Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

January, 2007

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    Having Trouble Getting Fiddler to Work with Cassini

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    Yep, I couldn't get Fiddler to register anything when using the VS built-in web server earlier today so I did a quick search and came across this post by Damir Dobric - adding a period after http://localhost in the URL does the job. Technorati tags: fiddler...
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    The ASP.NET UpdatePanel and Performance

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    I was chatting with someone at the event Mark and I did earlier today about the UpdatePanel in ASP.NET AJAX and I realised afterwards that I may have given a rather pessimistic view of performance so let me correct that here. The gentlemen was primarily...
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    Checking If a Browser Client has .Net FX 3.0

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    I've just been doing a session of ASP.NET AJAX where we roamed over a number of subjects not directly related to the topic at hand - one of which was can you determine if the browser has .Net Fx 3.0 available so you could (potentially) deliver an XBAP...
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    Vista + FireFox + Cassini Web Server (Visual Studio Web Server)

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    I've been having problems with this combination - pages served by Cassini take an age to load in FireFox - and I did a search yesterday and noticed Rick Strahl and others were also having problems so it wasn't just me. I've pinged the ASP.NET team and...
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    Marathon Training Update - Week 4

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    This week's schedule (only 3 runs this week giving us the chance to switch the long run to Saturday morning and get it out of the way so we can enjoy the rest of the weekend - apart from aching limbs...): Mon: 40min easy run or x-train - done in the gym...
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    A Great Opportunity to find out more about Open XML Development

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    Next Tuesday (30th) Michael Scherotter of Mindjet and Don Campbell from Microsoft will be delivering a Webinar (as they call it) on how the Word 2007 map editor for Mindjet MindManager works. The integration between MindManager and Word 2007 is achieved...
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    If you're wondering where the team is...

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    They're off on their Windows Vista and Office 2007 Launch Tour (I think we used to call these junkets). I've been left to mind the ship and seem to be receiving all their mail as a result of thier OOFs (NB - they are still all able to receive mail. We...
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    ASP.NET AJAX v1.0 Ships

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    Head over to http://ajax.asp.net for the v1.0 download, the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit, the ASP.NET AJAX Future January CTP as well as sample applications and more. Technorati tags: microsoft , asp.net , ajax , atlas
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    Unsupported Features in Excel Services

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    At the launch event , when I presented the session " Extending Your Reach with Office Server ", I promised to post a link to the MSDN article describing features not supported in Excel Services. So here you go: Unsupported Features in Excel Services There...
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    Marathon Training Update - Week 3

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    This week's schedule Tue: 40min steady run - done in the gym and deadly boring Wed: 30min Fartlek - again in the gym. Very tough using random profile on treadmill Fri: 30min easy run - out and about. Should have been easy but 4 runs a week...
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    UK Developer Launch of Office & Vista - Tackling the Assignments

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    If you have started, or intend to start, tackling the "assignments" for the UK Developer Launch of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System , then here are a few pointers for you based on issues raised on Saturday (when we held live labs for...
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    Damian - Thank You!

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    Damian, as the first of (fingers-crossed) many "anonymous" sponsors (ie I don't know who you are. I've probably never met you - this feels kind of weird) who are still prepared to stump up some cold hard cash to sponsor me. Thank you. Big time. Thanks...
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    Office & Vista Launch Tour Cleared for Take-Off

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    I mentioned a while back that there was a possibility of us doing a bit of a tour around the country as part of the Office and Vista Developer Launch. Well it's all come together thanks to some very enthusiastic companies and organisations who wanted...
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    I'm Really Not Looking Forward To This

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    Well I've gone and got myself involved in something huge. And now I'm a part of it, it feels really quite daunting. What started as a whim almost, now takes on a life of its own as the campaign hots up. Yes folks, I'm announcing my participation in the...
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    [UK] Web Dev / Designer? Don't miss this one...

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    All my posts at the moment seem to be about conferences - must be the conference season (Roadshow's coming up soon... hurrah!) - but this is one with a difference. After the huge success of DDD ( DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper! ) we now have WebDD exclusively...
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    [UK] Office and Vista Online Developer Launch Event - Get Ahead of the Curve

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    If you're planning to join us online for the developer launch of Office and Vista , here's some information to help you get ready in plenty of time. As part of the activities, we'll be giving you the chance to build a couple of simple applications to...
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    I See MIX07 Registration Has Opened

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    Subscribe to the MIX07 Feed If you're free from 30/4 - 2/5 and can make it to Las Vegas, you could do worse than register for MIX07 . At least you can keep up to date on events by subscribing to the RSS feed . Or if you're looking for content from MIX06...
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    Office and Vista Launch Event

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    As I mentioned before , the developer launch for Office and Vista is on the horizon (I've been heads-down on this - one of the reasons I've not blogged much recently). I know many of you wont be able to make it in person (either because the event was...
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