Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

November, 2008

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    Website Problems

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    Apologies if you've been trying to download files or access demos hosted on my website on the mikeo.co.uk domain. My hoster sent me an email @9.15pm the day before I set off (very early) for my Caribbean holiday: "As part of a continuing effort to...
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    Going Dark for a Couple of Weeks

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    Yes, I'm off on holiday for a couple of weeks from tomorrow so things will be quiet around here. I intend to distance myself entirely from technology (I'm not even sure there's mobile coverage where I'm going - Argh!) so my heart will be that much fonder...
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    A Fun Little Silverlight Twitter Application

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    My new boss Marc set us a little challenge to build a simple Silverlight kiosk type application that would display the latest Tweets for a set of given keywords. "20mins of work" according to Marc. Well, the end result may have looked like 20mins...
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    ASP.NET Routing - Generating URLs from Route Data

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    I just made my first, albeit small, contribution to stackoverflow.com . Stack Overflow is a great programming Q&A site built with ASP.NET MVC. If you haven't visited, it's well worth a look. Someone asked a question about how to generate URLs if you...
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    [Demo Code] ASP.NET Dynamic Data Demo

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    I've just posted the ASP.NET Dynamic Data website I usually build when I do a Dynamic Data demo. You can download the source for it here . The demo site illustrates a few features of ASP.NET Dynamic Data: Scaffolding of my Houses database using...
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    Spatial Data and now the Spatial Wiki

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    A long time ago I came up with a simple web site that allows you to draw features on a Virtual Earth map and generate the SQL statements required to store those features in using Sql Server 2008's spatial data support (and it can do the reverse , ie give...
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    I Didn't Appreciate that TinyURL had an API

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    When I created my PowerShell script I opted for SnipUrl as it has a nice API that returns a POX response with your shiny new shortened link ( Digsby uses SnipUrl and as I use Digsby for most of my Twittering, most of my URLs are SnipUrls). However, Duncan...
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    Some Reflections on PDC 2008 - Must Watch Sessions (Day 4)

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    No keynote today so straight into the breakout action... TL36 Microsoft .NET Framework: Declarative Programming Using XAML Meant to be a very good session on what you'll be able to do direct from XAML in the future PC49 Microsoft .NET Framework: CLR Futures...
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    Twitter PowerShell Script

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    Here's the PowerShell script I came up with that I referred to in my previous post that integrates with the social networking scripts to additionally generate a Twitter update with a link to the post. I'm sure this script could be improved - I'm no PowerShell...
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    A Bit of an Experiment

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    I spent a bit of time this afternoon dusting off the PowerShell script I created (that's not accurate, I cribbed it and changed it slightly - see my original post ) to get it to generate a Twitter status update when I post a new blog entry. Much messing...
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    Windows 7 Developer Guide

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    If you haven't seen it, the Windows 7 Developer Guide gives a nice summary of what's to come in Windows 7 (or at least some of what's to come - there could well be more :-)) from a developer's perspective. Download it from MSDN Code Gallery - Windows...
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    Some Reflections on PDC 2008 - Must Watch Sessions (Day 3)

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    KYN04 Research in the 21st Century The keynote from Microsoft Research. While it's all kind of interesting, I'd draw your attention to these demos: Skip to 35' : Sensors and green IT. Monitoring the environment to understand, predict and improve energy...
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    Vista Squad Meeting with Jason Zander, GM Visual Studio - 19th November

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    The next Vista Squad meeting will be held at Microsoft's London office in Victoria on Wednesday 19th November and will feature Jason Zander, General Manager for Visual Studio, who'll be talking about the VS roadmap, Visual Studio 2010, Rosario and .NET...
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    Just Switched My Blog Scripts to jQuery

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    As I've mentioned before [a] I like jQuery and [b] we'll be shipping jQuery with Visual Studio in the future. I felt I really ought to visit my blog scripts and migrate them to jQuery. My blog scripts aren't very complicated. They perform 4 actions: ...
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    And Getting ASP.NET Routing Up and Running in Web Applications and on IIS7

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    Just a quick follow-up to my previous post. To get routing working in a web application project you can follow exactly the same steps for the website in my previous post . I also deployed my website to IIS7 running in the default app pool. To do this...
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    Getting ASP.NET Routing Up and Running - The Definitive Guide

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    Back here I gave an example of setting up and ASP.NET webforms site to use ASP.NET routing. A few people have still run into trouble trying to get things working so I thought I'd try and boil things down to the bare essentials. This is what's required...
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    MIX 09 Announced

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    PDC's just out of the way and it's already time to start thinking about MIX. I saw this logo on the website and thought we were going to be expected to run a 10K in the desert. Fortunately it's 10K of storage and a challenge to do as much as you can with...
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    Some Reflections on PDC 2008 - Must Watch Sessions (Day 2)

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    KYN02 Day Two Keynote - Ray Ozzie, Steven Sinofsky, Scott Guthrie and David Treadwell Better than Day 1's keynote this one covers things more from a UI perspective with Windows 7, Office Web Application in Office 14, Visual Studio and Live Services. KYN03...
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    Some Reflections on PDC 2008 - Must Watch Sessions (Day 1)

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    A few suggestions for sessions you might want to watch. By no means does this mean other sessions on Day 1 are not worth watching! These are just sessions I went to myself and found to be useful or heard good things about from others. KYN01 Day One Keynote...
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    Expression Encoder 2 Sp1 is Out

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    And includes: Silverlight 2 mediaplayer templates H.264 encoding for devices A/B compare enhancements Audio overlays WebDAV publishing Authoring for IIS Smooth Streaming Get it from the Microsoft Download Center - Microsoft® Expression® Encoder...
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    Some Reflections on PDC 2008 - Windows Azure

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    The first in a very short series of posts where I try and distil some of the key announcements we made at PDC into something I can make sense of. First up, Windows Azure. Azure consists of both an operating system and a set of services. Windows Azure...
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