Seven SharePoint Videos from //build/ 2012 Conference


For those of you SharePointers heading to SPC who want an early start, the other big conference just ended last Friday, November 2nd, concluding four days on building solutions for Windows, featuring seven talks on SharePoint.  Here they are sorted by highest rating first: Building apps for Office and SharePoint 2013 using the web technologies you know and love, Part…

Three Free Ways to Develop in F# 3.0


There are three ways you can start working with F# without any extra cost depending on your starting point. Depending on if you have a Macintosh or a Windows computer, you will have different choices. Also, if you already have Visual Studio Professional 2010 or 2012, then stop reading because you already have F#. Visual…

SharePoint Saturday New York City


Just returned today from NYC where I presented “PowerShell and SharePoint”. I was also honored to be a member of a four person panel called “Jumpstart Your SharePoint Community Efforts” including SharePoint Saturday cofounder Susan Lennon, SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles organizer Nedra Allmond, and Sharing the Point founder Paul Swider who travels the edges of…

Visual Studio Express–Alive and Well


I had to write this blog post after reading Peter Bright’s post on Ars Technica called "No-cost desktop software development is dead on Windows 8: You won’t be able to use the free Visual Studio Express to develop desktop apps".  In Peter’s article he slams Microsoft by saying that "Redmond has decided not only that…

War of the Cloud Drives


War of the Cloud Drives Today, users have many choices for synchronizing files and backing important memories and personal assets including music, pictures, notes, business documents, and other personal or business files.  Recently Microsoft and Google have upped the ante against Dropbox and Apple with their latest offerings.  The offerings range from free to premium…

F# Lightning Talks


Our next F# User Group meeting takes place on Monday, February 13, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Microsoft NERD Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA. All interested are welcome to join us. Register Online for F# Lightning Talks If you are curious about F# and want to learn more, this is a perfect opportunity…

Welcome to Windows 8


I’m very excited about the talk I’m giving at Microsoft Cambridge at the Boston Tech Meetup called “Welcome to Windows 8” on Monday, January 16, 2012, where I’ll be talking about installing the pre-beta developer preview. I’ll also be talking about developing Metro style Windows 8 apps and customizing the developer preview. This is a…

What happened to Silverlight?


Now that BUILD2011 is wrapping up, I’m reviewing the talks and watching some of them online via Channel 9.  Unfortunately, I was not able to attend in person.  One big question that has been on my mind, and many other people’s minds too, is what was going to happen to Silverlight.  I have been largely…