Archstone Apartments Leverages WPF and Live Maps for Kiosks

One of the customers that I have worked with for quite some time is Archstone.  They are a top notch organization that have done a lot of interesting things with technology do set themselves apart in the apartment management space.  Recently they just completed a rollout of a kiosk based solution for prospective residents that…

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PING Uses Visualization Technologies to Help Golfers

Almost everyone in the golf world is familiar with Karsten Solheim, the founder of PING Golf.  Karsten and PING pioneered many of the innovations in club fitting and has long been the key player in the market for custom clubs.  Recently, PING embarked on an ambitious effort to radically improve the process of club fitting…

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Architect Council (Webcasts): Pragmatic Patterns for Architects

“Cloud computing will supersede traditional IT”, “SOA will enable business agility”, “my way or the highway”, etc.  We’ve all heard this type of proclamation before, as many look to the “next big things” in technology to exact sweeping changes and solve many issues; truth is, technologies and tools aren’t as instrumental in influencing progress, as…

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John L Scott Real Estate Looks to WPF and Software + Services

Microsoft uses the term "Software+Services" to describe a vision of computing that harmonizes client and server software with cloud services [S+S Strategy].  Rich software components that either exist on client machines or installed on-premise within a datacenter can leverage building block components that exist as cloud services.  In many ways, this is not much different…

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Pragmatic Patterns for Architects

EVENT OVERVIEW “Cloud computing will supersede traditional IT”, “SOA will enable business agility”, “my way or the highway”, etc. We’ve all heard this type of proclamations before, as many look to the “next big things” in technology to exact sweeping changes and solve many issues; truth is, technologies and tools aren’t as instrumental in influencing…

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The Importance of the Client

Over the last couple of years, there has been a lot of innovation around of technologies that make it easier for the end user of an application to interact with systems.  This innovation has been a boon for the end user because it has provided them a more natural interface with systems that span the…

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Free WPF Training in Los Angeles on 4/24-25 and Phoenix on 6/26-27

Overview This two day training is designed to teach developers how to create Line of Business (LOB) applications using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).   Day One is an introduction to the WPF graphics subsystem, the tools used to build WPF applications, and the core UI services: styling, data binding, templating, layout and input- The second day…

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Microsoft Windows Client FireStarter Event

On Friday, December 12, Microsoft is hosting a Windows Client FireStarter event at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond.   If you are a Developer or an IT Pro, you do not want to miss it.   As another event in our ever-growing-in-popularity FireStarter event format, we welcome attendees in person, via simulcast or on demand, via…

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