Colin Cole's Weblog

Software Development, the Insurance Industry, and a combination of the two

Migrating Financial Services Applications to the Azure Public Cloud

Our Microsoft finserv team is seeing a major uptick in financial services firms and partners looking...

Author: Colin S Cole Date: 08/17/2011

Leverage SharePoint to Orchestrate Insurance Business Processes

Many insurance customers have SharePoint, but most customers don't fully grasp the rich...

Author: Colin S Cole Date: 02/19/2010

CRM in the Insurance Industry

One of the hidden gems from Microsoft for enterprise business solutions is a product called Dynamics...

Author: Colin S Cole Date: 01/22/2010

Windows Azure, Cloud Computing, and the Insurance Value Chain

Curious how ISV insurance partners can leverage Windows Azure to run parts of their business?...

Author: Colin S Cole Date: 01/22/2010

Collaborative Straight Through Processing Webcast

Interested in the advanced features of SharePoint? Here's an Insurance and Technology sponsored...

Author: Colin S Cole Date: 10/23/2009

ACORD organization standardizes on Microsoft Unified Communication platform

Great case study that shows how ACORD uses Microsoft Unified Communication and SharePoint both...

Author: Colin S Cole Date: 10/05/2009

Silverlight 3, SSL, and ClientAccessPolicy.xml

If you're new to Silverlight 3, there seems to be some required changes to the infamous...

Author: Colin S Cole Date: 07/28/2009

ACORD Forum 2009

Hi. Our team just returned from the ACORD forum this year held in Orlando Florida. Microsoft had a...

Author: Colin S Cole Date: 06/12/2009

Laptop Configuration for Hardcore Demos

I showcase a lot of industry scenarios to customers (live demo presentations), and I build a lot of...

Author: Colin S Cole Date: 06/11/2009

Media Center extender fails when joined to a domain controller

I have a home Windows 2003 Server with an AD domain controller. I also have a Vista Ultimate Media...

Author: Colin S Cole Date: 05/18/2009