Articles Written by Brad Jones

Do You Have a Slate or Tablet?

Normally blogs give out information. Today's entry asks for feedback. I'd be interested in having comments posted on slates devices. If you've bought a slate, I'd be interested in hearing what you bought and what you think of it.

New Video: Building Your First iPhone App in Objective C

Live events, videos, and articles, oh my! We are just an Oz of exciting features this week. With mobile being the hot topic of the day, I thought you might find our newest video post of interest, Building Your First iPhone App in Objective-C.

Join Our LIVE Broadcast of the Windows Phone 7 Developer Event

Live from the RIA Development Center tied to our DevX site, we will be broadcasting video of the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 (WP7) Developer event happening on October 12th. If you can't make it to a local event, then this is your chance to jump on and see the presentations as they are happening.

Mobile Development and $10 Million Dollars (USD)

The smartphone battle is heating up. With Nokia tossing ten million dollars into the battle in an effort to pull attention back to Nokia smartphones in North America. While the applications are to target people in North America, anyone from around the world seems able to participate.

Microsoft Live Spaces Bites The Dust

Is it an admission of defeat? I received an email from a friend that started with this question. He went on to comment on the irony of the changes being made by Microsoft in regard to their support of blogging software. He indicated how unbelievable the report from TechCrunch was on the topic of Microsoft dropping Live Spaces and shifting their blogs -- and nearly 30 million users -- to WordPress. What is ironic about this move is not just that Microsoft is shifting away from its own blogging software, but that Microsoft is moving to WordPress, an Open Source product that uses things like PHP and MySQL. Of course, the comments on the TechCrunch article are what make for interesting reading. The first comment by rbanffy sums it up nicely: "Windows Live Spaces running of GPL'ed Wordpress, on top of GPL'ed Linux, storing data on GPL'ed MySQL."

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Moving from an on-premises environment to Office 365 does not remove the need to plan for disruptions or reduce the business risk requirements for protecting email services. If anything, some risks increase with a move to the cloud. Read how to ease the transition every business faces if considering or already migrating to cloud email. This white paper discusses: Setting expectations when migrating to Office 365 Understanding the implications of relying solely on Exchange Online security Necessary archiving …

  • Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), physical assets are turning into participants in real-time global digital markets. The countless types of assets around us will become as easily indexed, searched and traded as any online commodity. While some industries will be tougher to transform than others – those with physical limitations, such as manufacturing, will be harder to digitize – untold economic opportunities exist for growth and advancement. Our research shows this will create a new "Economy …

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