Author : Dave Davis

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 Mar, 02, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] 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 hard decision …

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Written on Aug, 18, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] I 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 storage solutions. Normally, …

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Written on Apr, 30, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] 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 to 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 was doing that. …

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Written on Apr, 14, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] 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 and a …

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Written on Jan, 23, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] On January 21, 2015, Microsoft announced that the science fiction of holograms has become science fact.  They announced a new product, based on Windows 10, called HoloLens,  the first self contained, wearable computer that can create holograms.  This announcement has generated a buzz. If you haven’t seen the video Microsoft put out, take a minute, follow the …

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Written on Apr, 08, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] I am recently attended Microsoft’s Developer’s Conference, Build 2014.  When I have attended conferences in the past, I have usually blogged about all the great announcements throughout the conference.  As I sit here, at the beginning of Day 3, I have not written about a single announcement.  I decided to change up how I report on the …

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Written on Feb, 05, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] Over the past two posts I started to explore the concept of ubiquitous computing. I started out by defining ubiquitous computing, and then followed that up with a post that talks about how developers can contribute to the ubiquitous utopia. No conversation about ubiquitous computing would be complete without talking about privacy.  Privacy is a major concern …

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Written on Jan, 27, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] In my last post, Ubiquitous Computing–Breaking Down the Silos, I talk about how ubiquitous computing is starting to make its way into the world around us.  You may know ubiquitous computing as pervasive computing, ambient intelligence, Internet of Things, haptic computing, or everyware.  No matter what you call it, it is spreading like wildfire, and as developers …

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Written on Jan, 23, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] During Build 2013, I attended a session on Ubiquitous Computing given by Bill Buxton.  This was one of the better sessions given at Build, which is saying something since there was not a single line of code shown.  I have gone back and watched that session a few times.  Recently I have been thinking about this session …

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