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    Acropolis CTP1 Released!

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    After many months, we can finally announce the public availibility of Acropolis! You can find the download here: http://windowsclient.net/Acropolis . Acropolis is a framework that allows you to easily build modular applications for the Windows Client...
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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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    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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    Collection of Silverlight Links

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    Here is an awesome collection of Silverlight links thanks to Doug Turnure, Developer Evangelist here in the Southeast. Both of us have been spending quite a bit of time learning Silverlight and plan to put together a 1/2-1 day session that will be an...
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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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    Smart Client Software Factory V2 - May 2007 Release

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    Here is the latest version of the Smart Client Software Factory . If you have implemented SCSF or CAB, I would highly suggset you taking a look at this update. It will align very well to some things that are coming out in the future. While I cant blog...
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    Microsoft Popfly - Bringing Mashups to the Masses

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    On May 18th we announced an exciting new tool designed to put Silverlight creation in the hands of everyday folks who want to create exciting interactive interfaces and who want to express themselves on the web. So what is this tool? Announcing Popfly...
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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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    Mix07 Sessions - watch them free!

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    So if you didnt go to Mix07, you can still see all of the content. We have posted videos and most of the powerpoints up on the Mix website. http://sessions.visitmix.com/ I am still looking to get a good central location to get the demos. Let me know...
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    Silverlight Airlines demo from Mix

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    Did you see the Silverlight Airline Demo at Mix? Wish that you had seen it? Well you can download it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/delay/archive/2007/05/01/the-web-just-got-even-better-silverlight-announced-at-mix07.aspx
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    Silverlight Announced

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    It used to be called WPF/e, and now its Silverlight! There are so may good things about Silverlight, included some new funcationality. Silverlight 1.1 now supports the CLR running on all supported platforms. That means you can write C# and VB.Net Silverlight...
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    WPF Smart Client (hear Anna talk)

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    This is a great example of a WPF Smart Client , and its really cool to boot. I havent seen the source code, but I would really like to know how the speech syntesizer works. If anybody has a clue, let me know! I probably spent 1/2 hour just playing with...
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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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    Convert Flash to WPF/e (SWF to XAML)

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    Sounds interesting, eh? Well it just so happens that Mike Swanson has created a tool to do this very thing. It is not perfect, but it does do a fairly good job. For instance, there is no support for animations as of yet but it does a credible job on shapes...
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    Must have tool for every web developer

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    I had the pleasure of accompanying Jeff Prosise , during a recent trip to the Carolinas. The subject of much of his discussion was WPF/e and ASP.Net AJAX. He clued me into a tool from Nikhil Kothari . I would have to say that his Web Development Helper...
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    Speaking at the Magic City Technology Council Software Conference

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    I wanted to let everyone know about an upcoming event that I am speaking at - The Magic City Technology Council's Software Conference in Birmingham, AL. This year's theme is "Dynamic Software Development in the 21st Century" The event is being held on...
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    Architect Council - Microsoft/SAP Interoperability

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    arcStream Please join us on April 12th at a local Microsoft office for the next arcCouncil meeting on Microsoft and SAP Interoperability . Microsoft and SAP are strategic technology providers for thousands of the world’s most successful businesses...
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    Providing Software as a Service

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    For those of you who decide to build services that extend the power of desktop applications, enhance web experiences, or all of the above this is the place to go for reference architecture on building those services. There is some fantastic guidance on...
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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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    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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    Web 2.0 Architect COuncil content

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    For those of you who attended and those of you who wished you could have attended, here is the content (slides, etc...) from Monday 2/12.
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    Performance Testing Guidance

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    JD Meier , a Program Manager in the Patterns and Practices Group, let me know about a new set of guidance his team is coming out with. We are finally starting to cofidfy how performance testing should be conducted. I remember way back in the late 90's...
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    Gates on Web 2.0

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    A poster on my last blog entry really got the wheels turning in my brain. Am I becoming one of those marketing hype kind of guys? Well I am sure that I am succumbing partly to that. I am more reactionary - my customers hear this web 2.0 thing, and as...
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    What is Web 2.0 anyway?

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    Birmingham and Raleigh arccouncils on web 2.0

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    arcStream MSDN arcStream Communiqué FOR ENTERPRISE, SOLUTION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND ASPIRING ARCHITECTS I am pleased to annouce that we are adding Birmingham and Raleigh into our Architect Council list. Please note that this installment of the Architect...
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