Month: January 2018

Coding iOS Apps with Visual Studio and Xamarin (but No Mac?)

Microsoft advancement is teaching people about more improved technical concepts. MacinCloud is a very interesting service for mobile app developers, and it has a low monthly fee. MacinCloud works well for those of us wanting to work with Mac apps but who have no Mac. MacinCloud allows one to work with Mac servers and reap the Mac benefits. MacinCloud is an easier new concept for web developers.

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How To Start An SEO Campaign With (Almost) No Money

For little or no cost, there are a number of key techniques that can be employed to effectively maximize your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) project: through optimizing your on-site material, developing your content, and constructing a network of links.

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Create a UWP-Based ChatBot Using the Microsoft Bot Framework Direct Line API

Chatbots are one of the latest applications to be developed for platforms. While the concept goes back generations in computing, the ability to put a live chatbot on your site to interact literally with customers is a new one, especially one that can make customers believe they are talking to a human instead of a prompt-following robot. Microsoft’s Azure product has implemented its own cloud-based product that is scalable and adjustable for its clients’ needs. Continue reading Create a UWP-Based ChatBot Using the Microsoft Bot Framework Direct Line API

How To Avoid ‘Faux Pros’ In Public Relations (And Business)

A constant problem when interacting with others is how some have a tendency to over-promote themselves — especially when they stretch the truth, or outright fracture it, as they promise what they’ll be able to do, what they can do, and how well they’ll do it for you. These kinds of lies can cost entrepreneurs time and money; and many small business owners have little of either to spare on bad decisions. Continue reading How To Avoid ‘Faux Pros’ In Public Relations (And Business)

How To Build A Work Culture That Appeals To All Generations, From Millennials, To Gen Z And Beyond

Millennials have been a popular whipping horse for quite some time. But they’re not the first, nor will they be the last. Every generation has a focus for their blame, and is the target for another’s. In business, the key is to constantly look for ways to build relationships regardless of any age gaps that might divide you from your coworkers, your clients, or even your bosses.

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Microsoft Confirms System Slowdowns from Fixes to Meltdown and Spectre Attack Methods

While the Spectre and Meltdown malware vulnerabilities seem to be over, there are still long-lasting lingering effects that will be seen on systems. One of them is slowness. This will most notable on older systems, such as those using Windows 7 or 8 and those that have pre-2015 Intel chips installed in their computers. While legacy systems seem to be facing the brunt of this slowness, it doesn’t mean that other faster or newer Windows and Microsoft based products aren’t seeing similar slowdowns. Continue reading Microsoft Confirms System Slowdowns from Fixes to Meltdown and Spectre Attack Methods

Never Stop Learning

In order to become a great developer, you do not have to watch a lot of demos (or go the usual ‘demo-heavy’ route). It is possible AND probable to become a great developer completely on your own. If you have the habits of discipline, organization, and setting up your own strategies, you can be able to become a great developer all on your own. Dustin Campbell, one of Microsoft’s lead .NET developers, explains how he was able to become a great developer. Continue reading Never Stop Learning

4 Ways To Help Employees Find Meaning At Work

According to a survey conducted by Globoforce’s WorkHuman Research Institute, 32% of employees stay with their company because they find the work meaningful. Meaningful work ranked as the number one reason employees stay with their company while compensation only ranked third. While the idea of what employees find meaningful may vary, it’s important to create an atmosphere with a human element involved in order for employees to discover the meaning in their own work. Continue reading 4 Ways To Help Employees Find Meaning At Work

IDG Contributor Network: Project-based learning coming to disrupt research

For most of human history, project-based learning, that is, hands-on learning, has been the way people learned their trade. This method continues to be a proven way of learning and why Christine Ortiz, founder of a new learning station, has been attempting to bring the methodology back. Ortiz’s Station1 would be an alternative to the way universities now operate. Instead of a force-fed lecture, students will be able to get actual experience with the guidance of their instructors. Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Project-based learning coming to disrupt research

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