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    MSDN Briefing about Windows Mobile + SQL Server Mobile

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    Yesterday I was hosting an MSDN Briefing in Vienna. MSDN Briefings are monthly events targetting software developers. The topics, which are adressed cover currently released technologies. This time the title was "Under the hoods of Windows Mobile 5...
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    Vista Network List Manager

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    Another new feature I came across is called "Network List Manager"! This new COM Type Library allows you to enumerate all available networks or network interfaces and read or even write extended properties of those. To use the new API, you need...
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    UAC Elevation for MSI Packages

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    It has been serveral times now, that I tried to install an MSI package and occurred some strange error! The reason for this... yes Vista User Account Control! Unfortunately MSI Packages do not elevate automatically, and it's also hard to elevate them...
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    My first contact with the Windows Vista Package

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    Although I've installed the Vista Beta on my first day at Microsoft and upgraded it continuously up to RTM, it took me until today (the official start of Vista sale) to get a real package into my hands! (the bad news.. it doesn't belong to me..) Here...
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    WPF Workshop

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    Here are the slides and demos to my workshop on Windows Presentation Foundation. You'll find information and demos attached for the following topics: XAML Basics Dependency Objects & Routed Events Layout Panels Controls Styles...
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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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    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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    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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    Custom Search Providers for Internet Explorer

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    I’m sure all of you know the search box in Internet Explorer! You can search ANY searchable site there via pluggable search providers. Per default some of them are installed, but you can add your own! Here’s how to do it: Go to the page...
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    Enable Instant Answers – in a country outside of the US

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    IE 8 Searchbar – Instant Answers is really cool (see below). There’s only one problem: It doesn’t work in Austria (as in many other countries). I suppose it only works in the US :-) To make it work, you need to change the regional settings to...
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    Using the VS Templates for Composite-WPF-Guidance

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    This is about using the templates for a new project. First of all you need to download the templates and install them from the links below. Download the ZIP-File containing sources and built binaries here. See the post on how to install the binaries or...
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    Silverlight 2 Released

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    Silverlight 2 is finally released! If you plan using it you need to install three things: Silverlight Tools für Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Expression Blend 2.0 SP1 Deep Zoom Composer (optional) The nice thing is, Silverlight Tools not only work in VS...
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    Team System + Gadgets + Outlook

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    If you're using Team Foundation Server, these utilities might be useful for your everyday's work: *) WorkItem Outlook Plugin Create a workitem directly out of the mail view. Download *) Team System Build Monitor Gadget Always be aware of the status of...
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    Visual Studio Templates for Composite WPF Guidance

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    I've played around with Composite Application Guidance for WPF for a while now. Yesterday I did a session about CAG at the DEVcamp , a conference in Austria. As the time slot was only one hour I decided to fasten the demos by using code snippets (and...
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    Silverlight Toolkit - December Release

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    The Silverlight Toolkit is a project built by the Silverlight product team, which contains a lot of "out-of-release cycle" controls. These are grouped into three parts: Controls Charts Themes Controls include various nice controls (lots of them...
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    WPF Webcast - New Year's resolutions

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    I’ve a lot of New Year’s resolutions for 2009 :-) One of them is to blog more often (we’ll see how this works..) another is to do a series of webcasts around WPF . We’re starting with our first WPF webcast on Friday, January 9th at 10am with an overview...
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    Upgrade TFS 2008 Workgroup Edition to Standard Edition

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    I’ve had a little playground TFS 2008 installation for a while for use with some “pet-projects”. I used TFS 2008 Workgroup Edition for this, as this is already part of MSDN subscription package. This edition works the same as the full one, but is limited...
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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-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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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