I’m here in Redmond for the Microsoft BUILD conference this week where attendees will learn exactly what they can do with Windows 8 on mobile, in the workplace and at home. I will be doing demos at our booth to show off SendGrid’s integration with the Microsoft Azure cloud hosting platform.
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I will be interviewed Thursday afternoon by Scott Hanselman for the Channel 9 Live at Build 2012 segment, “Talking with Azure Developers”. I’m looking forward to catching up with my good friend Scott and sharing how developers can leverage the cloud to get their apps to market faster with solutions like SendGrid that allow developers to easily send transactional email via our API.
There will be a live stream of the conference and all sessions will be posted to Channel 9, Microsoft’s MSDN community portal. You can follow the news and announcements on Twitter at the Microsoft BUILD account @bldwin and the hashtag #bldwin.
Do you have a website where you’d like to easily manage incoming questions from visitors right within WordPress?
Maybe you’re a website development company who specializes in WordPress websites for your clients and it sure would be nice if they could ask you questions without having to leave the WordPress dashboard.
Well starting Monday, Zendesk will offer access to a new plugin they’re working on that will do just that!
Last night I presented to a group of entrepreneurs participating in 100 Urban Entrepreneurs and it turned out to be an amazing session! I shared how I entered the field of technology and what helped to me to decide I wanted to an entrepreneur. I stepped the group through my discoveries of what worked and the obstacles I encountered. Finally I recommended three essential web apps that were instrumental in helping me grow and manage my business.
Here’s my presentation which I created in SlideRocket (love this tool!)
A Business Built On Communication
My key points were:
Communication can make or break your business
Make it easy to do business with you
Your goal as a business owner is to make the customer feel at ease
Make sure what you deliver matches the customer’s expectations
Be available pre and post sales
Focus on making the ordering process easy for your customers