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US Government Per Diem Rates Gadget: Building a Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget using ASP.NET AJAX
UPDATE: Modified second to last paragraph with pointer to http://gallery.live.com . Added a design goal to the list. I was asked by someone in my management chain, let's call them Manager X, to build a sample Windows Vista Sidebar gadget that would be of potential use to our US Public Sector customers...
4 Jun 2007
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
18 Apr 2007
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...
13 Apr 2007
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...
13 Apr 2007
WPF 3D Goodies
I was catching up on some blog reading and came across two posts that I think those of you interested in the 3D feature of WPF will find helpful: Bootcamp Lecture deck from the WPF 3D Team Blog New Lab Posted: Creating 3D Content with Windows Presentation Foundation -Marc
30 Mar 2007
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
28 Mar 2007
Check it out here . Man I wish I had this when I started learning WPF! -Marc
23 Mar 2007
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...
22 Mar 2007
Windows Vista: more than just a pretty face
I just finished reading this article over at ars technica. Developers always ask me "why Vista if WPF works just fine on XP SP2?" WPF on Vista is a better experience because of the "plumbing" you will read about in this article. I think this article does an excellent job explaining the history of how...
21 Mar 2007
Get the Windows Vista Aero theme in a Guest OS using Virtual PC 2007
Here's a tidbit I've been meaning to blog about for months... If you install Windows Vista as our guest OS using Virtual PC 2007 (or Virtual Server for that matter), you may initially be disappointed by the fact that you only get the Windows Vista Basic theme: Have no fear, there IS a way to get the...
14 Mar 2007
MSN Soapbox Vista Sidebar Video
I've been playing around with the Soapbox Video plugin for Windows Live Writer . This post is somewhat of an excuse for me to test out adding MSN Soapbox video to a blog post. However, I figured I would try to make it relevant . So as a prelude to my Developing Gagdets for the Windows Vista Sidebar webcast...
24 Feb 2007
WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Introduction to WPF
Thanks to everyone who attended. You can download my deck here . The demos & code I showed (plus more) are all available from http://wpf.netfx3.com/files/default.aspx except the New York Times Reader and the stuff I built using Expression Blend. You can download Blend and the Visual Studio 2005 addin...
23 Feb 2007
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...
22 Feb 2007
Looking for a WPF Ribbon control?
If you've been to any of my WPF talks or you went to the DC Vista Launch, you have probably heard me mention "a control vendor is working on a 100% WPF based Office 2007 style ribbon control." Well, Denis over at DevComponents finally broke the silence about the WPF-Ribbon . There is a private beta which...
7 Feb 2007
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...
31 Jan 2007
User Experience demos at the DC Vista / Office launch dev track
Thanks to everyone who attended! I've received a number of emails regarding the demos from my User Experience session at the DC Launch yesterday. There are a ton of code samples / demos available with the Windows SDK . The "healthcare prototype" and "Woodgrove Finance Explorer" apps (along with others...
31 Jan 2007
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...
16 Jan 2007
DC Vista, Office, Exchange Launch Event
Having spoken to a few customers, it has come to my attention many of you in the DC area aren't aware of the launch event we are having this month. The event is open to the public. Did I mention it is free? Many of the folks on our team will be presenting. Stop by and say hi if you attend! -Marc Ready...
2 Jan 2007
Vista RC1 available to the public
Windows Vista Customer Preview Program RC1 download is available here . -Marc tags: Windows Vista , VISTA
14 Sep 2006
.NET Framework 3.0 RC1 and tools available
.NET Framework 3.0 Release Candidate (RC) was made available for download on September 1st. I have been holding off on blogging about it because all of the relevant tools were not yet available until yesterday. Rob Relyea has a nice post here pointing you to all the bits. -Marc tags: .NET , WinFX , ...
8 Sep 2006
Project GlidePath Software Factory
While federal developers aren’t exactly MicroISVs , the Project GlidePath software factory still may be of interest. It provides some useful information on developing with the .Net Framework 3.0 and is a great example of a Software Factory . For information, check out the Channel 9 video . The official...
20 Jun 2006
Karsten’s 5 day WPF boot camp
So you are interested in getting up to speed on WPF, but don’t know where to start? Karsten Januszewski just posted a recipe to be up and running in 5 days. Check it out here . I like that he has guidance for both developers and designers. -Marc Technorati Tags: Microsoft , .NET , Windows Vista...
16 Jun 2006
Take a look at the newly launched http://www.seewindowsvista.com site to see a sampling of the 'art of the possible' on Windows Vista. I think they've done a great job with this site...congrats guys! -Darryl
1 Jun 2006
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