Profile: Heidi V. Anderson

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Heidi has been writing professionally about computers, technology and the Internet for more than 20 years. She lives in Vermont where she taps her maple trees for syrup and most of the year wishes it was just a little bit warmer out.

Posted on 06/03/2014

NOTE: This is the third post in our Windward series on creating beautiful reports. Missed the beginning? Start here. Charts can be some of the most beautiful elements of a report, especially when compared to plain black and white text or tables that are jam-packed with data. So why is that too often, charts are […] …read more

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Posted on 05/16/2014

Last year, colorful streamers dangling from every ceiling tile in his office greeted our CTO on his return from Eurovision. (He was there to watch, by the way, not perform.) What would the crew dream up this year? Drum roll please… Yes, thousands upon thousands of sticky “notes” (get it?) covered everything in his workspace. […] …read more

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Posted on 05/08/2014

NOTE: This is the second post in our Windward series on creating beautiful reports. Missed the first one? Read it here. “Beautiful” probably isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you think about including tables in a report. They’re great for displaying data, but let’s face it: they aren’t in the same class […] …read more

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Posted on 05/01/2014

Who are these students and why are they smiling? Yes, these are the 2014 Windward Code Wars winners displaying their shiny new championship trophy. Congratulations again to Zhongtian Jiang, Yijie Wang, Sadra Yazdanbod and Ben Cousins from the Georgia Institute of Technology! …read more

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Posted on 04/22/2014

It’s a dirty little (not-so) secret that any software company can call its Microsoft&#174 Office product a “Microsoft add-in.” You just write some software that works within Word, Excel&#174, or any other Office program and voila – you’re an add-in. You “work” with Microsoft. But to truly count as a Microsoft partner, you have to […] …read more

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