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  • Blog Post: An Architecture for SharePoint Apps That Call Other Services

    This post will show an architecture for a SharePoint provider hosted app that calls other services such as the O365 API for Exchange, Azure AD Graph API, PowerBI API, or a custom Web API. Background This post is part of a series on building a SharePoint app that communicate with services protected by...
  • Blog Post: How I Became a SharePoint 2010 MCM

    I recently attained the Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint 2010 certification.  I have long wanted to write about the experience, but honestly didn’t know how to begin.  After quite a few conversations with friends and colleagues, I thought I would share some insight about the process...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Shows Off Single Game Running on Windows, Windows Phone, and XBox

    This made my jaw drop. I cannot wait until the upcoming MIX 10 event to see what else is announced. 
  • Blog Post: The ROI of Software Made Simple

    Josh Holmes has a great post about going the the mattresses to prove ROI for your application.  His post, “ Moving From Cost center to Strategic Partner ”, is well-written and is dead on the money. During my interview process at Microsoft, my interviews focused predominantly on two themes: how do...
  • Blog Post: Control PowerPoint Slide Shows with Windows Mobile

    Rob Cameron on my team posted a very cool and geeky tidbit that shows how you can control PowerPoint slide shows with Windows Mobile . This just might give me a reason to start using PowerPoint in my presentations more frequently.
  • Blog Post: Palm Treo Pro - I want.

    The new Palm Treo Pro phone looks like exactly the phone I have wanted. Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro, square 320x320 screen, keyboard, world phone, GPS, wifi, 2 megapixel camera, removable rechargeable battery, standard micro-usb cable, micro SD slot up to 32GB. About the same size as an iPhone. Throw in the...
  • Blog Post: My Phone Rocks.

    It's been a long time since I said my phone rocks... three years, in fact, since I actually liked my phone . Today I bought a phone that made me want to share just how cool it is, the Verizon Wireless Samsung SCH-i760 . Despite the horrifically unmemorable name (nothing like "Chocolate"), the phone simply...
  • Blog Post: Thanks to Lexis Nexis!

    We are about to start a great day showing technologies like .NET 3.5, Visual Studio 2008, and SharePoint technologies. I thought I'd be proactive and post the materials beforehand. Make sure to check out Rob Cameron's blog for additional information. Just about everything shown today came from the VS2008...
  • Blog Post: AT&T to Offer Mobile Television - Are Commuters the Only Ones Who Will Care?

    NEW YORK - AT&T Inc. said on Thursday it would launch mobile television services in May from MediaFlo USA, a unit of Qualcomm Inc., in an effort to bolster revenue from services other than phone calls. AT&T, the biggest U.S. mobile service, said it would offer MediaFlo to users of the Vu phone...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight to run on Nokia

    CNet is reporting " Microsoft Silverlight coming to mobile devices this year ". Seems like a great time to be in Vegas for MIX'08 .
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Fortunate Advertising Placement

    I loaded up Windows Live Messenger, and up pops up the Windows Live Today window. Under MSN Highlights, I see a link " Why Blackberry Crashed ". I click it, read a bit of the story, and laugh my butt off at the fortunate advertising placement. I couldn't agree more.
  • Blog Post: Silverlight, Expression Media Encoder, and More Announced at NAB

    You've heard snippets of details about what this thing code-named "WPF/e" could do, maybe even downloaded the CTP. At the National Association of Broadcasters event, Microsoft announced the official name Silverlight . This announcement is more than just a name change. More details, including pricing...
  • Blog Post: Update Available for Palm Treo 700w

    Mobility Today reports that the Palm Treo 700w AKU2 is available for download: Something we have all been waiting for which is the Palm Treo 700w Updater 1.10 for Verizon Wireless which includes the following enhancements for your smartphone: Includes Microsoft's Messaging and Security Feature...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with the SqlCeResultSet

    Sriram Krishnan has a great post introducing the SqlCeResultSet as well as a demo of how to use it. Here is a snippet of the article: What is a ResultSet (SqlCeResultSet)? Think of a ResultSet as something that gives you the programmatic ease that a DataSet gives you but the performance of a DataReader...
  • Blog Post: Setting up the ARM emulator to access network resources

    Great detail in this post on how to access network resources using the new Arm emulator in Visual Studio 2005.
  • Blog Post: MSMQ on PocketPC

    Will MSMQ with HTTP be available on the next version of PocketPC? Again, the lawyers rear their heads here. I can't promise any feature for a future version of CE or PocketPC. I probably can't even promise that the next version of CE will have a thread scheduler or a file system :(. Let's just say there...
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