Graham Elliott

Microsoft Services Architect
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    Scott Guthrie (god) Interview on Channel 9

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    Channel 9 have posted a really, really good (and absorbing) interview with Scott Guthrie ( the head of the brains trust behind things like ASP.NET, IIS 7, WPF/E, Atlas etc. ) Watch out for the ooooooohhhh moment where Scott slips in some details about...
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    Getting WPF/E Intellisense with Visual Studio Express

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    So, Shane Morris ( which has been shortened to Shanemo in the office, and I have since shortened it to Shmo much to his aggravation ) was trying to get the WPF/E templates to work based on my post from yesterday . The problem is that he is using Visual...
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    Visual Studio Code Name Orcas January CTP Released

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    I was rather excited to notice today that the Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” January CTP has just been released to MSDN - this is the next version of Visual Studio as opposed to just Visual Studio Orcas " extensions " that we have been seeing for .NET...
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    Getting the Elusive WPF/E (Dec CTP) VS Templates

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    I had set aside a bit of time last night to get grubby with WPF/E so I could create all sorts of new Hello World applications :-) when I stumbled down a little rabbit hole that had be yelling " You have to be frickin kidding me!!! " a few too many times...
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    New WPF Video Tutorials

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    One of my favorite blogs/blogger's, theWPFBlog has just released a new site dedicated to WPF video tutorials ... More design focused then hard-core code focused... noice !! ... Love your work Lee! The only problem I have with the concept is that I needed...
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    Robert Scoble et al. Chat Will Bill Gates

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    Tim Wragg just sent me this video of Bill Gates having a "fire side" chat with Robert Scoble and a bunch of other bloggers at The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) ... Lots of talk about future digital lifestyle directions, media center, xbox...
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    Integrating WCF and WF

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    One of the minor hurdles I came across when building out the first version of the über demo was how to call a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Service from a Windows Workflow Foundation workflow (WF). The reason that this is more of a hurdle then...
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    5 Things You Didn't Know About Me!

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    Tom and Dave tagged me, so here are some facsinating (???) facts I grew up in Perth where I went to highschool at All Saints' College , University at Curtin and won a state under 13 Ballroom dancing competition (don't ask). I ran a rather successful ...
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    .NET 3.0 End to End Example (WPF + WF + WCF + CardSpace = Jolly good fun)

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    Just before the Chrissy break, I ran through ( at the Victoria .NET DevSIG ) the first incarnation of my .NET 3.0 "End to End" demo that I have been wanting to build for some time . While this ended up being a fair bit more then a simple Hello World example...
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    PDC 07 Announced

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    What a great way to start the new year - The date for PDC07 has been set! Microsoft will hold the next Professional Developers Conference (PDC) on October 2 - 5, 2007 in Los Angeles, with two days of pre-conference events, on September 30 - October 1...
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    Lab Material from WPF Hands On Lab

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    Last Saturday we had a great turn out for the Hands on Experience day which was run in conjunction with Victoria.NET and MOSSIG (Microsoft Office SIG). If you are keen to get a copy of my "Windows Presentation Foundation - Getting Started" Lab manual...
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    Integration Samples for .NET Framework 3.0 Features

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    I have been doing a huge number of .NET 3.0 overview and drill down session lately which is just dandy!! The thing that is bugging me is that my WPF, WCF, WF and CardSpace demos are largely not integrated - I don't have an end to end app that I build...
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    .NET 3.0 and Office System Hands on Day - 2nd Dec

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    We’re running a Hands on Experience day with Victoria.NET and MOSSIG (Microsoft Office SIG) on Dec 2 nd ( yes, I know thats a Saturday :-) and you can register here on the www.victoriadotnet.com.au website... places limited!! This will be a great chance...
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    Sorry Chris... Couldn't Resist Showing This

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    So... My good mate Chris Vidotto and I are presenting together at the Microsoft Australia SOA and Business Process Conference next week which I blogged about here . After putting the post together (actually i stole most of it from Chris)... I ran it through...
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    Microsoft Australia SOA and Business Process Conference

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    On Nov 30, here in Australia, we are holding a mini version of the SOA and Business Process Conference that was held in Redmond for our local audiences!! This is going to be awesome. The team here have been able to secure David Chappell to present in...
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    Bring on the Hosts!!!

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    As someone who does a fairly large amount of BizTalk and Host Integration work with my mate Chris Vidotto ( and for someone who's fondest IT memory is getting to play on a brand spanking new piece of big-iron in Argentina many-years-ago ), I am very excited...
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    WPF Healthcare Prototype Code Just Posted

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    One of the Windows Presentation Foundation demos that I always like to demo (aside from the feature montage ) is the AllScripts / Contoso health prototype that provides some fantastic examples of different WPF technologies and techniques. I particularly...
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    Windows CardSpace Presentation Slides from the .NET 3.0 (WinFx) series

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    After an insane week last week, I have finally found some time to upload the slides from the Final Installment of the WinFX (.NET 3.0) Series: Windows CardSpace Drill Down. You can grab them from: WinFX Series Session 6 - Windows CardSpace feature drill...
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    Final Installment of the WinFX (.NET 3.0) Series: CardSpace drill down

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    Just a quick reminder... The next (and final) installment of the .NET 3.0 series ( Windows CardSpace Drill down ) will be held on/at: Date: Thursday 12th October Time: 12.30pm - 1:30pm Venue: CITC, Mezzanine Level, 257 Collins St, Melbourne So if you...
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    WPF Vista Gadgets

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    Karsten Januszewski has just posted a blog entry about using XAML / XBAP and IFRAMEs to host WPF in a gadget in the Windows Vista Sidebar ( the pretty and surprisingly functional strip on the Vista desktop that contains gadgets, which are customisable...
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    Clear as Mud but Funny As .... !!

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    Grant Neal (the local Windows Vista solution specialist in our office) pointed me to this today: http://www.clearification.com/ - A web site "presented" by Windows Vista. We then spent the next 30 mins trying to work out what on earth it was and I think...
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    Finally I can run Max ... Oh, hang on .. no I can't !!!

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    For those who haven't come across the awesome sample application that is Microsoft Codename Max (no relation to Mad Max ... although about as likely to run on Vista at the moment :-(... it is a fully featured consumer application that showcases a lot...
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    Tim Sneath unveils the Windows Vista secret that has me sold!!

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    Tim Sneath (Windows Vista Technical Evangelist) has reveled THE Windows Vista function that should be at the top of all our Vista marketing slides: Windows Vista Secret #2: Copy as Path. Ok, so this may not be the killer feature that will prove Windows...
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    Signup to check out the New York Times Reader Beta

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    Anyone who came to last weeks .NET 3.0 Series session on Windows Presentation Foundation would have seen me demo a great little beta WPF app called the New York Times Reader (built by the NY Times and Microsoft). The good news is that you can now sign...
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    Something new in the Memento Stakes

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    So, last week I went up to Sydney to present at the CMGA conference ... which is nothing unusual as I often speak at industry / non-Microsoft events. What made this conference unique ( aside from the fact I was presenting at an IT Pro conference and I...
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