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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    Virtual Earth JavaScript Intellisense Helper codeplex project update for those who want to contribute

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    Unfortunately, there was a configuration snafu with the email address I gave out for you to request access to the project as a contributor.  If you you sent an email from a non Microsoft email address prior to this post, then you received a "Delivery...
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    SnagL: Visualizing Government Data using Silverlight

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    My job at Microsoft is to focus on developers building software for the U.S. Government (directly or indirectly).  When talking to folks about Silverlight , I get asked quite often whether it is being used on U.S. Government networks (including classified...
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    My Gov2.0 Expo presentation on Bing Maps / OData

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    You can find my deck here: http://cid-1f72da7294089597.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Public/Gov2.0Expo I plan to have my OData + Entity Framework + SQL 2008 spatial demos packaged/cleaned up some time this week.  I will also record a deeper walkthrough...
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    WPF and DataAnnotations

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    The System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations namespace was introduce in the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 to support ASP.NET Dynamic Data .  Silverlight + WCF RIA Services now uses it as well.  I’ve been asked by a few people when WPF will use it. ...
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    CRM Online & Windows Azure: Improving the SSO experience

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    This is supposed to be one of a series of CRM Online & Windows Azure posts for which I have been building some samples.  While I really wanted to make this the second or third post, someone needed the explanation sooner, so this will be somewhat...
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    SCREENCAST: JavaScript Intellisense for SharePoint

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    In this screencast, you will learn how to get the most out of JavaScript programming with SharePoint 2010 projects in Visual Studio 2010. You will see how to get JavaScript Intellisense and debugging working for jQuery and the Client Object Model . You...
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    VEToolkit: A must have for all Virtual Earth Developers!

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    If you are building Virtual Earth solutions with the JavaScript control, then you absolutely have to download this toolkit.  Chris Pietschmann just announced the first official release.  Here’s how he describes the toolkit: “The Virtual Earth...
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    San Francisco, Open 311, Silverlight and Windows Azure

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    "City of San Francisco, CA has launched their Open 311 solution called HeyGov! for San Francisco . HeyGov! is a SaaS (Software as a Service) offering from Microsoft Partner, ISC , that provides a new and engaging way for citizens and governments communicate...
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    FREE .NET / C# Tutorial from pluralsight

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    http://www.pluralsight.com/main/olt/Course.aspx?n=dotnet-csharp-tutorial I tend to steer away from making recommendations on training companies and books unless I have actually been through the training or read the book myself.  I have had the chance...
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    The new bulk API in Polaris/UR12

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    If you haven’t heard, CRM Online has completed the Polaris rollout and UR12 is available .  With it comes a new bulk API which makes programmatic data import into Dynamics CRM 2011 faster.  Check out Sonoma Partners blog post on a simple benchmark...
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    jQuery Code Snippets for Visual Studio 2010

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    Very cool find!  I just heard about it. “131 Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets for use with jQuery ” http://jquerysnippets.codeplex.com/
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    Random Hacks of Kindness Disaster Relief Codejam

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    Be a part of the Random Hacks of Kindness Disaster Relief Codejam on June 4-6 in Washington, DC. From the http://rhok.org site: “Random Hacks of Kindness: a community of developers, geeks and tech-savvy do-gooders around the world, working...
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    A Phoenix Rising from the Ashes

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    DISCLAIMER: This is a rare “personal” / “rant” blog post.  I normally try to keep things focused on the technology. In my last blog post , I mentioned that I’m back to blogging again and that I would explain a little bit about why I haven’t been...
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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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    Do you want to customize help in CRM 2011?

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    I’ve run into a number of customers/partners who want to customize or replace the out of the box help in CRM 2011.  The guidance in the SDK is to host your custom help documentation in your own web site and surface in the CRM UI from the Get Started...
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    FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on ASP.NET MVC

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    UPDATE: I had technical difficulties with the recording yesterday.  Therefore, we were unable to record the dinner.  However, I do plan on recording both last night’s presentation and the 3.5 SP1 presentation from the last dinner.  I hope...
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    Building an entity model faster through the CRM 2011 import process

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    Here’s a little tip that, as I speak with customers/partners, I’m discovering isn’t well known.  I will show you how to leverage features of the import process to the fact that import process allows you to build your entities much faster in Dynamic...
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    Cross domain calls from JavaScript

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    It’s exciting times for web developers.  Many of the hoops we used to have to jump through are being eliminated as more browsers support more of the HTML5 spec and more people are using modern browsers.  One of the things that has me excited...
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    MUST HAVE: XAML Power Toys

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    Depending on how many blogs you read, you’ll be seeing a barrage of “Silverlight 2 released” posts today.  If you haven’t seen it already, make sure you check Scott Guthrie’s post about the release at http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/10...
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    FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

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    Thanks to everyone who attended!  You can download the deck and links to the code here: Normally, I make my actual demo code available for download.  However, this time around, my demo code was based on the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit...
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    SCREENCAST: Managing Browser History Using Client Script Without ScriptManager

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    ASP.NET Ajax has a great feature that helps make it easy to enable back/forward button and bookmarking support in your Ajax applications.  However, most people think you need ASP.NET WebForms and the ScriptManager control to take advantage of this...
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    WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Unit Testing Dynamics CRM Plugin and JavaScript code

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    Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation on Unit Testing Dynamics CRM Plugin and JavaScript code hosted by http://www.xrmvirtual.com/ .  I’ll update this post when the recording is available.  However, the webcast was basically a shortened...
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    CRM Online & Windows Azure: Configuring Single Sign On (SSO)

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    NOTE: While these instructions may work, they are fairly old. If you are using Visual Studio 2013, there's a much quicker way to accomplish the same end goal. See: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/azure-identity-application-to-authenticate...
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    Using code analysis again…

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    This week marks my 5 year anniversary at Microsoft.  Five years ago, I stopped being a “real developer” and became an evangelist.  Ok, I started with a short stint as a SQL / BizTalk Technology Specialist (what other companies call “pre-sales...
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    The best CRM Ribbon editing tool…IMHO

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    http://crmvisualribbonedit.codeplex.com/ I started using it a few days ago…this is how it should be done.  @devkeydet
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