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The Biggest Week in Microsoft History

I have had a few days to recover from the last 10 days of launches, releases, announcements and presentations from Microsoft and after catching up from the sleep deprivation, I have had an epiphany. Everything you knew about Microsoft has not changed but everything you knew about Microsoft has been turned upside-down. First let’s look […]

Thanks Microsoft for the Visual C# MVP Award

I was awarded for the 5th year (not concurrent with a 3 month gap between the first and second years) as a Microsoft MVP. I was moved from the Data Platform Development group to Visual C# and could not be more happy about the move. I have a lot of friends both in the C# […]

I’m speaking at Cloud & Virtualization Live!, Dec. 10-14 in Orlando – will you be there?

I’ll be speaking at a brand new cloud & virtualization conference for IT professionals, systems administrators, developers and consultants – Cloud & Virtualization Live!, December 10-14 in Orlando, FL. http://bit.ly/CVSPEAK25 I’ll be presenting the following sessions: · Developing Mobile Solutions with Azure and Windows Phone · Pushing Data to and from the Cloud with SQL […]

31 Days Of OData – Day 5 Addressing Entities In OData

Before we can learn about Addressing Entities in OData, we have to lay the ground work for all OData commanding including queries. We will first detail and demonstrate the Uniform Resource Identifier or URI and then look at a URI for OData. What is a URI? An URI is a string that is used to […]

31 Days of OData – Day 4 Metadata in OData

Let’s go back 15 years ago when I started professionally developing software and using relational databases. The relational database was a great tool to deal with data. No more did we have to use flat files to store our data with tools named Paradox, dBase and other such data management systems. We now had more […]

31 Days of OData – Day 3 OData Entity Data Model

From Day 2 of the series, we looked at data types that are present in the OData protocol. These data types allow for the richness of the data experience. Next we will look at taking these data types and crafting the entities that make up the OData feed. An OData feed is very much like […]

31 Days of OData – Day 2 Data Types of OData

Since data is the basis for all OData feeds it is natural to see then that describing the data that represents the types Entities with in the feed is important. It is not only important for the data but also for the metadata that plays a significant role in the OData protocol. The OData protocol […]

31 Days of OData – Day 1 Background of OData

What is the Open Data Protocol? The official statement for Open Data Protocol (OData) is that is a Web protocol for querying and updating data that provides a way to unlock your data and free it from silos that exist in applications today. Really what that means is that we can select, save, delete and […]

Microsoft //BUILD Conference Webinar #4 – How Windows 8 Will Leverage Windows Azure

Date: October 20, 2011 Time: 1:00-2:00 PM EST Register Now! http://microsoftbuild4.eventbrite.com/ During the week of September 12, 2011, Microsoft announced ground-breaking news at their BUILD conference in Anaheim, CA. Much was learned from Microsoft in regards to their Cloud strategies. One of Perficient’s Microsoft experts, Chris Woodruff, has compiled details and analysis from the BUILD […]

Microsoft //BUILD Conference Webinar #3 – How Windows 8 / Metro will Impact Developers

Date: October 13, 2011 Time: 1:00-2:00 PM EST Register Now! http://microsoftbuild3.eventbrite.com/ Microsoft announced ground-breaking news at their BUILD conference in Anaheim, CA the week of September 12, 2011. While we can expect more news and details from the Windows 8 team in coming months. Perficient has compiled details and analysis from one of our Microsoft […]

Microsoft //BUILD Conference Webinar #2– How Windows 8 / Metro will Affect Enterprise IT, and How You Can Prepare

Date: October 27, 2011 Time: 1:00-2:00 PM EST Register Now! http://microsoftbuild2.eventbrite.com/ We have changed the date of this webinar to October 27, 2011. Windows 8 is a product that is initially both exhilarating and confusing. The Metro Style UI first experienced in Windows Phone 7 is at the forefront of Windows 8. It is fresh […]

Microsoft //BUILD Conference Webinar #1– BUILD Conference Highlights: How Windows 8 / Metro is Revolutionary

Date: September 29, 2011 Time: 1:00-2:00 PM EST Register Now! http://microsoftbuild1.eventbrite.com/ Windows 8 is a product that is initially both exhilarating and confusing. The Metro Style UI first experienced in Windows Phone 7 is at the forefront of Windows 8. It is fresh and inviting to the user while providing the information users need to […]

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