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We love mobile and tech – we live and breathe it. We are always learning and want to share what we know. Here you’ll find a bunch of useful articles on a variety of subjects, so if you are thinking of developing an app, already have one or just have a penchant for all things mobile, here is a veritable smorgasbord of mobile insights from those in the know…

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  • Death At The Hands of Tech

    September 17, 2018

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  • We Chat IoT

    August 15, 2018

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  • Why large teams suck at delivering apps

    July 2, 2018

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  • Photoshop caught me cheating with XD, and I don't care

    June 25, 2018

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  • Why we think Airbnb are right to ditch React Native

    June 22, 2018

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  • Six Skills You Need for a Successful App

    May 30, 2018

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  • Project Manager Job

    May 15, 2018

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  • Mike is seven balled

    April 27, 2018

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  • The app is dead! Long live the integrated service!

    April 26, 2018

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  • Setting up fastlane for your iOS project

    April 6, 2018

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  • Get investment for your app and find out how much you need

    February 27, 2018

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  • VLOG: Amazon Echo Dot vs. Google Home Mini Review

    December 1, 2017

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  • 5 App Development Mistakes To Avoid: Lessons From Our Cock Ups

    November 30, 2017

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  • macOS High Sierra Security Problem: How to Fix on Apple Macbook

    November 29, 2017

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  • VLOG: iPhone X Unboxing

    November 24, 2017

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  • All Screen, All Yours: Is The iPhone X Bullshit?

    November 3, 2017

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  • VLOG: Apple iPhone Announcement Reactions

    October 6, 2017

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  • How to Handle Negative App Reviews

    August 14, 2017

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  • Chuck The Phone In The Bin And Get Living

    August 9, 2017

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  • 6 Tips for Designing a Multilingual Mobile App for iOS

    August 4, 2017

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  • 7 Best Social Media Campaigns For Mobile Apps – From The Pros

    July 14, 2017

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  • 11 Mobile App Games We Wish We Never Downloaded

    July 12, 2017

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  • Seven Ways Theresa May is like iTunes

    June 19, 2017

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  • Google Play Store Optimisation For Beginners

    June 7, 2017

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  • Mobile App Pre-Launch Checklist

    May 30, 2017

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  • Mobile App Maintenance: How Often Should I Update?

    May 22, 2017

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  • How To Avoid App Fatigue

    May 18, 2017

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  • Dumping Your Developer - An App Owner's Exit Plan

    May 16, 2017

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  • Mobile App Developer Job

    May 4, 2017

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  • 33 App Development Pitfalls Which Will Get You Rejected by the App Store

    April 28, 2017

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  • Big Names, Weird Phones

    April 24, 2017

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  • 11 Signs You Need a New App Developer

    April 12, 2017

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  • How to Promote Your App On Social Media

    April 6, 2017

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  • 9 Worst Apps Ever Developed

    April 4, 2017

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  • App Store Rejection: What To Do Next

    March 30, 2017

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  • Android vs iOS: What Comes First?

    March 28, 2017

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  • App Store Optimisation For Beginners

    March 24, 2017

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  • People Just Uninstall! Does My App Suck? (Spoiler Alert: Probably)

    March 20, 2017

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  • Shove Off! Are Your Push Notifications Too Obtrusive?

    February 22, 2017

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  • Building an App: Last Minute Checks

    January 25, 2017

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  • How to Choose the Right App Developer For You

    January 19, 2017

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  • Why We Love iOS

    January 17, 2017

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  • Can I Really Trust My App Developer?

    January 13, 2017

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  • Why Your App Developer Is So Keen To Build For Android OS

    January 9, 2017

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  • How Much Does It Cost To Develop An App?

    December 23, 2016

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  • How To Get App Downloads

    December 14, 2016

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  • Building an App: How Long Does it Take To Build a Decent App?

