region.
If you have a suggestion to make or share your opinion on something on Microsoft we are listening to you!

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Google Desktop is now out of beta

Google Desktop (http://desktop.google.com) is now out of beta. Among the new features, you have full-fledged API support (which is really cool), a floating box on your desktop where you can search from and Thunderbird support. See http://battellemedia.com/archives/001305.php for more