Tag : Windows 8

Written on Jul, 11, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

In our final post on this three part series, we will look at how to choose a mobile strategy wisely to deliver on your unique brand as quickly as possible. If we take a look at Windows 8, iOS6 an Android, they have unique user interfaces, brands, and gestures. This means that for one OS, your design is easy to …

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Written on Apr, 07, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

In a recent blog posting, Jennifer Bresnick quoted Microsoft’s Peter Han’s thoughts on what mobile EHR users look for in a tablet – it’s an interesting read. At BlueMetal, we build lots of tablet applications on lots of platforms (including Windows 8, iOS, and Android), and are especially interested in helping healthcare providers improve patient care via careful application of …

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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 Jun, 14, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

We’re excited to announce the release of our very own BlueMetal Windows 8 app to the Windows Store – http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/bluemetal-architects/0330818b-ea4b-4a4e-8426-333e28b208dc Learn about our people, practices, and locations, and read our job postings, blogs, tweets, and events. For the fans of native Win8 functionality, we’ve incorporated the app bar, semantic zoom, the search charm, and the share charm at appropriate places …

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Written on May, 13, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

Last week, Tech Data announced the release of their access TD app to the Windows 8 Store. The app provides product and order information to their solution providers via a cleanly designed user interface, with the goal of helping them close deals faster.  Tech Data teamed with BlueMetal to design and develop the app.  “This was a great project,” Szymon …

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Written on May, 03, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment

Windows 8 is growing at an unprecedented rate – over 60 million devices activated since it was released in October 2012.  For developers, it’s an opportunity like we’ve never seen before.  For businesses, it’s a way to deliver innovative solutions for employees and customers that can transform the way we work.  On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, BlueMetal Architects’ Dmitri Artamonov  and InCycle Software’s …

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Written on Apr, 06, 2013 by in , | 1 Comment.

On Tuesday, 16 April 2013, from 1-5 pm, BlueMetal Architects and Microsoft will jointly present a half-day of Windows 8 sessions including examples of real-world applications.   The program is designed to guide attendees from understanding the Windows 8 platform to designing and developing modern Windows 8 applications.  Beginning with a “Why Windows 8” overview relevant for both business decision makers as …

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Written on Mar, 13, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

Much has been written about Windows 8 and the obstacles it presents to enterprise adoption and application deployment.  While these points are quite important to consider, I’d like to discuss what I think are some great opportunities for developing tablet applications that are unique to Windows 8, and why those might be especially valuable to enterprises considering adopting Windows 8. …

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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 Aug, 28, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

This post is a detour from a larger MVC on WinJS post, but code organization is an important topic for developers transitioning from C#/XAML and merits a blog post of its own. First, a shameless self-promotion update – I will be speaking in 3 weeks at the NYC Code Camp on the topic of getting started with WinJS programming. You …

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