August 2012 Entries

The potential problem with Windows 8 apps.

The last decade can be characterized as the decade of the web. Like it or loathe it, the web is an important part in the lives of everyone working in IT. To me, this is a good thing. The web has brought us many things to be happy about. I can't imagine doing my work without an unlimited connection to the net. Businesses all over the globe seem to have picked up on this. If lots of people are using it, then there is probably great potential for money to be made. So a lot of people have invested in ......

What is a Hi-Dad MVP?

Well, I am one. Not that that tells you anything. Ok, title of this post is not the official MVP title I have, but it helps me remember it. Officially, I am a Hardware Interaction Design and Development MVP. Hi-Dad is just a bit shorter. In the old days you were a Most Valuable Professional (in case you were wondering what the MVP stands for) for a product of Microsoft. There are Windows XP MVP's, Excel MVP's, Visual C# MVP's and so on. However, the team behind all this learned that it doesn't always ......

Small change in my title

Just a small change. I used to be a Surface MVP. However, this didn't really fit what I was doing all day long. After all, although I am working with Surface PixelSense a lot it doesn't really catch it all. I am more a NUI kind of MVP. Then came the great new tablet from Microsoft. They decided to call it the Surface. And rename the Surface as I knew it to PixelSense. Of course I expected to be a PixelSense MVP now but thankfully Microsoft decided otherwise. They took the opportunity to change the ......