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Lived in Fort Collins, CO
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What is Azure Automation? Find out all you need to get started with the new cloud management platform: via +Petri IT Knowledgebase  #sysadmin   #powershell   http://bit.ly/1wCmE0C
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The Red Hat Summit is now in fully swing -- See how Red Hat & Hortonworks are working together to make it easier for orgs to build big data applications at a much faster pace. #hadoop   #redhat   #bigdata  +SQL Server Pro  http://bit.ly/1hOWAoU
At the Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, the company announced how its integrating its OpenShift solution into the Hortonworks Data Platform to increase the speed of Big Data application development.
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Have you played with the new development tools for Office 365?

#visualstudio #visualstudio2013 #office365 #sharepoint #spc14 #softwaredev +Dev Pro 
At Microsoft's SharePoint Conference 2014 in Las Vegas this week, the company announced a slew of new development tools and updates that make it easier to build apps for Office 365.
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Have you checked out the Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP that's been recently made available to the developer community? There's new agile planning, debugging and diagnostics featured included in this release:  http://bit.ly/1fLIhEM

#visualstudio #vs2013 #visualstudio2013 #microsoft #agilesoftwaredevelopment #agilesoftwaredevelopment #agileprojectmanagement +Dev Pro 
The Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP is now available to the developer community and offers new features for agile planning, debugging, and diagnostics.
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New article posted to +Dev Pro: Telerik releases new platform that lets developers create web, native or hybrid applications : http://bit.ly/1k8IcvL

#webdevelopment   #mobileapps   #mobiledevelopment   #phpdevelopment   #dotnet   #javascript   #html5  
Telerik has released a new development platform that lets developers build web, native, or hybrid applications with ease.
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What do the new Dual OS hybrids mean for Microsoft? Find out in my latest commentary at +Dev Pro  http://bit.ly/19xDyWP

#CES #ces2014 #software #softwaredevelopment #microsoft #intel
Blair Greenwood offers insight and analysis as to why Intel and Asus' plans for a Dual OS hybrid isn't a game changer.
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See our top list of influential #PowerShell  experts on Twitter: +Petri IT Knowledgebase  http://bit.ly/1qwoC29
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See my latest article on +SQL Server Pro about Microsoft's latest announcement on universal Windows apps. 

#VisualStudio   #windows   #bldwin   #microsoft  
At Microsoft's Build 2014 developer conference in San Francisco, the company unveiled universal Windows apps, which makes it easier for developers to target several different Windows devices.
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In my latest commentary, I explain why you should learn Scala as your next programming language. OK, just kidding. But check out these helpful and practical tips before deciding on a programming language to learn! +Dev Pro  http://bit.ly/1mgJQQm

#softwaredevelopment #softwaredeveloper #softwaredev #programming #programminglanguage #programminghumor #careeradvice #careertips #careerdevelopment #careersuccess  
Blair Greenwood provides practical career advice to aspiring developers who are unsure of what programming language they should invest their time in.
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Just published! I sit down and talk about the future of C# with language expert, Eric Lippert. In his interview, he presents some practical talking points about writing quality C# code: http://bit.ly/MqjPh5

#csharp #csharpdevelopment #csharpprogramming +Dev Pro 
Coverity's Eric Lippert discusses about the history and future of the C# programming language. He also discusses common code writing problems with the language.
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Although Microsoft's positioning itself as a Devices and Services company, which is clearly poised for growth, the company still is clearly enterprise-orientated: via +Dev Pro  http://bit.ly/1fifEwG

#Microsoft #Surface #office365 #softwaredevelopment  
Microsoft delivered an impressive Q2 FY14 financial results, attributing revenue growth its Devices and Services division and its Surface product offerings.
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My friend +Wallace McClure kicks off a series on +Dev Pro to get you started thinking about software development from a business standpoint: http://bit.ly/19gdcZh
Wallace B. McClure introduces an article series to help software developers understand software business development, covering topics such as working with a startup and the benefits of marketing yourself and your company.
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Introduction
Blair Greenwood is Senior Editor for the Petri IT Knowledgebase. She was formerly an associate editor for Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, SharePoint Pro, and Dev Pro online magazines. Blair has over four years of experience reporting on key technologies in the Microsoft industry, where she primarily focused on industry news and trends in the PowerShell and Microsoft development spaces. 

