The Brain Dump

My brain poured out on paper (or so to speak)

April, 2008

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    Silverlight Streaming update!

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    Silverlight Streaming has had an update pushed out. You can read the details but the summary is a new invocation method: link to an HTA package of your Silverlight app. performance improvement for the accounts that use a large number of file sets more...
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    Response.Write("Hello World!");

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    Well I've finally given in. After numerous smaller starts and stops, I've finally jumped into the deep end of the blogosphere. Sink or swim time. Hello. My name is Ben Williams and I have been an Application Development Consultant in the Microsoft Services...
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    Silverlight debugging tip

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    I'm building a Deep Zoom application and have been frustrated when it often has some stupid bug (my own of course) and the whole app just disappears. Eventually I realized a quick and dirty snippet I plan to drop into every future Silverlight app. Its...
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    Large web site project vs Visual Studio

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    So I discovered a limit in Visual Studio . It apparently doesn't handle 1.4 GB of data in 40,000 files in a web site very well. I killed the process after it was "Validating the web site..." for over an hour. I finally figured out I needed to...
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    Not just a stick anymore

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    Sweet! The update to Virtual Earth last week has my home town's skyline icon rendered correctly at last. When they first rolled out the 3-D models, Reunion Tower (the distinctive "ball" in the Dallas skyline) was just a stick with no ball. Of...
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    Hello from Thailand!

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    I have spent the last few days in Bangkok training a great group of Microsoft folk and partners on the basic ins and outs of the Windows Live Platform. Its really great to see a bunch or people who get it. We have had some excellent discussion and they...
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    Back from Bangkok

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    I made it home from the Windows Live training and stayed awake long enough last night to post some of the pictures from the trip on my space. So for the guys from the class, cheers! http://thegrassynull.spaces.live.com/photos/cns!76F1A650FBDC1801!264...
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    Make money with Silverlight Streaming? Yes. Download it as a desktop app? No.

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    The ads pilot is finally available for Silverlight Streaming . You can fill out the form to indicate interest in taking part in the program. And it looks like they yanked the new deployment mechanism (HTAs) for SLS apps so they can address it properly...
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    Hitch your domain wagon to our IM!

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    Wilson posted a note with a little more info and screen shots on what the SRV entry really means if you are using Windows Live Admin Center to manage your domain within Windows Live and want our IM federation to work properly. Thanks Wilson! Anyone I...
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