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April, 2009

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    ScottGu Mix Keynote coding demo posted

    A ton of folks have asked us about getting the source code to Scott’s cool coding demo. Watch the demo download the completed example code Note, there are a couple of prereqs: Sql Server 2008 to run it.. works great with the free Sql...
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    Managed Extensibility Framework Preview 5 Released

    A few days ago we released MEF Preview 5 on codeplex with all the source code, docs, test and samples you need to get started.  While MEF will be a core part of .NET Framework 4, we are making these preview releases available so folks can use MEF...
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    Link Round up on .NET RIA Services (April 13th)

    A few more great posts on .NET RIA Services over the last week.. Christoph had a great post on Customize code generation in .NET RIA Services Tim shows us how to Share DataContext among navigation pages in Silverlight 3 Risman asks:  .NET RIA Services...
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    Book Review: Outliers

    I just finished up Outliers: The Story of Success tonight….  Gladwell is a masterful story teller.  You can not walk away from this book without thinking about the world differently.  Rather than seeing success as a "lucky-break” or...
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    Planning for VS Live in Vegas!

      I am very excited to be giving the opening day keynote at VSLive in Vegas ..  I plan to be talking about the trends towards RIA based applications in the business world and how Visual Studio, Silverlight 3 , and .NET RIA Services brings RIA...
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    Link Round up on .NET RIA Services (March 3rd)

    A few interesting post on .NET RIA Services… What is .NET RIA Services and why should you care? Kevin has a great post here that does a good job of telling people what is interesting about .NET RIA Services with out the marketing spin ;-) ...
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    Redmond Developer: Working with MEF in VB and WPF

    Kathleen Dollard has a very good article on  that talks about using Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) to  allow customers to add their own forms to our Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) app?   In this simple example she show...
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    Framework Design Guidelines Book: Extra Content from the DVD Posted

    A few weeks ago a reader wrote in to tell me that they bought the Kindle version of the Framework Design Guidelines and was disappointed to not receive the DVD.  Well, I was of course immediately jealous because I don’t have a kindle , but when I...
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