Microsoft Academic Software Discounts And Programs

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If you’re currently a student pursuing your education in hopes of landing the job of your dreams then pay attention. Microsoft provides a number of wonderful programs that will help you to purchase much needed software such as Word that might otherwise be to expensive for you to purchase at you local computer store, obtain certifications, and even participate in a program that allows you access to development tools for free. If you’ve been in need of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Office products you may be surprised to learn that you can grab Office Professional Academic 2010 for a …

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Sending Emails Via A Windows Service

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Should you require a mechanism to process email notifications either as a service on its own or to compliment a web site you may find this tutorial just to be exactly what you are seeking. There are a number of approaches you could take such as HTTP Modules, but here I am going to focus on a Windows based service. Assume you have some type of data store that maintains your user details and you wish to notify these users of a given action they they need to take or possibly sending out newsletter, product alerts, or more. A Windows …

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VMware Player Makes It Possible To Stand Up Sandboxes

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As a software engineer I find that I want the capability to run several operating systems such as Windows XP , Windows 7 , Windows Server 2008, Ubuntu and others. The problems from my point of view is I do not want to dual boot into any operating system and I want to keep my primary host operating system as clean as possible. Typically I use my host operating system for task such as email, document generation, and web browsing. By doing so, I am able to prevent many issues that could arise from installing the latest and greatest software …

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The Fun And Sad Times Of A Software Developer’s Life

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If you’re thinking of joining the ranks of developers’ let this be a warning to you. I will leave the decision up to you as to if you think becoming a developer is still a good idea after you watch the following videos. I can speak to my own experience that the life is a mixed bag of tricks and definitely has its ups and downs, but I would not trade it for anything in the world. Well except for maybe a promotion! Sadness Removing Barriers Fun Real Intelligence Working With Others Skilled Communications Life And Death Decisions As you …

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Accessibility benefits everyone

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A very common misconception when talking about accessibility is accessibility is meant only designing for users with disabilities. Nothing could be further from the truth, in fact accessibility is relevant to everyone. More often than not when accessibility is addressed early the outcome it usability increases for everyone. More often than not designers to not fully account for the disabled community and for persons using an assistive technology or facing situational constraints, accessible design becomes much more essential. For example, let me outline limitations, constraints, and accommodations. Accessibility limitations, constraints, and accommodations Limitation Constraint Accommodation Blindness; low vision Poor lighting; …

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