Are you running Windows 10 yet? According to Microsoft Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use, with lots of similarities to Windows 7 including the Start menu. It starts up and resumes fast, has more built-in security to help keep you safe, and is designed to work with software and hardware you already have. So if you happen to be planning an upgrade, here’s a tip for a resource that could help you a little.
Ohmy, yep, that awkward moment when Microsoft rips… errrr adopts the Ignite name and brands their own event with it… pretty tacky Microsoft!
This via Twitter and Scott Berkun who shared with us details of this interesting Microsoft event… the problem though is that no doubt it will cause some confusion for many as they have branded the event with the popular prefix “Ignite”
— Scott Berkun (@berkun) October 16, 2014
Myself, I’m a huge fan of Ignite, having been introduced to the events by Brady Forrest and Andrew Hyde and am pleased that I’ve attended at least 20 Ignite events in places like San Fran, Fort Collins, Boulder CO, and a few other places I can’t quite recall!
Yep, Microsoft will hold Microsoft Ignite but don’t expect any of the “Ignite” awesomeness that we’ve all come to expect from the O’reilly Media branded events… sigh… I’m pretty sure we might hear from Tim O’reilly about this one…
you can always learn about the real Ignite events at http://igniteshow.com/oreilly
Microsoft today has unveiled details of Windows POhone 8.1 OS as well as their new “digital Assistant” – enter Cortana – honestly, I have to say that I’m really not hot on the name and I’m even less excited about actually saying the name Cortana! Regardless, Microsoft has rolled out their latest effort to hype the Lumia lineup of devices with hopes that some of these slick smartphons may even start showing up in the hands of consumers… see more on the WP blog
Personally, I think the enhanced Skype app and calling features to be the most exciting here and data (and wifi) sense (think data warning and wifi data management) is a nice touch also!
Webcast – Use Bing Maps with SharePoint Server An interesting event taking place online this week… When you use Bing Maps with SharePoint, the mapping platform can be a powerful tool for visualizing content. Join Microsoft partners IDV Solutions, SpeakTech, and Habanero Consulting, as they demonstrate how they have integrated SharePoint and Bing Maps to deliver compelling solutions for their customers. Learn how you can improve your business by using Bing Maps with SharePoint. Date: Thursday, October 8, 2009 10 AM PST – Learn more here
Note, those of you interested in a webcast tomorrow morning (10 AM EDT) , check out details of this ArcGIS Server webinar being put on by 39 degrees North
In preparation for the launch of the Windows Mobile Marketplace, Microsoft is holding camp… WinMoDevCamp is a free series of Barcamp-type events around the world. The first one is set for Seattle on August 19. The first WinMoDevCamp event kicks off on August 19, held at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond in the day followed by Windows Mobile: Cocktails and Apps in Seattle that evening. Future dates for events in Austin, London, New York, San Francisco, and Singapore will be announced in the near future. developers can submit and find out more information: http://www.mobilethisdeveloper.com/ or see more about WinMoDevCamp here: http://winmodevcamp.org/