July 2013 ASPects Online Now: Windows 8.1, Finding Good Customers, Time Management

ASPects for July is available now to ASP members. Al Harberg writes about keeping good customers. Gianfranco Berardi manages time in 15-minute blocks. And there’s an early review of the Windows 8.1 Preview for Developers.


ASPects, July 2013
ISVCon News: New Speaker, Reno Events II
by Sue Pichotta
We’re excited to announce the addition of Jessica Dewell as a speaker at ISVCon. Jessica is an internet marketer and experienced conference speaker. She was formerly with Digital River, and before that, RegNow… (page 1)
Trade Show Calendar
ISVCon, September 27-29, 2013 (page 2)
Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview: There’s Still No Start Button
by Jerry Stern
Dateline, June 27th: Today is the second day of Microsoft’s Build conference for developers in San Francisco…
The seminar has been promoted as the launch event for the developer community of Windows 8.1, also known as code name “Windows Blue…”  (page 3)

ASP News:
MOTION : Update PAD Rights, Requirements and Usage Guidelines (page 5)
ASP Hall of Fame Nomination Period Has Ended (page 5)
Finding Good Software Customers and Firing Bad Ones
by Al Harberg
New software developers try to get as many customers as possible. Over time, they realize that customer quality is more important than quantity. Here are some insights on how microISVs can find good software customers, and fire bad ones… (page 7)
Magical Software Adjacencies
by Al Harberg
Retail stores use magic to better merchandise their products and increase their sales. So says Paco Underhill, the author of Why We Buy–The Science of Shopping.
Underhill discusses techniques that managers of retail stores use to grab prospects’ attention. With a little creativity, microISVs can use many of these techniques to sell more software… (page 8 )
Accomplishment, 15 Minutes at a Time
by Gianfranco Berardi
As an entrepreneur, setting your own hours sounds freeing, but depending on your purpose, goals, and motivations, you might find it difficult to get things done… (page 9)
 
ASP Member News
Font Editor Supports OpenType Layout, Automatic Hinting, Web Open Font Format (page 11)
Real Time Logic Web Server Delivers Rapid Development of Dynamic Web Application (page 11)
Easily Record Audio fromYou Tube, Google Talk, Skype (page 11)
Organize your recipes with Home Cookin (page 11)
News & Press Corner
Walgreens App Developer Program (page 12)
Intellectual Property: A Key Driver of our Economy (page 12)