Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

September, 2009

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    Web Application Toolkit for IE8

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    Some time back I did a video and some demos on how to create IE8 accelerators, search providers and web slices based around a traffic information site I called Trafficify (I know, it’s not pretty, it was never meant to be published but Ian wanted it up...
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    Web Application Toolkits

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    Web Application Toolkits provide a packaged set of samples, documentation, templates, controls etc to get up and running quickly with a particular technology. When you just want a bit of help to build an IE8 Accelerator or want to add search to your site...
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    dezineforce Proof of Concept Interview

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    Following on from my post yesterday about the dezineforce proof of concept, I spent a little more time with Peter Williams (dezineforce), Neil Kidd (Microsoft) and Josh Twist (Microsoft) quizzing them on various aspects of the project… 1. Tell me a...
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    A User Experience Overhaul with Silverlight and MVVM

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    I recently had the opportunity to spend some time in the Microsoft Technology Centre (MTC) with a company called dezineforce who offer a unique capability – a cloud-based engineering design service . Coming from an engineering background myself, I found...
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    Microsoft AJAX CDN Launched

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    I’ve long thought we were missing a trick by not having a hosted service for the ASP.NET AJAX scripts and lo and behold ScottGu has announced a new content delivery network (CDN) for the ASP.NET AJAX and jQuery libraries. That means: Edge cache...
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    Simplifying Cross Browser Compatibility Testing

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    Microsoft Expression Web includes the capability to render web pages using a variety of different rendering engines. Importantly it includes the IE6 rendering engine so you can render pages in both IE6 and IE7 or IE8 on the same machine. We’ve now made...
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    More Sessions Posted for PDC09

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    Some more sessions have just been announced for PDC09 (Nov 16-19, LA Convention Center). The current session list is available . Below I’ve listed just the latest additions. Advanced Diagnostics, Historical Debugging and Test Automation Advanced Microsoft...
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