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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: Police Department Protects Citizens ... with Windows 7

    Pat Weikle, who is an Architect Evangelist on my team , just blogged about some great work he was a part of: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/publicsector/archive/2010/07/08/police-department-protects-citizens-of-vernon-hills-illinois-with-windows-7.aspx Here’s a blurb from the official case study: “The Vernon...
  • Blog Post: Tanagram Partners: Making multi-touch easier with touch.codeplex.com

    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 many of the same touch scenarios using...
  • Blog Post: NOW AVAILABLE: Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch

    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 don’t read the readme… One of the samples uses XNA...
  • Blog Post: Multi-Touch Dev Dinner this week in Reston, Va

    In case you missed it through the DevDinner tag on my team blog (official place for Developer Dinner posts), MSDN Flash, or http://communitymegaphone.com … Timezone: Eastern Time Start Time: 2/24/2010 6:00:00 PM End Time: 2/24/2010 8:00:00 PM Title: Microsoft Developer Dinner: Hands-on Natural User Interfaces...
  • 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: Announcing touch.codeplex.com

    UPDATE: You can follow tanagram on twitter @tanagram http://twitter.com/tanagram . One of the things I have been trying to do this year is encourage / kick start partners to create useful CodePlex projects. I’ve been digging into Windows 7 multi-touch since it was announced at PDC08. As the managed...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps 3D, WPF, and Windows 7 MultiTouch

    Have you seen the Microsoft Surface Globe application in the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 ?  There are plenty of videos of the app in action on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSurfaceGlobe . Would you like to build an app like this yourself?  Thanks to InfoStrat.VE , you can! Josh...
  • Blog Post: Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch

    Robert Levy from the Surface team and Anson Tsao from the WPF team gave a great session on: Multi-Touch on Microsoft Surface and Windows 7 for .NET Developers The session is definitely worth watching if you are interested in building multi-touch apps on Windows 7.  In the session, they announced...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight touch just got easier

    I’ve been waiting for this to happen!  The Surface team ported their Manipulation and Inertia APIs to Silverlight 3+.  They’ve made them available for download at: http://tinyurl.com/SurfaceManipSilverlight This is a must have set of APIs if you are interested in building multi-touch solutions...
  • Blog Post: Tallahassee follow up

    Thanks for taking the time to attend our developer day!  For resources from my Windows 7 for .NET Developers session, see this post: http://tinyurl.com/Win7DevDinner The two decks and the GuestBook demo I used for the Windows/SQL Azure session are from the Windows Azure Training Kit: http://tinyurl...
  • Blog Post: FOLLOW UP: DevDinner - Developing for Windows 7 using the .NET Framework

    As always, thanks to those of you who attended.  You can find the deck here: The Surface 1.0 videos are there as well. Some of my code demos came from other sources: http://tinyurl.com/Windows7TrainingKit http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/WindowsAPICodePack http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/SensorsAndLocation...
  • Blog Post: Hello, anyone out there? (aka I’m back)

    My blog has been dead for quite some time.  My last post was over a month ago.  I haven’t given up on blogging.  I took the last month off to bring my new son into the world.  I’m back.  It will take me some time to get caught up from being away from work for a month.  I...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 RTM: Get your apps ready!

    I’m sure you’ve heard that Windows 7 has Released to Manufacturing (RTM): http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/07/22/windows-7-has-been-released-to-manufacturing.aspx http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/07/21/when-will-you-get-windows-7-rtm.aspx (MSDN subscribers...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 tips and tricks

    One of my new years resolutions was to minimize the amount of linking (“Hey, so and so just blogged this”) that I do on my blog.  Why?  Well, I personally find it annoying when I am going through my RSS reader and find myself spending an extended period of time going through a bunch of posts...
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