Monthly Archives: October 2012

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Written on Oct, 25, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

Just as Microsoft announced that it’s the “devices and services” company, the SharePoint team surprised the world by releasing its 2013 version to manufacturing months sooner than expected. The bits will be available for download to MSDN subscribers today, 10/25/12.  This release will change the game by placing an emphasis on cloud services. It’s been a long hard road for …

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Written on Oct, 22, 2012 by in , | Leave a comment

Join BlueMetal Architects, Axceler, and Microsoft for our inaugural SharePoint SpeakOut – a seminar designed for SharePoint users to hear from their peers about what’s working and more importantly what’s not working with their SharePoint deployment.   This SharePoint SpeakOut will give you insight on how to obtain greater business process efficiency, a more trustworthy SharePoint environment, more empowered end …

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Written on Oct, 22, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

Many moons ago I used to write code with Ruby on Rails (please don’t throw shoes at me). This was my first experience with a dynamically typed language and the MVC design pattern. Rails was pretty strict about the separation of concerns, but the code still ended up being peppered with small inline hacks in the View layer to make …

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Written on Oct, 22, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

This year’s Microsoft Certified Trainer summit took place in Redmond, WA. The summit’s purpose is four-fold: 1. To facilitate any trainers-to-be to become MCT-certified via the train-the-trainer bootcamp 2. To learn and share information on the state of the art of Microsoft technologies in the field 3. To update hard skills by taking new exams or attending the exam crams …

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Written on Oct, 17, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

The word “cloud” gets misused greatly today in the software industry, to the point where most people don’t really know what it means. I blame that on that fact that a lot of people in a lot of marketing departments started using it liberally to mean whatever they were shilling. For the average consumer, “cloud” does have some tangible meaning …

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Written on Oct, 10, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] Last night I had the pleasure of speaking to the new Windows 8 User Group in Boston.  There was a pretty good crowd, well mixed in technologies (C# vs. HTML) and interests (enterprise dev vs. commercial dev vs. game dev).  I hope that this will grow to be a vibrant Windows 8 community. I spoke about some …

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Written on Oct, 09, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

Earlier last week, Microsoft announced a new programming language, TypeScript. This language is a superset of JavaScript designed to make writing large-scale apps in JavaScript easier and faster. Over the past several years, the size of a typical JavaScript app has grown to be rather large, spanning many files, with tens of thousands of lines of code. Single Page Applications …

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