    December 12, 2016

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  • Freelance Developer vs. App Development Company

    December 9, 2016

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  • Building a Business App? Watch Out for These Common Mistakes

    December 2, 2016

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  • Top 10 Apps of 2016

    November 25, 2016

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  • 9 Tips for Turning Your Mobile App Dreams into Reality

    November 23, 2016

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  • What Does a Brilliant Business App Look Like?

    November 17, 2016

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  • 9 Things You Need to Know Before Creating a Successful App

    November 11, 2016

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  • How to Develop an App Idea

    November 8, 2016

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  • New Balance Makes Great Strides with iPad App

    February 23, 2016

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  • Best Large Studio 2015

    December 7, 2015

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  • 4 Compsoft Apps Strike Gold!

    December 4, 2015

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  • MyOngaku Live on the App Store

    October 15, 2015

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  • Compsoft Apps Receive Global Recognition

    September 24, 2015

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  • Why We Prefer Android Over iOS

    September 1, 2015

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  • eyeWitness App Featured on BBC News and CNN

    June 12, 2015

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  • 8 Compsoft Apps Shortlisted for Design Awards!

    May 29, 2015

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  • Everyday Golf Coach Released on Android

    April 24, 2015

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  • New Formworks Version Released

    March 27, 2015

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  • We’re Hiring!

    January 12, 2015

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  • Compsoft Wins Best Large Studio at Global App Awards

    November 19, 2014

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  • 3 Compsoft Apps Win Global Awards

    November 17, 2014

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  • Compsoft Appoints Daniel Payne as Innovation Director

    November 3, 2014

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  • Yuhu Messaging Live on the App Store

    October 3, 2014

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  • Rolls-Royce App Delivers at Royal Air Tattoo

    July 21, 2014

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  • Compsoft Voted Best Large Studio

    June 19, 2014

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  • 4 Compsoft Apps Win Design Awards!

    June 19, 2014

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  • Compsoft Attends WWDC

    June 16, 2014

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  • 8 Compsoft Apps Shortlisted for Design Awards

    June 2, 2014

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  • Compsoft to Attend WWDC 2014

    April 30, 2014

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  • Compsoft Buys Compsoft.com Domain

    March 4, 2014

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  • Make a Meal iPhone App Goes Live

    January 20, 2014

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  • MyDrive and Compsoft Announce Strategic Alliance

    November 14, 2013

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  • Everyday Golf Coach for Windows 8

    October 28, 2013

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  • iPresent Wins Appsters Award!

    October 23, 2013

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  • Recruitment Update

    September 18, 2013

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  • We’re Hiring!

    August 21, 2013

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  • Compsoft Attends Apple's WWDC

    July 9, 2013

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  • npower Developer Challenge

    June 24, 2013

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  • Lowe and Partners iPhone and iPad app now live

    June 12, 2013

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  • New iPhone and Android apps for npower

    May 17, 2013

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  • Compsoft Shortlisted for Growth Award

    May 14, 2013

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  • Formworks Version 2.0

    April 2, 2013

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  • Compsoft Launches New Website

    March 28, 2013

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  • Compsoft Announces New Managing Director

    February 1, 2013

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  • Optimus TopApps for Orange

    January 4, 2013

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  • iPresent Wins Mobile Marketing Award

    November 30, 2012

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  • Akademia App for iPhone

    November 20, 2012

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  • iPresent at iWorld

    January 26, 2012

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  • Dr Hilary Jones's App New & Noteworthy

    January 23, 2012

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  • Compsoft Launches iPresent

    January 18, 2012

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  • TAG Farnborough iPhone app

    November 1, 2011

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  • Power HD Released & Tops App Store

    September 28, 2011

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  • Compsoft Extends Moneypenny App to Android

    August 16, 2011

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  • iBiker Apps on Android & iPhone

    April 26, 2011

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  • Compsoft Delivers Updates to npower Android App

    April 19, 2011

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  • Compsoft Releases Universal App for Nissan

    April 18, 2011

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  • iPredict for iPhone

    March 30, 2011

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  • Apple Features The Everyday Golf Coach on Website

    March 4, 2011

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  • Compsoft exhibits at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona

