Out Of The Box

The blog of Jon Box, an Architect Evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism, based in Tennessee

August, 2007

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    More Silverlight information

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    First, saw a cool Halo3 video site that uses Silverlight. The video's are cool! I'm ready to buy the game today. Second, saw a blog entry from the company, Jackson Fish Market, who built Tafiti. They give a little of the background as to the thinking...
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    New DE in Heartland

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    How would you ever replace Drew Robbins, one of the district DE's? Drew is now headed to Redmond to evangelize IIS7 , which he will do great at. But, he has set a bar that is not for the faint of heart. Welcome Jeff Blankenburg , who I'm told will make...
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    Social Networking, and Interesting Applications

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    As some of my Microsoft friends are doing, I'm checking out Facebook and trying to understand why I should care. I'm on LinkedIn, and that has served a purpose for me of being notified when people have job changes. A month ago, I checked out Facebook...
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    Command Prompt Here in Vista?

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    When ever I start getting into some development, I soon return to needing my old "Command Prompt Here" in Windows Explorer. I've done this so many times. I go search the Internet looking for someone's install script - but wait, Tim Sneath shows that this...
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    Looking for Browser Usage Stat's

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    Market Share has a site that looks at browser version market share. For July, IE6 had 45% and IE7 had 33%, Firefox had 12%, and Safari had 3%. Hopefully, we are approaching a day when IE7 will overtake IE6. In this regard, I like their trend report which...
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    Another Very Cool Silverlight Application - Tafiti

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    I'm not sure why this is so cool - but it is. All I can say is WOW!. Go to www.tafiti.com and check out the app. I'll never do search the same again. Is Tafiti cool because it's built on top of Silverlight? Is it cool because it talks to the Live Search...
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    ArcReady is kicking up again - Memphis next week

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    This quarter's message at ArcReady is taking advantage of Web 2.0. Register at www.arcready.com for the upcoming Memphis event on the morning of August 30. Josh Holmes will be presiding. Here is the agenda: Session 1: "What is Web2.0: Beyond the buzzword...
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    MSDN Whirlything?

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    Yep, I thought it was a strange name too - until I saw it. This is an example of how Silverlight makes a set of data easier to consume. Nicely done - and a good way to see all the MSDN resource categories. http://www.whirlything.com
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    Final Episode of the .NET Show

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    Wow! The last one? I can't believe it. I've learned a lot over the years from this show. This was one of the first shows that you could download. Plus, it had ton's of content - and you could even get the transcript. Congrat's to Robert and Erica. The...
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    Jerry Dixon blogging again

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    Jerry is an old friend of mine, and we've worked together at various points of our careers (like 6 times). He started working for Microsoft a while back, and he's a good catch for the company. I'm also excited that he recently started blogging again,...
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    How I Explained REST to My Wife

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    I just read this article and I thought it was an interesting way to explain this topic. I found it on the The ServerSide Interoperability Blog 's. They have a Mini-Guide for REST and other guides. The REST mini-guide has a long list of resources to help...
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    External Control of a Device Emulator

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    Mohit Gogia talked about the programmatic interface to the new Device Emulator v3. The enhancements are really going in a good direction. There are many nice new capabilities coming out for Windows Mobile development in the VS 2008 wave, and this adds...
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    KY - Day of .NET, AUG 31, Louisville

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    Email Chad Campbell for details and registration.
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    What's more important? SaaS vs. S+S

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    I've spent the week in Redmond doing some research with some teammates. We were looking at a scenario where it was improved due to Software+Services, or S+S. For those folks who have not heard, S+S is our expanded view of SaaS (Software as a Service)...
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    MLB officially using Silverlight this week

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    Just saw an article at InfoWorld that shows that MLB is now really using Silverlight (before v1.0 is released). This is a good moment for Silverlight and we all expect (as Silverlight fans) that this will continue. I am also glad that it happens in one...
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    IASA Starts in Nashville in August

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    Dear Nashville TN area architect, Floyd DePalma, an architect at HCA, is starting an IASA chapter in Nashville, and their inaugural meeting is on August 14. The featured guest speaker will be Paul Preiss, the President and Founder of the IASA. Paul started...
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