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  • Blog Post: Northeast Roadshow Summer ‘09

    Well, another Northeast Roadshow has come to a close and I must say it was the best one yet. I really enjoyed seeing everyone in Burlington, Rochester, Augusta, Farmington and Hartford. I have uploaded zip files of my slides and demos for both the IE8 and WPF sessions to the Roadshow SkyDrive. Stay connected...
  • Blog Post: Free Web Hosting + Free Web Tools = Free-kin' Awesome!!!

    Microsoft and our top web hosting partners are offering... Free hosting for 60 days Free Microsoft Expression Web ($299 value) and Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition Free $100 Microsoft adCenter search advertising credit The Microsoft Web Platform Rock solid Web hosting on Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Controls, Data Binding, Templates and Styles

    Silverlight 2 provides a subset of Windows Presentation Foundation Controls including a set of Layout controls such as Cancas, Stack Panel and Grid and visual controls such as Button, TextBox, Calendar, Checkbox, ListBox, RadioButton, DataGrid, Slider, and many more. In addition, designers and developers...
  • Blog Post: Developing, Deploying and Invoking WCF Services from Silverlight 2 Applications

    In order for your WCF Service to be invoked from Silverlight you need only change the default Web.Config EndPoint Binding setting from wsHttpBinding to basicHttpBinding : Optionally you can add the AspNetCompatibilityRequirements() attribute to your service class. This allows your WCF service to...
  • Blog Post: Rich Internet Application Architecture

    Rich Internet Applications Rich Internet Applications (RIA’s) combine the maturity, stability and scalability of service orientation with state of the art display technology to create the next wave of web based distributed applications. One of the drivers behind the move to RIA’s is that in an Internet...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Get Ready Event - UX Track Session Content

    It was a pleasure to present at the Waltham, MA Visual Studio 2008 Get Ready Event. I presented the User Experience Track covering Office Business Applications using Visual Studio 2008 Tools for Office (VSTO), Windows Presentation Foundation , ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight . I have collected my slides...
  • Blog Post: Expression Studio Training Goes On-Line

    Are you looking for training on Expression Web? Expression Design? Expression Blend? Total Training has a great program where you can access ALL of their on-line training for a yearly fee of $299.00 . They even offer a free 7-day pass where you can check out the first 20 minutes of every on-line course...
  • Blog Post: Automatically Publish to Silverlight Streaming using the Expression Encoder Silverlight Streaming Plug-In

    Jeff Barnes has posted the information you need to get started with publishing Silverlight content to Silverlight Streaming on Live.com using Expression Encoder. Technorati Tags: Silverlight , Expression Encoder , Silverlight Streaming -bob
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 1.1 Audio Player Deconstructed

    In my last post I announced the ReMIX07 Boston Soundtrack application and provided the iframe for embedding that application in your own web page. This post provides more detail on the architecture of the application and a pointer to the source code so that you can download it if you are interested....
  • Blog Post: Silverlight, Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend

    What do these products have in common? Well they just moved one step closer to being released. And if you are a rabid early adopter junkie (REAJunk) like myself this is great news. Silverlight is a cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for delivering media experiences and rich interactive applications...
  • Blog Post: Yummy Silverlight Nibbles!

    A new site with on-line Silverlight tutorials, build completely in Silverlight by the way, has been launched. Check out Nibbles and the associated Nibbles Blog . -bob
  • Blog Post: MSDN Event - AJAX + Silverlight

    I had a great time speaking at the MSDN Events this week on the topics of Microsoft ASP.Net AJAX and Silverlight. As promised here is the link to the content from the event. Here are other blog posts of mine that are also relevant: XAML Primer Making Sense of WPF and Silverlight WPF Digital Publishing...
  • Blog Post: 'Acropolis' CTP for WPF Development Released

    The Microsoft code name “Acropolis” Community Technology Preview 1 is a set of components and tools that make it easier for developers to build and manage modular, business focused, client .NET applications. Acropolis is part of the “.NET Client Futures” wave of releases, our preview of upcoming technologies...
  • Blog Post: Making sense of WPF and Silverlight

    Microsoft is releasing technology at the speed of light (Silverlight to be precise). This may or may not be a welcome change from taking 5 years to release an OS but at least you can't say we are boring. Last fall we released .Net 3.0 which included Windows Presentation Foundation, a managed code...
  • Blog Post: Bob and Chris' MSDN Roadshow May Event Content Available...

    The content from the May 2007 Bob & Chris' MSDN Roadshow has now been posted to the arcStreamEast web site. You can visit the arcHive page to download either the March event or the May event as well as the content from many other events held in the east over the past several months. Chris and I covered...
  • Blog Post: Expression and MSDN Announcement

    Based on community feedback, we are pleased to announce that we will be making Expression Web available starting today to all MSDN Premium subscribers. We will also make Expression Blend available to MSDN Premium subscribers shortly after the Expression Studio release later in Q2 2007. Expression Blend...
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