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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Windows Team Seeking Developer input

The Windows Application Platform (WAP) team needs your input.  We would value hearing from developers about the needs and concerns around application installation and patching.  You’ll be shaping the future of this product as your feedback will help the WAP team identify which areas of application installation and patching to target in the future that…

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Coroware CTO Talks About Future Of Robotics

Recently Channel 9 host Charles Torre had an opportunity to talk with David Hyams, Coroware’s Chief Technology Officer.  Coroware is a Microsoft Certified Gold partner with a unique focus on architecture, design and development of unmanned system solutions, or robotics. Charles Torre:  Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your company does. David…

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SQLSoft+: Teaching the Microsoft Platform

Recently, Channel 9 host, Charles Torre, had an opportunity to talk with Mark Scott, CTO of SQLSoft+, a Microsoft partner that focuses on training of Microsoft technologies. SQLSoft+ has the challenging task of building its training programs and services often before the Microsoft products are officially released.  How do they do it?  Here are a…

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PDC 2008 to feature S+S, Silverlight, Live Mesh and more

This year, the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2008 will be held October 27-30 in Los Angeles, CA.  The PDC is designed for leading-edge developers and software architects. If you’re interested in the future of the Microsoft platform, you’re responsible for the technical strategy in your organization, or you’re a highly skilled developer who likes…

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Metro Early Adopter Program Enters its Second Year

About six years ago, it dawned on a few of us that the business of exposing our valued customers and partners to new and emerging technologies was a bit dated. Beta code had always been reasonably available for download but it was difficult to get additional information and guidance needed to truly evaluate and take…

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Introducing “A Startup A Week”

I recently got a chance to grab a camera, step into the real world, and take part in a fun video project called “A Startup A Week”.  The concept of the show is to bring together a few top developers and designers, pitch them an idea for a startup, and give them just one week…

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Software 2008 Conference

I attended the Software 2008 Conference last week in Las Vegas.  Overall it was a good conference, but not as strong as Software 2007.  Merging it with Interop took away from the “thought leadership” agenda to facilitate more of a “buyer meet seller” agenda.  It was still valuable, but there were a few presentations where…

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Announcing: Ingenuity Point’s Round 2 Winners

On Earth Day, it’s only appropriate to announce the 2nd Round winners of the Ingenuity Point contest. Around the world, awareness of the challenges we face as a global community are taking center stage. Problems and solutions are brought to the forefront to inspire, create change, and make the world a better place. The purpose…

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Keys to ISV Success, Volume 2 – Take your Microsoft managed relationship deeper

It’s that time of the year… cherry tree blossoms grace the Redmond streets while we’re inside working on ISV portfolios! In my earlier post, I wrote that Microsoft has “managed” relationships with about 2,700 ISVs. “Managed” means that we commit a Microsoft Partner Account Manager (PAM) and an ISV Evangelist (technical resource) to work directly…

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