Gold Coast

Over the years, this blog has been about many different things related to software development with Microsoft technologies. Since my current role focuses on Dynamics CRM / XRM, that's what it's primarily about right now.

May, 2009

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    jQuery & MicrosoftAjax “happy together”

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    I’ve been using jQuery quite a bit lately.  I’ve grown very fond of it.  At the same time, I have been digging into ASP.NET AJAX 4.0.  I just read a post from Bertand Le Roy that made me smile.  In his post, he shows how you can do...
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    MVVM Toolkit for WPF

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    The Model View ViewModel pattern has become very popular for building WPF applications.  Until now, there wasn’t much guidance/tooling from Microsoft to help you get started with MVVM.  The WPF team just released an early preview of the MVVM...
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    Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI) Developer Dinner

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    Next Wednesday in Reston, Virginia.  Details on my team’s blog: http://tinyurl.com/oupyf9 .
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    LINK: Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI) complements Data.GOV

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    http://blogs.msdn.com/publicsector/archive/2009/05/22/open-government-data-initiative-ogdi-complements-data-gov.aspx
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    Entity Framework 4.0 Sneak Previews

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    If you haven’t been keeping up on the ADO.NET team blog , but you want to get up to speed with what’s coming in the next release of the Entity Framework (.NET 4.0), then now is the time to start monitoring their blog.  Since 5/11, they’ve cranked...
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    Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI)

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    I’ve been relatively quiet on the blog lately.  I’ve made hints in a couple posts that I’ve been working on a fun little Windows Azure project that has been consuming my time.  Well, I can finally talk about it a little more.  Keith, a...
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    FREE .NET / C# Tutorial from pluralsight

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    http://www.pluralsight.com/main/olt/Course.aspx?n=dotnet-csharp-tutorial I tend to steer away from making recommendations on training companies and books unless I have actually been through the training or read the book myself.  I have had the chance...
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    Virtual Earth / MapDotNet webcast

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    Interested in learning how to build Virtual Earth solutions and lowering the amount of custom code you need to write?  Have a look at the upcoming webcast Jerry just blogged about: Microsoft Virtual Earth May 2009 Webcast: Virtual Earth & MapDotNet...
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    Using code analysis again…

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    This week marks my 5 year anniversary at Microsoft.  Five years ago, I stopped being a “real developer” and became an evangelist.  Ok, I started with a short stint as a SQL / BizTalk Technology Specialist (what other companies call “pre-sales...
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    Integrating Virtual Earth 3D into WPF and Surface Applications for Mere Mortals

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    I just published a Channel 9 interview with Josh Wall and Josh Blake from InfoStrat about their Windows Presentation Foundation ( WPF ) and Surface controls that make integrating Virtual Earth 3D a breeze.  Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/Ch9InfoStratVE...
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    What’s new in ASP.NET 4.0 and VS2010 Beta 1?

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    Comprehensive whitepaper for Web Development: http://www.asp.net/learn/whitepapers/aspnet40/
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    ShawnWildermuth: Supporting ScreenReaders in Silverlight

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    http://wildermuth.com/2009/05/10/Supporting_ScreenReaders_in_Silverlight Nice quick post with a video…
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    CANCELLED: Developer Dinner in Reston, Va

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    The facility in Reston, Virginia had some unexpected audio/video failures.  Because of this, the developer dinner for next week has been cancelled.  I am really sorry for this inconvenience.  We will reschedule ASAP once the audio/video...
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