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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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