Azure: Dreamspark Azure, decent offering by Microsoft

Hey I have been checking out this Dreamspark Azure offer, and not sure how it compares to the other companies, but it’s cool.  There is no credit card, no your webapp doesn’t work some weird reason.  It isn’t much, but since you can keep for as long as you want, consider using it to demonstrate your…

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Skydrive with Office 2010 versus Office 2013

One of my commenters ask about the use of Skydrive in Office 2010 versus Office 2013.  Office 2010 can save to Skydrive or SharePoint treating those locations as a normal save.  The Office 2013 treats the save to Skydrive default and the UI has changed quite a bit. Here the process to save a file…

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Free game to learn how to use Office and compete with your friends

An interesting idea from one of the Microsoft Research Partners is Ribbon Hero 2.  Clippy comes back and travels through time, which is fun and Clippy isn’t so annoying.  This will help you become more productive, and Ribbon Hero 2 is the way to get more productive. More Productive? Really, and you are playing a…

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Valentine on the cheap: Use Publisher to print out a valentine’s card

Let’s face it, buying a real Hallmark card can be painful: Drive to the Hallmark store Smell the weird smells in those stores (what is that?) Pick out a card Pay HOW MUCH FOR THE CARD!:???!!! Drive from the Hallmark Store Lot easier way to do Valentine’s is to use Publisher.  If you bought the…

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5 Ways To Make Money with the Cloud!

Number 1 with a bullet! Read Bruno Terkaly excellent article about how the Microsoft Azure Cloud works with mobile platforms and not just the Windows Phone 7.  Bruno is no Microsoft Fanboy and you should definitely read his blog, I do.  But it doesn’t help with my style, Bruno’s blog is excellent. MSDN Article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/hh781021.aspx…

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Office 2010: C#, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Burn before reading

This is a follow on to the post at: Office 2010: C# and Office! Secret stuff. Strictly burn before reading Deploying Your Solutions: Deploying Office Solutions: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb386179.aspx Preparing Computers to Run or Host Office Solutions: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb772092.aspx How to: Prepare IIS for Deployment of Office Solutions: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb608629.aspx Tools and Overview information: Programming Excel 2010 overall: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/hh128771.aspx…

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