Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

May, 2009

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    Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Available Today to MSDN Subscribers

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    One of the many benefits of being an MSDN Subscriber is early (and sometimes exclusive) access to early bits. Today the long awaited beta of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Fx 4 will appear on the MSDN Subscribers site . It’s not there yet but it will appear...
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    A Few VS2010 Beta 1 Screenshots

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    As I blogged earlier , VS2010 will be available to MSDN subscribers later today (and everyone else later in the week). I’ve just finished installing and thought I’d share a few screen captures of the experience (and the F# templates). Performance is ...
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    VS2010 Download Link (for MSDN Subscribers)

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    Download Visual Studio 2010 / .NET Fx 4.0 Technorati Tags: visual studio 2010 , .net fx 4.0
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    ASP.NET 4.0 Webforms Enhancements

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    Following on from my post on VS2010 Enhancements for ASP.NET I thought I’d spend a little time describing some of the new ASP.NET 4.0 Webforms features. 1 – Client IDs Yes indeed. Now you can have your cake and eat it – almost. We give you control...
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    Desktop Virtualisation

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    I went along to Liam Westley’s excellent talk on virtualisation at Developer Day Scotland where he piqued my interest in the subject all over again. With Windows 7 RC I now have the option of installing Virtual PC Beta though I’m not clear if I can run...
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    Bluffer’s Guide to Accelerators, Slices and Search Providers

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    Interested in entering our IE8 competition but not sure where to start? Looking for some inspiration? Just got 10mins to kill? Want to see another cheesey opening? I’ve got just the video for you! In this Bluffer’s Guide I describe IE8 webslices, accelerators...
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    Remote Media Streaming on Windows 7

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    I’ve just been reading about a new feature in Windows 7 RC – Remote Media Streaming . This reminds me of Orb which I’ve previously used with some success on my Media Centre. I can still remember being at TechReady (an internal Microsoft conference) in...
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    Suteki Shop and ASP.NET MVC

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    At last year’s Remix:UK conference in Brighton, ScottGu mentioned a local company called Jump the Gun who were running their online store on ASP.NET MVC well before we’d released it. Wanting to chat to a local company who’d chosen to build ASP.NET MVC...
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    Virtual PC Beta

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    As a follow up to my previous post , I thought I’d try and give you an idea of the Virtual PC Beta experience in Windows 7 RC if you haven’t seen it yet. For one thing, there were parts of it I found less than intuitive. I started by running the appropriate...
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    Interested in Azure?

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    If you saw my Azure videos you’ll know that I went along to what was the first meeting of a new usergroup specifically interested in Azure – UK Azure NET. Their next meeting is on Tuesday 19th May from 6.15pm to 9.30pm at the Microsoft London office....
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    Phil Winstanley and Dave Sussman Reflect on WebDD09

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      Technorati Tags: developer , community , webdd , asp.net , silverlight
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    ASP.NET MVC and iWantGreatCare.org

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    I recently dragged colleague Mark Bloodworth out to the lake at TVP to chat about ASP.NET MVC and working on a proof of concept with iWantGreatCare.org , a free service for those looking to find the best healthcare for themselves, their family or those...
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    Integration via the Cloud

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    I sat in on a Windows Azure session given by my colleague David Gristwood recently. He talked a great deal about the fundamentals of the Azure platform , the compute and storage capabilities , as well as talking about other components such as SQL Services...
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    ASP.NET MVC Localisation

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    I mentioned in my Developer Day Scotland session that ASP.NET MVC enjoys the benefits of the underlying ASP.NET platform such as caching, membership, profiles and localization. Guy Smith-Ferrier politely questioned the accuracy of that statement wrt localization...
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