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  • Blog Post: A Look Back at Build: Using the Web Apps Template to Create Mobile Apps

    In a world of devices and services there are many different kinds of developers. As Guggs and I spelled out a few weeks ago at Build , the kind of application that you’re building, and the tools you use to build it, impact how you get to your end product. Casual game developers might use Flash...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Media Platform Player Framework Brings You a Seamless Streaming Media Experience

    If you took in any of the Olympic Games in Sochi this year, it’s more than likely that you watched them online. In fact, as we talked about at Build, more than 2.1 million people watched online coverage of the Sochi Olympics, making it the single largest commercial broadcast ever. At 2014 NAB,...
  • Blog Post: Build 2014: Empowering Developers in a Cloud-First, Mobile-First World

    Today, Guggs and I did a joint post on our talk last week at Build. Check it out here .
  • Blog Post: Accela and Microsoft Hackfest — Providing Access to Open Data, Online and Off-Grid

    A few weeks ago several of us from the U.S. and worldwide DPE teams holed up in Redmond for a few days of coding. Our goal was to prove that there is an easy way to take a Web App and port it over to a mobile experience, and then make it work in both connected and offline scenarios. Joining us for...
  • Blog Post: Creating the Perfect Front Door for Web App Development

    Ask most any enterprise developer about their biggest challenges when building a website or service and they are likely to respond with “access control,” “making sure your site can be monitored,” or “putting in place a system for managing rolling updates.” Capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Recapping the Microsoft Facebook Hackathon

    Here in DPE we love to get together with other developers and code. It is a great way to learn new technologies and have a lot of fun doing it. So last weekend’s hackathon with Facebook and Microsoft wasn’t really out of the ordinary — but we’re pretty excited about the results...
  • Blog Post: Website to App — The Web App Template Simplifies Windows App Development

    At BUILD last year, Guggs and I showed how Giorgio Sardo and his team here in DPE have been coding together with great companies — like Khan Academy — to move entire websites into Windows Store apps — more or less effortlessly. As I showed in the demo, the trick to making this so...
  • Blog Post: The Facebook and Microsoft Hackathon — Some Background

    Hopefully you've heard about the upcoming hackathon that Facebook and Microsoft are hosting at the Facebook headquarters in San Francisco on Jan. 17. Head over to the registration page for details and to RSVP for the event. The goal of the hackathon is to help developers integrate Facebook Login...
  • Blog Post: Enabling Cross-Device and Cross-Service Magic at Cloud Expo

    This week I was at the Cloud Expo Conference in Silicon Valley talking about what developers need and doing some demos that showed how open Microsoft is when it comes to the cloud, devices, and app development. Attendees told us they were amazed when we started the talk by demonstrating how developers...
  • Blog Post: My New Gig

    As many of you know, for the last few years I’ve been plugging away deep in the plumbing of enterprise identity and Reimagining Active Directory for the cloud. It’s been a great experience and I couldn’t be more proud of all the cool stuff that has gone on across the industry to enable...
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