The iPad Enterprise disruption

If corporate customers are going to invest in such a disruption, such as the iPad, what are people stating as the benefit for the investment and disruption? I have been working to understand, embrace, compete, and integrate with the amazing iPad for several months. Several articles have been written and I have firsthand experience with…

Microsoft Acquires AVICode!

This is great news from my perspective! Giving .NET developers better access to instrumentation tools and software to improve the ability to monitor deeply into custom applications is very exciting to me!  AVICode also has a very good solution for SharePoint monitoring as well.  I look forward to working with AVICode in the Microsoft Technology…

A ton of amazing upgrades

First Windows Live 2011 Essentials from Microsoft is amazing!  Windows Live Messenger is fun again with the social network connections and facebook chat feature.  Windows Live Writer and Photo Gallery has some amazing new features you must try. Second Microsoft Hotmail has released a ton of features a few weeks back including integration with…

Bing Search App on Android

  Earlier this week we announced the first official Bing for Mobile Android App available to Verizon customers.  You can now download the free Bing App from your Verizon Wireless Android phones’ Marketplace.  Read the full announcement here ( ). After reviewing the comments, there are several questions concerning why we have not released this…

Hotmail vs gmail – you compare

The new wave of hotmail features are great!  Check the short videos here –

Visual Studio Lightswitch

Rapid Application Development has returned to Visual Studio.  Visual Studio Lightswitch is a way to quickly connect business data to applications.  In Jason Zanders blog he describes this as the ability to connect data to screens.  Learn about Lightswitch on the product page (

IIS Express

Cassini too limited? Ever find yourself frustrated because you cannot apply and test security features, or certain configurations with the web server tool that comes with Visual Studio.  I have several times found myself having to install IIS on my development machine.  I know many corporate environments prohibit some developer groups from having IIS installed…

IIS Extensions – Application Warm Up Module

Customers complaining that starting your IIS application is slow the first time? Having odd responses during app recycles from your application?  The IIS team has come up with a module to pre-load your worker process as part of IIS.  Read about and download the Application Warm Up Module here

Xbox Live Sales Probably Topped $1 Billion for the First Time

From BusinessWeek By Dina Bass July 7 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox Live online video-game service probably broke the $1 billion revenue mark for the first time in the year that just ended, helped by sales of movies, avatar accessories and extra game levels. Read the entire story here