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Road to the Cloud event - Raleigh, NC October 28th
In cooperation with Microsoft and the Microsoft Regional Directors program (www.msrd.io) I'm going to be hosting & presenting a "Road to the Cloud" session and networking event October 28th (1:00pm-6:30pm) at the Raleigh / Durham Microsoft offices. Event Overview The Road to the Cloud is a series of global events led by Microsoft Regional Directors. The event focuses on the tremendous opportunity the new cloud market presents for the business leaders of established ISVs. Business leaders of independent ......
Posted On Friday, October 10, 2014 2:33 PM | Comments (1)
GrapeCity & ComponentOne Merger
Big news in the software component industry today… my good friends over at GrapeCity have unofficially announced (official announcement is tomorrow June 11, 2012) that they have acquired ComponentOne and will be merging the two companies. Yes, the people who bring you Spread.Net and ActiveReports have merged with one of the market’s leading developer component vendors and will continue to do business under the ComponentOne brand. I think this move will propel the company to new heights in the component ......
Posted On Sunday, June 10, 2012 7:24 PM | Comments (0)
This .NET Guru can cook!!
Come on, who doesn’t love a good cheeseburger? Ok, I’ll rephrase that. Other than the Chik-fil-a cows and vegetarians, who doesn’t like a good cheeseburger? Check out this episode of the Grapevine TV’s Developer’s Kitchen and watch me demonstrate how to prepare and grill up my Duffy’s Paradise Cheeseburgers! mmmm tasty! Looking for additional recipes from your favorite .NET personalities? Check out the .NET Guru’s Can Cook cookbook for a wide variety of tempting appetizers, dishes, sweets and drinks. ......
Posted On Friday, September 9, 2011 5:18 PM | Comments (0)
Site Launched Looking for Suggestions to Improve Microsoft Office
Do you have a new feature you would like to see added to a Word? Maybe you have a complaint about how something in Excel works… Maybe you would like to see a specific feature in Outlook changed… or maybe you would like to make your voice heard on complaints or new features suggested by others. If so, then you will like the new site, MakeOfficeBetter.com. Is this an official Microsoft site? No, but it is the brainchild of one of the product planners on the Office team, Steve Zaske. I think this is ......
Posted On Sunday, August 16, 2009 8:07 AM | Comments (1)
Silverlight Firestarter Today!! Local viewing event in Research Triangle Park!
What is the Silverlight Firestarter is all about? It is a one day, global, live streamed and on demand event keynoted by Scott Guthrie. It begins at 9am Pacific time. Yes, that noon for us east coasters here in the U.S. It provides new self-paced labs and walk through videos. It is interactive and you can ask the Silverlight product team questions during the event. To me the really interesting part is going to be the opening keynote by Scott Guthrie. Keynote : The Future of Silverlight Be first to ......
Posted On Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:29 AM | Comments (0)
You wouldn’t drink 9 year old milk would you?
This is an absolutely brilliant campaign to urge users that its time to move on from IE 6. I like how it puts it terms that everyone can understand and has probably experienced at one time or another. How many times have you opened the milk, took a sniff, and experienced that visceral reaction that accompanies catching a whiff of milk that has turned to the dark side of the force? I call it Darth Vader milk. :-) Of course I’m assuming that you haven’t used IE 6 for a long time now. It is our responsibility ......
Posted On Friday, May 14, 2010 5:40 PM | Comments (1)
Very Cool – Miami 311 System for tracking citizen service requests (Windows Azure, Silverlight & Bing Maps)
Having grown up in South Florida this short, but very enlightening, video explaining how the City of Miami has implemented a 311 citizen service request system using Windows Azure, Silverlight and Bing Maps definitely caught my attention. Miami311 The Miami311 System is a Windows Azure/Silverlight-based solution which enables City of Miami citizens report and track issues reported to city management. The system uses Bing Maps to plot the location and relevant information about each issue reported. ......
Posted On Tuesday, April 27, 2010 8:02 PM | Comments (0)
.Net Rocks Visual Studio 2010 Road Trip coming to Raleigh, NC May 6th
Listen up .NET developers within 50 miles of Research Triangle Park, NC! Take out that red, blue, green, black or any other color Sharpie marker you fancy and circle May 6th! Fellow Microsoft Regional Directors Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell are going to be bringing the .Net Rocks Visual Studio 2010 Road Trip to town. What’s that you say, you’ve never been to a .Net Rocks Road Trip event and don’t know what to expect? Let me help with that. I stol… uhhh… I mean I was “inspired” by some content ......
Posted On Saturday, April 24, 2010 3:43 PM | Comments (0)
Six Reasons Why Windows 7 Will Win in Business
I came across this PC Mag article and figured I’d share it with you. My primary reason for doing so is to provide additional ammunition to those developers out there who want to upgrade to Windows 7 but management is hesitant to do so. I’ll leave reading the article to you but here are the six reasons stated in the article. 1. Windows XP 2. Stability and Compatibility 3. Aging Hardware 4. Vista: A 3-Year Beta Test 5. Smaller, More Agile Companies 6. Business Demand To me the most significant item ......
Posted On Wednesday, November 18, 2009 11:44 AM | Comments (2)
So long Microsoft Office Accounting…
It seems that the financial software business at Microsoft is slowly being pushed off the cart. First they discontinue Microsoft Money and now, according to a PC Pro article, Microsoft Office Accounting is getting the boot as well. I found this quote on the Microsoft Office Accounting page: “Microsoft Office Accounting will no longer be distributed after November 16, 2009.” I’ll admit its been a while since we did any custom development work using the Microsoft Office Accounting developer tools but ......
Posted On Friday, October 30, 2009 10:59 AM | Comments (1)
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