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Today I am here at the WebTech Conference in Munich speaking about cloud computing and web technologies. In this blog post you find some photos and links to the material that I will use during my sessions.

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In the November version of time cockpit we have released a first preview of the upcoming reporting feature. Read what's already in the box and what will come in the following months.

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Getting Real Work Done

Rainer Stropek Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Rainer Stropek

It is a well-known fact that constant interruptions can have quite negative consequences on your productivity. Instead of being able to concentrate on the important tasks you planned for a certain day, you are kept busy by phone calls, ad-hoc meetings, incoming emails, social media notifications, etc. As a knowledge worker, I struggle with this problem, too. As an entrepreneur building a project time tracking software, I am constantly looking for ways to cope with it. In this blog article I want to share some of my current thoughts on the topic of productivity and interruptions.

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In the coming two weeks I will do a series of talks at various conferences in Austria and Germany. I will speak about AngularJS, TypeScript, and Windows Azure Mobile Services. In this blog post I publish the slides and the sample code.

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In the current version of time cockpit, there is a bug in the excel exporter when using conditional formatting in an excel template file. Precisely, when using a conditional format that spans a full row or column instead of a sub-region of a worksheet. The root cause of this is in the way that the [usually more than awesome] ClosedXML (http://closedxml.codeplex.com/) library handles ranges with covering all rows or all columns. In some of those cases, ClosedXML tries to apply something to every cell in that (semi-infinite) range.

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Last week I travelled to Wuppertal to participate in the community conference NRWConf 2013. With time cockpit we have been sponsors and speakers for this event for years. In this blog article I publish some photos from NRWConf as well as the slide deck for my talk about effort estimation in agile projects.

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What time tracking-related KPIs can tell you about your business’ healthy - Many companies use KPIs to manage their performance. The first part was an introduction into KPIs including tips and trick about successful performance management projects. In this second part we will show examples of KPIs related to time tracking.

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What time tracking-related KPIs can tell you about your business’ healthy - Many companies use KPIs to manage their performance. This first article introduces KPIs. It points out our top 10 tips about how to successfully build a KPI system in your company. In the second part we will show examples of KPIs related to time tracking.

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At time cockpit we are in close contact with our customers and we value their feedback. In one of our meetings with customers, we identified potential for performance improvements when it comes to drop-down lists (combo boxes). So we concentrated on optimizing the combo box experience in time cockpit. This is the first step to a more feature-rich combo box. There is more to come.

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The Xamarin and Mono tools enable C# developers to use their existing knowledge and experience to write apps for Android and iOS. At the BASTA 2013 conference I did a session about that topic. During the session I showed a sample that used SQLite on the phone and Windows Azure Mobile Service as its backend in the cloud. In this blog article I publish my slides as well as the sample code.

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