|The Microsoft journal for developers||October 2013 VOL 28 NO 10A|
Geo-Data Visualization: Geo-Visualization of Government Data Sources
Using SQL Azure with geographic fields to normalize content from multiple, publicly available data sources can provide many interesting opportunities for data analysis and visualization.
OData: Harness Open Data with CKAN, OData and Windows Azure
Learn how Microsoft uses open standards and interoperability technologies to help government organizations and developers deliver better services via new innovative open data services across enterprise platforms.
Windows 8.1: Engage Governments and Communities with Open311
Open311 provides a vehicle for the community to report social and infrastructure issues to the government. Learn how Windows Store apps can extend Open311 into a platform for civic engagement, collaboration and social action.
HTML: Leverage Existing Web Assets as Data Sources for Apps
Screen scraping is rarely an ideal solution, but the ShaZapp app makes the process both easy and resilient—an excellent option for cash-strapped government organizations needing to leverage Web data assets.
Windows Phone: Enhance Citizen Services with Windows Phone 8 Wallet and NFC
City governments struggle with shrinking budgets as they work to provide high-quality services to tech-savvy citizens. Learn how the digital wallet technology built into Windows Phone 8 can, in conjunction with Near Field Communication (NFC), enable compelling new scenarios for citizen services.
Dynamics CRM: Building Government Business Applications with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Microsoft Dynamics CRM offers a powerful platform for building a wide range of government business applications. Learn about the many benefits it provides for developers that result in a shortened time-to-value.
Rapid-fire advances in cloud, mobile and Web computing have prompted government agencies to unlock vast data assets in an effort to improve services and reduce costs.
Windows Azure Insider
Choosing a Cloud Network for Government-Compliant Applications
Hybrid cloud networks provide different advantages to government agencies designing solutions that need to follow specific privacy, security and compliance policies.
Implementing the National Institute of Standards and Technology Tests of Randomness Using C#
The Computer Security Division of the U.S. government's National Institute of Standards and Technology provides resources to protect information systems against cyber threats. This article implements the NIST's tests of randomness using the C# language.
Don't Get Me Started
Singing Your Song
Google uses computers for what computers are good at, so humans can do what humans are good at. You should aim for the same, says columnist David Platt.
Whiskey, Keys and Software
P.J. O'Rourke famously compared government to teenage boys. Could the Digital Government Strategy be a sign that the teenagers are growing up?