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The Third Industrial Revolution - Fueled by The Cloud by ChristophDotNet

It's so early in the days of cloud computing. Many haven't even started to realize the magnitude what this shift could be. It's the change from custom to standardized… Yes, there's the often cited analogy to the evolution of power supply. From having...
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CFOs, Fiscal Cliff, Cost Transparency and The Cloud by ChristophDotNet

CFOs probably look at the business very differently than IT  … that's what I thought joining our CFO John Rex for the Breakfast at the CFO Summit a couple of weeks ago. I was eager to listen and learn what's on a CFO’s mind and how Cloud Strategy...
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Cloud is the Next iPhone (for IT) by ChristophDotNet

It was the year 2006. The year Google acquired YouTube for a mere $1.65B, Pavarotti opened the Winter Olympics and Germany hosted the World Cup. After successfully branching out into music players, Apple is hinting at releasing a phone. The excitement...
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Silverlight 3 / Expression Lab Posted by ChristophDotNet

Arturo was kind enough to post a hands-on lab I created for a training event in Dallas. It’s an introduction to Silverlight , that showcases some Silverlight 3 features, such as: Perspective 3D Element-to-Element Binding Out-Of-Browser Applications SaveFileDialog...
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Silverlight 3 – How to access peripherals by ChristophDotNet

The previous post on Silverlight 3 for kiosk apps outlined some architecture options how you can build Silverlight applications with access to peripherals. This follow up post goes into more detail on the implementation. I strongly encourage you to consider...
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What’s so old-school about text based programming? by ChristophDotNet

Computerworld posted this piece that Microsoft developers are using text editors for development . What’s so old-school about that? What I mean really? Coding in text editors is not a trend among the grey-hairds like Lewis suggested on an internal thread...
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Silverlight 3 for Kiosk Apps? Of Course! by ChristophDotNet

Several of the customers I work with are looking to build kiosk or point-of-sale applications with Silverlight . The ease of deployment with browser-based Silverlight applications is definitely appealing. Sharing applications or components between customers...
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WcfTestClient with Windows Azure by ChristophDotNet

One of my customers is working on an Azure WCF service. When wanted to test the service with WcfTestClient , but we ran into some issues. We started the dev fabric and had the WebRole running on port 81. When we went to the WCF service metadata page at...
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Need Help Migrating to SQL Azure? by ChristophDotNet

Migrating an existing SQL Server database to SQL Azure is a compelling story, but it’s not a trivial task … unless you start with the SQL Azure migration wizard put together by my team mates George and Wade . They just updated the wizard to support SQL...
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WinMo App Store Questions? I got answers by ChristophDotNet

The Windows Mobile app store is about to launch. The team launched a number of videos on the Windows Mobile Dev Channel on YouTube to walk you through the submission process for your application, but as I’m working with the team over at TripCase , we...
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