Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Palm Beach IT Users Group, 11 Mar 14

PBIT Pros met Tuesday evening, 11 March at Southeastern College, Greenacres Fl, 33413.  PBIT Pros provide Advisory Board support to the College and Program Director, Robert Oliva is a member of PBIT Pros.  This meeting was a review of the College's current program and suggestions as to further programs aspects in the coming year(s).  Robert provided a great meal and a very excellent presentation on the College's IT Program.  A lot of information was exchanged, involving the education program and what PBIT Pros was seeing in the field in the IT area.  Everyone felt that the meeting was very productive and useful.  Please click HERE to see the Photo Essay.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Deerfield Beach Coders Café 04 March 2014

Deerfield Beach Coders Café Project Sienna with Windows 8 & Azure - James Quick - Microsoft
03/04/2014 - 6:30 PM - Casa Maya - Deerfield Beach
Microsoft Project Siena (code name) is a new technology for business experts and other app imagineers. Now, without any programming, you can create apps that harness the power of corporate data and content, and web services for Windows 8. You will learn how to pull down dynamic data from an Azure database or Excel Spreadsheet, and load it directly into your Windows 8 app.

Building a Siena app is as easy as editing a PowerPoint or Excel document. You place some visuals on a canvas. You hook them up to your data. You customize how your app looks and works. Then, if you need special logic and intelligence, you write some Excel-like expressions. You can use your app immediately, or share it with colleagues or the world.

The best way to learn Siena is to visit, watch a tutorial video, download a sample app for inspiration, and then build your own.


James graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Spanish and Computer Science. Shortly after graduation, he joined Microsoft as the Technical Evangelist for South Florida. As a TE, he builds a critical mass of support for the Microsoft Platform. He promotes the use of Windows Phone and Windows 8 through talks, articles, blogging, user demonstrations, recorded demonstrations, or the creation of sample projects, and has worked with several different communities and school in doing so.


Above text from FlaDot.Net .  See the Photo Essay - Slide Shots & activities HERE.