Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

June, 2009

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    Bing Background Images

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    I love the idea of using iconic British images for the Bing homepage. I thought the current one was particularly evocative. That said, I currently have this beautiful image as my Win7 desktop background (in focus and without the text :-)). It was the...
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    ASP.NET 4.0 Enhancements to Data Controls

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    Picking up where I left off some time back on ASP.NET 4.0 , today we take a look at some of the enhancements we’re making to data controls in ASP.NET 4.0. Let’s start with the easy stuff. Cleaner HTML Over the years we’ve made significant advances in...
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    ASP.NET MVC Training Kit

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    Apologies if I’ve mentioned this before – I don’t recall doing so but that doesn’t count for much these days! I came across the ASP.NET MVC Training Kit (actually, Mark Quirk put me on to it). According to the blurb “The ASP.NET MVC Training Kit includes...
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    Birmingham – An Intelligent City?

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    I’d seen this video (as I said to Mark, I find the start a bit creepy) before I saw Mark’s blog post on the subject (which he wrote some time back). It’s a proof of concept focussing on transport and the challenges we all face when negotiating our way...
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    Starting Out in Web, SharePoint or Mobile Dev? Why not Ramp Up?

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    RampUp is a community based learning programme created by a plethora of well respected subject matter experts that currently offers track on the likes of : Developer Basics Web Development with ASP.NET Move from ASP to ASP.NET Move from PHP to ASP.NET...
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    Microsoft Expression 1..2..3

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    Blend, Encoder, Web, Design, Media, Studio – it’s easy to get confused by the plethora of Expression family products but given we’re nearing another release I thought it might be worth a few posts to try and to try and simplify things as well as provide...
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    Expression Design Resources

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    Following on from my post about the Expression family , I said I’d follow up with some more details on Expression Design. Someone commented on my other post that Expression Design is “too basic” and I suppose for many people that will be a fair criticism...
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    Want to see ScottGu talk ASP.NET MVC? [UK]

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    As well as doing a Silverlight session at the London .NET User Group on Thursday night, Scott has also offered to do an ASP.NET MVC session this Friday afternoon (3rd July) for Vista Squad at the Microsoft offices just outside Reading from 1pm. For Friday...
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    Web Platform Installer

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    I’ve realised that despite all the noise about it , I’ve pretty much managed to ignore the Web Platform Installer (WebPI) to date. Which is a shame because I know it does some pretty cool things, takes a lot of the drudgery out of configuring your machine...
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