Windows 8 - What does it mean for Microsoft and Apple? 

Sunday, November 11, 2012 8:26 PM

User experience has certainly taken center stage with the introduction of touch enabled devices such as smartphones and tablets. Apple reintroduced touch (made finger pointing :-) common place) in ways that it had to become center stage. So why would Microsoft's re-reintroduction of touch in Windows 8 make a difference?

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Where does Windows 8 leave the HTML5/Silverlight battle? 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 5:50 PM

//Build/ brings Windows 8 to us. How does that influence developers? Should it be HTML5+JavaScript or should it be Silverlight? Here is a look from my perspective and a viewpoint on other significant announcements.

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WCF RIA Services, WCF RIA Services toolkit, Entity Framework in n-tier Architecture 

Friday, August 5, 2011 1:00 PM

Why use WCF RIA Services as Business Logic Layer in a .NET architecture? This blog post tries to answer this question in context of OliveLite. It laso shows where the WCF RIA Services Toolkit provides value, and what role Entity Framework plays.

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HTC Thunderbolt Software Update 1.70.605.0 

Friday, July 15, 2011 11:50 AM

An analysis of the current software update 1.70.605.0 for the HTC Thunderbolt over the expected rumored 2.07.605.2 update.

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What Chromebook? 

Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:36 PM

A point of view on the browser only netbook, the Chromebook from Google being launched in the market starting June 15, 2011

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Windows Phone 7 'Mango' wish list 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 6:52 PM

Builds upon the wish list of October 2010, specifically in comparison the Android platform, Wi-Fi Hotspot and Skype.

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OliveLite Source Code Release 0.0.2 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 9:52 AM

There is now a new source code release 0.0.2 for OliveLite. This release adds the Search feature. It is now possible to search across all content within the OliveLite system. This has been implemented using the Lucene.NET and HTML Agility Pack packages. This release also demonstrates how the plugins contribute to the search index by implementing the ‘Reindex’ action on their controllers.

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Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 ( SP1 ) 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 5:03 PM

Microsoft released the service pack 1 for Visual Studio 2010 today. Here is the experience installing it, which was found to be streamlined with no surprises.

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OliveLite Source Code 0.0.1 released on Codeplex 

Friday, February 18, 2011 10:17 AM

The source code version 0.0.1 for OliveLite is released on Codeplex. You can download using the url http://olive.codeplex.com/releases/view/61210. This is an early alpha release not recommended for production use.

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Skype, Google Voice, SIP in one device 

Friday, November 26, 2010 2:01 PM

Skype is great for audio/video calls, but receiving calls is a problem if you use a computer, as you will need to have it always on. Google Voice is free, but you need a phone to forward it to. And then dialing using Google Voice is not great either. You need a computer to do this. SIP is great for free telephony, but then again you need a computer. Not any more...

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