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  • Blog Post: Calling O365 APIs from your Web API on behalf of a user

    This post will show how to create a custom Web API that calls the Office 365 APIs on behalf of a user. Background How about that title?!?  That’s pretty geeky. I’ve been working with a customer who is interested in the new Office 365 APIs that were announced at SharePoint Conference.  They...
  • Blog Post: ListBoxes in Silverlight

    I’ve seen this question in my email inbox 3 separate times this week, so I thought others might benefit as well: “How do I get the value of a selected item in a ListBox with Silverlight?” One of the coolest things about Silverlight and WPF to me is the ListBox control.  This handy control lets you...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint for Developers Part 4 – Consuming SharePoint Web Services from Silverlight

    Part 4 of the SharePoint for Developers screencast series has been posted to Channel9… this one focusing on calling SharePoint Web Services from a Silverlight client application . Show Me the Code! I started by creating a list in SharePoint based off the Links template called “SharePointSites”. ...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint for Developers Part 3 – Expression Blend and Silverlight

    Part 3 of the SharePoint for Developers screencast series is posted to Channel9, “ Expression Blend and Silverlight ”. In part 1 of this series, I introduced Visual Studio Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 1.3 (VSeWSS).  In part 2 , we used VSeWSS to expose SharePoint lists as JSON data...
  • Blog Post: Free Silverlight and WPF Workshop in NYC 9/3/2008

    Next week, my teammate Michael Scherotter will be holding a free half-day mini-workshop at the Microsoft office on 6th Avenue to teach people about building Silverlight and WPF applications with Expression Studio and Visual Studio. Since we work with Media and Communications companies, there will be...
  • Blog Post: Looking at Blackpoint with Shaun and Sebastian from K2

    Kirk Evans talks with Shaun Leisegang and Sebastian Garrioch from K2 to learn more about K2 Blackpoint. Blackpoint is a tool built upon Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Presentation Foundation that targets SharePoint, allowing users to build workflows and process-driven applications quickly with...
  • Blog Post: I Need Your Help Planning for SharePoint Training

    It's time to submit our FY09 plans, and I am looking for your help. I've got a lot of really cool stuff to share with you around SharePoint this year (Enterprise Social Computing, integrating .NET 3.5 and Silverlight, creating solutions with SharePoint and Office 2007, integrating SharePoint and BI,...
  • Blog Post: Navic Networks to Microsoft: Will Television Ever Be the Same?

    Interesting post from TVBoard. There are many in the media industry who assume that the operators will not work with Microsoft. But the truth is the cable guys have never shied away from Microsoft and would probably embrace them on the advertising front. Even on the technology side, were they sufficiently...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: AT&T Announced the Surface in their Experience Stores

    Getting the Surface into the AT&T Experience Stores is something that I have gotten to be a part of, and I have to say that it's great that the cat is finally out of the bag. Imagine if you are able to actually experience the device you are about to buy, see a bunch of the cool things that it is...
  • Blog Post: WPF and DataBinding

    If you are a regular reader, you will have noticed that I don't often blog about UI type stuff. Honestly, I suck at UI work. I am the typical example of the separation between developers and designers. I have been playing with WPF a little more lately. Yeah, I know the rest of the world seems to be...
  • Blog Post: DataBinding WPF to a WCF Service, and Leveraging IValueConverter for Encoded XML

    I met with a customer the other day who had an interesting question: how do I databind a WPF app to a WCF service? I thought this was going to be a really quick answer, it turned into another really long blog post. For the service, I am using a slimmed down version of the default service generated...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Clone using WPF

    You gotta check this out… creating an Outlook clone using WPF ! As we go around the nation talking to customers about .NET 3.0, I am usually the guy who demos via Console apps. Most of the stuff I show is about services and workflow, focusing on WCF, WF, and CardSpace. Occasionally I will demo an RSS...
  • Blog Post: Just Blog to Win a Free XBox?

    Can't get to Vegas or Orlando? Have you heard about the Microsoft Web Experience events in Los Angeles and Denver ? Want to win an XBox 360 simply by cutting and pasting? Read on. These Web Experience events are about the technologies that Microsoft offers.We are showing how to build compelling solutions...
  • Blog Post: Web Experiences Events in NYC, LA, and Denver

    Come to the Web Experiences events in New York City (May 31st), Los Angeles (June 8th), or Denver (June 15th). At the Web Experiences Events we will demonstrate Microsoft’s next generation of technologies such as Silverlight, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows...
  • Blog Post: Routed Events and Dependency Properties in WPF

    Sahil Malik has a great article on CodeGuru about the Ins And Outs of Routed Events and Dependency Properties in WPF . To "get" WPF, you really have to take the time to learn both of these concepts. Adam Nathan's excellent WPF Unleashed (which should be required reading for anyone working with WPF...
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