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This is to announce that Karsten has a blog post (authored by Andrew Whiddet) on the subject of asynchronous data binding . It's likely to be of interest to you if you're a software developer or you're a designer with a developer sensibility. It's relevant to our previous post about the AdventureWorks Product Photos  sample and tutorial which loads data from a database into a collection ready for data binding inside Expression Interactive Designer. Typically, data access is expensive in time, so a good pattern is to keep the user-interface responsive whilst the data loads in the background as the post discusses.