Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

August, 2009

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    A little legalese (off topic)

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    My wife and I have just bought a new house (well new to us). This can be a somewhat of a traumatic process in the UK, not least because of all the legal and historical issues you have to deal with. I’m sure it’s the same the world over though some of...
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    You really ought to check out Boot from VHD in Win7

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    I should have done it earlier and I’m kicking myself now. After Eric mentioned Scott Hanselman’s posts and then we had a team chat with James and Andrew I was intrigued enough to give it a go. This morning I took the plunge, following the instructions...
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    Silverlight 3 Firestarter Event Streamed Live

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    On 17th September there’s a full day of Silverlight 3 / Expression 3 goodness coming live from Seattle. The Firestarter event being held in the Microsoft Conference Centre will also be streamed live so as many people as possible can attend. There’s a...
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    Live Meeting with ScottGu Tomorrow

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    The Linked .Net Users Group (LIDNUG) is hosting another Q&A session with Scott Guthrie tomorrow starting at 5pm UK time. Click here for more details and registration Technorati Tags: scottgu , asp.net , .net
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    Windows 7 Resources

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    I’m one of those people who got on okay with Vista on the whole. I enjoyed its new look and feel, it seldom let me down (can’t remember the last time it did) and performance is excellent on the machines I run it on. That said, Windows 7 is just superb...
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    IE8. More secure than your average browser?

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    Testing by NSS Labs suggests that’s the case. Read the summary on the IE Blog Some more details from Giorgio Sardo Phrases like “an exceptional score” and “Internet Explorer 8 was by far the best at protecting against socially engineered malware” underscore...
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    Deploying Your First Windows Azure App

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    Last week I talked about how to get started with Windows Azure . In this post I want to take the simple ASP.NET app I’d built and deploy that to the cloud. One of the great things about Windows Azure is all you have to deploy is the app and some configuration...
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    Silverlight / Expression UK Launch Videos

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    MikeT and I were both at the recent UK Launch of Silverlight 3 and Expression 3 and, amongst other things, were filming like it was going out of fashion. My job was simple – capture the screen. Only trouble was tapes last 60mins for a 3+ hour event so...
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    Getting Up and Running with Windows Azure

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    If you’re not sure what Windows Azure is, may I recommend Steve Marx excellent hand drawn video . The easiest way to get yourself setup to build an Azure application is: Enable Yourself Get yourself a Windows Azure token. This allows you...
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    ASP.NET 4.0 Series Index Post

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    Just a quick post to provide hooks to the various posts in this series. I’ll add more as I expand on my last post about AJAX features: Visual Studio 2010 Enhancements for ASP.NET ASP.NET 4.0 Webforms Enhancements ASP.NET 4.0 Enhancements to Data Controls...
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    ASP.NET 4.0 AJAX Enhancements

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    Another in my unpredictable series on ASP.NET 4.0 , let’s take a look at one of the biggest areas of investment, AJAX. You can break this down into 3 key areas: Refactoring of the ASP.NET AJAX libraries The ability to declaratively instantiate client...
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