PART TWO: Microsoft and Skyline Hack Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Technologies

A few months back DX team member Jason Young kicked off a series of hackfests with Skyline Technologies that were focused on helping manufacturers make better use of their data. As I spelled out in a related post earlier this year, manufacturers are swimming in data from a variety of sources throughout the plant, whether…

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Recapping the Microsoft Facebook Hackathon

Here in DPE we love to get together with other developers and code. It is a great way to learn new technologies and have a lot of fun doing it. So last weekend’s hackathon with Facebook and Microsoft wasn’t really out of the ordinary — but we’re pretty excited about the results. After some nice…

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Website to App — The Web App Template Simplifies Windows App Development

At BUILD last year, Guggs and I showed how Giorgio Sardo and his team here in DPE have been coding together with great companies — like Khan Academy — to move entire websites into Windows Store apps — more or less effortlessly. As I showed in the demo, the trick to making this so easy…

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The Facebook and Microsoft Hackathon — Some Background

Hopefully you’ve heard about the upcoming hackathon that Facebook and Microsoft are hosting at the Facebook headquarters in San Francisco on Jan. 17. Head over to the registration page for details and to RSVP for the event. The goal of the hackathon is to help developers integrate Facebook Login, announced in November of last year,…

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Enabling Cross-Device and Cross-Service Magic at Cloud Expo

This week I was at the Cloud Expo Conference in Silicon Valley talking about what developers need and doing some demos that showed how open Microsoft is when it comes to the cloud, devices, and app development.  Attendees told us they were amazed when we started the talk by demonstrating how developers can build an Android…

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