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  • Blog Post: The Future of the Virtual Earth ASP.NET Map Control

    Bing Maps (formerly Virtual Earth) evangelist Chris Pendleton has some news on the Virtual Earth ASP.NET Map Control: Oh man, this has been a hot topic since we announced the Virtual Earth ASP .NET Control CTP last year . And, with today’s announcement to retire the Live Frameworks CTP the question ...
  • Blog Post: Events This Week – December 15th, 2008

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area…I want to draw special attention to the two great events featuring geek extraordinaire Julie Lerman . Julie is in town from Vermont this week, and will be presenting on the Entity Framework on Tuesday...
  • Blog Post: Events This Week – December 8th, 2008

    Since I’m going to be taking some time off in December, and may or may not get to blogging next week, here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the rest of the year for the Mid-Atlantic area: Thursday, December 11, 2008 6:30 PM: RSSUG December Meeting: SSIS Scripting - Can't find an SSIS...
  • Blog Post: Events this week – November 18th, 2008

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:00 PM: CapArea.NET: Brian Noyed on Composite WPF Applications - When you build a big UI application, the code can quickly grow complex and tightly coupled. Composite Application...
  • Blog Post: Events This Week – November 3rd, 2008

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area: Thursday, November 06, 2008 6:00 PM: RVNUG November Meeting: Geocoding, RSS, and Mapping, Oh My! with G. Andrew Duthie - Take a trip into the wonderful world of geolocation with Microsoft Developer...
  • Blog Post: VSLive: Geocoding, RSS, and Mapping, Oh My!

    [bumping to the top for the benefit of folks who attended my CapArea.net talk on this topic] Here are links to tools and tips that I mentioned in my talk this afternoon on Geocoding, RSS, and Mapping at VSLive! New York : Sign Up for a MapPoint Web Service Evaluation account: https://mappoint-css.live...
  • Blog Post: Events this Week – September 15th, 2008

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area…note that the MSDN Events in Reston (9/16) and Richmond (9/18) are being presented by yours truly, as is the presentation on AJAX at the Charlottesville .NET User Group (9/18) and the Geocoding presentation...
  • Blog Post: No Sleep ‘til Brooklyn!

    Why do I have the Beastie Boys running through my head this morning? Oh yeah, it’s because I’ll be in Brooklyn, NY this week for VSLive! New York . I’m doing two sessions: Controlling AJAX when You’re Out of Control – Monday, September 8th, 1:45-3:00pm Geocoding, RSS, and Mapping, Oh My! – Wednesday...
  • Blog Post: New SharePoint Support Resource

    Are you a SharePoint professional? Do you run a SharePoint user group? Then you want to know about ISPA, the International SharePoint Professionals Association . In their own words: The International SharePoint Professionals Association (“ISPA”) is the first independent, community-run, not-for-profit...
  • Blog Post: Clearing a Blog Backlog

    Bunch of stuff I’ve been meaning to blog about recently, in no particular order: The SideShow Team Blog announces the availability of a beta release of SideShow gadgets for Windows Media Center . View guide information, schedule recordings, control media playback, and more. Cool stuff! Some cool flat...
  • Blog Post: Graffiti CMS

    For several weeks now, I've been working with a new tool from the folks at Telligent (they wrote Community Server, the software that runs blogs.msdn.com) called Graffiti CMS . The CMS in this case stands for "content made simple" and Graffiti, in my experience, really delivers on this idea. Graffiti...
  • Blog Post: Finding User Groups in Mid-Atlantic

    Are you looking for a .NET or SQL Server User Group? I'm hoping to make your task a little easier by adding a handy user group map to my blog. If you go to the homepage of my blog , and look in the section entitled "My Stuff," you'll find a new widget containing a Virtual Earth map of the active .NET...
  • Blog Post: Gold Coast : JavaScript Intellisense for the Virtual Earth Map Control

    Marc Schweigert , one of my DE counterparts from the Public Sector team, has started a project to bring JavaScript Intellisense to the Virtual Earth map control . Awesome! I've used VE for things like the event mapping in Community Megaphone, and while it's pretty easy to use, adding Intellisense will...
  • Blog Post: More Client-side fun, and a thank-you

    So as I mentioned in my last post , I've been playing around a bit with Virtual Earth and client-side javascript, and being somewhat rusty in this area, ran into a few issues. One of the areas I initially had trouble with was wiring up my javascript functionality so it would run when the page loads....
  • Blog Post: More Cross-browser Fun

    I wrote last week about some of the fun I've been having with the Virtual Earth Map control , including some jokes about how much I love javascript. Well, much to my chagrin, one of the very helpful folks in the local developer community burst my bubble of pride over my accomplishments by pointing out...
  • Blog Post: Worldmaps and Virtual Earth

    Meant for each other : Some might think this is a long overdue piece of functionality, but at long last, I've got a working sample of integrating WorldMaps and Virtual Earth. I demonstrated how this works in a recent MSDN Roadshow Chad and I completed recently in Charlotte. To check out how this works...
  • Blog Post: Geeking out on Virtual Earth

    Never in my life have I had so much fun with Javascript. OK, so perhaps that's a bit of an exaggeration. But I am having fun playing around with the v5 Virtual Earth map control , as well as the nifty Virtual Earth Interactive SDK , which makes it pretty easy to quickly figure out how to do a variety...
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