Personal Computer Legacy Applications Will Be Around For Some Time To Come

Towards the end of each summer, I participate in the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s “star party” at Smiley’s Provincial Park, a weekend of camping, star gazing, and lectures. It allows my inner geek to roam free, unencumbered by the constrictions of the corporate world, and it feels good.

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Office 365 More About Servers Than MS Office

I saw something new this past weekend: A laptop at the head table of a wedding. I was at my niece’s wedding and the master of ceremonies had a laptop to keep his agenda flowing smoothly and to come up with interesting games and tidbits to share with the guests.

This is Generation Z and they only know a life in which they are connected electronically — anywhere. And let’s be honest, the rest of us aren’t far behind them. Monolithic Microsoft understands this and doesn’t want to be left behind by the likes of Sun and Google, which is likely one reason they introduced Office 365.

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What Will Microsoft do With Skype Video Conferencing?

Two years ago, I wrote about using Skype for making free long-distance telephone calls. Since then Skype has progressed a great deal, to the point where Microsoft is buying the company for a whopping 8.5 billion dollars.

Time to start paying attention to Skype again, and in this article I’ll discuss its video capabilities.

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Nova Scotia Community College Hits a Sweet Spot for IT Education

It’s summer and, as Nat would say, time to roll out those lazy hazy crazy days of soda and pretzels and beer.

Well, maybe not so much the soda and pretzels, but certainly all the rest of it. And what better time to talk about… school!

In particular I’d like to talk about the Nova Scotia Community College and their Information Technology diploma program.

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Ruby on Rails Makes Programmers Happy

So my Chief Technology Officer walks into one of our Friday meetings and tells me he’s started a special interest group for users of Ruby on Rails.

Who, on what? And for that matter, why?

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