Category Archives: Windows

Missing The Windows Tablet Point


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So Asus just announced their new tablet based on Windows 7, and already the backlash against it has begun. But while it’s true that the Windows desktop experience is less than ideal for a touch-centric device, the naysayers who claim … Continue reading

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ParallelFX: Armed and Dangerous


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Last Tuesday I attended a presentation by Rob Windsor of the TVBUG user group on the new parallel extensions in .Net 4. I had tried out some of the extensions back when ParallelFX was still an RC candidate, but the … Continue reading

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Google Tries to Chrome the Enterprise


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While its possible Google knows something I don’t, as someone who’s spent a fair chunk of my career building software for the enterprise their latest attempt to ratchet themselves into that market seems somewhat naive. Recommend on Facebook Share on … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7: Cutting Transparency Down To Size


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I know that few developers these days give a second thought to such trivialities as application footprint, but as someone who lived through the DOS era I still get queasy when I know I’m wasting space. Now with the spotlight … Continue reading

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AzureFest


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Last Saturday I attended AzureFest at Microsoft Canada. Big thanks to Cory Fowler at ObjectSharp for the presentation! In addition to learning about Azure and meeting some great people, I was also inspired by the bizarre “development machines” that some … Continue reading

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Where Have All the (Windows) Flowers Gone?


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It’s funny, but as the Windows operating system edges into the spot of #1 software franchise in the world it seems distressingly difficult to promote apps that actually run on it. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it … Continue reading

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