The State of Enterprise Applications – Where We Came From

  Enterprise applications used to be these huge monolithic silos (ERP vs CRM vs LOB) that took expensive equipment to support it and took eons to add features. They were hard to adapt to the ever changing technology landscape. Integrating them, with other applications within the enterprise, usually took a PhD months to years accomplish.... Continue Reading →

My First Hologram

When Microsoft first announced the HoloLens, I was interested in the possibilities that this device opened up. When I tried it a few months later at Build 2015, I knew I had to get my hands on it and start to developing for it.  This past winter, Microsoft announced that they were going to start... Continue Reading →

The World of Holograms Approaches!

Yesterday Microsoft announced the availability of the HoloLens Developer Kits.  The kits are available to developers who registered and were approved to get them. They will be shipped in waves with wave 1 shipping on March 30th.  These kits are going for $3000 and are only available in the US and Canada. Making a real... Continue Reading →

Azure Event Hub REST API

I was recently worked on a project where I had to use a mobile device, specifically Window 8.1 phone/tablet, as a hub for an external sensor. The mobile device then needed to pass the data to an Azure Event Hubs endpoint. The data was then going to be sent through Azure Stream Analytics to various... Continue Reading →

My Visual Studio 2015 Review

Recently I was asked by SDTimes to write a review of Visual Studio 2015.  I had been using it since early previews so I was more than happy to give my two cents.  Check out the article Visual Studio 2015: An insider’s review and tell me what you think.

A Universal Example

In my last post What Does It Mean to Be Universal, I talked about Microsoft’s new Universal Application Platform (name may be changing to Universal Windows Platform), coming in Windows 10. This new application platform allows you to build one application and run it on different platforms.  In that post I told you how Microsoft... Continue Reading →

What Does It Mean To Be Universal

So what does it mean to be universal when it comes to Windows 10?  A new way of building applications is coming in Windows 10. The past few years Microsoft has been on this path of converging all of their operating systems to run on a common core.  Windows 10 is the culmination of this... Continue Reading →

Layout Awareness in Windows 10 UAP

There have been lots of changes with Windows of the past few years. A while back, Microsoft radically changed the way Windows worked with Windows 8. The goal was to start to converge the different operating systems into a single core. Windows 10 is the culmination of that convergence which started out as “Three Screens... Continue Reading →

Do What You Love!

I love what I do.  Technology makes me happy. Solving problems, making lives better are all worthy goals. Recently in the news there have been talk about diversity in technology.  I am against diversity for diversity sake. People should want to do technology because they love it not to meet a quota. On the flip... Continue Reading →

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