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  • Blog Post: OBA Reference Applications - What would you like to see?

    One of the biggest challenges I feel that we ( Microsoft ) face in showcasing the "value" of architecting/developing Office Business Applications is providing what I'll call "solid reference implementations" along the lines of Duwamish Books , Fitch and Mather , Global Bank , LitwareHR , other many other...
  • Blog Post: MOSS Supports Live Earth - How we built Conservation International's Public Websites (Part 2)

    Part 2 of the 2-part series on how we migrated Conservation International's public websites to SharePoint Server 2007 is now online. In this installment, we talk about how we designed and built the Silverlight v1.1-based Carbon Offset Calculator that is currently hosted on Conservation International...
  • Blog Post: MOSS Supports Live Earth - How we built Conservation International's Public Websites

    You may recall in a previous post , I wrote about how I led a couple of projects to migrate Conservation International's public websites to SharePoint Server 2007 as well as implement a Silverlight v1.1-based Carbon Offset Calculator that is currently hosted on Conservation International's newly re-launched...
  • Blog Post: Know your carbon offset?

    As mentioned in my last post , in addition to the website redesign and replatform to MOSS , I also oversaw a project that involved taking one of the customer's primary "eye candy" applications, an HTML/JavaScript-based carbon calculator, and ported it to Microsoft Silverlight v1.1 Alpha. We solicited...
  • Blog Post: Two New Internet Websites Launched on MOSS 2007

    In the spirit of talking about the cool projects I've been working on as mentioned in a previous post I want to bring your attention to two new MOSS-powered websites that just launched, right at the eve of this year's Live Earth event (that's currently happening as I write this). The customer's name...
  • Blog Post: PUBLIC SECTOR WEBCAST: Introduction to Microsoft Silverlight

    June 6th 2:00P-3:30P EST (11:00A-12:30P PST) Microsoft Silverlight is a technology for delivering rich, cross-platform interactive experiences for the Web and beyond. Silverlight will enable the creation of rich, visually stunning and interactive content and applications that run on multiple browsers...
  • Blog Post: All About Silverlight - Shawn Wildermuth

    Scott Lock informed me that Shawn Wildermuth is presenting 2 hour "All About Silverlight" session for the Capital Area .NET Users Group tomorrow. Definitely worth checking out! Details here . -Marc
  • Blog Post: PUBLIC SECTOR WEBCAST: What's New for Web Developers in Visual Studio "Orcas" & the Microsoft ASP.NET Futures

    This session will cover some of the great new features that will be coming soon with Visual Studio "Orcas" & the Microsoft ASP.NET Futures. Learn how web development with .NET will continue to improve and evolve, and talk about some of the upcoming features and how best to use them. We will be covering...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Introduction to Microsoft Silverlight

    Thanks to everyone who attended! Here's the deck . You can get to my demo code from here and my Virtual Earth code from here .
  • Blog Post: Updated Virtual Earth with Silverlight samples

    I've received quite a few requests to update my Virtual Earth + Silverlight and WPF + Virtual Earth + Silverlight samples. Both codebases are old code. Therefore, they no longer work against the current releases of Silverlight (1.0 Beta or 1.1 Alpha) and Virtual Earth (v5). I'm part of the way there...
  • Blog Post: Drums please... "WPF/E" is now Microsoft Silverlight

    http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight http://msdn.microsoft.com/silverlight http://www.silverlight.net (upcoming community site) Tim has a nice blog post about the announcement here . Stay tuned for more news coming at MIX . -Marc
  • Blog Post: Webcast Schedule for May 2007

    Register today for our upcoming webcasts! DATE TIME LOCATION TITLE AND REGISTRATION LINK PRESENTER S TARGET AUDIENCE May 4, 2007 11:00 -12:30 EST Webcast Visual Studio Tools for Office - Creating Office Document Solutions ...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Introduction to WPF (13MAR07)

    UPDATE: I promised I would post the running list of WPF controls and XAML capable tools. Mike Swanson keeps it here . 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 . You can download...
  • Blog Post: Using WPF, Virtual Earth, and WPF/E together...

    A while back, I blogged about using WPF/E & Virtual Earth together. The post is here . I've also blogged about adding Virtual Earth in a Windows Forms application here (last paragraph). What about WPF? Given that the Virtual Earth v4 Map Control is delivered as a set of JavaScript libraries, the...
  • 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: 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...
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