Graham Elliott

Microsoft Services Architect

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    MOSSIGing

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    Just had lunch with Tim Wragg and Dave Lemphers to discuss the upcoming Microsoft Office System Special Interest Group (MOSSIG) where Dave, me and Trent Innes are going to be doing a panel session. If our lunch time discussion / debate / food fight was...
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    Refreshing the Uber Demo

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    I have had a few questions recently about whether I am planning to update the .NET 3.0 über demo to: (A) make it good and a useable sample :-) (B) to use .NET 3.5 / VS 2008. The simple answer is Nope .... I don't need to, the fine folk in Redmond have...
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    The TechEd Bus is On It's Way - Session List Thoughts

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    With TechEd US well under way in Orlando... It's time to start kicking TechEd Australia into gear. Below is our current session list thinking ( i.e. subject to change etc. etc. etc. ) around the Connected Systems (Web Services and SOA) track.... Let me...
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    Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme....

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    One of these.... Microsoft Surface
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    Get Your Ducks in a Row and Express Yourself

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    " Popfly is the fun, easy way to build and share mashups, gadgets, Web pages, and applications. Popfly consists of two parts: Popfly Creator is a set of online visual tools for building Web pages and mashups. Popfly Space is an online community of creators...
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    Tracking Dead Fish... On the Move

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    Chris Vidotto showed me this case study this morning. Normally my eyes glaze over when I see a new case study... but this one is really cool. It's for Blue C Sushi which operates a small chain of "sushi train" restaurants in Seattle. They have used BizTalk...
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    I'm a Big Fan of this Idea

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    Ask The Experts format for TechEd - New and Improved (who said "wouldn't be hard" under their breath? :-)) http://blogs.msdn.com/davidlem/archive/2007/05/09/ask-the-experts-tech-ed-oz-everyone-s-an-expert.aspx Go and check it out and tell Uncle Dave what...
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    If You Can't MIX it, Why Not ReMIX it?

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    If you didn't get a chance to hang out in Vegas for MIX07 , and the recordings just don't do it for you ... why don't you check out ReMIX Australia!!! And as an added bonus (for me anyway :-) ... it's in Melbourne - YAY! Check out the registration at...
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    If Your Head Isn't Full Yet - Watch These

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    http://sessions.visitmix.com What are these marvelous things that will fill your head with joy I hear you ask? They are the session recordings from MIX 2007 that is currently in progress in Las Vegas. A good place to start is with the with the keynote...
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    WPF/E Gets a Name ... That looks like a Code Name

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    What do you get if you give WPF/E a sexy new name and a sexy new logo (So so pretty!)? .... You get Microsoft Silverlight " Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive...
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    How Fast Is It?

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    I have started getting the inevitable question that comes with any new technology (in this case WCF and WF) - How fast is it? ... or more accurately: " What are it's scalability and performance characteristics ". I am yet to actually come up with any...
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    A Simple Example of Why We Need Windows CardSpace

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    After seeing my blog entry about Jamie's Security Interchange , Jamie quickly responded to my question about writing on his arm with the witty retort "How else am I meant to remember my password"... Actually he said " That's my password you idiot ".....
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    Pimping Jamie's Security Interchange

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    So Jamie Sharp (our resident security boffin) has been bugging me all day to blog about the upcoming Melbourne Security Interchange - which I am more then happy to do as it's a great idea. One question though: Why do security guys always write on their...
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    Microsoft and Business Process Management Whitepaper

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    Microsoft and Business Process Management: A Technology Overview . The lads from K2.net came by the office the other week to take us through their upcoming " BlackPearl " release which is built on top of Windows Workflow Foundation... it has some very...
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    Awesome News - Expression and MSDN

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    Just saw this ... it made me smile. Expression Tools Being Added to MSDN We will be making Expression Web available starting today to all MSDN Premium subscribers. We will also make Expression Blend available to MSDN Premium subscribers shortly after...
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    It's That Time of Year Again

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    What time of year I hear you ask? ... Well Tech.Ed registration time of course !!! For the actual event, you will have to wait until the 7th August. Tech.Ed early bird tickets will go on sale on 16 April (with some nice $$$ savings) and the official customer...
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    BizTalk Server 2006 R2 hits a big milestone

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    Very exciting happenings in the BizTalk world... The release of BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Beta 2!!! Now ... before you get too excited, the RTM release of BizTalk Server 2006 R2 will not be until the 3 rd quarter of 2007.... but this is still cool. You can...
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    Applied WPF - Readify's Industrial Strength Series

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    I just received a call and email from Darren Grech from Readify about the next installment in their Industrial Strength Series. In February I attended the WCF Master Class with Juval Lowy which I thought was exceptional ( since then I have been buried...
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    A Must Have: IDesign WCF Coding Standard

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    For a few years now I have been using the IDesign C# Coding Standard as a reference ( although I think I actually committed it to memory a long time ago ) for my C# projects as it provides a nice concise, short-sharp (but comprehensive) set of practical...
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    And the Good News is....

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    In relation to this .. I received the following in my email this evening: Your Xbox Video Game system has been shipped! You can expect to receive it in 2-5 days. Thank you for your patience and get ready to get back into the action! Ready and waiting...
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    Going Deep with WCF and Juval Lowy

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    This week, I am lucky enough to be attending Readify's WCF MasterClass led by Juval Löwy ( software architect and the principal of IDesign , Microsoft's Regional Director for the Silicon Valley, recognised Software Legend etc. etc. etc. ). I'm intending...
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    Something to Decorate the Walls

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    Being a fan of plastering my cubicle with techy posters (which I guess is better then this ), I was excited to see Jason McC post about the new Visual Studio 2005 Keyboard Shortcut Posters available for Visual Basic 2005 , Visual C# 2005 and Visual C...
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    The Day the Music (and tv and games and movies) Died

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    While not in the same league as this ... I was completely shattered this weekend when I turned on my Xbox for a little 1:on:1 GoW action with the Bumble Bee Boy and was presented with this: Also known as the Ring of Death it pretty much means my...
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    ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Released

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    Very Very Very Very excited to see Scott Guthrie's post just now announcing that ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 has just shipped - available here . A great way to get started with this and to see/show-off the types of things you can do in the Web 2.0 world ( which...
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    Fixing Really Bad Directions

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    After receiving several emails asking me where to find the AdventureWorks sample database and images for the über demo I realised that the following direction: Copy the sample Adventure works images to the Images directory under the WPFClient project...
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