Saturday, August 25, 2012
Standard ASP.NET (Web Forms or MVC) can be used for extending Office and SharePoint 2013.
Windows 8 productivity: Who moved my cheese? Oh, there it is. - Scott Hanselman
Windows 8 does need a brief "users guide".
Use "Windows Key" to move to "Start Tiles" view
"Just start typing" in tiles view to find a tool or app,
Ctrl/Alt/Del to logout or shutdown.
"Windows-Key" + "X" to bring admin menu.
There is also "move mouse to corners of the screen",
and that is only message while installing OS,
but it is not very practical: moving mouse to very corner of screen is too much compared to "old style" Windows navigation...
Windows 8 UX (User Experience) is two steps forward, one step back...
Recorded full-day Microsoft "Developer Camp" event about Windows 8 platform,
recorded in Redmond, August 3, 2012, available in variety of formats...
It would be even better if there was an option to "speed up" videos, and if content was available faster for download...
One of "big new" features of Silverlight 5 is ability to "speed up" media content, but apparently this requires a web site that embeds Silverlight content to enable such feature?
Current Apple's stock price is $663.22, compared to $372.12 a year ago
And it is a company with highest market value in US.
Imagine if all "smart" retirement (or other) investment are put in Apple's stock a year ago...
Most of other technology (and other) companies are directly or indirectly trying to imitate Apple...
An interview with Frank Partnoy, professor of law and finance at the University of San Diego
and author of "Wait: The Art and Science of Delay."
Even in automated stock market trading, fast sometimes can be too fast.
... idea that what you really want to maximize... time that you get before you have to make the decision
WinRT core of Windows 8 does not support any embedded database tool.
The expectation is that data are used as a service.
SQLite open source embedded database is packaged in Android and iOS,
as well as Chrome, Firefox and Opera web browsers, HTML5 web storage,
Skype, Adobe Reader and many other tools.
SQLite is also ported for Windows 8 (but not included in Windows install).
The security restrictions required code changes done by SQLite developers.
The database is also available as pre-compiled DLL