    February 18, 2011

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  • Øredev 2010 - Day 5 - Tristan Smith

    November 13, 2010

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  • Øredev 2010 - Day 4 - Tristan Smith

    November 13, 2010

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  • Øredev 2010 - Day 5 - Tim Jeanes

    November 13, 2010

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  • Øredev 2010 - Day 4 - Tim Jeanes

    November 11, 2010

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  • Øredev 2010 - Day 3 - Tristan Smith

    November 11, 2010

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  • Øredev 2010 - Day 3 - Tim Jeanes

    November 10, 2010

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  • Øredev 2010 - Day 2 - Tristan Smith

    November 9, 2010

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  • Øredev 2010 - Day 2 - Tim Jeanes

    November 9, 2010

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  • Compsoft Delivers Freerunner Android App

    November 9, 2010

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  • Øredev 2010 - Day 1 - Tristan Smith

    November 8, 2010

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  • Øredev 2010 - Day 1 - Tim Jeanes

    November 8, 2010

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  • Compsoft Releases Apps for Moneypenny

    September 20, 2010

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  • Compsoft Completes Risk Management Software

    September 7, 2010

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  • New Features for Everyday Golf Coach HD

    September 6, 2010

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  • Compsoft revels in a brace of mobile conferences

    September 1, 2010

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  • Daler-Rowney shows off art supplies

    June 8, 2010

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  • Compsoft attends WWDC 2010 in San Francisco

    June 7, 2010

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  • Compsoft Develops npower app for iPhone and Android

    May 20, 2010

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  • Everyday Golf Coach for iPad

    April 28, 2010

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  • iPad, Glorious iPad

    April 8, 2010

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  • Live Launch for Auction App

    March 27, 2010

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  • Everyday Golf Coach iPhone App is released

    March 26, 2010

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  • Using Team Foundation Server (TFS) with Xcode on a Mac

    March 5, 2010

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  • MySQL and the warm blankets of Replace and On Duplicate

    February 25, 2010

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  • Smart Apps For Smarter Businesses

    January 27, 2010

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  • Compsoft Announces iPad Application Development

    January 27, 2010

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  • Using javascript to put the cursor at the end of a textbox

    January 27, 2010

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  • Golf Coach is Featured by Apple

    January 21, 2010

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  • ASP.NET 4.0 now 50% more SEO friendly

    January 11, 2010

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  • Dodging the browser's autocomplete when capturing the user pressing Enter

    December 21, 2009

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  • Using MSDeploy as a build task in TFS

    December 7, 2009

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  • Inline Block not quite Inline-blocking in IE8

    November 30, 2009

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  • Tim Jeanes - TechEd 2009 - Day 5

    November 13, 2009

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  • Tech Ed 2009 - Friday - Neil Bostrom

    November 13, 2009

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  • Tim Jeanes - TechEd 2009 - Day 4

    November 12, 2009

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  • Tech Ed 2009 - Thursday - Neil Bostrom

    November 12, 2009

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  • Tim Jeanes - TechEd 2009 - Day 3

    November 11, 2009

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  • Tech Ed 2009 - Wednesday - Neil Bostrom

    November 11, 2009

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  • Tim Jeanes - TechEd 2009 - Day 2

    November 10, 2009

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  • Tech Ed 2009 - Tuesday - Neil Bostrom

    November 10, 2009

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  • Tim Jeanes - TechEd 2009 - Day 1

    November 9, 2009

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  • Tech Ed 2009 - Monday - Neil Bostrom

    November 9, 2009

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  • CDNs (CD what nows?)

    October 15, 2009

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  • Mail merging with PDF documents

    October 6, 2009

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  • This week, I have been mostly getting JSONP

    October 5, 2009

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  • Save XDocument to string as UTF-8

    September 10, 2009

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  • JavaScript string handling - oh come on, IE!

