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Congratulations @t_burger you win today's ThinkGeek $100 Gift Certificate! I will be in touch with your winner's information shortly. As for the rest of you, I'll be giving away one or more $100 gift certificates from ThinkGeek every day. See my post here for details:
From the press release:
REDMOND, Washington, October 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of Silverlight 2, one of the industry's most comprehensive and powerful solutions for the creation and delivery of applications and media experiences through a Web browser. Silverlight 2 delivers a wide range of new features and tools that enable designers and developers to better collaborate while creating more accessible, more discoverable and more secure user experiences.
You can get the love on Oct. 14th at http://silverlight.net
Now here is something interesting:
An Open Source, feature-rich and professional RIA application development environment for Microsoft Silverlight in Eclipse.
And if you want more marketing and press stuff you can always go here:
Bottom line: Silverlight 2 kicks ass so go check it out!!! :)
Folks I will be on vacation until 8/5. See you all in a couple of weeks :)
p.s. Unfortunately I’m not going to the great place shown in the picture…
Great little article by Boyd Evert on query hints. Feel the love :)
So, it looked like #1 and 2 of my 10-part webcast series went AWOL. Thanks to Emily G in Redmond for finding them again and hooking me up with the URL's to get them fixed. If you haven't seen them then you need to check them out they are one of my favorite subjects and the webcasts dont suck I swear :)
In Phase I folks submitted the idea for the contest (http://blogs.msdn.com/zainnab/archive/2008/10/15/win-some-swag-the-second-zain-blog-contest-begins.aspx). Congrats to M. Rajesh for the winning suggestion he will be getting a free copy of Vista Ultimate. I am happy to announce the details of the contest here:
Using Visual Studio Tools for Office 2007, create a Ribbon or Task Pane that regular people could use in their everyday jobs. The solution has to be posted to CodePlex so others can use it freely (http://www.codeplex.com/) and the winners will be determined by the community voting on the best solution. I haven't figured out where I want to tally the votes yet but will announce that later on.
That's it! Simple, easy, elegant, and something that folks can use.
Link to your final solution needs to be submitted by Nov. 21st with voting happening the week after and the winners announced after 5pm PST on Nov. 28th. As you create your project on CodePlex let me know and I will update this post with your entries. Just as a reminder here are the prizes:
1st Place: 4 vouchers for 50% off MS exams
2nd Place: 2 vouchers for 50% off MS exams
3rd Place: 1 voucher for 50% off MS exam
If you have any questions just ask them here and we will use the comments area to clarify any confusion. Happy coding!!! :)
Some really smart people work really hard to really get this great information to you about happenings in the South Central District (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana). I will attach the files as often as I remember to do it (keep me honest on this one and email me if I forget). Definitely want to check out some of the really cool stuff happening at Microsoft.
I’ve had some customers that are experiencing this issue so wanted to get it out more broadly in case you are having similar problems. Buck Hodges has written a blog post on symptoms and resolution here:
The KB article can be found here:
There are several other issues fixed with this TFS Update. Here is the list of issues that are fixed (for more detail go to the KB article):
Maybe this will make the taxes a little easier to bear…
I'll be giving away one or more $100 gift certificates from ThinkGeek every day for about 30 days. See my post here for details:
Keyboard: ALT + - (dock menu); ALT + SPACE (system menu for floating tool windows)Menu: Window -> [Float, Dock, etc.] (dock menu)Command: Window.ShowDockMenuVersions: 2010Published: 6/27/2010Code: vstipTool0041
With the rewrite of the IDE for VS2010 there are some changes in how you control the tool windows. When an active tool window is docked, you can use ALT + - to bring up the Dock Menu then your ARROW keys to pick an item from the menu:
This works for floating tool windows as well:
But active floating tool windows have a System Menu you can access only by pressing ALT + SPACE:
These commands should be familiar to everyone and they give you full control over moving, resizing, and other windows manipulations.