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Written on Sep, 01, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
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Back in late 2009/2010 before the launch of the first iPad, I did a series of articles on what the design could potentially be (you can find my concepts before the launch here, a feature wishlist, and a discussion on whether the iPad should have a stylus). As a side note, you can also read my scarily accurate prediction of TV which …

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Written on May, 13, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

At the Ignite conference last week, Microsoft laid out a new vision for collaboration and portals that is a major departure from the site-based approach that has been the core of SharePoint for more than a decade. Microsoft still fully supports SharePoint in its current form and will continue to do so, both on premises and in Office 365, even …

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Written on Apr, 30, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
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[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, 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 Jul, 26, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

This month, at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, BlueMetal Architects was named “U.S. Windows Accelerate MAAP Execution Excellence Partner of the Year for 2013.” The Microsoft Application Acceleration Program (MAAP) supports Microsoft’s customers who are interested in building custom line-of-business or business-to-consumer Windows 8 applications.  The program provides funding assistance to help customers be among the first to develop Windows 8 …

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Written on Jul, 23, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

Modern Applications and the Maturing of Microsoft SharePoint This is a summary of a more detailed article on Bob German’s VantagePoint blog. In its youth, Microsoft (like other microcomputer software vendors of the time) thought little about isolating applications and controlling what they could do. Applications under Microsoft’s MS-DOS and early versions of Windows (as well as early versions of …

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Written on Jul, 09, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

We’re thrilled to announce that we have attained National Systems Integrator (NSI) status in Microsoft Corporation’s U.S. Partner Group.  The NSI designation was established for elite Microsoft partners to elevate their marketing and delivery strategies across multiple geographic and product segments.  This status, which places us in a group of only 35 partners in the U.S.,  recognizes our leadership in the key workloads …

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Written on Mar, 01, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

Yesterday Microsoft and Hortonworks announced new Microsoft contributions to the Hadoop community which will allow for greater integration with the Windows environment, as well as a set of new collaborations providing deeper data connections and integration with Excel for developers and users alike. The announcement from Hortonworks related to Hadoop on the Microsoft Platform (both Windows and Azure) is really …

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Written on Dec, 01, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

With over 21 years of industry experience, Matt joins BlueMetal as the Client Director for Financial Services. Matt joins BlueMetal from Microsoft where he was the northeast Regional Director in Microsoft’s Financial Services Industry Group. As an industry director with Microsoft, Matt was responsible for the management of key industry partner relationships in the US (Sungard, Thomson Reuters, Misys and …

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