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    Picture-in-Picture Screencasts with Silverlight

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    In a post I just made, I wanted to show a picture-in-picture screencast of what I did with Groove and Virtual Earth . I created a Silverlight application (that you can steal)with Expression Blend to host two parallel video streams in a picture-in-picture...
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    Groove and Virtual Earth Screencast using Silverlight

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    I have recorded a screencast with Camtasia Studio that shows how I embedded a Virtual Earth control into a Groove Workspace . If you want to see this in action, send me a message and I will invite you to the workspace. I will make another post shortly...
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    Experimenting with my Microsoft LifeCam NX6000

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    I have been experimenting with my Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 webcam: It clips to the top of my notebook screen and I got it to do more interactive chats/meetings and to record screencasts that I make with Camtasia Studio . I have found that I get better...
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    Updated Silverlight Applications to Release Candidate

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    For those of you have heard, a Release Candidate for Silverlight 1.0 was released yesterday. I had written a few applications using the Silverlight 1.0 Beta and 1.1 Alpha. Because of some breaking changes, I had to update those applications. The process...
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    Storing Virtual Earth Pushpins in a Groove Space

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    Following up on my post about putting Virtual Earth in a Groove space, I was able to save and load lists of pushpins that are in the Groove Space as well. I have written some simple XML serialization of a Virtual Earth Shape Layer into a hidden data field...
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    Putting Virtual Earth in Groove

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    Later on today, I will be showing my manager how our distributed team could use Microsoft Office Groove 2007 to share information and track activities. I first heard of Groove, when I was at Mindjet and we had built a Mind Mapping plug-in for Groove ...
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    Using Silverlight in a Groove Space

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    A few months ago, I create a Microsoft Office Groove 2007 to share the source code for my SilverlightMap project: code to transform a Mindjet MindManager Map into a Silverlight Streaming Application hosted on silverlight.live.com. For those of you who...
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    When to Use Which Microsoft Presentation Technology

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    Yesterday I was visiting an IT department of a media company that was developing internal applications for their internal network users. They asked a great question about when to use which presentation technologies, now that Microsoft has WPF, WPF XBAP...
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    OneNote XML uses CDATA for HTML

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    If you look at the XML generated by the OneNote 2007 API, you will notice that the text outline sections are all escaped with CDATA[] elements. This, in my opinion, is bad form. I am working on transforming the OneNote XML to Silverlight XAML using XSLT...
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    Column 'TestType' does not belong to table test.

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    I got this cryptic error when running a unit test project for my OneNote to Silverlight converter add-in demo that I am building in Visual Studio 2005. I searched for the error message using Live Search . I found that by adding <OutputPath>.\bin...
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