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Design Guidelines, Managed code and the .NET Framework

May, 2007

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    How do you like your ASP.NET??

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    One thing I love about blogs is the informal, “instant”, raw feedback it enables. While I would not bet my next 4 billion dollar product plan on the feedback I get on my blog, I certainly let it influence my, and my teams, opinions on a wide range of...
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    Ready for Teched '07

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    I am pretty excited about Teched '07 June 4-8th in Orlando (if you are not already attending, you can still register). Here are a few of the sessions that I think will be very cool. WEB319 - A Lap around Silverlight - Scott Guthrie If you are making it...
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    Search engine optimization for Silverlight and Ajax

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    Check out your referral logs.. notice a pattern? If your logs are like mine, a HUGE percentage of your hits are coming through a search engine (Google, Yahoo, MSN)... Here is 3 minutes worth of referral logs from my blog... In a world where a good percentage...
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    .NET Client Application Services

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    Update: hree are some MSDN docs that cover this topic: Exposing Web Services to Client Script and ASP.NET Application Services Overview One of my favorite features in Orcas is the ability to leverage the ASP.NET Application services from any client...
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    VB6 Applications just got a bit cooler!

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    A while back I talked about Bringing new life to your VB6 apps with the Interop Forms Toolkit and now they have shipped Version 2.0... If you have a VB6 app and you are looking to take incremental advantage of .NET, you should check this out. Here is...
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    The Wisdom of Crowds: Rethinking consensus

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    I am a HUGE believer in building consensus , but The Wisdom of Crowds is starting to make be rethink the approach a bit. I just finished reading, ok listening to the audio version on my bike ride into work, James Surowiecki's latest book. His point is...
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    Exploiting Silverlight with PopFly

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    One of the reasons I love working in the developer platform space is that I get to see the amazing solutions people build with our product. I am very impressed with what the Popfly team has been able to create on top of Silverlight 1.1 Alpha in just a...
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    Demo code for Mix07 talk: Silverlight: Creating and Delivering Amazing Video Experiences on the Web

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    FYI -- I just posted the demo code for my Mix07 talk ... It uses VS Orcas Beta1 , Silverlight 1.0 Beta and the ASP.NET "Futures" . I'd love to have feedback and comments! MySilverlightTV.zip [24MB] -- Without example videos mySilverlightTV(WithVideos...
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    ASP.NET "Futures" Release

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    I am super excited about the ASP.NET Futures release we did recently. I think it shows off some cool new thinking in the ASP.NET space, for Ajax applications and of course Silverlight support. I demoed much of this stuff as part of my Mix talk , but...
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    Creating API Documentation

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    Some customers have asked my how we create our API docs internally and what tools they can use... Some of you may have already heard about Sandcastle, but I thought I'd spread the word even more.. Sandcastle enables managed class library developers throughout...
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    Silverlight on the Ireland PodLeaders podcast

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    It was my great fortune to meet Tom Raftery at Mix .. I am very excited to be a guest on his PodLeaders podcast . He is taking questions now ... Send in a few easy ones as well as hard questions ;-) thanks!
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    Free Refactoring tool for ASP.NET

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    I just watched a very cool demo of Refactor! for ASP.NET by Developer Express . This is a free code refactoring tool includes tons of refactorings that are truly timesavers... Here is a blog post with the details... Powerful/Free Download: Refactor! for...
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    PM Tip #12: Don't waste keystrokes

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    Update: See the full list of PM Tips . At Mix I ran into Jeff Atwood who reminded me about a my post on the "Be More Visible" Sham . He also told me I should take a look at Jon Udell's post Too busy to blog? Count your keystrokes [via Jeff's blog ...
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    Mix Session Video -- Silverlight: Creating and Delivering Amazing Video Experiences on the Web

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    I just noticed that they got the video for my Mix talk posted ... Silverlight: Creating and Delivering Amazing Video Experiences on the Web It is completely free! You don't have to have been an attendee to see it. Please take a look and let me hear your...
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    Silverlight @ Mix: The Home Games

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    I know many of you are following all the excitement here at Mix from home. I am super happy that they already have several of the sessions posted for live streaming or downloading. Here are a few that I think are worth watching first.. Mike Harsh...
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    Silverlight 1.1 "Airlines" managed code sample published

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    Wow -- less than a day after they keynote we have the source code for the "Silverlight airlines" application posted. Check out David Anson blog on it which includes a live link and of course full source code ! Check it out and build your own! I can't...
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    Mix Session Overview -- Silverlight: Creating and Delivering Amazing Video Experiences on the Web

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    I had a great time in my Mix session today... there was great buzz in the room. Silverlight download ASP.NET Futures download Live demo site [ Demo Steps ] Update: Video of the the talk Here are a few highlights... I started off talking about...
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    Silverlight on .NET Rocks

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    I had a chance to talk to the great folks over at .NET Rocks about a couple of the big Silverlight announcements we did here at the show. Check it out and let me know what you think! Show #233: Brad Abrams Announces Silverlight The whole think is great...
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