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At Build 2014, Microsoft announced that WinJS was going open source and the first goal was to make it available to web sites, not just Windows and phone apps. On September 17th, the first official release of WinJS 3.0 was made available and brought with it cross browser compatibility. Setting it up to work on your site is no different than any other ......

Welcome to part 3 of my Armchair CEO series where I prove just why I’m not running Microsoft. In this insightful edition I’ll tell you how to make Windows, the golden flagship of Microsoft, a better product. Android Apps Windows Phone is not the only app store that needs a boost. But unlike Windows Phone, there is a very easy way to get a lot more apps ......

So the Nokia thing finally happened, assuming the EU allows it. Now with Nokia under the Microsoft umbrella, what should they focus on next? Lumia Accessories When people love their phones, they want to buy more stuff for their phones. This is one area the iPhone has everyone beat by far, even Samsung. Microsoft should concentrate on more branded accessories ......

The new Surface is around the corner and rumors are starting to be confirmed, including a docking station, power cover and the expected Haswell upgrade with longer battery life. I love my Surface. I have both the RT and the Pro, which I got from the last two Build conferences. When the Surface 2 line rolls out, I’ll be upgrading to the new versions. ......

Most of this post is in response to Mary Jo Foley's recent article Microsoft to Developers: .NET Support Isn't Going Away. In particular the following statement: "The not-so-secret fact is most of the Windows Store apps that have been built to date were built with C#."I spoke with Paul Gusmorino at the Build Conference this year. He is the principal ......

Not sure why this is being blocked, must be the word Amazon or maybe the link? So I am posting my review here word for word and hope they unblock it.ReviewGot it yesterday for my anniversary as a gift and was loving it. Great size for a tablet, hardware performs well, screen is good, and it's priced very well. If you want a tablet to read and watch ......

Had a great time again this year at St. Louis Day of .NET. Thanks to everyone who attended my sessions. Based on feedback it seems like I'll need to do a presentation on SQL Server Compact next year. Doesn't seem to be a lot of awareness on this great product. But a lot can change in one year. As promised, the PowerPoint slides and code samples can ......

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Know your audience. I’m guessing more than a few Geeks With Blogs readers are also proud owners of Windows Phone 7 devices. If you want to know more detail about the blog content itself, head on over to our launch post. But for this readership crowd I’ll focus more on the technical. We built the site on BlogEngine.NET 2.0 It uses a custom designed theme ......

Microsoft has announced they are raising the limit of free applications a developer can submit from 5 to 100. But what does that really mean? First, lets look at the reason for the limitation. The iTunes Store and the Android Market both have a lot more applications available than the Windows Phone Marketplace. But that says nothing about the quality ......

So yesterday I got the bad news that yet another XBOX 360 had failed us. This time is was the video port that went bad. This makes like 5 or 6 failed XBOXs, I’ve lost count. Those things are turds. There is no way I was having another one fixed because they’ll just send me a different turd edition that has been fixed that will probably break down again ......

This question was posed by Jeff Atwood. Easy answer. Because they can find jobs. I have interviewed loads of people who were missing even the most basic skills. And these were not all junior programs, this happened even at the senior level positions. They are easy to weed out in a technical interview, but not every company gives one. I think companies ......

I was trying to figure out how all my messages were flowing between FriendFeed, Twitter and Facebook. Eventually that let to this nightmare. I am going to take my medication now. This is why the world will end in 2012. We are "sailing" toward communication Armageddon! Full Size Picture ......

My wife and I have been working on a new site for the past couple of weeks. This is our second project since we re-launched our home business. ReleaseWeek.com The site lists major new releases of movies and television on DVD and Blu-Ray, video games, music and books. All of this is put into a simple current week format. This is our first project released ......

If you have an iPhone check out a game a friend just launched: Radial 50. You can get the Lite version for free. And the full version is only $1.99 ......

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