Written on Dec, 13, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

“The time has come”, the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of template files, cascading styles, And bundles made of strings, And why SharePoint is boiling hot, And whether pigs have wings.” As you may know, the cornerstone of Microsoft’s new modern SharePoint sites is a technology called the SharePoint Framework. This framework allows you to write web parts …

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Written on Oct, 27, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment

Over the last few months, Microsoft has turned around its SharePoint platform and embarked on a mission to modernize the popular collaboration and portal product. This is great news for customers, who can look forward to a number of improvements, including a complete overhaul of SharePoint’s aging web user interface. However all the change introduces a lot of uncertainty. While it’s …

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Written on Oct, 19, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment

Every business today is going through a digital transformation as a result of disruptive forces in the market; from born-in-the-cloud competitors to the increasing demands of customers, partners and employees to engage through modern digital experiences. They are evolving from relying only on historical data to learning to use both historical and real-time data to drive innovation, business strategy and …

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Written on Jun, 20, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

Microsoft’s Reactive Extensions for .NET has joined the .NET Foundation Family! Click here to learn more, and to read the blog from those who helped make it happen, including BlueMetal’s Oren Novotny – Sr. Architect. Oren was instrumental in this effort and is part of the team organizing and leading the ongoing contributions from the community in this project.

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Written on May, 20, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] 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 selling developer …

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Written on May, 09, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

(cross-posted to Bob German’s Vantage Point) This week Microsoft mapped out a bold new plan for SharePoint. Microsoft is investing heavily to modernize the product to make it work as well in the Device and Cloud era as it once did in when the Web was still shiny and new. This article will explain how these changes could affect your …

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Written on May, 06, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

Microsoft MVP Doug Finke asks “Who moved the cheese” about Microsoft’s new modern editor, Visual Studio Code. It’s code editing, redefined, free, open source and runs everywhere. • Intelligent editing • Powerful debugging • Built-in Git support • Hundreds of extensions Read more at Doug’s Blog: Development In A Blink

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Written on May, 03, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

Microsoft recently started enabling a new user experience for document management within SharePoint Online, part of Office 365. The user interface is much like that of OneDrive/OneDrive for Business. Microsoft’s description of the new capability highlights simpler navigation, phone and tablet capability, and faster performance. The user’s expectations, however, are very much challenged compared to what is now being referred …

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[Cross posted from granitestatehacker.kataire.com] There were a number of very cool announcements made at Microsoft Build’s 2016 kickoff, Wednesday, March 30th.  On first brush, one might not notice the common theme across the announcements, however. Hololens is shipping for developers. Xbox One has an active Dev mode, enabling any Xbox Retail unit to become an Xbox dev kit (and go …

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Written on Apr, 11, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

Bob Familiar has released a new code repository for learning how to architect and implement an IoT solution using Windows 10 Core IoT hardware devices and Azure IoT Hub and Stream Analytics. The material is in the form of a 5-module hands-on lab. At the conclusion of going through the hands-on lab, you will have provisioned an Azure environment using …

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