September 8, 2010
There is a huge opportunity right now for business software developers to capitalize on the emerging “Software As A Service”, or “Cloud” application leaders by building extensions and cooperating services. Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform provides an ideal platform for these types of complimentary solutions.
March 27, 2010
Microsoft provides at least two solution platforms in the cloud that I’ll talk about here to address some recent questions I’ve gotten. The first is Windows Azure, which is Microsoft’s premier cloud application platform. The second is Dynamics CRM Online, which I see showing signs of developing into a special case cloud-based business application environment of its own.
March 4, 2009
I’ve been wallowing in Dynamics CRM from Microsoft lately as we continue to build up our CRM service line at Technoligence. I continue to be impressed with what Microsoft has done with CRM and the flexibility they built in to the underlying platform. Beyond putting together a first class CRM solution for the core use-cases [...]
February 17, 2009
About a week ago, Microsoft announced the SKU (editions/versions) list for Windows 7. There will be six SKUs of Windows 7. It sounds complex and probably will be perceived that way in general but they claim to be focused on marketing two middle SKUs (“Home Premium” and “Professional”) with the remaining four SKUs directed at [...]
February 13, 2009
Quick update: Ever have trouble finding obscure menu commands in the new Office 2007 Ribbon? My partner David just showed me an excellent little add-on for the Office Ribbon that comes from the Microsoft Office Labs team.
Office Ribbon Search: http://www.officelabs.com/projects/searchcommands/Pages/default.aspx
This adds an extra tab with a search box into the ribbon bar for Word, [...]
January 27, 2009
Windows 7 looks excellent. I loaded it up a few days ago on my primary laptop and don’t expect to roll back any time soon. I may be back on Vista when the August beta expiration rolls around, but from what I’ve seen so far, I’ll be on Windows 7 until then. Here are my [...]