Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

May, 2007

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    Zip file extension association in Vista

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    When you're working with the Open XML File Format, you often find yourself changing the file extension on a document to .zip so you can have a dig around inside the package. Of course, when you then want to open the document in Word / PowerPoint / Excel...
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    Office Open XML File Format Nuggets

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    My Office Open XML File Format nuggets have all been published at http://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/events/nuggets.aspx (filter on my name or on Office Programmability and Office Programmability, XML). I said I'd publish all the hyperlinks from each of...
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    What do I need to build my first .NET Silverlight App?

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    Might be easiest to visit this page on the Silverlight.net site . But a simple summary is below: What you'll need to run a .NET Silverlight app Silverlight 1.1 Alpha What you'll need to build a .NET Silverlight app Silverlight 1.1 Alpha SDK Visual Studio...
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    .NET for Silverlight - Some Features...

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    Not a comprehensive list as I simply can't type and keep up with what's going on - these things are coming thick and fast.... (disclaimer - I'm typing this on the fly so check the docs - it may not be 100% accurate) Networking via browser HTTP networking...
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    Office Open XML – More than Just a new File Format?

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    I've just written an MSDN Flash article entitled "Office Open XML – More than Just a new File Format?" which looks at some of the scenarios that lend themselves to Open XML solutions. Rather than fill the article with links I've linked to this blog post...
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    Silverlight Sliding Puzzle

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    MikeT's published a sliding puzzle built with Silverlight 1.1 Alpha . He's also published the source . Seems like a good way to get started with Silverlight and I'm sure Mike would be interested in any enhancements you come up with! Technorati tags: silverlight
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    Paperclip Theme Masthead

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    As I said in my earlier post, I created a Paint.NET version of the Paperclip template posted by James Shaw . I checked with James and he's fine for me to share the Paint.NET version so here it is: Community Server Paperclip Skin Masthead Template for...
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    Ajax View from Microsoft Research

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    From the home page: Goal: The goal of the Ajax View project is to improve developer's visibility into and control over their web applications' behaviors on end-user's desktops. The Ajax View approach is to insert a server-side proxy (or web server plugin...
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    Fresh New Blog Theme

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    Well the jetlag has allowed me to spend lots of extra time playing around with things I usually wouldn't get around to but enjoy nonetheless. Daniel commented (amongst other things - never short of an opinion is Daniel) that my blog looked a bit dark...
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    I have an allotment

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    Yes, I'd like to come clean. The parish council have just given me the good news and I've handed over £16 and signed a lease. I am, as of yesterday, an allotment holder. What is perhaps most worrying is that I'm excited about it. The site is "roughly...
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    Next Vista Squad Meeting is 24th May

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    The next Vista Squad meeting will be at the Microsoft Office at Thames Valley Park, Reading from 5.30pm (they kick off proper at 6.15pm) on Thursday 24th May. There will be sessions on BitLocker by my colleague Steve Lamb and an Intro to WPF by Ray Booysen...
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    Note to self - must save up for Guitar Hero II

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    They've had it in the entertainments areas here at Mix and it looks like *huge* fun... http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/g/guitarhero2/default.htm
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    Data Services for the Web

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    Or Microsoft Codename "Astoria". Just a quick one before I hop on a plane back to good old blighty (and escape from the madness that is Las Vegas) soooo.... if you build web apps And they use data And you're fond of the RESTful model Astoria is worth...
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    Pick of Mix - Some Sessions to Watch

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    All sessions are being made available at http://sessions.visitmix.com . If you're a developer, or the developer angle is your primary interest, then here are a few sessions I'd recommend (not all are available yet. Keep an eye on the above page or subscribe...
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    Normal Service will now be Resumed (back from Holiday)

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    Just returned from a week in Crete - lovely apart from the driving standards - so back to business as usual. I'm currently working on an Office Open XML File Format article which is helping me refresh my Sytem.IO.Packaging and System.Xml knowledge.I also...
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