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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 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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