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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    FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on Silverlight 3

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    Thanks to everyone who attended!  Sorry to put you in the tough position of choosing between two MVPs ( Sahil Malik and Pete Brown ).  We try to prevent having our dinners at the same time as other community events in the area.  Thanks...
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    ANNOUNCING: Developer Dinner On Demand

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    My team delivers a monthly Developer Dinner for US Public Sector Partners in Reston, Virginia.  At the dinners, we give 90-120 minute developer focused presentations on recently released / future developer technologies.  We have had great success...
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    Windows Phone 7 in 7 Series

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    “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...
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    Helpful walkthroughs, labs, and Expression Blend support for the WPF Toolkit

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    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...
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    Developer Dinner on SharePoint 2010

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    Sorry for the short notice… The next developer dinner is on Nov 11th.  Details: http://tinyurl.com/SP2010dinner Please note the announcement calls out that the dinner IS NOT at the Microsoft Reston office.  It is at a nearby hotel.
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    Improving perceived performance in a CRM form

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    In general web development, there are useful patterns to improving the perceived performance in a web page.  A great example is this blog post: http://blog.michaelckennedy.net/2012/11/13/improve-perceived-performance-of-asp-net-mvc-websites-with...
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    Virtual Convergence 2013

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    Two days ago, the Convergence team announced Virtual Convergence 2013: https://twitter.com/MSFTConvergence/status/310740576477782016 If you aren’t familiar with Convergence, it is similar to the likes of past technical conferences like PDC/MIX or current...
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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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    Ensuring you are using your prefix everywhere

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    With Dynamics CRM 2011, there are many ways to get the same task done when you are customizing your solution.  However, what prefix is used depends on where you came from.  Let’s take the scenario of creating an entity.  If you are working...
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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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    Developer Dinner Update

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    A few people have contacted me asking about the Developer Dinners.  At the last dinner, I mentioned that we were going to try to move to a monthly cadence for the dinners.  I also mentioned that we were going to make recordings of the dinners...
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    Developer Dinner on Silverlight 3 next week

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    I’m excited to have Pete Brown come in to be the guest presenter for our monthly Developer Dinner for US Public Sector Partners next week.  Pete is a Silverlight MVP and the author of an upcoming book on Silverlight 3 & .NET RIA Services . ...
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    Hello, anyone out there? (aka I’m back)

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    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...
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    Getting a more Metro-like desktop

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    So I made the leap.  I am using the Windows 8 Consumer Preview as my primary laptop.  Given that I use a number of Hyper-V VMs, I am really diggin the Client Hyper-V feature of Windows 8.  No more reboot, boot to my Win2k8R2 base OS, spin...
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    I updated my Resources lists

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    I keep a running list of follow up Resources for my presentations/webcasts on my Windows Live Space .  I have received some feedback lately from folks having trouble finding my links, presentations, and demo code.  In an effort to make things...
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    Target Silverlight and WPF using a common codebase

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    How do I build an application that targets both WPF and Silverlight? This question comes up quite a bit as I talk to people about both WPF and Silverlight.  Whenever I am asked this question, I always respond by letting people know that v2 of the...
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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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    DevDinnerOnDemand: Implementing Modern User Experiences with Expression Blend & Silverlight

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    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...
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    Did you know it is WPF Week on Channel 9?

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    There are a bunch of videos at http://channel9.msdn.com/Showforum.aspx?forumid=14&tagid=329 digging in to what's new for WPF in the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. Technorati Tags: .net framework , wpf
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    SQL Azure and SSMS: happy together

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    SQL Server Management Studio Support for SQL Azure http://blogs.msdn.com/ssds/archive/2009/11/10/9920168.aspx More details: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee621784.aspx One of the things they don’t mention in the post is that all this works in...
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    CRM 2011 Client Side VsDoc

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    Short post, but wanted it on my blog for reference.  Patrick Verbeeten has a very useful vsdoc file for CRM developers to get intellisense for Xrm.Page and GetGlobalContext when writing javascript code.  I asked him to put it on NuGet so it...
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    Do you use twitter?

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    I’m going to give it a try.  http://twitter.com/devkeydet So many people I talk to lately are using things like twitter, facebook, linkedin, etc.  I have accounts, but I haven’t really gotten into any of these services yet.  I am trying...
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    SCREENCAST: Hybrid Solutions with Windows Azure Connect

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    I’ve had many conversations lately with people about using Windows Azure to build “Hybrid Solutions.”  The typical response I get is “what’s that?”  When I explain that it is the concept of running part of your application in Windows Azure and...
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    A government cloud for Dynamics CRM Online

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    I’m happy to share that Curt Kolcun , Vice President, U.S. Public Sector at Microsoft, has just blogged some great news!  Check it out: http://bit.ly/1qVtfn5 @devkeydet
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    VS2008 SP1 WCF Tools: More details

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    The WCF Tools team has a new post up, with screenshots, showing the enhancements they've made for Visual Studio 2008 SP1: http://blogs.msdn.com/wcftoolsteamblog/archive/2008/08/22/vs2008-sp1-is-released-wcf-tools-new-features-with-snapshots.aspx Technorati...
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