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Just in it

Betsy muses on something I have been thinking for a while:

But I remember looking around at the faces of the search employees around me which were carrying a totally different vibe than two years ago when I left search for Xbox. It's hard to explain those ineffable crowd moments where you know folks are committed and its a quiet commitment, not rowdy, not arrogant, but just in it. Every time I faced a skeptical customer at a demo (you know who you are MS Hater Guy) I remembered that sea of faces, just in it. Showing up and saying hello to the doubters and the haters.
It is indeed great to be working with a committed, capable group of people focused on solving the same thing. I enjoy my job a lot.
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By the numbers

For several years I've been keeping track of odd pieces of numerical information, generally through automation (i.e. no involvement from me) with the attitude that I'd rather store stuff and not use it, rather than want it and not have it. Powershell really rocks for this kind of thing.

Today, mail. These are real numbers from Exchange, counting bytes of incoming mail, distribution lists excluded.

mail

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Search overload is officially over

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, starting today it's time to Bing & decide. Tour Bing.

Time to shake things up a little bit. Just taking a look at how many searches are left unsatisfied (industry-wide), no one has solved this problem yet. Let's see if we can do something about that.

Bing

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Reading digest for 05/25/09 to 06/01/09

Interesting finds from around the web this week:

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