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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...
17 Apr 2013
Microsoft Shows Off Single Game Running on Windows, Windows Phone, and XBox
This made my jaw drop. http://i.engadget.com/2010/03/06/microsoft-shows-off-single-game-running-on-windows-windows-phon/ I cannot wait until the upcoming MIX 10 event to see what else is announced.
6 Mar 2010
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...
16 Feb 2009
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.
9 Oct 2008
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...
21 Aug 2008
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...
2 Jul 2008
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...
30 Apr 2008
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...
30 Mar 2008
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 .
4 Mar 2008
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.
15 Feb 2008
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...
16 Apr 2007
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...
21 Apr 2006
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...
12 Nov 2005
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. http://blogs.msdn.com/cbrochu/archive/2005/11/04/ppcinternet.aspx
4 Nov 2005
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...
26 Nov 2004
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