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  • Blog Post: XAMLFESTOnline Coming Soon!

    For those of you that want to get a better handle on using XAML to build the next generation of Windows and Web Applications, and prefer to do it from the comfort of your own desktop, then XAMLFEST Online is for you!  Based on the wildly popular XAMLFEST events run in cities all across the US, XAMLFEST...
  • Blog Post: Illustrator to XAML Plug-In for the Mac

    Attention Designers!  Mike Swanson has released a Test Version of his Illustrator to XAML Plug-In for the Mac .  Help him out by downloading and trying out the plugin to make sure we’ve got a seamless experience for Mac-based web designers to work in the wonderful world of WPF and Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: PDC Day 2 – Windows 7, Windows Live, Mesh and Office Online

    Today’s big announcements at PDC were around Windows 7, .NET 4/VS2010, Windows Live Mesh and Microsoft Office futures. Windows 7 Both Windows Server 2008 R@ and Windows 7 will have the ability to boot from a VHD as well as mount a VHD like a normal drive or create a VHD on the fly – all from the built...
  • Blog Post: Houston XamlFest

    Are you excited about the WPF but concerned about the learning curve? Have you seen Silverlight but don’t know where to get started? Or are you curious about how tools like Expression Blend help designers and developers deliver great user experiences together? If so, join us at XamlFest! XamlFest...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Unleashed and ArcReady

    Not sure if everyone is subscribed to the MSDN Flash or not, but if you’re not – it is a GREAT resource for finding out what’s happening in your area.  I like the fact that it’s customized to show events and happenings in your geography (my copy shows me what’s happening in TX, OK, LA and AR). ...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Events coming to Little Rock!

    Just a quick note to let you know that the MSDN Events team is coming out to Little Rock, Arkansas on September 25th, 2008 at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock .  There will be three separate sessions focusing on Visual Studio, WPF and Vista Security: Session 1 :  Demystifying WPF Today’s applications...
  • Blog Post: Exploring the NextWeb

    On June 10th, Microsoft will be hosting a FREE seminar, presented by our friends at Pluralsight , on our NextWeb technologies – specifically ASP.NET , Silverlight and WPF .  Points of interest will include: Here’s the text from the original invite that does a much better job than I could of explaining...
  • Blog Post: Hierarchical Databinding in WPF

    I got an email the other day from a friend who was having some trouble getting the WPF TreeView to do what he wanted to do. He had a master-detail relationship between Doctors and Patients, and wanted to add some additional information about each Doctor and Patient to he TreeView via the Expander control...
  • Blog Post: Cool WPF Effects Library

    My friend and colleague Jared Bienz over on the ISV Evangelism Team just released a new project today out on CodePlex called Transitionals.   In the wake of all the recent upsurgence of interest in WPF, this cool effect couldn’t have come at a better time for most of us.  As described on the...
  • Blog Post: WPF Soup to Nuts Series

    For those of you interested in learning more about WPF, you should definitely check out MSDN Evangelist Bill Steele 's WPF Soup to Nuts series on the MSDN Webcast Portal .  Garnering an average score of 8.5 out of 9 across all 18 installments, this is one of the best WPF primers out there today...
  • Blog Post: Expression Blend 2 - December Preview now available

    Not sure how I missed this one, but Expression Blend 2 - December Preview is now available for download .  There are a bunch of new features (and hopefully bug fixes) in this release - you can learn more about it from the Microsoft Expression Blend site, and download it from the Microsoft Download...
  • Blog Post: FarPoint’s Southern Fried Fall Tour

    For those of you living in Louisiana or Alabama who really dig FarPoint, be sure to check out FarPoint's upcoming Southern Fried Fall Tour : Monday (10/15) in Huntsville, Alabama at the Huntsville New Technology Users Group Tuesday (10/16) in Birmingham, Alabama for a combined meeting of the Birmingham...
  • Blog Post: Houston TechFest and Houston BarCamp

    I had a great time at the First Annual Houston TechFest on Saturday. Official attendance count was 476 (WOW!), not counting all of us that presented or had booths in the hallway. A humongous THANK YOU goes out to Michael, Michelle, John and everyone at HDNUG who made this event possible - it was a great...
  • Blog Post: Guy Burstein's Blog : IOException: Cannot locate resource app.xaml - WPF in Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

    I don't know if any of you have run into this problem yet, but it's freaky. Basically what I've seen is WPF applications created in VS2K5 then converted to Orcas B2 give the following error: IOException: Cannot locate resource blah.xaml Not sure what's going on, but this post provides one avenue to fix...
  • Blog Post: Houston TechFest and Houston BarCamp - This Weekend!!!

    Looks like this weekend is going to be *very* busy for me :-) I'm presenting a 2-part session at Houston TechFest on Microsoft Expression Studio and Microsoft Silverlight, and then driving right over to the Houston BarCamp to present on Microsoft Silverlight. Hope to see you there! Here's the flyer data...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft "Acropolis"

    Most of you know that I spent the most time in the past writing Windows clients instead of Web clients. There are lots of reasons for this, and it's not that I don't like writing apps for the web, it just seems that Windows apps was where my customer base was at the time - well over time, as it turns...
  • Blog Post: WindowsClient.net

    Hey all you WinForms and WPF fans out there - Microsoft just launched a new Web Site today at http://www.WindowsClient.net . This site is dedicated to the Smart Client programmer in all of us :) They've got some great aggregated news feeds, training/labs, Forums, Downloads and a Community section - all...
  • Blog Post: Cool Twitter Screen Saver using WPF

    http://blogs.msdn.com/karstenj/archive/2007/04/30/flitter-source-posted.aspx Technical Evangelist Karsten Januszewski has posted a cool WPF-based screen saver that hooks into Twitter. Check it out!
  • Blog Post: Really Nice WPF Application

    You know, it's really late, and I should be asleep, but I was completely mesmerized after downloading and installing this really cool WPF-based family tree application from Vertigo called Family.Show . It was showcased at MIX'07 this week, so (not being there myself) I had to download it and check it...
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