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Getting to 1.0

I imagine that a lot of my readers are developers like me who got into the business (or stay in the...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 05/01/2014

Proof of Concept Windows Service

Have you ever created an app that would "own" the device it's running on? Maybe it's a full-screen...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 09/23/2013

Incredible Training Available Across the Globe

As technologies come faster and faster, we have to quickly gain proficiency with whatever today's...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 09/19/2013

Courage to Change

For those that haven't heard, Microsoft is planning on discontinuing the MCA/MCM/MCSM certification...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 09/01/2013

Making dreams come true

Growing up I was a huge video game fan, and that hasn’t changed as I’ve grown up. My day job is...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 08/26/2013

Looking back on another year

It's time for another year to come to a close at work. I've been busy all year, and I'm pleased with...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 06/16/2013

Following up on the Design Guidance for Windows Store Apps

In one of my previous posts, I suggested you check out the Design Guidance for Windows Store Apps....

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 05/17/2013

Study Notes for 70-484 – Share Charm

I’ve been working through the certification series for Windows Store applications and I’m currently...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 04/16/2013

Study Notes for 70-484 – Touch Interactions

Touch Interactions Another area to review is the gestures and touch interactions supported in...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 04/09/2013

Study Notes for 70-484

I’ve been working through the certification series for Windows Store applications, and I’m currently...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 04/01/2013

Join the Microsoft Cloud OS Trivia Challenge

Join the Microsoft Cloud OS Trivia Challenge Download the FREE Cloud OS product evaluations and test...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 02/26/2013

Lights, Camera, Publicity

Now is your chance to be like Jessica Alba and Cam Newton and have your Windows Phone 8 app star in...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 02/21/2013

February Developer Deadlines

Want free stuff? Want some upcoming events to keep you motivated on writing your next app? Check out...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 02/05/2013

Growing businesses in the Orchard

In my mythical "free time", I get lots of requests from friends and family to help them build "a...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 01/29/2013

Top 12 for 2012

We've made it readers. It's the end of 2012 and I've been using the last week to reflect on all that...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 12/30/2012

It’s Digital Capital Week

It’s #DCWEEK in Washington DC. DCWEEK is a week long festival in the US capitol focused on bringing...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 11/01/2012

It’s all a big game

Let me start by apologizing to my international readers for such a U.S.-centric post. However, the...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 10/03/2012

Thirty days to build a winner

It’s the first on the month, and a thirty day challenge is a great way to bring about positive...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 10/01/2012

Yammer from the command line

Someone on our Yammer network at work had a simple question about how often we talk about certain...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 09/10/2012

Windows Phone app fails static validation. Image file format is not supported.

  Once you are done developing your app, you will submit it to the Windows Phone Marketplace....

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 08/01/2012

Getting started with Windows Azure Web Sites

Recently, my kids swim team needed a way to send out email, voice and text notifications from any...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 07/19/2012

So much learning…

I’ve been writing my annual assessment at work and reviewing the projects I’ve worked on as well as...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 06/19/2012

MOBILE AMERICA (the people hackathon)

Are you a concerned citizen with ideas on how technology could solve social problems? A developer...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 05/14/2012

Developer Dashboard

I was talking with a coworker who focuses on Business Intelligence. He described the job as taking...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 04/18/2012

Book Review: 97 things every programmer should know

From time to time, I’ll finish a book on my nightstand and write a small review both for myself to...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 03/21/2012

Litte Watson .. Data Warehouse??

In developing apps for Windows Phone, I’ve been using the Northern Lights code library which...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 02/13/2012

Programmatically Create Retention Schedules

Let’s suppose you are migrating from an existing Records Management solution to Records Center in...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 01/19/2012

SharePoint 2010 October CU fails to configure

I was recently patching some servers when I ran into an issue with the October 2011 Cumulative...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 12/09/2011

Extending Outlook applications into Exchange

  For smaller offices or departments, Outlook forms can act as a CRM or task management system...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 11/20/2011

Security Development Lifecycle (baking it in)

Security, like User Experience, is not something that can be bolted on, provided by an add-in, or...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 10/11/2011

Choosing a search technology for SharePoint projects

Has the question of SharePoint Search vs. FAST Search come up in your planning sessions? Do your...

Author: jwmiller5 Date: 09/24/2011