Dr. Z's Blog

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July, 2008

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    Microsoft TechFest Silverlight Event -- Recorded Sessions

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    I finally completed encoding all videos from the one-day Microsoft TechFest Silverlight Event , and uploaded them to my Silverlight Streaming account. Due to file size limit, I have broken each session into multiple parts and posted five of them. The...
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    Pittsburgh .NET User Group (Pgh.NET) Summer Slam VII

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    The 7th summer social event organized by Pittsburgh Technology Council is coming up this Thursday. See detail below. Developers, leave your code at the office; DBAs, forget Oracle and SQL for one night; CIOs, you can worry about the information technology...
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    Porting Flash Code/Content to Silverlight?

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    One question I get asked a lot while talking about Silverlight is if there are Flash to Silverlight (currently in version 2 beta 2) conversion tools available. The quick answer is there are not many such tools in the market at present. But you can find...
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    Workflow Capabilities Available in BizTalk Services

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    The most exciting new capability that has been added to BizTalk Services R12 Release “R12” CTP is Workflow. These new cloud-based Workflow capabilities enable ‘service orchestration’ from the cloud. This specialized cloud-based, or hosted, Windows Workflow...
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    Dynamically Selecting Theme in Silverlight 2 Applications

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    Nikhik in his recent blog explains how to dynamically select a theme from multiple themes in Silverlight 2 applications, e.g. based on a user's profile. This improved feature addresses several shortcomings associated with the StaticResource approach....
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    Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 Available

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    If you have a Windows Home Server, you may be interested to download the Power Pack 1 release (file size 22.5 MB). This release includes many improvements , including the following: • Support for home computers that are running Windows...
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    RDA Architecture Team Blog

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    David Makogon is a co-lead for RDA’s Architecture Guidance evangelist team. According to him, they have just created a team blog at http://rdaarchitecture.blogspot.com . Check it out when you get a chance.
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    A Computer Science Professor Who Has Inspired Millions of People in the World

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    According to MSNBC , Randy Pausch, a computer science professor who has inspired millions of people in the world through his "Last Lecture: Achiving Your Childhood Dreams" and a best-selling book, has died at a young age of 47. You can find the video...
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    What It's Like to Become a Microsoft Certified Architect

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    If you are interested to become an MCA, you may want to check out my interview posted at Channel9 with Biff Gaut who has earned his MCA title during the pilot phase of the MCA programs. During the interview he candidly shared his personal experience with...
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