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.

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    VE JavaScript Intellisense Helper bug & workaround

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    A bug has been discovered when using the Virtual Earth JavaScript Intellisense Helper where JavaScript Intellisense fails to surface in a very common scenario.  The scenario is when you have declared a page level map variable.  You will get...
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    SCREENCAST: Exposing/Consuming RSS/ATOM using WCF 3.5 & Silverlight 2

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    In this screencast, I show you how easy it is to expose RSS and Atom feeds using the new Web Programming Model (REST) features, classes in the new System.ServiceModel.Syndication namespace, and LINQ to SQL in the .NET Framework 3.5.  Then, you will...
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    Virtual Earth Map Control 6.1

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    The control has been releases / is publicly available.  Chris Pendleton has the details in his post titled New Virtual Earth API Release - Virtual Earth 6.1 .  The Virtual Earth Interactive SDK & full Virtual Earth SDK have not been update...
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    WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Geospatially Enabling SharePoint with IDV Solutions’ Visual Fusion Suite

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    Thanks to everyone who attended.  Thanks to Scott Caulk from IDV Solutions for being a guest presenter.  You can find Scott's deck here .  Scott also asked I post the following links for those of you who want further information: IDV Solutions...
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    Service Factory Modeling Edition for Visual Studio 2008

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    During the recent Public Sector Developer Conference in Washington, DC, I was asked about tools support, beyond the class designer, for modeling WCF services.  My answer was to use the Service Factory Modeling Edition for Visual Studio 2008 from...
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    Launch Hands On Labs

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    I have received a few requests looking for the HOLs from the Windows Server 2008 / Visual Studio 2008 / SQL Server 2008 Launch events.  I just found out they are now available at http://heroes.labmanuals.virtualwide.com/ . 
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    Looking for my screencasts?

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    I've created a new list on my Windows Live Space so you can easily find My Screencasts .  I have a few planned so keep an eye out for new ones soon.
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    WEBCAST: Geospatially Enabling SharePoint with IDV Solutions’ Visual Fusion Suite

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    Microsoft Office SharePoint Services 2007 (MOSS) is rapidly approaching the 100 million licenses sold milestone and SharePoint consulting services are white hot.  IDV Solutions’ Visual Fusion software extends SharePoint to create a visual composite...
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    SCREENCAST: Silverlight 2 DIGG Sample

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    Scott Guthrie has a great eight part series titled First Look at Silverlight 2 where he walks you through building a Silverlight 2 sample app from scratch.  The walkthrough highlights almost all of the key features of Silverlight 2 Beta 1. ...
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    FOLLOW UP: Public Sector Developer Conference (Washington, DC)

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    UPDATE: Added link to LINQ deck Thanks to everyone who attended!  Here are the links to the decks and code for the sessions.  I don't have the content from the LINQ session yet, but will update this post when I get it.  However, I did promise...
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    WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Silverlight 2 for Business Applications

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    Sorry for the slow follow up post.  For those of you looking for Pete's deck from the webcast, it's at http://community.irritatedvowel.com/blogs/pete_browns_blog/archive/2008/03/20/Slides-from-Silverlight-for-Business-Applications-Webcast.aspx . ...
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    Improving the performance of drawing large vector datasets on the Virtual Earth map.

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    One of the topics that comes up often when I give Virtual Earth programming talks is that there is a point where performance degrades when adding shapes (pushpins, polylines, polygons) to the map.  When depends on the complexity of the shapes you...
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    Silverlight 2, Accessibility, Section 508, etc.

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    During my recent Silverlight 2 talks, I have had a handful of questions around building Section 508 compliant applications with Silverlight 2.  I've mentioned that the accessibility features are not in the current beta, but they are coming. ...
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    UPDATE: New Virtual Earth JavaScript Intellisense Helper release

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    One of our team members found a bug.  We fixed it and created a new release today.  Bug details and release download are available at http://www.codeplex.com/VEJS/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=12065 . We are ramping up for our next...
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    WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET

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    UPDATE: I have added a recording link for this webcast to My Recorded Webcasts list. Thanks to everyone who attended. Sorry about the Live Meeting slide animation issue. Hopefully the webcast was still valuable even with the difficulties. Here are...
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    UPDATE: DC Launch Sync Demo

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    I have updated the code from the DC Launch Sync demo.  Now, when you make changes on the server and then click the Sync button, you will actually see the changes in the client UI without having to restart the app.  The url for the demo code...
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    DC Launch Follow Up

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    Thanks to everyone who stuck around for my "Defy Occasionally-Connected Challenges With Smart Client Applications" session at the DC Launch.  The deck and demo files are available here: Deck Workflow Services Demo Sync Services for ADO...
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    Virtual Earth: Drawing on the map and storing the result in SQL Server 2008

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    During my Virtual Earth Workshop at the GIS-T ( www.gis-t.org ) conference, I demo'd how to execute a spatial query in a VE scenario by using JavaScript, WCF, and SQL Server 2008.  The query returned GeoRSS to the browser so the VE map control could...
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    WEBCAST: Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET

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    Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET makes building applications for occasionally connected environments a logical extension of building applications where you can count on a consistent network.  Rather than simply replicating a database...
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    What level of MSDN subscription does Expression Blend come in?

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    During my Building WPF Applications in Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend webcast on Wednesday I mentioned that Expression Blend is part of your MSDN subscription.  There was some confusion in the Q&A around what level.  According to...
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    GIS-T FOLLOW UP: Virtual Earth Workshop

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    Thanks to everyone who attended my 4 HOUR Virtual Earth workshop at the GIS-T conference.  The files I promised are available below: Slide deck Main Demos Hosting Virtual Earth in WPF demo All my demos require Visual Studio 2008 because I use features...
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    WEBCAST: Silverlight 2 for Business Applications

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    I am excited to have Pete Brown , WPF & Silverlight MVP, present this Silverlight webcast next week!  Pete is by far the most knowledgeable Silverlight developer I know outside of Microsoft.  He's probably the most active person on our internal...
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    WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Building WPF Applications in Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend

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    Thanks to everyone who attended!  You can download the deck here and the demo code here .  As always, if you missed it, you should be able to view a recording within 24 hours by following the original registration link .  I have also add...
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    Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint

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    Are you interested in using Silverlight in SharePoint?  If so, you will definitely want to check out the Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint .  It's chock full of samples that show you exactly how to do it! There are 6 samples including the...
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    FOLLOW UP: Albany Developer Conference

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    Thanks to everyone who attended!  You can get to the decks and code from here .
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