Outsourcing remains an extremely strategic decision with huge opportunities

by Peter Horsten October 8, 2012 Best practices
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BPO and ITO outsourcing remains a hot topic. That’s what we can conclude after the International Outsourcing Forum (IOF), which took place last week in Sopot, Poland. For Gdansk, Sopot & Gdynia, all together known as Tri-City, this event was a unique opportunity to present themselves as an outsourcing destination for both BPO and ITO. [...]
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Let the Power of Shell be with you! A Powershell review

by Marcin Dembowski September 18, 2012 Microsoft
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Today we live in the era of graphical user interfaces. Click here, click there – everything is done by users’ clicks. If you are a developer you are probably familiar with the drag&drop programming style – drag a control from a box, drop on the form and double click to create a handler. However, it [...]
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Strong typing in PHP (“wrapping”): To implement or not to implement?

by Michał Giergielewicz September 13, 2012 Best practices
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PHP is a language of weak typing, which means that the type of variables can be changing during runtime. Since the version 5.0, PHP has enabled the, so called, type hinting. Type hinting means method parameters marking to demand a certain type of data. This allows, to some extent, for data type control. Unfortunately, it [...]
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10 golden rules to help you rock at a job interview

by Magdalena Skowrońska September 13, 2012 Best practices
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September is a time of changes, children start their next school year and adults return to work with loads of energy, happy to take up new challenges. This is also a time when companies decide to hire new employees. Thus, I would like to give a piece of useful advice to those who wish to [...]
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Microsoft Partners being motivated to win in the new era of technology

by Peter Horsten July 18, 2012 Books & Events
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Microsoft’s yearly Worldwide Partner Conference is over. After 4 days, 5 days with the national events included, of presentations and discussions it’s clear that Microsoft wants their partners to win, thus to sell. Moreover, it has to happen in this fiscal year (FY13). Microsoft’s chiefs stressed their products are ready to beat the competition. The [...]
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Microsoft presents Office 15, and I would give it a try!

by Peter Horsten July 16, 2012 Cloud services
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Today Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO, announced a new major product release. A new version of Office is as a preview available as of today. Office 15, before being announced as Office 2013, is a completely redesigned solution to support users working whenever and wherever they like. The application which has a Windows 8 look and [...]
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Unparalleled opportunities for Microsoft Partners – WPC12

by Peter Horsten July 10, 2012 Azure
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The first day of this prestigious event started off a bit chaotic, with a huge queue at the Canadian Conference Centre. No wonder, after all Microsoft was welcoming 16.000 of their partners from all around the world. Fortunately, we managed to arrive just in time for the keynotes, something you wouldn’t like to miss! The [...]
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Goyello is heading for WPC12 – the biggest annual Microsoft Partner event

by Peter Horsten July 5, 2012 Azure
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That’s the second time we’ll have a chance to take part in the annual event organized by Microsoft. Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is held to inform, encourage and support all Microsoft partners. It’s also a chance for the partners to share experience and initiate new ventures. Last year amused us with a plenitude of innovations, [...]
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Responding to change with Scrum

by Peter Horsten June 11, 2012 Agile software development
Organizations constantly feel the pressure to quickly adapt to rapidly changing (economic) conditions. In particular management, sales and marketing – being the “demand side” of the organization – experience this directly. They often do not feel supported by the rest of the organization and potential providers (provider side) when adjustments are required. This is also [...]
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Windows 8 is on its way

by Marcin Dembowski March 15, 2012 Microsoft
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It’s been about two weeks since the Windows 8 build appeared. During the first week about one million users had a chance to run the new build of Windows 8. Have you read our developer preview and our first Windows 8 impressions? Then you probably remember that we wrote about the new metro User Interface, Internet [...]
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