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    Adopting Silverlight - An Architects Point of View

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    Abstract A very common deployment scenario for Silverlight 1.1 Applications is to be hosted from Windows Server 2003/IIS6 environments. This implies that the development environment for Silverlight will be based in .Net Framework 3.5 while the deployment...
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    Silverlight 2 and Rich Internet Applications

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    This series of articles takes a look at the current state of RIA development leveraging Silverlight 2. The series will focus on the architecture of RIA's, the use of XAML for resolution independent user interface layout and design, Windows Communication Foundation for Web Services, Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend for the design/development environment and Windows Server 2008/IIS7 as the deployment environment. ...
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    Windows 7 Beta for MDC Attendees

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    Breaking news!!! Attend an upcoming MSDN Developer Conference and you will receive a Windows 7 Beta DVD. Note: No date has been announced for the Windows 7 Beta. If you attend an MDC event we will make sure you receive a Windows 7 Beta DVD when it is...
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    Silverlight 2.0 Roadmap

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    Scott Guthrie announced on his blog the product roadmap for ASP.Net, IIS7 and Silverlight. With the enhancements to Silverlight that are being made with the next release, we realized that naming it Silverlight 1.1 would not properly reflect the amount...
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    Windows 8, XNA and MonoGame - Part 3, Getting Windows 8 Store Ready

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    In Part 1 of this series I introduced you to MonoGame for Windows8, an implementation of the XNA namespace that allows you to get your XNA code running on Windows 8 as a Metro Style App. In Part 2 I documented how to get your development environment configured...
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    Silverlight 1.1 Audio Player Deconstructed

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    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...
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    PopFly Goes To College

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    I recently interviewed Professor Mark Frydenberg of Bentley College of Massachusetts . Professor Frydenberg has created a course that leverages PopFly to teach software architecture and development to his business major students. Professor Frydenberg...
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    Windows 8, XNA and MonoGame - Part 2, Getting Started

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    In part 1 of this series I gave you an overview of MonoGame , an open source cross platform implementation of the XNA namespace and class model and how you could use that to port you existing XNA code to Windows 8. In this article, I will show you how...
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    Windows 8 Game Development For The Win

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    With the recent announcement by Unity and Epic on tool and framework support for Windows 8, I thought it would be good to review all the options for game development on Windows 8 and provide pointers to the support you need to get your game in the store...
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    Windows 8, XNA and MonoGame – Part 1, Overview

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    Games are likely some of the most popular apps on Windows 8 and you are in a great position to take advantage of this huge opportunity.  How huge?  The Windows Store Blog sums it up well:          ...
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    We're baaaack! Bob and Chris hit the road in September...

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    Chris and I are about to embark on another road trip visiting all our favorite haunts here in the Northeast. Please come and join us for a day of deep technical sessions, questionable demos and the usual taunting from the back row. Agenda: A Tasteful...
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    Developer and Architect Events Fall 2007

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    I wanted to let you know about the upcoming events for developers and architects happening here in the northeast. Chris Bowen and I will visit several cities between September 10 th and September 20 th delivering a free 1-day seminar for developers and...
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    East Region arcCouncil - The topic this month is Web 2.0

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    Please join us on February 12 th at a local Microsoft office for the next arcCouncil meeting on Web 2.0 . Architecture . Michael Platt, Director of Web Architecture Strategy at Microsoft in Redmond will examine the business, social and technical drivers...
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    Xaml and WPF - A Primer

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    Xaml (pronounced zammel ), e X tensible A pplication M arkup L anguage, is a new declarative XML-based language developed by Microsoft that allows you to define a set of .Net objects that can be compiled into an assembly or dynamically instantiated at...
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    MSDN Enterprise Architecture Site Launched

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    The Enterprise Architecture site has been launched on MSDN. Enterprise Architecture has become a common practice for large IT organizations. For the first time there is a methodology to encompass all of the various IT aspects and processes into a single...
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    WPF Applications For Your Review...

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    Here is a list of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications that are availabe to use or get demonstrations of via web casts: Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista - New IM client ( SCREENCAST ). New York Times Reader - Next-generation online...
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    Bob and Chris December Roadshow - Register Today!!!

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    It's that time again! Chris and I will be heading back out in December for our fourth Roadshow series, bringing another batch of technical goodness to cities across the northeast (hopefully in time to beat the snow!) If you haven't been to one of our...
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    MIX08 - Internet Explorer 8

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    Dean Hachamovitch was on stage during the MIX08 Keynote to announce Internet Explorer Beta 1 and discuss several new features that offer designers and developers the ability to create web pages that are standards compliant and work the same across multiple...
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    Silverlight on Mobile Devices

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    Sam Chenaur recently conducted an interview with Lennox Scott, Chairman and CEO of John L Scott Real Estate . With the help of Dr. Neil Roodyn , Tricky Business , and Loke Uei Tan from the Windows Mobile team, John L Scott Real Estate agreed to build...
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    Microsoft Innovation Showcase Win a Zune Sweepstakes Promotion

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    HOW DO I ENTER? You can enter by visiting the web site for the Sweepstakes and completing all of the registration requirements including completion of a short survey. All required survey questions must be answered to receive an entry. We will only accept...
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    Windows 8 Game and App Mashup Series

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    Please join us at a FREE Windows 8 Developer Workshop near you! Check out the sessions below and select the workshop that best fits your needs — or join us for both events. The choice is yours. Keep in mind, separate registration is required. Game Development...
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    MIX08 - Silverlight 2.0

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    According to Scott Guthrie , Microsoft is seeing a steady increase in the download rate of Silverlight which is currently an impressive 1.5 Million downloads a day and rising. Check out Scott's Blog for a First Look at Silverlight 2.0 . Scott announced...
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    Bringing the universe to your desktop :: The WorldWide Telescope

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    The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space telescopes in the world for a seamless, guided exploration of the universe. WorldWide Telescope...
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    Silverlight, Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend

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    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...
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    Pluralsight offers a Double Feature / WCF + WF

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    Technorati Tags: .Net 3.0 , WCF , WF , Pluralsight Pluralsight offers some of the best courses available if you want to go deep on .Net. Check this one out: 5 intensive days learning how to build connected systems and workflow applications with .NET 3...
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