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Key Takeaways from Build 2015

4 minute read

The beauty of attending conferences is not just about hearing the latest and greatest (which you can read on the internet anyway), but it's the time away from the daily job that allows you to really immerse yourself in new information. If you can, I recommend attending a conference in another tim...

May 4, 2015

Why Windows 10 is much more than a new operating system

3 minute read

Let's be honest here. Since Microsoft has been shipping technical previews of Windows 10, I've been repaving my laptop a couple of times and then reverted to Windows 8.1. I didn't like the intermediate touch experience and stability was also not its greatest strengths. In fact, I reverted to 8.1 ...

May 1, 2015

How Microsoft blew our minds at Build 2015

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Here we are again. After a little detour to QCon San Francisco and New Yorkin 2013 and 2014, we thought it to be about time to rejoin our fellow Microsoft developers here at Microsoft Build 2015 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Since we couldn't get a direct flight from Amsterdam to San Fr...

April 30, 2015

Software versioning without thinking about it

6 minute read

Solving the versioning problemIf you're building libraries, products or any other software system, versioning is usually a pretty big deal. It's the only way to determine what version of that library, product or system you're looking at. Before an organization settles on a versioning strategy, ma...

April 23, 2015

Prioritizing projects and tasks with minimum loss of time and money

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Last week, I was so fortunate to attend a marvelous talk by Donald Reinertsen on a amazingly effective approach for prioritizing projects within an agile organization (and which is part of SAFe). Most managers will tend to prioritize their projects based on non-quantifiable attributes such as the...

April 19, 2015