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    What is a Smart Client anyway?

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    And what makes it so smart? Well, the term Smart Client was coined to highlight the differences between the typical rich client applications of yesteryear and the next generation of client applications. This article looks at these differences and explains why they are key to providing the kind of client applications that users are demanding. It also looks at the business case for smart clients and discusses why client applications are moving away from the thin client to the smart client model....
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    Smart Client Architecture Web Cast

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    I did my first web cast the week before last. A colleague and I, Brenton Webster, who is also a solution architect in the .NET Enterprise Architecture Team, co-presented a session on Smart Client Architecture. Now, Smart Client Architecture...
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    More on No Touch Deployment...

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    I got some great feedback on my article on what a smart client so smart. Thank you everybody. I also got a couple of questions about No Touch deployment so here are some more details... There is a quirk with NTD in that it does not check the version...
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    NTD Authentication and Authorization Issues

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    Greg Robinson has an interesting No-Touch Deployment scenario. From what Greg has said on his blog , and the comments he has posted to my blog ( here and here ), it looks like he has a couple of interesting security related issues to resolve – the...
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    Oh, the things you do when you’re young…

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    I just changed the tag line for my blog to a quote from Nicholas Negroponte’s book “Being Digital” . I think it succinctly conveys the fact that, whether we geeks like it or not, computing is becoming ever more pervasive. I’m not...
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    And the winner is.....

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    This morning I was recorded on video as I gave a presentation on Smart Client architecture. Gripping stuff I’m sure you’ll agree and a surefire contender for next years Oscars (category: Best delivery of a PowerPoint presentation on Smart...
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    What is a Smart Client anyway?

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    One question I get asked a lot is “So what, exactly, is a Smart Client and what makes it so smart?“. Well, OK, that's two questions but you get the idea. Hmmmm.... After much deliberation, soul searching and speaking to customers and partners...
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    DevDays 2004 Smart Client Track

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    DevDays 2004 is nearly here. The Smart Client track looks really interesting - they are going to cover all sorts of things like security, deployment and application design. Check out the Smart Client track info at http://msdn.microsoft.com/events/devdays...
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    Smart Clients That Save Lives

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    Check out this very interesting case study for a medical diagnosis smart client application... http://www.microsoft.com/resources/casestudies/CaseStudy.asp?CaseStudyID=14952 A nice example of leveraging local resources - AI and Bayesian decision...
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    NTD Authentication and Authorization Issues

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    Greg Robinson has an interesting No-Touch Deployment scenario. From what Greg has said on his blog, and the comments he has posted to my blog (here and here), it looks like he has a couple of interesting security related issues to resolve – the first is how to prevent unauthorized access to the application on the web server, and the second is how to prevent unauthorized use of the application by a recently ‘departed’ employee....
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    Egg and Smart Clients...

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    I just found this article about Egg, a UK based online bank, and how they are going to use smart clients to provide better services to their customers, such as video conferencing features, to clients running Longhorn... http://news.com.com/2100-1016_3...
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