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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Help make Microsoft developer technologies better!
Ron Jacobs just blogged about how .NET developers can provide feature feedback and vote on WCF/WF features. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rjacobs/archive/2011/04/14/how-you-can-make-wf-wcf-better.aspx Many Microsoft product teams are doing this nowadays. It still surprises me how many .NET developers don't...
14 Apr 2011
OQuery – A fluent API to build OData url queries sans LINQ
2 Feb 2011
Data Services (OData) Client for Windows Phone 7 and LINQ
The WCF Data Services Team released a client library to make it easier to interact with OData services from Windows Phone 7. http://bit.ly/wp7odatalib The major caveat (and bummer) with the library is that “LINQ support in the client library has been removed as the core support is not yet...
1 Feb 2011
My first time being the interviewee
I’ve interviewed customers over the years for Ch9, but this is the first time I was interviewed. Zhiming Xue (aka “Dr. Z”) interviewed me about my WP7 app . Check it out if you are interested: http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/ARCast.TV/ARCastTV-Building-My-First-Windows-Phone-7-Application
17 Dec 2010
Code Coverage for Silverlight and Windows Phone
As part of building my WP7 app , I spent a fair amount of time trying to get code coverage working for my unit tests. I tried a number of different approaches including using the Silverlight Unit Test Framework and NUnit + dotCover. I finally landed on an approach that worked for me using the unit testing...
17 Dec 2010
SHAMELESS PLUG: My First WP7 Marketplace App
UPDATE: A great majority of people never look at an app unless it is free. Even though the manual rate lookup feature of my app is free through trial mode and never times out, I decided to publish an identical version of the app with trial mode behavior called “Free Per Diem Rates” so the app is...
8 Dec 2010
First Published Government App for Windows Phone 7
Pat, who is one of my teammates, just blogged about a project he’s been working on with Sunlight Labs . It’s an app called Congress for Windows Phone 7. Check it out: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/publicsector/archive/2010/10/17/introducing-the-first-public-sector-application-for-windows-phone...
17 Oct 2010
Windows Phone 7 and SharePoint 2010
I always hesitate to publish a blog post that is just a link to someone else's. However, sometimes you just want to make sure people know certain posts exists. This is one from Paul Stubbs (@PaulStubbs on twitter) qualifies: Developing Windows Phone 7 Applications for SharePoint 2010 - http...
12 Oct 2010
Big Windows Phone 7 Announcements Today!
You will be able to watch the announcements live today starting at 9:30 eastern from: http://bit.ly/wp7live If you prefer not to watch the video, but just check in on what’s being announced, check out engadget’s liveblog: http://bit.ly/ewp7live Don’t forget to download the free tools from: http://bit...
11 Oct 2010
Share your ideas about phone apps with a Government focus
Joel just published a blog post on my team’s blog about a site we’ve created to get more people thinking about building apps with a government focus: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/publicsector/archive/2010/10/07/citizen-phone-app-ideas.aspx Check it out and please help spread the word.
7 Oct 2010
Don’t miss the DC Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch this week!
Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch Windows Phone 7 is here – and with it comes a new world of opportunity for passionate, creative developers. Windows Phone 7 gives you the power to build complex, robust applications using consistent hardware specs, a comprehensive development toolkit, and the all-new...
4 Oct 2010
YOU’RE INVITED: Windows Phone 7 Developer Event
Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch Windows® Phone 7 is here – and with it comes a new world of opportunity for passionate, creative developers. Windows Phone 7 gives you the power to build complex, robust applications using consistent hardware specs, a comprehensive development...
24 Sep 2010
Windows Phone 7 and Government Apps
Joel Reyes, our team’s Windows Phone 7 Champ, just put up a blog post talking about Government Apps on Windows Phone 7. Check it out. http://bit.ly/d5liKP Part of my team’s job this year is to get out and encourage developers to build citizen facing applications that get submitted to the Windows...
21 Sep 2010
Windows Phone 7 in 7 Series
“Get to know Windows Phone 7, 7 minutes at a time! In this series of short, code-focused videos you’ll learn how to build applications for Microsoft’s revolutionary new mobile platform, Windows Phone 7. Each video is under seven minutes long, so you can learn something new over your next coffee break...
5 May 2010
Don’t miss the Windows Phone 7 developer dinner tonight!
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-for-partners-overview-of-the-windows-phone-7...
21 Apr 2010
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