Check out the new adCenter Analytics

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Even though I’m no longer working on adCenter Analytics, it still gives me great pleasure to be able to tell you that the product (formerly known as Gatineau) has had a significant upgrade and now boasts a bunch of fancy new features:   Path analysis Ever wondered how people navigate through your site from your … Read more

Try out Silverlight Streaming, earn money

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You may have heard of Silverlight, our Rich Internet Applications framework – and if you haven’t, you’re sure to hear more about it this summer, as it’ll be used on the NBC site to stream Olympics videos. But you don’t have to be NBC to take advantage of Silverlight video streaming – or know anything … Read more

The running of the programmers

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  Off-topic, this, but there’s an interesting report in this week’s Economist about the changing lifestyle patterns created by mobile technology, and the rise of the digital “nomad” who works anywhere and everywhere (I’m writing this from my local coffee shop, just to prove what a trendy nomadic-type person I am). Particularly interesting (to folks … Read more

Pragmatists vs Idealists

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Joel Spolsky has an outstanding post over on his blog about the recent decision by the IE team to have IE8 default to web “standards” mode. I have very little to add to Joel’s insightful and educative post, except to say that one of the most interesting dynamics about working for Microsoft (especially having previously … Read more

Goodbye Gatineau, hello…

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So, today I have some things to tell you. The first is that we’ve decided on the official product name for Gatineau, and it is (drum r0ll please) Microsoft adCenter Analytics. The name… well, it more or less does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s from Microsoft, it’s available through our adCenter online … Read more

Trust me, I work for Microsoft

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I am on the plane back from London after a fun few days with the folks there. It’s always a pleasure to return to my home town, though it’s a little strange returning there now that I don’t live there any more, and rather eye-wateringly expensive now that I’m paid in dollars ($100 cab fare, … Read more

Come to SES London, hear me roar

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Well, maybe not roar, exactly. Answer questions in a polite but engaging fashion about the use of Web Analytics to help with search engine marketing would perhaps be more accurate. Tomorrow (the 19th) at 1.30pm I’ll be joining a very distinguished panel at SES London (at the Business Design Centre) to do just this, featuring … Read more

Why can’t you install Gatineau? (And other questions)

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We’ve had an interesting post over on the Gatineau discussion forum from Dan Regalia. In his post, Dan asks why we’ve chosen to provide Gatineau as a hosted-only service, with no API or connections to Microsoft’s (or anyone else’s) CRM platform, and no ability to run locally. I started writing a response to Dan’s post … Read more