Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

June, 2006

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    What a weekend!

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    It seemed like the day took forever to come around and, like the World Cup itself, it was over in a flash but on Friday we set off from Twickenham on a footballing pilgrimage to Cologne to see the mighty Togo take on France. With a dash to Dover to catch...
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    VSTO vs Cypress

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    Cypress is a fully supported free add-on to Visual Studio to allow you to build Office 2007 applications with Visual Studio 2005. VSTO “Orcas” will provide additional support including Excel workbook and Word document support and visual designers for...
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    Word Content Controls

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    I’m delivering a session later this week at the UK Office Developer Conference on “Microsoft Office Word 2007 Structured Solution Authoring and XML” (hey, I don’t come up with the titles!). Much of the session is focused on content controls – a powerful...
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    SlickRun

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    We expect to get questions at events when we’ve finished a presentation but it’s surprising how many people come up and ask “What was that application you were running that allowed you to type commands on the desktop?”. Well, the answer for the uninitiated...
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    Atlas and ASP.Net Application Services

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    One of the demos I show at the Roadshow is how easy it is to hook up Atlas controls to ASP.NET application services (in this case the Profile Service). I use a DragOverlayExtender to add drag/drop functionality to a panel on my page. The position of this...
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    Atlas AutoCompleteExtender Control

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    I got a question at a recent MSDN Roadshow regarding using the Atlas AutoCompleteExtender with a list that already exists on the client (ie no call to the server). That’s not the scenario the control was designed for so the simple answer is no – that...
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    MSDN Wiki

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    Also noticed the new MSDN Wiki site referenced on Soma’s blog. A chance for everyone to add to the MSDN documentation. Should be very interesting indeed….
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    WinFX has a new name; .NET Framework 3.0

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    Makes a lot of sense to me and the reasoning behind this is a theme we’ve been trying to stress at the MSDN Roadshows ie WinFX is an extension of the .NET Framework ( "The .NET Framework has always been at the core of WinFX, but the WinFX brand didn’t...
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    Blogging from Word 2007

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    As you’ll have gathered from a test post earlier, I now know how to blog from Word 2007 and it’s really, really nice. Of course my reference point is not that great but I do think the ability to use a very familiar tool (in this case Word) and just hit...
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    Hotel Food Update

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    Okay, subsequent to my rant about hotel food (and burgers in particular) I’ve stayed at two hotels for the MSDN Roadshow and both have proven me to be utterly and completely wrong in my belief that “There's something wrong with hotel food in this country...
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    Default button on a web form

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    At yesterday’s MSDN Roadshow event in Manchester (if you were there, apologies again for the temperature in the presentation room. I was melting and I had the luxury of stepping outside after my sessions - I was impressed so many of you stuck it out for...
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    ASP.NET Nuggets

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    Many of you will probably be aware that the team I’m a part of generates a stream of short technical videos we call “ Nuggets ” and I generated a few ASP.NET 2.0 videos some time back fully intending to create a full series. Of course I was overtaken...
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    Test Blog Post from Word 2007

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    I am at the DDD3 day today and Martin has just showed me how to blog from inside Word.
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