Jennifer Marsman

Windows Development

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  • Jennifer Marsman

    Getting interesting data into Azure Machine Learning (AzureML)

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    If you want to explore machine learning, sometimes the hardest part is finding an interesting data set to play with.  In this post, I want to tackle how to find and use interesting data in Azure Machine Learning (AzureML).  I’ll discuss using...
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    Azure March 2015 Announcements

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    Scott Guthrie made some announcements today in an online event .  Some customer success stories were shared by Hogarth, 3M, and Fortis.  The big announcements were: · New Azure App Service : https://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/announcing-the-new...
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    Pipe Dreams: Fun with Azure and IoT

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    On December 11-12, 2014, I participated in a hackathon in Miami with some other evangelists across Microsoft. The goal was to build something cool for Azure and/or Windows 10.  I teamed up with three Davids: David Crook , David Giard , and Dave Voyles...
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    Different ways to connect Azure to on-premise datacenter

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    I found this great video (hat tip to Brian H. Prince and Keith Mayer ) that quickly summarizes different ways to connect Azure to an on-premise datacenter.  The video is only about 10 minutes long and gives a great high-level view of the different...
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    Enterprise guidance for publishing Windows apps

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    Note: this guidance applies to the Windows 8/8.1 Store.  My team has worked with multiple large corporations, helping them develop a strategy for publishing Windows and Windows Phone applications.  If your company is developing a mobile strategy...
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    “Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions” Certification 70-532

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    On February 13, 2015, I passed the Microsoft exam for Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions .  It is one of three Azure certifications that are available: 70-532- Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions 70-533- Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure...
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    Windows 10 announcements on Jan 21, 2015

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    Wow. Today Microsoft made some major announcements at http://news.microsoft.com/windows10story . I’ll cover them in order, but read to the end…you don’t want to miss the excitement about Windows Holographic. This blog post was created...
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    Instructables Maker Space

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    Last Tuesday (12/9/92014), a small group on my team took a “field trip” to the Instructables Maker Space in San Francisco, CA.  If you are not familiar with Instructables , it is a community of makers and do-it-yourselfers that was founded by Eric...
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    STL Tech Talk Interview 2014

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    At the St. Louis Days of .NET , I was interviewed by JJ Hammond for the STL Tech Talk webcast.  We talked about the STLDODN conference itself and the talks that I gave there, on Construct 2 game development and my ELIZA app .  We also covered...
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    Podcast: Developer Evangelism and Hackathons

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    Last week, I was interviewed by John Neil Conkle .  John advises folks who want to figure out their hackathon strategy.  We talked about developer evangelism and participating in hackathons.  Enjoy. http://hackathon.posthaven.com/jennifer...
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    How to make a Hogwarts Sorting Hat using Windows Phone

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    In the world of Harry Potter, when a new student entered the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry , they are “sorted” by a Sorting Hat into one of four houses. The student puts the Sorting Hat on his/her head, and the Sorting Hat yells...
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    Lansing Maker Week Keynote

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    Lansing Maker Week was October 6-12, 2014.  I was honored to be a keynote speaker at the event.  A video of my keynote is available at http://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/o5lv4xr49l?popover=true .  I talk about the mindset of hackers and...
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    Women in Tech blog series: Ada Lovelace Day

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    Today is Ada Lovelace Day, which celebrates women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.  (More details at http://findingada.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace .)  In that spirit, I wanted to share several recent...
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    Career Advice: Secrets to Success, in the style of GLEE

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    Occasionally, I am asked for career advice.  Now, I *definitely* don’t have it all figured out (I work from home, and there are days when I’m still wearing whatever I slept in until about 5 minutes before the school bus brings my kiddo home from...
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    MHacks resources from Microsoft

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    Kudos to all of the hackers that came to the University of Michigan the weekend of Sept 5-7, 2014 for the MHacks event.      Here are some resources that developers were using this weekend, gathered in one place: Developer Centers...
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    Windows 8 games made by college students

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    Over the last year, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some college students who are building games.  Some of the students have published games in the Windows Store.  Most games are free.  Check out the screenshots below – there are...
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    BizSpark: Get free software and cloud services for your startup

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    Note: if you already know that you want BizSpark, jump straight to the Register section. Why? BizSpark is a Microsoft program to help software startups at the beginning when money may be tight. You can utilize it for a maximum of 3 years, but afterwards...
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    Marsman V3.0 has shipped (and I’m now on maternity leave)

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    Following my earlier product announcement , I’m excited to announce that after a long nine-month development period, Marsman V3.0 has been released.  Features include 10 fingers and 10 toes, a cute little nose, and a malfunctioning sleep mode. ...
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    College Fight Song Apps

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    College football bowl season is upon us!  A local company based in East Lansing, Michigan has created a series of 45 “college fight song” apps which include the university’s fight song(s), lyrics, and photos.  For a limited time to the first...
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    Privacy Policy for Apps using the Facebook App Promotion Button

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    Applications using the Facebook App Promotion Button may connect to the internet to do the following: It accesses the Internet to obtain listing information about the application (the app’s logo).  If it can’t find the application logo, it will use...
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    App Review: Parents Pregnancy & Baby Guide

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    As the only pregnant member of my team, the Parents Pregnancy & Baby Guide app for the Windows Store is an excellent choice to review.  I am actually a subscriber to Parents magazine.  I love their content, and I like keeping up with the...
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    How to get the perfect photo for your holiday card using Photo Fuse

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    As anyone with kids or pets knows, it is extremely difficult to get a nice family picture where everyone is looking at the camera and smiling.  I tried this last weekend with my children, nieces, and nephews: 5 kids in total, ages 6 and younger. ...
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    Office Store development – the new “Apps for Office” model

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    I’m taking a break from talking about Windows apps to talk about…Office apps!  In seriousness, I had a customer ask me about Office development at one of my events last week.  I’ve never done VBA, but I did do a little VSTO back in the day. ...
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    It’s now even cheaper to build apps for the Windows Store!

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    Whoo-hoo!  Now, I personally don’t believe that developing for the Windows Store was ever that expensive (an individual account used to be $49/year, and it is $99/year for iOS developer registration ), but it has gotten even better!  Starting...
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    Upcoming Windows Development Events in Michigan

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    Develop a new Windows Phone or Windows 8 app between 10/1-12/31 for a chance to win $10K of prizes! http://gomodev.com/windows-10k-contest   And to help you get there… There are 3 great Windows Store development events coming up at the Microsoft...
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