Episode 18 – Ben Rudolph: Microsoft’s Retail Experience, Straw, and Old Phones.


Ben “The PC Guy” Rudolph joins the show to talk about getting the message out about Windows Mobile, his involvement with the excellent Straw Poll app, the Lumia 640XL and much more!



Vernon EL Smith & David V. Kimball



Ben Rudolph is the Worldwide Retail Sales Evangelism Director of Microsoft and a big supporter of the Windows Mobile community who can be found on Twitter at @BenThePCGuy and on his personal website at BenThePCGuy.com.

Also be sure to download & tryout the latest update of his teams Straw Polling app on:


Weekly Poll Question

  • Current poll question – Where do you prefer the address bar in your mobile web browser? Cast your vote here
  • Previous poll question – Which would you rather have, a Surface Phone or an Xbox Phone? Results here
  • Bonus question results – Square or Circle icons? – Results here


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About VernonEL

Vernon E. L. Smith enjoys his work in food manufacturing safety and management. He finds the Microsoft ecosystem to be the best fit for his life, both professionally and personally. Gladly choosing to be an early adaptor of Window Phone 7 Series, he has grown in his passion for the platform as it has matured. Vernon is married with three children. In his meager spare time, he enjoys listening to podcasts, and improving his home renovation skills. He also hosts the MSPoweruser Podcast each week, and publishes video to YouTube as often as he can.

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