Web collaboration consultant, public speaker and Microsoft Press Author. @resing on twitter

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“Alexa, ask Graph Bot to Send Email”

Alexa and the Microsoft Graph are connected in two new ways. Office 365 Calendar Did you know that Alexa can now check your Office 365 calendar? Connect your calendar to Alexa from the Alexa app or alexa.amazon.com. If you don’t have an Alexa device, try echosim.io for free. Graph Bot If you want to learn more about how Alexa connects to Office 365, check out the new Graph Bot skill added to the store by Paul Stubbs. When you add

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Beginning Code Resources for Women

Beginning Code Resources for Women

Update 5/22/17: Added Techbridge girls In more than 20 years in technology, I’ve met plenty of great women developers. And yet, men outnumber women in tech by a large margin. Major tech companies are being challenged to increase diversity and inclusiveness. Learning coding is a big opportunity for people of all types. With the help of a female friend, I’ve compiled a list of some opportunities that might appeal to you. In Person Coding Bootcamp Scholarships Coding bootcamps are very

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A Conversation with Alexa about SharePoint

A Conversation with Alexa about SharePoint

If you could talk to you Amazon Echo about SharePoint, what would you discuss? Conversation as a Platform (CaaP) is a hot topic in technology in 2016. The Echo device just celebrated it’s second birthday, Facebook Messenger just launched a new commerce model and millions in China are using messaging apps to transfer money every day. My Story with Personal Digital Agents I’ve been exploring conversations with personal digital agents like Alexa, Siri and Cortana for more than 2 years

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I’m Working for Microsoft!

I’m Working for Microsoft!

I’m happy to announce I’ve accepted an offer to work for Microsoft full-time! Starting in April, I’ll be a Senior Content Publisher in the Modern Assistance and Support Experience (MAX) group. We’re moving to Seattle! For me, this is really the culmination of a dream I’ve had for a long time. The first time I applied to work at Microsoft was in 1997, as a senior in Computer Science at Northwestern. If I recall correctly, the only response to my application

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14 Day Video Challenge – Days 1-7

14 Day Video Challenge – Days 1-7

“How to Make a Udemy Video on your iPhone” is my latest course completed. The instructor recommends making a 1 minute video everyday for 14 days to get comfortable on camera. I’ve started the project and created a 14 Day Video Challenge Playlist on YouTube. Here’s a summary of the first 7 videos: Day 1 Day 1 is shot from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and includes a clip of me practicing a Toastmasters speech. Day 2 Day 2 includes some tips

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