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An interesting question was posted on one of the distribution lists today. “The client wanted to look into this MSDN drag and drop typed left navigation bar to work on Sharepoint 2010, does anyone make this work or have idea about this?” Click the control that is circled, and the menu is expanded or...
25 Apr 2011
One of my favorite new additions to SharePoint 2010 is the client side object model . You can easily reference it using an assembly for Silverlight or managed code development, which means you get all the Intellisense goodness. However, there is no Intellisense displayed for client side object model...
25 Jun 2010
SharePoint as a Composite Application Platform
I had the pleasure of speaking at the SharePoint TechFest 2010 event today in Dallas, Texas. Over 650 people at this event, holy smokes it was a great time. I had the first time slot of the day, and when I first started the talk the room wasn’t even 1/4 full (maybe about 30 people). ...
2 Mar 2010
SharePoint Live Virtual Conference & Expo
Register today for the free SharePoint Live Virtual Conference & Expo ! Hard to get out of the office? Training dollars are limited? We're bringing you a FREE virtual event on one of the most anticipated software releases - SharePoint 2010 - live from the convenience of your office. We're kicking...
4 Nov 2009
Getting XML Data From a SharePoint List – The Easy Way
Steve Pietrek has a great link blog ( Steve Pietrek - Everything SharePoint and Office ) that aggregates blog postings on SharePoint and Office. If you are at all interested in seeing what’s possible with SharePoint, I highly recommend you subscribe to this great resource. In his April 30th...
1 May 2009
Consuming SharePoint Lists via AJAX
24 Mar 2009
Virtual Earth Now Supports Pin Clustering
Very cool... Virtual Earth now supports pin clustering . You can see a sample that shows pin clustering . You can control clustering with a VEClusteringOptions class, which contains properties for the Icon and callback method. This is a lot easier that the kludge code that I wrote for a customer awhile...
21 Dec 2008
Windows Server 2008 - The only web server you'll ever need.
I just learned about a new site that we have put together, Microsoft.com/web . This is a very cool site that lists a bunch of great information about why to use Windows Server as your web server. It's a great collection of resources that point to events, downloads, and further information...
3 Dec 2008
Using ASP.NET Dynamic Data with the Windows Workflow Foundation Rules Engine
In this post, I will show how to use the Windows Workflow Foundation rules engine to provide business logic for a Dynamic Data Entites Web Application. We will show how to change business rules without modifying code, drive the application based on a logical entity model, and map the entity model to...
7 Nov 2008
Made My Blog Go Live
I was surfing around awhile today, and came across David Chou's blog . He has some widgets on his blog that I thought were interesting, including a Live Messenger window that lets you ping him if he's online. That caught my attention, but what I thought was even cooler was a drop-down list that allows...
16 Jul 2008
The Impact of Enterprise 2.0 on the Enterprise
When I think of the impact of Enterprise 2.0 in the next 5 years, I can't help but imagine there's a war brewing. Web 2.0 was the big love fest, can't we all just share data and get along with standards? Enterprise 2.0, by contrast, doesn't share that same vision. Today's view is, "Can't we all just...
29 Jun 2008
Microsoft and Web 2.0 Resources
Thanks to the folks at Lexis Nexis who attended my talk on "Microsoft and Web 2.0" today. I went through quite a bit of material around Windows Live, the Live Platform, Silverlight, and newer technologies like DeepZoom, PhotoSynth, Live Mesh, SQL Server Data Services, and BizTalk Services...
28 May 2008
Thanks to Lexis Nexis!
We are about to start a great day showing technologies like .NET 3.5, Visual Studio 2008, and SharePoint technologies. I thought I'd be proactive and post the materials beforehand. Make sure to check out Rob Cameron's blog for additional information. Just about everything shown today came from the VS2008...
30 Apr 2008
What You Need To Know: WCF, WCF, ADO.NET SyncServices, and ClickOnce
I had a great time visiting with a great team at Verizon this week. I was able to present on a number of technologies, including ADO.NET Sync Services, WCF, WF, and ClickOnce. I was going to send this in an email, then I realized that there are some great bits in here that would appeal to a broader audience...
23 Apr 2008
Using the Virtual Earth Control in SharePoint
I have been using the Virtual Earth control a lot lately for various demos, mostly by putting customized maps into SharePoint Content Editor web part. It's a cool effect, and can be an incredibly useful tool for your company's intranet. For instance, I am planning an event at Qwest in Denver, Colorado...
12 Apr 2008
Calling Web Services via AJAX - Part 2
Looks like this is an interesting topic to a lot of people since part 1 of this series made it to the front page of Digg today. Good thing that I was already working on part 2 :) In Calling Web Services via AJAX - Part 1 , I highlighted how easy it is to use client-side script to call an ASP.NET web...
9 Apr 2008
Calling WebServices via AJAX Part 1
3 Apr 2008
Digital Asset Management and IMM
My wife says I have the humor of a 13-year old at times. Maybe she's right. I was able to interview Mark Kashman, Product Manager for Interactive Media Manager, on IMM as a Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution . I can't help but picture Beavis and Butthead, "Huh huh huh... he said DAM." Jokes aside...
30 Mar 2008
7 Mar 2008
Creating a Silverlight Carousel and Gel Buttons Through Live Search
One of my coworkers, Rob Wilson, did a fantastic interview with me that will be appearing on our new Channel9 show, "Communicating" , as soon as I can get it edited, encoded, and uploaded. In exchange, he asked for some Silverlight help. I learned a few hard lessons along the way and thought I would...
22 Feb 2008
Using Silverlight and AOL's Video Search
29 Oct 2007
Architecture Webcast Series - Architecting the Customer Experience With WCF and Silverlight
Thought I would let everyone know about a webcast that I am putting on this Wednesday! I am going to show off Silverlight and WCF together, showing how to use things like JSON encoding from services and using that within a Silverlight 1.0 application. Architecting the Customer Experience With WCF...
24 Sep 2007
Highlighting Activities in the AJAX Workflow Monitor Example
In my last post, I showed how you can use Jon Flanders's AJAX Workflow Monitor example with Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 . After I got it working, I was so giddy that I kept on tinkering for most of the day. If you have seen the DinnerNow scenario , you have probably seen the WF designer control hosted...
17 Sep 2007
Using the AJAX Workflow Monitor With .NET 3.5 Beta 2
Awhile back, Jon Flanders posted an excellent example of creating an AJAX enabled Workflow Monitor using ASP.NET AJAX 1.0. What's really cool is that you can very easily upgrade this sample to use with .NET 3.5 Beta 2 and use it without downloading the ASP.NET AJAX libraries since all of the ASP.NET...
17 Sep 2007
Using SyndicationFeed to Access a Secure Feed
Prasad asks how to use the SyndicationFeed type in .NET 3.5 to access a secure feed . I have to say, it depends on what you mean by "secure feed." RSS and Atom are typically delivered through HTTP GET with text/xml as the content-type. I have to assume that you are securing that HTTP GET endpoint...
8 Sep 2007
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