No-Code Application Development for Desktop or the Cloud!

Back in November 2010 we told you about Beta 1 of a new tool from Microsoft Called Visual Studio LightSwitch.  This tool, reminiscent of Microsoft Access development, allows you to build simple forms over data applications with no code at all. More sophisticated applications can be built by adding with some code more or less…


Space still available for Cloud Ireland next week in NYC

Startups (and established software companies) looking to do business in Europe are encouraged to attend the Cloud Ireland event in NYC on March 24th. The link below will take you straight to the registration page for the event and to more information. You’re invited to Cloud Ireland in association with Microsoft Going global with your…


Be Microsoft Platform Ready!

Whether you’re building simple add-ins, rich client applications, complex client and server solutions or planning your future with cloud services, you can access training, support, testing and marketing resources to help you take your solution to market faster.  Microsoft Platform Ready can provide you with assistance and resources during all stages of product development, testing…


Programming Windows Phone 7 GPS at Coding4Fun

Great post and resources by Greg Duncan on the Channel 9 Coding4Fun blog. Programming a Windows Phone 7 GPS enabled app without leaving your PC In my twitter stream I caught someone once commenting about how hard it was to test a GPS enabled Windows Phone 7 app while in a building and how he…


Mapping your Move to the Windows Azure Platform

The Windows Azure Handbook, Volume 1 by David Pallmann has just been published. It is the most up-to-date work on Windows Azure that I have seen so far.  It is available in print or you can get it as an eBook at Amazon.com.     Volume 1 is on Planning and Strategy. Subsequent volumes will…


Jumpstart Development with the Windows Phone 7 Ignition Kit

Windows Phone 7 Ignition Kit Windows Phone 7 promises to be an amazing mobile phone operating system given its innovative user interface and functionality, as well as its great development platform upon which you can quickly and easily build games and applications. With a myriad of new devices, a powerful and immersive software platform, and…


NYC event for cloud based companies interested in Ireland

We’ve been working with some of our counterparts in Ireland to bring a special event to NYC for cloud-based startups and other companies interested in hearing about business opportunities in Ireland. If you’re interested in attending this event, please read through the event description and send an e-mail to Seamus Carroll. (Details below.) IRISH BREAKFAST…