    August 24, 2009

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  • One reason ASP.NET MVC can only be a good thing

    August 14, 2009

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  • HenPecked, the iPhone App, is Released

    August 6, 2009

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  • C# coalesce operator (double question mark) gotcha

    July 20, 2009

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  • Silverlight 3 And Blend 3

    July 6, 2009

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  • Winning with Microformats and JQuery

    June 26, 2009

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  • Animated gifs stop animating in IE

    June 15, 2009

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  • Microsoft release SEO Tools

    June 8, 2009

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  • Speeding up deployment by zipping drop files in TFS

    June 1, 2009

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  • Compsoft Announces iPhone Application Development

    May 27, 2009

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  • Size of data in the ViewState

    May 21, 2009

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  • Combatting "Unspecified error"

    May 18, 2009

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  • Making sure your application is not left in debug="true"

    May 5, 2009

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  • Migrating MySQL Unix timestamps to MSSQL date time

    April 27, 2009

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  • Logging all LINQ to SQL queries used in a single page lifecycle

    April 23, 2009

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  • jQuery plugins - A treasure trove of awesome

    April 20, 2009

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  • SQL Server Express Automated Backup

    April 9, 2009

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  • Multiuser atomic SQL; day one

    March 30, 2009

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  • Learning From Others' Mistakes

    March 17, 2009

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  • Securing web logins against dictionary attacks

    March 17, 2009

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  • Implementing visual inheritance in windows mobile

    March 9, 2009

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  • Creating an Installer for Windows Mobile Applications

    March 2, 2009

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  • Vagaries of geocoding a postcode

    February 23, 2009

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  • Empty UpdatePanels add a blank line after callback in IE

    February 12, 2009

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  • Richard Thomason: TechEnd

    November 15, 2008

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  • Tim Jeanes: TechEd 2008 - Day 5

    November 14, 2008

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  • Richard Thomason: TechEd Day 5

    November 14, 2008

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  • Tristan Smith: Tech Ed 2008 Day 5

    November 14, 2008

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  • Neil Bostrom: Tech Ed 2008 - Day 5

    November 14, 2008

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  • Tim Jeanes: TechEd 2008 - Day 4

    November 13, 2008

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  • Richard Thomason: TechEd Day 4

    November 13, 2008

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  • Neil Bostrom: Tech Ed 2008 - Day 4

    November 13, 2008

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  • Tristan Smith: Tech Ed 2008 Day 4

    November 13, 2008

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  • Tim Jeanes: TechEd 2008 - Day 3

    November 13, 2008

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  • Richard Thomason: TechEd Day 3

    November 12, 2008

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  • Tristan Smith: Tech Ed 2008 Day 3

    November 12, 2008

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  • Neil Bostrom: Tech Ed 2008 - Day 3

    November 12, 2008

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  • Tim Jeanes: TechEd 2008 - Day 2

    November 11, 2008

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  • Richard Thomason: TechEd 2008 Day 2

    November 11, 2008

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  • Tristan Smith: Tech Ed 2008 Day 2

    November 11, 2008

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  • Neil Bostrom: Tech Ed 2008 - Day 2

    November 11, 2008

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  • Tristan Smith: Tech Ed 2008 Day 1

    November 10, 2008

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  • Tim Jeanes: TechEd 2008 Day 1

    November 10, 2008

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  • Richard Thomason: Day 1

    November 10, 2008

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  • Neil Bostrom: Tech Ed 2008 - Day 1

    November 10, 2008

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  • Tristan Smith: Day Zero

    November 10, 2008

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  • Richard Thomason: TechEd - day zero

    November 10, 2008

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  • Tim Jeanes: TechEd 2008 - Day 0

    November 9, 2008

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  • Neil Bostrom: Tech Ed 2008 Excitement!

