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  • Blog Post: New ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit version released

    Details here . -Marc
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Developing Gadgets for the Windows Vista Sidebar (APRIL)

    Thanks to everyone who attended! You can find links to the downloads from previous posts here and here . The per diem gadget I showed should be ready in the next couple weeks. -Marc
  • Blog Post: PUBLIC SECTOR WEBCAST: Developing Gadgets for the Windows Vista Sidebar (APRIL)

    When April 18th 2:00P-3:30P EST (11:00A-12:30P PST) Where Register at this link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032334426&Culture=en-US Note : Audio will be via the Internet. Your machine will need a speaker. Abstract Windows Sidebar Gadgets are lightweight programmable...
  • Blog Post: Thanks to everyone in Los Angeles & Sacramento who attended our conference

    As promised, you can get my decks and demos from www.publicsectordeveloper.com ( direct link ). The demos are "as-is" but feel free to let me know if something doesn't work anymore. A more detailed explanation of the WPF deck and demos can be found here . If you are interested in WPF, then don't forget...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST FOLLOWUP: Creating Controls with the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit (April)

    You can download the deck and code from the presentation here . A recording of the webcast is available here . -Marc
  • Blog Post: Upgrading from ASP.NET 1.1 to ASP.NET 2.0 + AJAX

    I'm trying to get back into the habit of answering customer questions via the blog so all of you get the benefit of the answer. Here's a question which showed up in my mailbox recently: "I have a very large project in ASP.NET 1.1. If I upgrade the server to ASP.NET 2.0 with AJAX, will the project possibly...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Adding Mapping Capabilities to your Applications with Virtual Earth & ASP.NET AJAX (MARCH)

    UPDATE: Changed the url for the collections sharing site to the official Windows Live site. Thanks Rob ! UPDATE2: All of our webcasts are recorded. You can get to the recording by clicking the original registration link of any webcast. The recording for this particular webcast is at http://msevents.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Developing Gadgets for the Windows Vista Sidebar (MARCH)

    Sorry for those of you who expected this post to show up yesterday. You can find my updated deck here and the gadget which uses ASP.NET AJAX for web service calls + client side data binding here . -Marc
  • Blog Post: PUBLIC SECTOR WEBCAST: Adding Mapping Capabilities to your Applications with Virtual Earth & ASP.NET AJAX

    UPDATE: CORRECTED THE DATE. SORRY ABOUT THE CONFUSION. When March 29th 2:00P-3:30P EST (11:00A-12:30P PST) Where Register at this link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032331002&Culture=en-US Note : Audio will be via the Internet. Your machine will...
  • Blog Post: PUBLIC SECTOR WEBCAST: Developing Gadgets for the Windows Vista Sidebar (MARCH)

    When March 27th 2:00P-3:30P EST (11:00A-12:30P PST) Where Register at this link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032331000&Culture=en-US Note : Audio will be via the Internet. Your machine will need a speaker. Abstract Windows Sidebar Gadgets are lightweight programmable...
  • Blog Post: Building ASP.NET 2.0 Web Sites Using Web Standards

    I just came across this recently published article. A significant portion of it covers accessibility. You'll also want to download the Writing Accessible Web Applications document from MSDN Downloads. The document talks about accessibility with AJAX. -Marc
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth and ESRI Data

    One of the questions I get asked about like clockwork when I do Virtual Earth programming sessions to government customers is "How do I get my 'ESRI data' onto the map?" I always caveat that I don't know much about ESRI products. I then tell people that Virtual Earth is a platform visualization of data...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX based Virtual Earth server control alpha available

    If you've attended any of my Virtual Earth presentations, then you've heard me talk about and show a prototype of an ASP.NET AJAX based Virtual Earth server control. Chris Pietchsmann has released an alpha of his PietschSoft.VE v2 control. Have a look at his announcement here . -Marc
  • Blog Post: SmartPart Update (Beta) Released with ASP.NET AJAX Support

    Wow, Jan has released an update to his SmartPart that provides support for ASP.NET AJAX . In his implementation, he made use of Eric Schoonover's AjaxBasePart class that he talks about in this post . Read more about it here .
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX Integration with SharePoint

    ASP.NET AJAX integration with Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 has been a relatively hot topic in the developer community. Here's some interesting posts on the topic of enabling ASP.NET AJAX support in your MOSS/WSSv3 solutions. Integrating ASP.NET AJAX with SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: PUBLIC SECTOR WEBCAST: Developing Gadgets for the Windows Vista Sidebar

    When Feb. 27th 2:00P-3:30P EST (11:00A-12:30P PST) Where Register at this link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032325327 Note : Audio will be via the Internet. Your machine will need a speaker. Abstract Windows Sidebar Gadgets are lightweight programmable objects...
  • Blog Post: AJAX programming in Windows Vista Sidebar gadgets

    I've been talking to a few customers about gadget programming recently. I've also been doing some gadget programming myself to get ready for my webcast this month on the topic. One of the first things people ask me about gadget programming, once they understand the fundamentals, is how to make network...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Creating Controls with the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit

    Thanks to everyone who attended! Sorry for the technical difficulties. I really appreciate the fact that most of you stuck around. I am not sure how/why I dropped of the conference bridge. I'm just glad I was able to get back on before the majority of you gave up. The slide deck and code are available...
  • Blog Post: More WPFE, Virtual Earth, and AJAX goodness!

    I was inspired by WPF/E and "Layering" Content and Using Opacity with a WPFE / Virtual Earth Mashup to try something similar but different. I wanted to be able to show WPFE content (vector graphics, text, and video) on a map when I hover over a pushpin. So I hacked away and this is what I came up with...
  • Blog Post: PUBLIC SECTOR WEBCAST: Creating Controls with the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit (repeat)

    When Jan. 16th 2:00P-3:30P EST (11:00A-12:30A PST) Where Register at this link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032321906&Culture=en-US Note : Audio will be via the Internet. Your machine will need a speaker. Abstract The ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit is a set of controls...
  • Blog Post: AJAX Security

    Just about every time I do an ASP.NET AJAX presentation, someone asks me about some question about AJAX security. I always start of by saying, "I'm not an AJAX security expert, but I will do my best to answer your specifc questions..." Well, thanks to Joe Stagner , there are a bunch of upcoming AJAX...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX RC is out!

    Just in case you haven't seen it announced anywhere else:). http://ajax.asp.net -Marc
  • Blog Post: Can you add Virtual Earth to your ASP.NET 2.0 applications without writing JavaScript?

    Heck yea! Chris Pietschmann wrote a sweet little server control that does it! In his own words "PietschSoft.VE is an ASP.NET 2.0 Virtual Earth Server Control. The goal of this control is to allow ASP.NET developers to utilize Virtual Earth mapping within their applications without requiring any JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Programming Deck and Code

    Thanks to everyone who attended the Virtual Earth Public Sector Partner Event or one of my Webcasts this week on Virtual Earth programming. As promised, here are the download links. I have broken them up into multiple downloads because it would be a HUGE download otherwise. VeProgramming.zip - Full deck...
  • Blog Post: PUBLIC SECTOR WEBCAST: Adding Mapping Capabilities to your Applications with Virtual Earth

    If you are interested in adding mapping capabilities to your app, please join me for this webcast next week. At the end of the webcast, I plan on giving you a sneak peek at an ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit based server control I am working on that allows you to add Virtual Earth to your ASP.NET applications...
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