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    Cool WPF applications

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    With the advent of the new UI in Windows Vista and the capabilities of the Windows Presentation Foundation in .Net 3.0, I thought it would be intersting to share a list of great WPF applications. The use of WPF is so new and so exciting, it can be hard...
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    Weather Channel Windows Vista Gadget

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    The Weather Channel just created a fantastic Vista gadget that provides your local weather and shows you a quick view into what the weather will look like over the next few days. Even better, it links to the local radar that is based on Virtual Earth...
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    Shortest Path Algorithm - QuickGraph

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    I happend across an interesting problem the other day. How do you code a shortest path algorithm? Actually, this happened to cross over very well to one of my other main interests - gaming. Doing some research on gamedev.net , I happened across a really...
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    SilverLight Textbox control

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    I beat my head against the wall for quite some time on this one. Silverlight is great, but what do you do when you need to capture some kind of user input? You have a couple of choices, you can either overlay HTML controls on top of your SliverLight control...
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    Enabling MOSS to use .Net 3.5

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    There are so many great features in .Net 3.5 (LINQ, C# language features, LINQ, workflow enhancements, REST, LINQ, etc.....) that you would really like to use them in MOSS, right? Well, the problem is that MOSS is ASP.Net 2.0 based and by default you...
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    Facebook releases an SDK

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    An interesting development occurred yesterday. Facebook, 20+ million members, decided to open up their doors and create a platform for SaaS. In an excerpt from a Fortune article: "We want to make Facebook into something of an operating system so...
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    Error Code 2869 when installing Guidance Automation "x...." on Windows Vista

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    So, you are getting this error too? Here is the fix: Uninstall Guidance Automation Extensions if you have them already installed (note that you will have to uninstall everything that depends on it too) Open Cmd.exe as an administrator (find it...
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    Problems with Enterprise Library hanging ASP.Net

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    I have heard of this problem from several of my customers, and ran across this post the other day from Scott Densmore. Apparently its a permission problem - EntLib/Intrumentation is trying to get access to a registry key that ASP.Net does not have native...
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    Publishing to IIS7

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    Over the years, I get asked this question quite often. How do I publish my code to IIS? Well there is a many-folded way to answer this question. Who is publishing? Where are you publishing to? I am going to use this article to lay out what the options...
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    Definition of SOA?

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    I really didn't think it was possible, but the industry might actually be settling down for a talk about Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) that isn't product hype. Apparently OASIS is starting to think about it - they have actually created the SOA-RM...
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    Sysinternals File Share Live!

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    Have you ever used any of the Sysinternals programs? Programs like: ProcessExplorer - The UBER process examination tool. It will tell you everything there is to know about every process running on your computer (dependencies, etc...). Trust me,...
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    Indigo CTP is released

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    We released the Community Technical Preview (CTP) on March 29th. This release was previously only available to MSDN Subscribers, but now it can be downloaded by the general public. Indigo is the codename for Microsoft’s unified programming model...
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    .NET Remoting and Indigo

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    There has been a lot of confusion as to whether or not Indigo will support .NET remoting.. The answer is no - Indigo will not support .NET remoting, but its not going away! Indigo will not be line compatible (interoperable) with .NET remoting, but the...
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    Open for business

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    Well, I am open for business. My name is Chad Brooks and I am an Architect Evangelist for Microsoft in the Southeast District (GA, NC, SC). My goal is to connect with architects and inflential developers in the community and let them know what Microsoft...
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    Weather Channel launches updates to Virtual Earth Radar

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    The Weather Channel just released an update to their Virtual Earth based radar control. You can now use Virtual Earth's address lookup feature to access your local weather. I dont mean local as in city wide, I mean local as in your house's personal weather...
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    How to secure your web services PAG CTP

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    Here is a community technical preview that just became available. It describes some common patterns to secure your web services. This is a great read, and really simplifies the whole mystique around how to use the WS-Security. http://practices.gotdotnet...
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    WPF/e - Community preview released (and some great links)

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    Well we just released the first publically availible WPF/e code. Why do I think this is newsworthy? Because this is one of the most incredible releases we have done in years! This will provide a WPF-like experience (mostly in 2D) for cross-browser and...
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    Azure Powershell cmdlets Announced!

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    I just received some information from Ryan Dunn about the release of the Windows Azure Service Management PowerShell cmdlets.  This is really great stuff for all of you PowerShell users out there!  You can find these for download on Code Gallery...
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    Introducing arcStream - a new way to digest Architectural topics

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    My team at Microsoft, the Deverloper and Platform Evangelism team, has launched a new program to help the community better understand some of the key Architectural issues that we face today. We call this program, arcStream . arcStream builds on the great...
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    Netflix on Windows 7 Media Center

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    Several questions were asked during the Innovation Day today about how you can get Netflix on Windows Media Center in Windows 7.  Apparently it will just appear!  I pulled open Media Center after our discussion and behold:     There...
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    Problems removing GAT/GAX

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    I had a couple of folks reach out to me in regards to my last post. Apparently they were having problems removing the Guidance Automation Toolkit and/or the Guidance Automation Extensions. If you look at the installation instructions very carefully, there...
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    How would you like a copy of Windows 7 Beta 1?

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    All you have to do is come to the Atlanta MDC! While the DVD’s will not be immediately availible, we will ship a copy to you as soon as they are available. Register today and you’ll get the best of the PDC in your own backyard and hear all of the exciting...
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    Silverlight Announcements: 2.0 expected to go Beta in Q1

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    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 of work that is going into it. Specifically, we are renaming Silverlight 1.1 to Silverlight...
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    Web Service Security Pattern has been released

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    It's official. http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnpag2/html/wssp.asp
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    Ford Sync

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    I recently did a piece on the new Ford SYNC for the Birmingham FOX news affiliate. It was quite a bit of fun, even though there were some technical difficulties! Check out the first segment (out of 5). If you can find the others, by all means, let me...
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