Training
Writing
Development
Technology
 

Something to Think About

"Comfort starts as a servant and becomes a master."
- Kahlil Gibran


Dr. Neil's Notes

Tales and thoughts from the life of Dr. Neil.

App Development Success

Last night I made a guest appearance on the AppBizDev podcast to talk about some of the work I have been doing to help developers around the world build better software.
It has been a while since I have talked about the work I am doing and it was a lot of fun.
We discussed the way developers can do improve the applications they are delivering as well as improve their business model around the apps they have already delivered.
We also discussed some of the other work I am doing and the great work that nsquared has been shipping in the last few years.
Of course we talked about digitables and shared screen experiences.

Listen to the podcast here 




My question to Satya Nadella at Build

While I cannot be in San Francisco at the Microsoft Build conference this week, I still managed to virtually attend and ask Satya a question in the keynote.


My question was 'what is the vision for Microsoft?', I mentioned that when I started working with Microsoft over 20 years ago the vision was the bold ambition to put a computer on every desk. I was hoping for an equally bold vision statement from the new CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella.

Saya's answer was good, in that I believe it is true. Microsoft is targeted on becoming a significant player in the 'mobile and cloud first' world of technology. However I would say that Microsoft has in many ways already achieved this and is not reaching high enough with this vision. A company like Microsoft has the potential to deliver world changing technology. Technology that fundamentally can shift the way people interact.
Am I satisfied with Satya's answer?
Yes, to the extent that it indicates that Microsoft wants to position itself safely in the space where every large technology business wants to be. It is a low risk answer, which I am sure is considered well by the stock market and shareholders.
At the same time I really wish we could see a company like Microsoft take on the challenge of a far greater aspiration. Very few companies in the world have the ability to achieve the big high risk goals that the world needs in order to move forward and see as much change in the next 30 years as we have seen in the last 30 years. I hope Microsoft can shift it's thinking to pick a bigger goal in the next few years.


MVP Award


I was excited this morning to receive an email notifying me that I had been re-awarded as a Kinect for Windows Microsoft MVP.
I love the fact that Microsoft appreciates the work that people like myself do to help others use and understand the technology.
I am looking forward to many more years of relationship building with Microsoft and developers around the world.






nsquared




Latest Book Review





Copyright Dr. Neil Roodyn