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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.

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  • Blog Post: SCREENCAST: Implementing Single Touch Gestures with MouseGestureTrigger

    A common need for Windows 7 touch user interfaces is to react to a touch gesture.  In this screencast, I demonstrate a very simple and easy way to interpret single touch gestures using MouseGestureTrigger from the Expression Blend Samples . To learn more about Behaviors, Triggers, and Actions mentioned...
  • Blog Post: FOLLOW UP: DevDinner – Silverlight 4, WCF RIA Services, MVVM

    Ok, this is a first!  I have always had good intentions of getting the follow up material for a developer dinner out before the dinner started.  However, my schedule inevitably has gotten in the way.  I can finally say MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.  Here are the decks and sample downloads...
  • Blog Post: EventToCommand + DataStateBehavior eases MVVM pain

      MVVM is a pattern.  There are all sorts of MVVM frameworks popping up that help make implementing the pattern easier.  If you select the MVVM tag off of www.codeplex.com , you will find a number of them: http://www.codeplex.com/site/search?TagName=MVVM&ProjectSearchText=%22MVVM%22...
  • Blog Post: Hidden gems in the gaming starter kit

    Yesterday I blogged about the SketchFlow starter kit and how great I thought it was.  Well, last night, I went ahead and tried the Venture into Gaming with Behaviors in Expression Blend 3 starter kit from: http://adamkinney.com/Blog/4-Expression-Studio-3-Starter-Kits-available-for-download Much...
  • Blog Post: Get up to speed on SketchFlow FAST

    SketchFlow is a feature of Expression Blend 3.  If you aren’t familiar with SketchFlow, then you should check out: http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/SketchFlow_OverView.aspx “SketchFlow revolutionizes how quickly and efficiently you can demonstrate your vision for an application. It provides...
  • Blog Post: Developer Dinner tomorrow

    I have really been slacking when it comes to my blog.  I have a few posts planned, but I have been “heads down” on some really fun Windows Azure work that I should be able to talk about soon.  Hopefully, you don’t use my blog as the source for Developer Dinner announcements since there are...
  • Blog Post: XamlFest DC (March 4 and 5)

    Here’s a chance at some free WPF and Silverlight training.  XamlFest is an event touring around the US enabling developers to ramp up their WPF/Silverlight skills quickly.  Here is the description of the event: “Are you excited about the WPF but concerned about the learning curve?  Have...
  • Blog Post: DevDinnerOnDemand: Implementing Modern User Experiences with Expression Blend & Silverlight

    Building off the sample app built during the Building Business-Focused Applications Using Silverlight 2 and Beyond Developer Dinner, James Chittenden will cover all the basics that every designer and developer of WPF and Silverlight applications needs to know. Building off of preceding developer session...
  • Blog Post: Don’t miss the Designer Dinner next week

    Based on the success of our Developer Dinner series for US Public Sector Partners, James has been delivering Designer Dinners focusing on the design side of software development.  James is the User Experience Evangelist on our team.  He has a Designer Dinner scheduled for next week on Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: DESIGNER DINNER: Expression Blend 2 deep dive

    Sorry for the late notice, but my teammate James is hosting a Designer Dinner on Expression Blend 2 this Wednesday.  James is the new User Experience Evangelist (UXE) on our team.  The Designer Dinners are much like the Developer Dinners my team has done for the last few years, except the content...
  • Blog Post: Helpful walkthroughs, labs, and Expression Blend support for the WPF Toolkit

    I’ve already blog’d about the WPF Toolkit & the WPF Ribbon Preview .  One of the things that may not be obvious, is how to get started with the new controls.  Buried inside the October 2008 Release page is a set of links for control walkthroughs, a nice Hands-in-Lab, and a helpful blog...
  • Blog Post: FOLLOW UP: RIA Dinner (Reston, VA)

    Thanks to everyone who attended the RIA dinner on June 17th.  I promised to publish the deck and code James used as well as some follow up links.  Here they are: Presentation - deck , code Expression on microsoft.com - http://www.microsoft.com/expression/ Expression Community Site - http:/...
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