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An Architecture for SharePoint Apps That Call Other Services

This post will show an architecture for a SharePoint provider hosted app that calls other services such as the O365 API for Exchange, Azure AD Graph API, PowerBI API, or a custom Web API. Background This post is part of a series on building a SharePoint app that communicate with services protected by Azure AD…. Read more

How I Became a SharePoint 2010 MCM

I recently attained the Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint 2010 certification.  I have long wanted to write about the experience, but honestly didn’t know how to begin.  After quite a few conversations with friends and colleagues, I thought I would share some insight about the process.  I am not writing this to dissuade you from… Read more

Microsoft Shows Off Single Game Running on Windows, Windows Phone, and XBox

This made my jaw drop. http://i.engadget.com/2010/03/06/microsoft-shows-off-single-game-running-on-windows-windows-phon/ I cannot wait until the upcoming MIX 10 event to see what else is announced. … Read more

The ROI of Software Made Simple

Josh Holmes has a great post about going the the mattresses to prove ROI for your application.  His post, “Moving From Cost center to Strategic Partner”, is well-written and is dead on the money. During my interview process at Microsoft, my interviews focused predominantly on two themes: how do you increase revenue or decrease cost… Read more

Palm Treo Pro – I want.

The new Palm Treo Pro phone looks like exactly the phone I have wanted.  Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro, square 320×320 screen, keyboard, world phone, GPS, wifi, 2 megapixel camera, removable rechargeable battery, standard micro-usb cable, micro SD slot up to 32GB.  About the same size as an iPhone. Throw in the HTC-licensed task manager and… Read more

My Phone Rocks.

It’s been a long time since I said my phone rocks… three years, in fact, since I actually liked my phone.  Today I bought a phone that made me want to share just how cool it is, the Verizon Wireless Samsung SCH-i760.  Despite the horrifically unmemorable name (nothing like “Chocolate”), the phone simply rocks. Lest… Read more

Thanks to Lexis Nexis!

We are about to start a great day showing technologies like .NET 3.5, Visual Studio 2008, and SharePoint technologies.  I thought I’d be proactive and post the materials beforehand.  Make sure to check out Rob Cameron’s blog for additional information. Just about everything shown today came from the VS2008 Training Kit.  All of the demos… Read more

AT&T to Offer Mobile Television – Are Commuters the Only Ones Who Will Care?

NEW YORK – AT&T Inc. said on Thursday it would launch mobile television services in May from MediaFlo USA, a unit of Qualcomm Inc., in an effort to bolster revenue from services other than phone calls. AT&T, the biggest U.S. mobile service, said it would offer MediaFlo to users of the Vu phone from LG… Read more