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.

April, 2010

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    FREE TRAINING: What's New in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 for Developers

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    “This two-hour clinic describes various new features and enhancements that Microsoft SharePoint 2010 provides developers. It describes how you can create and deploy SharePoint 2010 solutions using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. It also describes how you...
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    Tanagram Partners: Making multi-touch easier with touch.codeplex.com

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    Our Ch.9 Interview with Tanagram Partners on http://touch.codeplex.com was published.  Check it out! http://bit.ly/Ch9TanagramTouch “The APIs in WPF4 plus the Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch make building common touch scenarios easy. However, implementing...
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    Entity Framework N-Tier

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    This is a topic I have customer conversations about quite often.  I just found my latest “watch this, then let’s talk about it” reference.  Tony Sneed just published a webinar about the topic.  Definitely worth watching if you are interested...
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    Don’t miss the Windows Phone 7 developer dinner tonight!

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    I was originally planning on presenting, but you’re in for a treat!  Pete Brown will be presenting.  This is sure to be a fun one.  Details here:   http://blogs.msdn.com/publicsector/archive/2010/04/01/microsoft-developer-dinner-series...
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    MUST READ: A Guide to Claims–based Identity and Access Control

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    Joel just blogged about this on my team blog with a curious title of “If you are a government developer please read this”: http://blogs.msdn.com/publicsector/archive/2010/04/20/if-you-are-a-government-developer-please-read-this.aspx Any “enterprise” customer...
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    Bing Maps Offline

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    Due to my focus on US Government customers, I get asked quite a bit about using Bing Maps in environments without internet access.  My response is always to point them to the Microsoft Bing Maps Server: http://www.vexcel.com/geospatial/bingmapsserver...
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    Windows Azure Dynamic Scaling Sample

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    http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/azurescale Just came across this one.  I haven’t checked it out myself, but it sounds promising. “…  A question that is commonly asked is how to automate the scaling of a Windows Azure application. That is, how...
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    NOW AVAILABLE: Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch

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    Check out the video: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/LarryLarsen/Surface-Toolkit-for-Windows-Touch/ Download the SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=801907a7-b2dd-4e63-9ff3-8a2e63932a74 For those of you who...
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    SCREENCAST: Improving perceived WPF app startup performance with MEF and a Splash Screen

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    I’ve been meaning to record this screencast for a LONG time.  Well, I have a presentation on MEF tomorrow.  I was originally planning on demonstrating this sample, but realized that I won’t have enough time.  However, I needed to be able...
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