Hurricane Sandy and My Windows Phone

I’ve lived through my fair share of hurricanes, snow storms and other natural disasters but after Sandy I could easily write a book that had an ending scene of epic proportions. Although Sandy was only a category 1 hurricane, you would’ve thought it was a category 5 as the wind that was generated and the…

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Windows 8 Launches to the World

I’ve spoken to a few people here at Microsoft who were around during the Windows 95 launch and they say that the excitement around Windows 8 is similar if not greater than that launch. I wholeheartedly agree as the “buzz” is amazing. That really is an incredible accomplishment when you think of the impact that Windows 95…

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Windows Azure Portal, Mobile Services and Marketplace Updates

Scalability, reliability and the ability to get access to new/updated features in a short time frame are just a few reasons why I’ve been a huge proponent of Cloud services when it comes to software development. One has to look no further than Windows Azure as there is certainly no shortage of new capabilities being…

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CTP for Visual Studio 2012

A quick post to let you know that a community technology preview (CTP) for Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 was released. These cumulative updates to Visual Studio 2012 include a variety of bug fixes and capability improvements. So if you’re using TFS/VS 2012 (in a non-production environment) then you’ll definitely want to check out these enhancements. More details can…

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Excel 2013 New Features

After conducting training for Office 2010 there was always the proverbial question of “What’s Next?” Well if you’ve been using Office 2013 Customer Preview then you know that there are a lot of new features packed into this latest version of Office. Although each application offers a host of productivity enhancements, let’s take a closer…

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