Who are the TOP 25 Government Technologists of 2013?

www.govtech.com published the top-25 list. I like the title they gave the list “Doers, Dreamers and Drivers”… Key criteria is making government efficient, effective, and friendly. It is a good mixture of leaders from all walks of IT. I was particularly surprised to find Tony Hsieh in the list simply because the only association I…

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Joelcitizen Unplugged: Are You a Citizen Developer?

Please join me this Friday, March 22 from 3:00 – 3:30pm for the new series Joelcitizen Unplugged. In this first open-mic, open-chat session we will discuss The Citizen Developer Trend and Impact on Social Good. This is a great opportunity to unplug from your work for 30 mins (or less) and chat, in a totally…

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Shorties 002: WebView Anchoring, Crash Logs, PDF Viewer

WEBVIEW AND ANCHOR LOCATION Sometimes you want to display HTML in the WebView control but jump to a particular anchor. Say: 1: webView1.Navigate(new Uri("http://localhost:8088/" + filename + "/" + rootfolder + "/" + htmlfile.Name)); 2: List<Uri> MyUris = new List<Uri>(); 3: MyUris.Add(new Uri("http://localhost:8088/" + filename + "/" + rootfolder + "/" + htmlfile.Name)); 4:  5:…

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Latest Kinect for Windows SDK

Key Links Latest SDK announcement Download the SDK Kinect for Windows Kinect for Windows key features See Latest SDK in action Hear what people have been saying   THE TOOLS DEPARTMENT free/trial tools for developers Think blue sky with Azure free trial Freedom of Expression  with Visual Studio Express 2012 Tools and SDKs from the…

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Shorties 001: In the news…

Africa Is a Land of Immense Opportunity for Microsoft Seattle Times – Mar 16, 2013 Microsoft considers Africa a "game changer in the global economy" and is starting a big push to grow its markets on the continent. Microsoft Researchers Make Mobile Payments Easy V3.co.uk – Mar 15, 2013 Microsoft researchers have developed a mobile…

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HOL Machine Configuration

What You Would Need The HOL sessions are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Therefore you MUST have the environment configured prior to the event. If you are already running Windows 8 you are half way there. Otherwise, you have to configure it. This could be a dual boot or a virtual machine. We will provide…

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Shorties 000: The Q&A Alley, and More…

The Shorties Series Many times I come across short and direct questions that perhaps are too shot to write up a blog for it. So instead I have decided to create the Shorties Series. On a weekly basis (maybe Fridays) I will publish a collection of shorties. I think it can save developers hunting time…

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Android Developers Welcome to Azure Mobile Services

Approximately six months ago the Azure team released the Azure Mobile Services. The one thing missing all along has been support for Android. This has changed and now the cloud service offers a complete suite of services and tools for four platforms: Windows 8 (Windows Store) Windows Phone 8 iOS and now Android This is…

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Windows Store apps and the database question

With traditional desktop apps the requirement for onboard data, roaming data, data synchronization, etc. has been answered long ago. For Windows Store apps developers, at times, wonder about what path to take when it comes to storing data locally. Do I roll my own ? Do I leverage Isolated Storage ? Do I use the…

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Just Released: VSTO, Azure Updates, More…

Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 The Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 provide broad and deep support, ranging from new templates to new designers to a whole host of integrated lifecycle tools. Windows Azure Updates Support for Android SQL Reporting Services Active Directory More… Self-sketching whiteboard prototype Microsoft researchers are developing an…

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