Q&A and demo of Factory Talk with Rockwell Automation

Whether or not you are in the manufacturing industry, the recent  Rockwell Automation interview on Microsoft’s Channel 9 is an informative show to watch.  Rockwell builds automation control and information solutions for manufacturing customers large and small, across most major consumer industries.  Hardware, software and services that automate processes and provide human/machine interfacing are among…

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Doing Business Differently

About a month ago I gave a breakout session at a partner’s user conference.  The headlines across the world were focused on the economic crisis, ideas for stimulus plans, and whether to wait or act immediately.  I started my breakout session by saying “How we did business 6 months ago is certainly not how we…

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Baking Security In: SDL Awareness

If you missed the announcements last week at Tech Ed in Barcelona Spain, here are some highlights for all of you who are designing, managing and developing software applications.  Read on to understand the benefits of introducing security and privacy early and throughout the development process.  Microsoft is publishing SDL processes guidance, tools and training…

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Position Your Company to Shine through Challenging Financial Times

  It is a new era for politics in America, however everyone knows the hard work is still ahead to bring economic stability to world markets.  How is your company poised to face the coming financial challenges.  What are the current priorities?  Are you finding yourself in meeting after meeting looking at tighter budgets and…

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Missed the PDC? Catch the Content LIVE at an MSDN Developer Conference Near You!

  The nature of software development is radically changing… Are you ready? If you could not make it to the PDC, then you won’t want to miss the MDC! Registration for the MSDN Developer Conference is only $99.  You’ll get the best of the PDC in your own backyard and hear all of the exciting…

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Q&A with Blue Star Infotech’s Senior Solution Architect

During PDC ’09, the Channel 9 team was hard at work connecting with many of the ISVs that were attending. Channel 9 host, Charles Torre, had an opportunity to talk with Blue Star Infotech’s, Mehul Shah, a Microsoft Certified Gold partner. The interview is informative and worth watching. Here are a few highlights for your…

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Are You Prepared for Online Attacks?

Do you know that weapons of choice for online attacks are “Trojan Horses,” software applications hidden inside programs that computer users are duped or coaxed into downloading, according to the Microsoft report? Read about this and the latest assessment of threats and vulnerabilities in the Security Intelligence Report.  The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 5,…

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Positioning your company for the Cloud opportunity

With the recent announcement of Windows Azure at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference things became a little clearer, at least on the technical side of cloud computing. But, what about the business side? What about the ISV who’s trying to determine how to allocate scarce development, marketing and sales resources in a way that helps to…

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