Graham Elliott

Microsoft Services Architect

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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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    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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    WinFX (.NET 3.0) Series Presentation Slides

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    I have fiiinnnnallyy got around to loading up the presentations from the WinFX (.NET 3.0) series. You can find them at the below links: WinFX Series Session 1 - Overview The Next Step. 23rd February 2006 WinFX Series Session 2 - Lap Around...
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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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    WPF and Windows Forms Interop / Integration (AKA CrossBow)

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    At today's ".NET 3.0 Series" session on Windows Presentation Foundation ( I was stoked by the attendance and interest levels BTW - Thanks to all that turned up ) there was a lot of interest around Interop between WPF and existing Windows Forms applications...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A Practical Answer to an Age-Old Question

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    One of the best things about having Windows Communication Foundation in my “arsenal” now is that it gives me practical support for a snazzy answer to an age-old question: Should I design my solution to use Web Services, .NET remoting, Enterprise...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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