Build 2013 – Day 2

As I sit here, at the airport waiting for my 2 hour delayed flight home, I finally have time to gather my thoughts on the day 2 keynote. I will withhold my overall judgment for the rest of the conference until another post. The first half of the keynote was all about Azure and web.... Continue Reading →

Here at Build 2013 – Day One

Today is day one of Build 2013. There is big news being announced here. The excitement is palpable. Developers around the world are gathering in San Francisco to hear about Microsoft plans for the next year. The big interest is in Windows 8.1, with the anticipation of the first public preview. Here are highlights from... Continue Reading →

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 Twain's Own Autobiography: The Chapters from the North American Review There I was, going about... Continue Reading →

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 8 device. He starts out by showing each SKU’s side-loading capabilities : Domain Joined Non-Domain... Continue Reading →

Modern Enterprise Applications

Each day technology advances, along the way the definition of an enterprise application has changed.  In the olden days enterprise applications would be installed on a users machine with possibly some backend services for aggregating data. These applications had to be reliable and robust.  Not much stock was put into the user experience.  There would... Continue Reading →

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 17,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

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