Synergist

Combining Software in Amazing Ways

July, 2008

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About Synergist

Synergist is about Michael Scherotter's passion: combining technology in interesting ways and about the convergence of technologies. 

Michael S. Scherotter is a Principal Architect Evangelist at Microsoft

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    Meet Me at the Visual Mapping Conference

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    As many of you may know I am a visual person - I have kept journals ever since starting my architecture education.  My journals are a mix of drawing, sketching, collage, watercoloring, visual mapping, and photography.  I have started to post...
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    Using a ConverterParameter in a Silverlight 2 Value Converter

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    In building a Silverlight 2 application with data binding, you often need to convert between data types and many of the data types that you use already have built-in converter.  One type that does have a built-in converter is the DateTime type. ...
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    Lenovo Uses WPF for Laptop Power Manager applet

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    I have been using a Lenovo T60p computer with Windows Vista since I joined Microsoft last year.  Lenovo has a great System update utility that keeps the service packs and applets up to date.  Recently the update utility installed a new version...
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    Uri property in a Silverlight 2 UserControl

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    In creating a Silverlight 2 UserControl, I had a need to include a Uri parameter, so I added a property.  class MyControl : UserControl { ... public Uri Source {get;set;} ... } That compiled and ran just fine but when I tried to set...
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    IE8 Forward/Back in a Silverlight 2 (Beta 2) Application

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    Yesterday I posted here , an application , with source code about how to do forward/back navigation with IE8 and a Silverlight 1.0 application and said that I would be coming up with a Silverlight 2 (Beta 2) application that does the same type of thing...
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    How IE8 Enables Silverlight Deep Linking and Browser Back/Forward Navigation

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    One of new features in the next version of Internet Explorer (IE8) was created specifically for AJAX applications and can add significant functionality to Silverlight applications as well. Here is the description of the feature (from Better AJAX Development...
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    Meet Me at the Bandwidth Music | Technology Conference

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    On August 14 and 15th, I will be speaking at the Bandwidth Music | Technology Conference in San Francisco.  I'll be part of a panel discussion on "Upcoming Release: The electronic gadgets and digital doodads which will influence the musical...
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