Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

February, 2009

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    Silverlight Adoption – A Few Numbers

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    I’ve had the same question asked a few times recently about the rate of Silverlight adoption so I thought I’d try and give some hard and fast figures as well as point to some useful references in case anyone comes here looking for information after our...
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    Twitter Script – Who’s following you (or not following you)?

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    Find out who your friends really are with this handy PowerShell script! Essentially it will go through your friends and followers and produce two “difference” lists; people who follow you that you’re not following and people you follow but don’t follow...
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    Got VB6 Investments? Wondering where to take them?

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    Eric and the team have pulled together a great set of resources and offers for people with existing VB investments evaluating their options. Everything from practical help and guidance in the form of eBooks and videos to case studies detailing the experiences...
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    Demos - Catching Up on Rich Clients Part 2

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    Following on from Part 1 , here are my demos for Part 2 of the “Catching Up on Rich Clients”. Part 2 was entitled “10 (more) Things You Should Know About Silverlight” Slide Overview Image of the slide deck overview for this session to get your bearings...
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    Date for your Diaries - DDD Belfast, 4th April

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    The next Developer Developer Developer! day to be held in Britain and Ireland will be DDD Belfast on the 4th of April 2009 at Belfast Metropolitan College. Looks like a great mix of topics and speakers but as is customary with DDD, the final sessions...
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    Demos - Catching Up on Rich Clients Part 1

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    Rich Client Sample Sites http://www.thirteen23.com/experiences/desktop/blu/   (Desktop Twitter Client – it’s been renamed from Chirp to Blu) http://www.photosuru.com/ (Desktop Photo browsing / sharing application) http://www.mscui.net/PatientJourneyDemonstrator...
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    Azure Services Platform Videos

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    As well as MikeT’s excellent Live Framework videos on C9 I see we’ve also published the first in a series of “How Do I?” videos on the Azure Services Platform with entries on Windows Azure, .NET Services and Live Services all gathered together in one...
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    Today’s Event – Catching Up on Rich Clients

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    Thanks to everyone who turned up for a very busy event today at Cardinal Place. The slides are now available on SlideShare and the originals will be on the MSDN Events Website in a few days. Catching up on Rich Clients Part 1 of 2 View more presentations...
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    New Release of Snippet Editor

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    Just spotted that Bill has released Snippet Editor 2.1 (on CodePlex) with support for VS005, 2008 and 2010 (nothing like being ahead of the curve). Apart from anything else snippet expansions are great for demos (I find the Toolbox can be a little unreliable...
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    Code Competitions

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    I’m a huge sceptic when it comes to code competitions – perhaps Terrarium has left a permanent impression on me – I think they tend to promise much yet offer little. It’s an easy answer to a difficult problem. The barrier to entry is usually too high...
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    Bring on the Trumpets

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    The title of my last post was inspired by the best advert of the moment which Scott reminded me about during my Media Center debacle. If only all adverts could be this [a] surprising [b] cute [c] engaging [d] funny. If only most of them could be any of...
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    Bring on the Media Center

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    My Media Center is old. Very old in fact. It pre-dates Media Center 2005 and was supplied as part of a company scheme (even mentioned on the Carrera web page ). Let’s just say that, from the outset, the hardware wasn’t great. It was noisy and smelly and...
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