    November 7, 2008

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  • Compsoft launches Bluesulphur at IMS 2007

    December 12, 2007

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  • Compsoft Developers take on Tech Ed

    December 5, 2007

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  • Tim Jeanes: Microsoft TechEd (Friday)

    November 9, 2007

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  • Richard Thomason: Microsoft TechEd (Friday)

    November 9, 2007

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  • Henry Carter: Microsoft Tech-Ed 2007 (Friday)

    November 9, 2007

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  • Neil Bostrom: Microsoft TechEd (Friday)

    November 9, 2007

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  • Richard Thomason: Microsoft TechEd (Thursday)

    November 8, 2007

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  • Tim Jeanes: Microsoft TechEd (Thursday)

    November 8, 2007

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  • Richard Thomason: Microsoft TechEd (Wednesday)

    November 8, 2007

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  • Richard Thomason: Microsoft TechEd (Tuesday)

    November 8, 2007

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  • Richard Thomason: Microsoft TechEd (Monday)

    November 8, 2007

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  • Richard Thomason: Microsoft TechEd (Sunday)

    November 8, 2007

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  • Neil Bostrom: Microsoft TechEd (Thursday)

    November 8, 2007

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  • Henry Carter: Microsoft Tech-Ed 2007 (Thursday)

    November 8, 2007

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  • Tim Jeanes: Microsoft TechEd (Wednesday)

    November 8, 2007

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  • Henry Carter: Microsoft Tech-Ed 2007 (Wednesday)

    November 7, 2007

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  • Henry Carter: Microsoft Tech-Ed 2007 (Tuesday)

    November 7, 2007

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  • Henry Carter: Microsoft Tech-Ed 2007 (Monday)

    November 7, 2007

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  • Neil Bostrom: Microsoft TechEd (Wednesday)

    November 7, 2007

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  • Tim Jeanes: Microsoft TechEd (Tuesday)

    November 6, 2007

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  • Neil Bostrom: Microsoft TechEd (Tuesday)

    November 6, 2007

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  • Tim Jeanes: Microsoft TechEd (Monday)

    November 6, 2007

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  • Neil Bostrom: Microsoft TechEd (Monday)

    November 6, 2007

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  • Embedding resources in .NET assemblies

    May 8, 2007

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  • AJAX and iFrames

    May 8, 2007

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  • Writer's Block

    January 18, 2007

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  • Walking Away

    November 21, 2006

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  • Neil Bostrom: Microsoft TechEd (Friday)

    November 13, 2006

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  • Tim Jeanes: Microsoft TechEd (Friday)

    November 10, 2006

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  • PDF Documents in ASP.NET

    November 10, 2006

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  • Neil Bostrom: Microsoft TechEd (Thursday)

    November 9, 2006

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  • Tim Jeanes: Microsoft TechEd (Thursday)

    November 9, 2006

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  • Tim Jeanes: Microsoft TechEd (Wednesday)

    November 8, 2006

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  • Neil Bostrom: Microsoft TechEd (Wednesday)

    November 8, 2006

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  • Neil Bostrom: Microsoft TechEd (Tuesday)

    November 7, 2006

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  • Tim Jeanes: Microsoft TechEd (Tuesday)

    November 7, 2006

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  • Tim Jeanes: Microsoft TechEd (Monday)

    November 6, 2006

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  • IE 7

    November 2, 2006

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  • Understanding

    October 9, 2006

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  • Compsoft Becomes a Microsoft Certified Partner

    September 13, 2006

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  • Windows Vista is looking promising

    September 7, 2006

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  • A sheep in wolf's clothing?

    September 1, 2006

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  • Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 should ship on Thursday

    August 31, 2006

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  • Giveaways: Great Idea or Waste of Time?

    August 3, 2006

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  • IE7 [Part 2]

    July 28, 2006

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  • Downloading IE7

    July 28, 2006

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  • Train Surfing

    July 28, 2006

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  • Getting Back Into the Habit

    July 26, 2006

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  • Windows Vista. Erm..

    July 25, 2006

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  • Equinox Online Ordering

    July 25, 2006

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  • What a Relief

    July 20, 2006

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  • Microsoft's Internet Explorer takes a serious blow from Mozilla's Firefox browser.

    July 19, 2006

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  • The Individual Revolution

    June 28, 2006

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  • Attention-Juggling in the High-Tech Office

    June 5, 2006

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