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June, 2008

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    Silverlight Roles, Profile and Authentication Example Updated for Silverlight Beta2 Now with Visual State Manager (VSM) goodness!

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    I am very excited about Silverlight Beta2 shipping recently ...  I took a few minutes to update my recent sample " Accessing the ASP.NET Authentication, Profile and Role Service in Silverlight " post to Beta2.  While I was at it, I...
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    Using ASP.NET Authentication in a Web Service with Silverlight

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    A reader recently asked me to expand on the ASP.NET Authentication + Silverlight concept I started.. Specifically they wanted to do know how they can have a web service that returns different results depending on who calls the service (and what role they...
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    ASP.NET DynamicData: An Introductory Demo

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    I had a bit more time on my travels , so I cooked up this brief introduction to Dynamic Data .  I tried a different approach this time by showing what Dynamic Data adds to our existing data story.  More information on Dynamic Data:  http...
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    ASP.NET Dynamic Data: Customizing the UI

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    In my last post on Dynamic Data , I showed what Dynamic Data adds to the current ASP.NET data story.  In this post I show how to customize the UI with Metadata, field templates, and page templates.  I start off by showing off the Dynamic Data...
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    Data focused Silverlight demo

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    Yet still more time on traveling , I thought I'd do a little demo of a data oriented scenario with Silverlight. Here is what we are after: The data for the app is loaded from a Linq model and sent to the Silverlight client via a WCF services...
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    WatermarkedTextBox for Silverlight 2 Beta 2

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    One breaking change you may have noticed between Silverlight 2 Beta 1 and Beta 2 is that WatermarkedTextBox is no longer available in the Silverlight SDK (System.Windows.Controls.Extended.dll).  We decided to remove the control because in a future...
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    Updated Silverlight FlickR demo for Beta2

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    I had a little time while traveling to South Africa so I thought I'd update my Silverlight FlickR demo to Beta2.    Download the full solution read the full writeup   (note: in the application, you can click on the image to advance to the...
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    Updated Talk: Building Great AJAX Applications from Scratch Using ASP.NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008

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    For my Mix Essentials talk in South Africa I updated my Mix08 talk Building Great AJAX Applications from Scratch Using ASP.NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 to have a little more Africa feel... I used some photos from my safari at Mala Mala here this week...
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    Managed Extensibility Framework Preview Available

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    A few months ago we announced that we are working on a Managed Externality Framework and there was a lot of feedback just on the announcement ! Today we posted the very first CTP of MEF. I would love to get your feedback on this. Many people have noted...
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    .NET Rocks! on ASP.NET Dynamic Data

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    The great folks over in DNR land just posted Scott Hunter's interview on ASP.NET Dynamic Data!  In it he talks a lot about not only what is available with VS08 SP1, but also what is coming next.   Exciting times! Show #349 | 6/10/2008 ...
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    Visual Studio and .NET Framework Developer Documentation Survey

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    The developer focused documentation on the .NET Framework and VS is some of the best in the industry, none the less, we have all complained about it from time to time. Now is your time to talk back! the User Education Team has posted a survey where they...
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    Silverlight talk at AjaxWorld

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    I am pretty exited to be going to AjaxWorld (Oct 20-22) in San Jose.... I will be at least giving a Silverlight talk and maybe something else fun in the Ajax, MVC, ASP.NET space. I love getting out in the broad industry events because I can hear such...
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    TechEd2008 from your Couch

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    Seeing on the buzz from TechEd , I am bummed not to be there... I could not justify the trip to the family with my big 10,343 mile trip to South Africa ...  So I get the enjoy TechEd from my couch here like many of you.  The good news is not...
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