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Speaking at Share-The-Point Southeast Asia 2014

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I’m so excited to be once again going to Singapore and speak at the Share-The-Point Southeast Asia 2014, held November 25-26 2014. It is one of my favorite conferences and this will be my third time in the awesome country and city of Singapore! Everything is just great about this; the people, the speakers, the attendees, the city, the food – you name it! This year I will have two sessions: Using Microsoft Azure for your SharePoint and Office Apps
One of my personal favorite sessions, scenario based and packed with demos showing you tips and
tricks, awesome Azure features and lots of code. Building out your SharePoint Infrastructure using Azure
Another really interesting session where I’ll walk you through the pros and cons, the do’s and don’ts of hosting your SharePoint infrastructure in Azure.   If you are planning to be close to Singapore during those days you should make sure to get your conference passes as soon as possible! OR, if you have trouble convincing your boss about what you and your company will miss if you bail out of this, leave a comment (with your e-mail) and the first three persons will get...(Read whole news on source site)

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Python Tools 2.1 for Visual Studio

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The final release of Python Tools 2.1 for Visual Studio (PTVS) is available for download. PTVS is available for Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012, and Visual Studio 2013. In addition to the other features listed below, PTVS 2.1 supports the free Visual Studio Express for Web and Express for Windows Desktop editions as well as Visual Studio Professional and higher. Python has been a widely used programming language across the industry for more than two decades. We've provided great support for Python in Azure for some time. And in Visual Studio, we've been developing the Python
Tools for Visual Studio for the last 3 years. PTVS offers an advanced IDE experience for general scripting, web programming, and technical computing. With integrated IPython REPL support for smart history, shell commands and inline images, these tools provide a great exploratory coding environment. And with unique features such as mixed mode debugging of Python with C++ and remote debugging of Linux servers in Azure, Visual Studio provides a productive development environment for Python developers. Python Web Development in Visual Studio The primary focus of this release is web development. This means you can use PTVS to build websites using popular frameworks such...(Read whole news on source site)

Three JS Introduction For Non Developers

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Three.js Jumpstart Three.js is a cross-browser compatible JavaScript library for creating 3-D graphics on a web browser. Three.js scripts are used with the HTML5 canvas element, SVG, and WebGL to render graphics. Big data and fully immersive interactive experiences are becoming ever more popular and Three.js is a great way to develop web solutions that are […]

Building Better Business Cases for Digital Initiatives

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It’s hard to drive digital initiatives and business transformation if you can’t create the business case.  Stakeholder want to know what their investment is supposed to get them One of the simplest ways to think about business cases is to think in terms of stakeholders, benefits, KPIs, costs, and risks over time frames. While that’s the basic frame, there’s a bit of art and science when it comes to building effective business cases, especially when it involves transformational change. Lucky for us, in the book, Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation: Turning Technology
Into Business Transformation, George Westerman, Didier Bonnet, and Andrew McAfee, share some of their lessons learned in building better business cases for digital initiatives. What I like about their guidance is that it matches my experience Link Operational Changes to Tangible Business Benefits The more you can link your roadmap to benefits that people care about and can measure, the better off you are. Via Leading Digital: “You need initiative-based business cases that establish a clear link from the operational changes in your roadmap to tangible business benefits.  You will need to involve employees...(Read whole news on source site)

Visual Studio Online Update – Oct 14th

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Today we began releasing our Spring 72 build on VS Online.  You can read the release notes on the site.  As usual, it will take a couple of days for the changes to propagate across all accounts. This sprint was a pretty light sprint.  We released the “Test artifacts as work items” changes, previously made available in TFS 2013.3, that enable customization (eventually), auditing, permissioning, querying, etc.  We also introduced a small new feature to enabling copying formatted query results to the clipboard. The truth is we spent much of this sprint making progress on some
of the fundamentals underlying the live site incidents we had a couple of months ago.  We’ve been introducing a new lock manager, implementing a circuit breaker pattern, etc.  We’ve got enough code to go through that it’s a non-trivial undertaking.  I think we’re going to have some exciting stuff to talk about in the next month or so though.  Stay tuned… Thanks, Brian
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