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    .NET Roadshow - Demo Solution

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    The demo solution from our .NET Beginners Roadshow is no ready for download for attendees and all others. The scenario is event management. The solution consists of 4 parts: *) Data Access layer using ADO.NET Entity Framework *) Business Logic...
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    On the road - The .NET Beginners Road Show

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    From September 16th to 25th I'll be on the road with the .NET Beginners Road Show together with my colleague Mario . Our goal is to target newcomers to .NET and show them, how to implement a simple solution over the three tiers. Target audience are VB6...
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    Whitepaper - "InfoScreen App with Silverlight 1.0"

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    One of our mail goals in the Developer & Platform Evangelism is driving adoption of new technologies. To do so we're working with strategic customers which are interested in our stuff and help them implementing projects. A few months ago we started...
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    BigDays 2008 - Slides and Demos

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    Here are the slides and demos of my four sessions at the Austrian Launch Tour "Big>Days 2008". Sorry for the delay.. I've been in a hurry during the last days.. So following the high demand, here they are :-) Visual Studio 2008 Slides WCF, WPF Demo...
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    "Hacking" System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient

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    In .NET 2.0 there is a cool class called SmtpClient within System.Net.Mail . With this class you can send mail (at least I thought). The requirement was to send an email over a server of one of our agencies. The mail server was secured by username/password...
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    WcfSvcHost and WcfTestClient in VS 2008

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    There are two nice helper apps included in Visual Studio 2008, which allow you to test-host your WCF service and invoke the methods to check they're working correctly. The two apps are called WcfSvcHost.exe and WcfTestClient.exe. By default they are set...
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    Silverlight 2 - Feature Overview

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    Last week in Las Vegas the upcoming version Silverlight 2 was presented. Right now the Beta 1 is available for download. As you probably already know, Silverlight is a browser plugin, which needs to be installed once by the end users. If users get along...
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    MiX 08 Keynote News - Silverlight, IE 8, ...

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    Wednesday March 5th, Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas. Endless crowds are trying to get into the keynote room of MiX. The first speaker is Ray Ozzie. As chief software architect of Microsoft, he talks about the overall strategy of Microsoft, providing a platform...
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    We're going to Las Vegas

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    As MiX conference currently takes place here - I travelled "over" to Las Vegas. 15h of flight! That's really hard. We departed at 10:50am in Vienna with Austrian Airlines towards Washington. Although economy class was as narrow as always we had nevertheless...
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    MiX 2008 - I'm coming!!

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    Hurrah! This year I'm allowed to attend MiX conference in Las Vegas! And I'm really excited! I'm sure it will be a week of interesting sessions about Silverlight, Expression and other Web / UX Dev. topics! You can also expect some interesting announcements...
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    Inside Workflow Foundation Activities

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    Activities are the heart of WF. Together they form workflows, control the flow or do loops. They can either be simple and atomic or composite . Simple activities can do one thing as calling a database or web service, terminating the workflow or something...
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    Advanced Workflow Foundation - MSDN Briefing

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    This week I had a session about advanced topics of Windows Workflow Foundation. Some features I covered were Workflow Execution Internals External Services & Communication Activity Execution Context Persistence Workflow States Fault Handling Transactions...
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    Are male Tech-Geeks more corpulent?!

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    What made me think about this topic, was a combobox of shirt-sizes I came across during my speaker registration for TechEd 2007 in Barcelona, last November. Why are there T-Shirts in sizes until X-X-X-X-X (5!) L ?? Well.. one possible reason: all shirts...
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    Funny VB-LINQ MSDN Manual

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    While browsing around in the MSDN library, I stopped at a funny page about LINQ in VB 9 ( http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms364068(vs.80).aspx ) It's an eyecatcher, isn't it - but at least they're really explicit in their samples ;-)
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    Silverlight-Showcase "CollectIT" Video

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    Recently I've been recording a Demo-Video of our sticker-collection application. It's built on a soccer brand (for EM 2008) and is called "CollectIT". It was built using Silverlight 1.0. Another cool thing is the LiveID integration. And the most...
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    MSDN Subscription - Restrict DVD delivery language

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    If you have an MSDN subscription, I suppose you get a lot of DVDs in different languages like Italian, German, Swedish, etc... every month. Je ne parle pas français? - Non parlo italiano? - No hablo español? Good news for all Europeans: You can restrict...
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    Behind the Scenes of LINQ - Part 2

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    Last time we started by translating a LINQ query List < int > ints = new List < int >() { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 }; var filteredInts = from i in ints where i > 5 select i; into an extension method (as the C# compiler does in background...
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    XTOPIA - WPF Workshop Video

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    The video of my WPF session at the XTOPIA Conference earlier this year is now available online! Session Video Session Slides & Demos So have fun watching the 2h 4' of WPF fundamentals like data binding, styles, templates, XAML, etc...
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    Free mail with Windows Live - Custom Domains

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    Recently I came across a really cool live server called "Custom Domains". This service is currently evolving into " Windows Live Admin Center ". What does it do?! You get an e-mail server for your custom domain for free! You can then create up to 500...
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    Behind the Scenes of LINQ - Part 1

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    Now it's getting confusing :-) As a prequel to my LINQ-To-Sql Article, I'd like to digg into the details of LINQ in generel! Language Integrated Queries is a new feature of C# 3.0 in conjunction with .NET 3.5. This means LINQ is purely solved at a...
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    XNA - TechEd Event Resources

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    Thanks to everyone who attended our session earlier this morning! As promised you'll find the source code of the game attached to this post! Get the slides here if you haven't already done this! greetz, max.
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    XNA Session @ TechEd Europe

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    On Tuesday I'll be doing a session about the XNA Framework at TechEd Europe together with my colleague Andreas Schabus. TLA314 Microsoft XNA Studio Express - Developing 2D-Games for Windows and Xbox 360 at 9am in Room 123. Huh.. That's gonna be an early...
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    WPF: Tired of xmlns="clr-namespace ..." ?!

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    I'm sure you all know the problem: When using custom objects or controls in XAML you need to add a xmlns:bla="clr-namespace:MyDotNetSpace" declaration to each XAML file (which can be thought of as the C# using statement). Although this is now comfortabely...
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    WPF Control Development - 3 Ways to build an ImageButton

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    During a WPF workshop last week I was asked to do an ImageButton control. *Huh* I thought, this is going to be an easy task (as probably most of you think right now). 1st Way: Use Buttons Content Property directly: And it was easy: Thanks to the concept...
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    Microsoft Popfly is Public

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    For some time now Popfly has been around as a private alpha. Now it has been opened to public as a beta version of it! So what is Popfly?! Popfly is a Web 2.0 application allowing consumers (and developers *gg*) to do a lot of cool things. One part is...
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