So much has been going on here at GotSpeech Central that I don’t know where to start. I’ve got a new website in development, a Microsoft Office 2013 book that I am reviewing with two other book reviews just ramping up. I also have a Windows 8 development project starting up as well as some Lync stuff going on. So, lets start with the new website.
I have stated before my desire to get into mobile development and Windows 8 development. Since getting my Surface RT I have been accelerating my training and development schedule. Now that Microsoft has lowered the Surface price I see a huge potential for developers. I don’t want to do my development under the GotSpeech banner so in keeping with past website themes I have registered GotMobileDev.com and GotMobileDev.net. The sites are still in the design and development stage but any apps I develop will be marketed under that name. The .com address will be the marketing site and the .net domain will be the technical resource site and contain how-to articles, sample code and possible discussions. No real rush to get those up but look for them in the coming weeks.
I looked at 3rd party components from Telerik (along with their Kendo UI) as well as the components from Syncfusion. But after seeing my friend Russ Fustino speak and demo at a recent MDUGJax meeting about ComponentOne I decided to go with the ComponentOne Ultimate for my needs. I like the breadth of their components and tools along with how polished and professional the components look. I won’t go into much detail here as I will be blogging about them every step of the way and will be doing a case study For ComponentOne. Keep following my blog and you will see those posts.
I have a review copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2013 Step by Step that I received and I have been reading through in preparation for doing a book review on it which I will blog in the near future.
I have been offered a copy of Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server 2013 that I hope to be reading and reviewing in the near future. The offer was for a e-copy but I will try to get my hands on a hard copy as that is what I prefer when I am reading. Either way, that review should be coming along in the near future.
As I said, there is also more Lync development on the horizon but I can’t blog about that yet. Hint: it ties in with my Windows 8 development efforts.