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March, 2009

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    Silverlight 3: Navigation Application Template Extra themes posted!

    Have you tried out the new Silverlight 3 Navigation Application?  Our plan with this as to make it much easier to folks to get started building a RIA application with Silverlight.  You can find it in the File\New Project dialog. The features...
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    Book Plug: Essential LINQ

    I was very happy to get a chance to look through my copy of Essential LINQ today.   While there are a number of books out there on LINQ , this one from Dinesh Kulkarni and Charlie Calvert is a must read!  They do an excellent job of explaining...
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    Presentation tip: They Remember the Mistakes more than the Polish

    Update: See the full list of PM Tips . One of the reasons I love going to Mix is getting a chance to watch really world-class technical speakers. As I watched the keynote and a few sessions this year one theme really stood out to me: The audience seems...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: the System.* namespace

    Today we have a guest post from Kit George who is the keeper of much of our internal Framework Design Guidelines.  This is the stuff that Krys and I based a the book on.  I asked Kit to post this internal information so you can get a feeling...
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    Silverlight 3 and SEO

    All great RIA applications have a meaningful client and server component to them.  Supporting SEO, or Search Engine Optimization in a RIA is an excellent example of using the client and server components.   It doesn’t mater how cool your...
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    ScottGu’s Mix09 Silverlight for Business Applications Demo

    Some folks that could not make it to Mix have asked about Scott’s coding demo this year.  You can watch the full keynote to find it or, I clipped out just the coding bit..    As you can see we have added a lot of great support to Silverlight...
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    .NET Rocks on RIA Services and Business apps in Silverlight

    A couple of weeks ago Nikhil and I did a .NET Rocks show on .NET RIA Services and generally building business applications with Silverlight.  Abrams and Kothari Talk MIX09!  
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    Silverlight 3: Activity Control

    In my Mix09 talk I used a brand new Activity control that we are working on.    I had a number of folks ask me for the control (which is not yet in the Silverlight toolkit).  Check out David’s post for the control, the source and more...
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    Mix09: Silverlight for Business Apps and .NET RIA Services talks posted

    The amazing tech folks here at Mix09 have already gotten a good number of talks published.  .NET RIA Services Talk   Building Business Apps with SL3   Silverlight 3 Overview , Silverlight Out Of Browser See the full session list: http:...
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    What is .NET RIA Services?

    Yesterday at Mix we announced .NET RIA Services… We are very early in the development cycle for .NET RIA Services and we are eager to get your feedback and thoughts. The marketing blurb catches the key points: Microsoft .NET RIA Services simplifies...
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    Mix09: Building Amazing Business Applications with Silverlight 3

    Today at Mix09, I finished my talk on building business applications with Silverlight 3. The full video for the talk will be up shortly, but I wanted to go ahead and post the source code for the demo and a full demo walk through. Update: Check out...
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    The Knowledge Chamber: Silverlight 3 for Great Business Apps

    It was great fun to be interviewed on The Knowledge Chamber by Robert Hess… It certainly brought back the good old times on the .NET Show! I had a chance to show a sneak-peak at some of the cool new stuff coming in Silverlight 3 for Business Applications...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: LINQ Support

    Continuing in our weekly blog post series that highlights a few of the new additions to the Framework Design Guidelines 2 nd edition .. This content is found in the LINQ section of Chapter 9: Common Design Patterns. Supporting LINQ through IEnumerable<T>...
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    Some Great New Mix09 Sessions Posted

    We recently got some great new Mix09 sessions posted. Here are a few that I think are cool as they directly relate to what my team is doing.. if you can make to Vegas, please come by.. if you can’t, don’t worry all the sessions will be on line! ...
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    Framework Design Guidelines: Dependency Properties

    Continuing in our weekly blog post series that highlights a few of the new additions to the Framework Design Guidelines 2 nd edition .. This content is found in the Dependency Properties section of Chapter 9: Common Design Patterns. Phil offers some great...
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