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  • Blog Post: Getting FetchXML from LINQPad

    Using FetchXML is necessary in many situations with CRM 2011.  The biggest one is if you are taking a “design for online” approach to solution building.  I’m a big believer that everyone should be designing their solutions this way because then your solution is truly portable between CRM Online...
  • Blog Post: City of Miami Uses Microsoft Technologies to Improve Permits and Services for Citizens

      Like most municipalities, the City of Miami is under mounting pressure to do more with less. One such challenge is in the city’s land management operations, which encompass functions such as permitting, zoning, urban planning and design, inspections, certifications, code enforcement and regulation...
  • Blog Post: Miami Upgrades Land Management Systems, Streamlines Permits and Services for Citizens - Case Study Now Live!

    See the full case study here: http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000007629 Like most municipalities, the City of Miami is under mounting pressure to do more with less. One such challenge is in the city’s land management operations, which encompass functions such...
  • Blog Post: DevDinnerOnDemand: Overview of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

    With the .NET Framework 3.5 (the version native to Visual Studio 2008) coming up on its first anniversary, Microsoft is poised to release the first update to the framework in the form of Service Pack (SP1).  This Service Pack is unlike your standard Service Pack, in that it will introduce new features...
  • Blog Post: HOL: MSDN VIRTUAL LABS

    Part of the survey result was overwhelming feedback about hands on experiences during our dev events. I know that trying to do these at work is nearly impossible because of all the other work priorities and interruptions, but with the Virtual labs you can do them from anywhere - a coffee shop with wireless...
  • Blog Post: FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

    Thanks to everyone who attended! You can download the deck and links to the code here: Normally, I make my actual demo code available for download. However, this time around, my demo code was based on the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit. I blogged about it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/devkeydet...
  • Blog Post: Free training on .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and ASP.NET MVC

    Looking for free introductory training on the .NET 3.5 SP1 & ASP.NET MVC?  Head over to Jonathan Carter's blog to get all the details on the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit RTM .  What will you find?  Information and links to download a kit that has presentations, demos, and labs...
  • Blog Post: SCREENCAST: Rendering Polygons from SQL Server 2008 on Virtual Earth

    In this screencast, I build off of the concepts shown in my previous screencast and show you how to render a polygon on a Virtual Earth map using REST, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), LINQ to SQL, and the new geography data type in SQL Server 2008. To learn more about the GeoRSS utility library...
  • Blog Post: SCREENCAST: Saving Virtual Earth Polygons to SQL Server 2008

    In this screencast, I show you how to draw a polygon on a Virtual Earth map and save it using ASP.NET AJAX, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), LINQ to SQL, and the new geography data type in SQL Server 2008. Screencast: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/keydet/Saving-Virtual-Earth-Polygons-to-SQL-Server...
  • Blog Post: FOLLOW UP: Public Sector Developer Conference (Downers Grove, IL)

    Thanks to everyone who attended!  Here are the links to the decks and code for the sessions.  I don't have the content from the LINQ & VSTO sessions yet, but will update this post when I get them.  However, I did promise to have a post up this morning. How Visual Studio Team System...
  • Blog Post: Free training on .NET 3.5 SP1

    I just came across this update to the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit from Jonathan Carter .  If you've seen my ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview webcast and are looking for the code, then you will want to download the kit.  I used the kit as the starting point for my demos.  I do a few...
  • Blog Post: WPF for Line of Business applications

    I'm a big believer that WPF is a great UI technology for LOB applications.  Yes, there are some shortcomings in the designer experience if you compare the WPF designer to the Windows Forms designer in Visual Studio 2008.  Yes, WPF is missing some controls that people expect like a DataGrid...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Overview of the Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

    Thanks to everyone who attended!  Sorry about the demo hiccups / going over.  As I mentioned in the beginning, I had a hard time trying to get everything I wanted to cover into 90 minutes.  As you can see, there's quite a bit in the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions.  Normally, I make all of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference - June 4, 2008, Nashville, TN

    Venue Microsoft Nashville Office 2555 Meridian Blvd., Suite 300 Franklin, TN 37067 Date & Time June 4, 2008 9:00AM – 4:00 PM EST Registration Information: Click here About the Conference Join us for a day of developer-oriented technical sessions, featuring Microsoft Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST: Overview of the Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

    The ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview is a new release that provides new functionality being added to ASP.NET 3.5 and ADO.NET in 2008. This release delivers a set of new features that target: Enabling High Productivity Data Scenarios - including MVC, Entity Framework, ADO.NET Data Services and Dynamic Data...
  • Blog Post: SCREENCAST: Exposing/Consuming RSS/ATOM using WCF 3.5 & Silverlight 2

    In this screencast, I show you how easy it is to expose RSS and Atom feeds using the new Web Programming Model (REST) features, classes in the new System.ServiceModel.Syndication namespace, and LINQ to SQL in the .NET Framework 3.5.  Then, you will see how you can use classes from the System.ServiceModel...
  • Blog Post: DC Launch Follow Up

    Thanks to everyone who stuck around for my "Defy Occasionally-Connected Challenges With Smart Client Applications" session at the DC Launch.  The deck and demo files are available here: Deck Workflow Services Demo Sync Services for ADO.NET Demo Server Database The demos require Visual...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference - May 15, 2008 - Downers Grove, IL

    Conference Title Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference Venue Microsoft Downers Grove Office 3025 Highland Parkway, Suite 300 Downers Grove IL 60515 Date & Time May 15, 2008 9:00AM – 4:00 PM CST Registration Information: Click here About the Conference...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference - April 2, 2008 - Washington, DC @ FOSE 2008

    Conference Title Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference Venue Washington Convention Center 801 Mount Vernon Place NW Washington DC District of Columbia 20001 United States Date & Time April 2, 2008 9:00AM – 4:00 PM EST Register here today as space is limited...
  • Blog Post: Webcast Schedule for March 2008

    Register today for our upcoming webcasts! DATE TIME LOCATION TITLE AND REGISTRATION LINK PRESENTER S OWNER TARGET AUDIENCE March 14 , 2008 14:00 -15:30 EST Webcast Building WPF Applications in Visual Studio 2008 and Expression...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: What's New for Web Developers in Visual Studio 2008 & the .NET Framework 3.5

    Thanks to everyone who attended.  You can get the deck here and the code here .  The code has been updated for Visual Studio 2008 RTM.   - Marc   Technorati Tags: asp.net , .net framework , ajax , linq , visual studio
  • Blog Post: FOLLOW UP: Public Sector Developer Conference (Seattle & Olympia, WA)

    Thanks to everyone who attended.  All of my demos are based on Visual Studio 2008 / .NET Framework 3.5 RTM.  Here are the downloads: Introduction to LINQ + LINQ to SQL - deck , demo code NOTE: You will need to install both the Northwind (available here ) and AdventureWorks (available here ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference - Olympia, WA - January 17, 2008

    On behalf of Microsoft, I invite you to the Public Sector Developer conference in Olympia, WA on January 17, 2008. Please read on for agenda and registration information ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!! Conference Title Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference - Seattle, WA - January 16, 2008

    On behalf of Microsoft, I invite you to the Public Sector Developer conference in Seattle, WA on January 16, 2008. Please read on for agenda and registration information ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!! Conference Title Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference...
  • Blog Post: Webcast Schedule for January 2008

    Register today for our upcoming webcasts! DATE TIME LOCATION TITLE AND REGISTRATION LINK PRESENTER S TARGET AUDIENCE January 4 , 2008 14:00 -15:30 EST Webcast What’s Up With CardSpace? Joel Reyes Developers ...
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