Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

October, 2008

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    Offline Silverlight Applications

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    I think Scott Guthrie first mentioned the ability to take Silverlight applications offline in his keynote on Tuesday. It raised a few eyebrows but few details were forthcoming on how exactly this was accomplished. The answer is that you can create Silverlight...
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    Windows Azure Resources

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    If you watched the PDC 2008 Keynote on Monday you'll have seen the announcement of Windows Azure, our operating system in the cloud which forms part of our new Azure Services Platform . There are already some useful resource on the Microsoft Download...
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    PDC 2008 Session Video Downloads

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    If you want to watch any of the PDC 2008 sessions, you can simple peruse the session list at: http://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/timeline.aspx select the session you want to watch and click the "Watch Session Recording" icon. On the other...
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    Silverlight Tools for VS2008 SP1

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    Via Tim Heuer , today we released the Silverlight Tools for VS2008 Sp1 (the version released at the same time as the runtime was marked as a release candidate which I must confess I noticed at the time and simply assumed was an oversight). You can get...
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    Silverlight Toolkit - available and well worth checking out

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    The Silverlight Toolkit on CodePlex looks very cool with a long list of new controls: AutoCompleteBox NumericUpDown Viewbox Expander Charting TreeView DockPanel WrapPanel Label HeaderedContentControl HeaderedItemsControl as well as new theming capabilities...
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    Lots of new ASP.NET bits

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    Up at http://www.codeplex.com/aspnet Includes: ASP.NET AJAX 4.0 Preview 3 ASP.NET Dynamic Data 4.0 Preview 1 ASP.NET MVC Beta Source Code Release Technorati Tags: asp.net , dynamic data , mvc , ajax
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    [PDC Session Notes] ASP.NET 4.0 Roadmap

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    Codeplex becomes an important part of the framework release cycle. Formal releases on http://www.asp.net while Codeplex hosts the interim work. Codeplex has source code for bits too. New bits pushed to http://www.codeplex.com/aspnet today. Each area also...
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    jQuery Intellisense Annotation Files Available

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    Now available on jquery.com . Via Bertrand , the design time annotation files for enhanced jQuery Intellisense are now available. I've demo'd this a few times recently and the Intellisense for jQuery (as well as Intellisense for Virtual Earth) is really...
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    Loving My New Samsung Omnia

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    After a couple of years with an M3100 I got an upgrade to a Samsung Omnia i-900 a couple of weeks back. I'd heard mixed reports and I must admit it wasn't exactly love at first sight. The Samsung "Widget" homescreen, which was the only customised...
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    ASP.NET MVC and Scottish Developers (Demo)

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    Many thanks to everyone who turned out to the Scottish Developers User Group meeting on Thursday and made it such an enjoyable evening. With such a big turnout it was a little cramped and sometimes difficult to see the screen. other than limiting the...
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    VBUG Annual Conference 4-5th November @ Microsoft, Reading

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    Both MikeT and I are speaking at the VBUG Conference this year. I'm doing an Intro to Silverlight 2 session (need to update my materials to RTW!) and Mike's doing a session entitled "Beyond Silverlight with Windows Presentation Foundation"....
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    Big Day For Silverlight

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    It's seemed like a long time in coming but Silverlight 2 releases today. The following sites are being updated to the final release as I type and you should be able to visit and get the latest plug-in and tools very shortly: http://www.silverlight.net...
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    IE8 Beta 2 and XDomainRequest (XDR)

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    If anyone else is struggling trying to get XDR working on IE8 Beta 2 (as I have been) note that the server no longer has to respond with the header: XDomainRequestAllowed: 1 but instead should add the following header: Access-Control-Allow-Origin: * You...
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    Sql Server 2008 Geospatial Data Generator Updated (well, fixed I suppose, if you want to be pedantic about it)

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    Thanks to Will Thompson, a Business Intelligence Technical Specialist at Microsoft UK, for pointing out that my Geospatial Data Generator has had a bit of a fatal flaw since RC0 when they switched the Lat / Lon order in queries. I'm disappointed in you...
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    Future of Web Apps

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    I'll be at FOWA tomorrow and Friday delivering (short) sessions on Silverlight and IE8. If you're there do pop by and say hello. One tip though - it really freaks me out when people walk up to me and say "Hello Mike" and I don't know them from...
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    VS2008 Sp1 Event Resources

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    Eric and I have published the full set of resources links from yesterday's event on What's New in Visual Studio 2008 Sp1. http://blogs.msdn.com/ukdevevents/archive/2008/10/02/2008-10-02-whats-new-in-visual-studio-2008-sp1.aspx Technorati Tags: vs2008...
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    Things that are sent to try us

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    I spent many frustrating hours yesterday trying to get 2 demos to work for today's Visual Studio 2008 Sp1 event at TVP. What was very odd was that both demos (or similar) worked fine on MikeT's machine but neither worked on mine and in both cases the...
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