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Education
  • Colorado State University
    New Communication Technologies in Journalism, 2012 - present
  • Colorado State University
    Technical Journalism. Concentrations in public relations and computer-mediated communications, 2007 - 2011
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  • Petri IT Knowledgebase
    Senior Editor, 2014 - 2016
  • Penton Media
    Associate Editor, 2011 - 2014
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Fort Collins, CO - Fort Morgan, CO
Normally I don't bother writing negative reviews, but a recent estimate I received from Fresh Coat Northern Colorado prompted me to do so. I contacted five different painting companies in the Northern Colorado area based on the condition that they had some sort of online presence that indicated customers had a positive experience. I went ahead and called this company and gave them a shot. The man who came to my house was not professional. He had to call me to confirm my location and time when the estimate was scheduled. He took a look at my property and made an outrageous estimate of 4,000 to 4,500 for my home and then proceeded to boast that he understands "what it takes for this kind of job." Little things he said tipped me off that this company would do less than a satisfactory job. For example, I indicated I wanted to change up the colors for painting my house, and he indicated that was the reason why the project would cost so much more. Would he not have power washed, sanded, and primed the house or applied two coats of paint like you are supposed to with any paint job? Finally, at the end of the estimate, he asked me how I was feeling about the estimate, which is very unprofessional to ask upon a first meeting. In the end, the estimate felt like I was being taken advantage of as a woman, where I truly think he believed I was clueless on the process of painting a house. Little does he know that I held a job where I finalized large-scale paint projects and have a great deal of understanding what it really takes to complete the job. Although my house is showing wear and it is undoubtedly time to paint, there's nothing out of the ordinary that would make this job extraordinarily difficult. Many other companies like Colortrends Painting, Paint Pals, and Mile High Painting were much more professional with their estimates and weren't trying to eye gouge me, where estimates were all consistent in the 3000-3800 range, and that's all with premium materials. I'm sure that Fresh Coat Northern Colorado does great work, as indicated by the reviews. However, I won't be taken advantage of simply because this company thinks that they can get more money from me. Hopefully someone will find this review helpful; I'd hate to have another person come along and get taken advantage of thanks to this company's business practices. Update: The owner contacted me and was out of town and had someone else handle the estimate. Also accused me of being a competitor without verifying my identify, which was disrespectful, rude, and why I plan on leaving this review up.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We recently had Allen Service inspect our air conditioning. We were told that it would cost $49 to come take a look at it. However, once the servicemen were at the house, they said it would cost an additional $98 to determine what was wrong with the air conditioning. The serviceman told me that if Allen Service gave an initial estimate about work, then they would hold their word to that estimate if more work was required. Despite saying that in front of me, Allen Service overcharged me. In addition, they incorrectly overcharged me. Apparently the $49 was only supposed to be charged if no work was done to the home. So, I was only supposed to be charged $98. Rather than addressing the problem that was at hand, they inspected our furnace even though that wasn't requested and gave us estimates for a new furnace (although I said it was okay to give us an estimate). In addition, I found the servicemen to be extremely rude. My fiance and I were only looking to have our air conditioning fixed and weren't going to buy a new furnace up front from Allen Service without talking about it first. The servicemen from Allen Service seemed pressuring and condescending. They wanted us to have some sort of plan right off the bat for purchasing a furnace. When I told them that I wasn't going to make a decision today, they told me in a condescending tone, "Well, it's difficult when the deciding factor isn't present" and "Please ask the homeowner to give us a call." They completely disregarded my needs and didn't bother to ask if I was also a homeowner! After such a poor experience, we contacted Certified Mechanical for another inspection. They found no issues with the furnace that required a furnace replacement. In addition, they told us that our current furnace is under warranty so any issues could be resolved for free (which, as you might notice, Allen Service deliberately didn't tell us). Save your money because Allen Service is just in it for the money.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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