jamescon's WebLog

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    Just released - Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit (beta 3)

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    Hungry for some more developer resources or more developer labs? My team just released a Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit. This kit was originally designed and used as part of our early adoption program for ISVs (known as Touchdown). The kit...
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    Sharepoint Document Event Handlers

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    Over the last couple of days I’ve been putting together a prototype of a data intake and approval process using InfoPath and WSS Form Libraries. Basically, I wanted to use InfoPath to be the front end and collect data that is stored in a Form Library...
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    Now Hiring - Technical Evangelists for Orcas and IIS7

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    I have two open positions on my team for Technical Evangelists. These are awesome opportunities that involve working with the latest technologies (such as Orcas and beyond), working with some of the smartest people in the industry, and impacting major...
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    Import Outlook Contacts using the SharePoint client-side API

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    A few weeks back a developer asked me, “How can I allow users to select contacts from their address book on a web page?” After drilling into his initial question, I learned that he really wanted to add the same “Import Contacts”...
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    Workflow + Services: WWF & WCF

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    Last week I gave a webcast on Workflow & Services. The official title was "Workflow, Messaging, and Services: Developing Distributed Applications with Workflows, " although I focused most of the presentation on how youl could use Windows Workflow...
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    DinnerNow 2.5 for .NET 3.5 RTM now released

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    On late Friday afternoon David and I posted a new build of the DinnerNow sample application on CodePlex.  The new version (2.5) is compatible  for the final release of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5.  David essentially re...
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    2 new Windows Workflow Foundation screencasts

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    I recorded two Windows Workflow Foundation screencasts that are now live on Channel9. You can view the screencasts and download the code now. The first screencast is a simple "Hello Workflow" example that gives you a tour of the Windows...
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    Why Workflow? Why Windows Workflow Foundation? And what are the scenarios?

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    One of the most common questions I get from developers after talking about Windows Workflow Foundation is Why? Why use workflow rather than code? What are the benefits of Windows Workflow Foundation? What are the scenarios it addresses? Dennis Pilarinos...
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    Less than two weeks to go...

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    In less than two weeks at the PDC you will learn about a new developer technology that I've been focusing on for the last six months. One of the sharp PMs I've been working with, Dennis Pilarinos , will be giving a keynote demo on Wednesday morning. ...
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    DinnerNow.net TechEd session with Matt and David

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    Matt and David will be giving a presentation at TechEd on June 5th titled " .NET Framework 3.0 End-to-End: Putting the Pieces Together ". They will essentially be breaking apart the DinnerNow.net sample application and talking about how we developed it...
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    Get DinnerNow

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    For the last few months our evangelism team has been working on a sample application named DinnerNow.net. Basically, the sample focuses on the scenario of ordering food from various restaurants from an online marketplace. While the scenario sounds simple...
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    DinnerNow version 1.2 - Now available

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    Today we released an updated version of the DinnerNow sample on CodePlex. The new version includes several bug fixes and a few enhancements. Most of the bug fixes are related to the setup/configuration process. You can download the new version at http...
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    Now Hiring - Architect Evangelist

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    I have an open position on my team for an Architect Evangelist. This job involves working with key customers to help them understand how to architect their application when using Microsoft's server technologies such as: - Windows Workflow Foundation ...
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    WCF .svc files in IIS7 on Vista RC1

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    My team has been working on a very cool demo scenario for a few months now. We've upgraded it from the June CTP, to the July CTP, and rencently to RC1 of the .NET Framework 3.0. Today I burned about an hour trying to get a demo working on Vista RC1. The...
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    .NET Framework 3.0 has RTM'd!

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    The .NET Framework 3.0 is now available for download. You can find links and more info in my post here on the NetFx3.com site. I've never been more excited to uninstall a CTP. :) Congratulations to everyone who was involved in the release of WF, WCF,...
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    The new challenge

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    As Dennis blogged about two months ago, I've taken on a new challenge at Microsoft. I'm now responsible for leading a team of evangelists in Microsoft's Developer & Platform Evangelism group. Please no comments about MS middle management - I've heard...
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    Design for Operations (DFO) workshop in April

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    David Aiken is hosting a Design for Operations workshop at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA next month. The two day workshop will cover several aspects of developing more manageable applications, including instrumentation, Windows PowerShell, MMC,...
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    Go to Web School - Mix University

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    The Web/Live team in Developer & Platform Evangelism has been working on building some new labs, demos, and videos for various web technologies such as the Ajax extensions, RSS, Virtual Earth, and Media Center. This content is available on the Mix...
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    Going to TechEd Orlando next week?

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    I will be there and I'll try to leave my mark. ;) I will be there all week taking in a few sessions and presenting a couple demos for the session DEV334 - What's New in Windows Server 2008 for Developers. My manager, Neil Hutson , is giving the presentation...
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    PDC 2005 - Arrived in L.A.

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    I flew down to L.A. this morning and arrived at the convention center this afternoon. I broke out the video camera and started taping a few things. I’ll try to edit the video post-PDC and post it for everyone’s viewing pleasure. I’m...
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    Installing Windows Workflow Foundation

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    Several people in the Windows Workflow Foundation Forum have been running into various installation issues with Windows Workflow Foundation Beta 1. So the install steps here on the WindowsWorkflow.net community site. One of the most common issues people...
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    TechEd Webcast on DinnerNow.net - starting soon

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    Just a reminder... Matt and David's session at TechEd titled ".NET Framework 3.0 End-to-End: Putting the Pieces Together" which covers the DinnerNow.net scenario will start at 4:30 p.m. PST. You can login and watch the webcast live here . If you happen...
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    DinnerNow.net video on Channel9

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    A few months ago Rory met with several members of our team ( Matt , David , Brett, Nigel , Jason , and discussed the DinnerNow.net sample application. The video is now live on Channel9. Enjoy!
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    Blog Moved

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    This blog has moved to http://jamesconard.com .
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    Please Aditya...show us the cool stuff in the Workflow Designer Framework!

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    I just noticed that Aditya Bhandarkar started his blog. Aditya is a a developer on the Windows Workflow Foundation team that works on the only visual aspect of the technology - the designers! There are a lot of very cool things you can do with the...
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