Category Archives: Windows 8

Microsoft’s lack of common sense–debated!

Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.”– Mark … Continue reading

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Modern Enterprise Applications – Native Application vs. Mobile Web

In my recent post, A Mobile Web Strategy, I covered some of the architectural decisions that go into build a mobile website.  I glazed over the process of choosing whether to a mobile web application or build a native application. … Continue reading

Posted in HTML5, Mobile, Modern Application, Software Architecture, UX, Windows 8, WP7, WP8 | 1 Comment

The Cost of Side-Loading on Windows 8

Recently, Rocky Lhotka wrote a blog post call Cost to enable side-loading on a Windows 8 device. In this post he breaks down the cost to side load a Modern UI Application (formally known as Metro) on to a Windows … Continue reading

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Modern Enterprise Applications – A Mobile Web Strategy

In my last post, Modern Enterprise Applications, I started to look at what it takes to build a modern enterprise application.  Technological advances have added complexities to building enterprise application.  The expectations of enterprise users has changed. They expect to … Continue reading

Posted in HTML5, Modern Application, Silverlight, Software Architecture, User Experience, Windows 8, WP8 | 4 Comments

My Thought on Windows 8–A User’s Perspective

Recently there has been a lot of different reviews for Windows 8. Some of them good some of them bad. Dr. Jacob Nielsen, a user experience expert, wrote an article providing his insights into Microsoft’s new operating system.  The article … Continue reading

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Controlling The DataTemplate

Windows 8 has now shipped and developers are busy building Windows Store Applications (bad name).  Developers who have experience working with Xaml have expectations on how Xaml should behave. The other day I was trying to do something I have … Continue reading

Posted in Metro, User Experience, Windows 8, WinRT | 10 Comments

Boston Code Camp 18

Updated: Here is a link to a video that shows the new SCCM features for supporting Windows 8 that are available in the SP1 Today I presented ‘Reimagining the Enterprise with Windows 8’ at Boston Code Camp 18.  I talked … Continue reading

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