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  • Blog Post: Queue-up the DJ with ASP.NET 2.0 Control for Amazon Web Service

    We had guests queue up their favorite dance music for our DJ in advance of a party we hosted last month. The party site used this ASP.NET 2.0 control to call the Amazon E-Commerce Web Service to search for music and bind the selected items to a database table recording everyone's selections. It's...
  • Blog Post: Mimi is on the Map

    My therapist wife Mimi is literally my exact opposite on the Myers-Briggs personality type test. I think one of the reasons she’s so good at what she does is that she’s very grounded – results-oriented with a pragmatic assessment and prioritization of things needing immediate attention. She completely...
  • Blog Post: What's new in Avalon with the March CTP

    Today, Karsten published an MSDN article Introducing the March 2005 CTP: What's New in "Avalon" - it includes code samples that highlight some of the changes in this build of Avalon.
  • Blog Post: Bay Area Traffic for your Smartphone (or Duct-Taping the Web)

    At Inktomi, we used to joke that cookies were the “duct tape” of the Internet. That was before XML Web Services; but even now, this Smartphone 2003 bay area traffic application uses .NET Compact Framework and XML Web Services as a kind of “super duct tape” to make it easy for me to get drive times from...
  • Blog Post: New Technical Evangelist Position - Whidbey and WinFX

    I'm looking for an outstanding Technical Evangelist to join our team ( this new job posting ) Since our career site falls short on text formatting, here's a somewhat easier-to-read version of the same: Technical Evangelist Do you love helping companies change their business with agenda-setting uses of...
  • Blog Post: .NET Compact Framework 2.0 in 4 minutes

    This a bit unfair. Craig Neable was asked to sit down in front of a camera and talk extemporaneously about his favorite things about .NET Compact Framework 2.0 for an internal training video. Now I'm posting that video publicly just because I liked listening to it and thought you might too. It's only...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET 2.0 in 10 minutes

    Watch Thomas Lewis, Technical Evangelist for ASP.NET 2.0, give you his top-of-mind perspective on salient features of ASP.NET 2.0 in this 10 minute video .
  • Blog Post: Breaking Changes Fx 1.1 -> "Whidbey" beta 1

    I get asked frequently about .NET Framework compatibility (e.g. “will my Fx v1.1 app run on Whidbey?” or “will my Whidbey app run on Longhorn?” While the goal is full backward compatibility, BradA points to the compatibility issues in his post today .
  • Blog Post: "Chalk-talk" on WSE 2.0

    This video is an old-school chalk-talk on WSE 2.0 ; it's a quick overview of how easy it is to add WS-Security headers to your Web Services. Two Regional Directors describe the WSE proxy class that takes care of encoding authentication credentials. Good pointers to related info too.
  • Blog Post: Jonathan's Squarified Treemaps with XAML and C#

    I'm digging out from a 10-day-vacation-without-connectivity inbox, and just saw great work by Jonathan Hodgson that Chris Sells mentioned last week . Data visualization is going to be huge!
  • Blog Post: Great Overview of Indigo Architecture & Programming

    The Longhorn Indigo episode of the .NET Show provides a great overview of Indigo’s 1) architectural motivations / principles ( John Shewchuk ) 2) programming model (Steve Swartz)
  • Blog Post: Deploying applications with email?!

    Regarding the Commercial Real Estate Longhorn demo , Joseph asked in email, How can the one-click install feature possibly be secure when a one click install application is e-mail? You are allowing someone else’s code to run on your machine. What is preventing malicious code from being executed...
  • Blog Post: Indigo, Biztalk, and Longhorn - how they play together

    The data exchanges in the Longhorn demo for Commercial Real Estate prompted questions about the way Biztalk, Indigo, and Longhorn work together. Scott Woodgate 's PDC session DAT420: BizTalk Server 2004 with SQL Server “Yukon” DTS and “Indigo” helps clarify ( ppt here ). Biztalk...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn PDC Materials

    Want an outline of Longhorn-related information from PDC03? This makes a good quick study guide: http://msdn.microsoft.com/longhorn/pdcmaterials/default.aspx
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