Dr. Z's Blog

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November, 2009

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    Creating Windows 7 Multitouch Applications

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    The Windows 7 Training Kit for Developers includes several sample applications that can help you get started with creating multitouch applications in managed code (C# or VB), native code or MFC. The managed code and native code samples require Visual...
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    Adding Microsoft Bing Maps to your Web Applications

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    The Bing Maps Silverlight Control 1.0 has just been released. You can now use Microsoft Bing Maps in your web application in three different methods. However, before you get started,  you need to download the Silverlight Control SDK and create a...
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    PDC09 Demo App: Tailspin Travel (Visual Studio 2010)

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    You can now download the Tailspin Travel application from Codeplex ( download here ). System Requirements:   Tailspin was built using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, and there are a few features in use in the demo that require that version (e.g. coded...
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    Microsoft Cloud Computing Project “Dallas”

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    Microsoft Codename “ Dallas ” is Microsoft’s Information Services business, enabling developers and information workers to instantly find, purchase, and manage Web services and datasets to power the next set of killer applications on any platform. More...
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    Adding Unique Windows 7 Technical Features to XP and Vista Applications

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    Jason Zander put together a reference application “Image Viewer” that shows how to enable some cool Windows 7 features in your XP or Vista applications with relatively little effort and without sacrificing backward compatibility. You can download the...
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    Windows Identity Foundation (aka Geneva Framework) Release Candidate Available

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    The Windows Identity Foundation helps simplify user access for developers by externalizing user access from applications via claims and reducing development effort with pre-built security logic and integrated .NET tools. You can download WIF here .
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    Introducing SharePoint 2010 (Beta)

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    SharePoint Server 2010 Beta provides an extensible platform to rapidly build solutions using familiar tools such as Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010. Beta is available for download here . To learn more about SharePoint 2010, visit Microsoft...
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    PDC 2009: Announcing Availability of ASP.NET MVC 2 (Beta), WIF (RTM) and AppFabric (Beta)

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    At PDC ’s keynote Bob Muglia announced availability of several products and technologies. Some of them will be available for download shortly. a. ASP.NET MVC 2 Beta (for Visual Studio 2008 SP1) ASP.NET MVC 2 is a framework for developing highly testable...
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    Building Amazing Business Applications with Silverlight 4

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    Brad Abrams at Microsoft has a great blog post that provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a line of business application using Silverlight 4 and RIA Services with Visual Studio 2010. You can find the source code and watch his PDC09 presentation...
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    Watch Live Keynotes of PDC 2009

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    A Mac User’s Windows 7 Tale

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    While comparing HTC Pure vs. HTC Tilt, I found by serendipity John’s youtube video on Windows 7. As John said he is a Mac user. But I really appreciated his frank views on Windows 7. Check out the video and let me know what you think.
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    Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit

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    Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit (October Preview) is available to download here . The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn...
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    Silverlight 4 Beta Available

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    At PDC09 ScottGu discussed many new and enhanced features of Silverlight 4 and announced that SL4 beta is available here and rtm available first half of 2010.        
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    Facebook Toolkit for .NET Developers

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    Microsoft has just released a Facebook SDK that enables .NET developers to quickly and easily leverage the various features of the Facebook Platform. This toolkit has evolved over time with input from the community and from Microsoft. The latest release...
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    Life at Microsoft: The truth revealed...again!

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    Check out this Channel9 video that reveals life at Microsoft that you haven’t seen. Guaranteed!
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    Two Roundtable Discussions on Windows 7 Application Compatibility

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    Part 1 : Get your questions answered on the most common challenges around application compatibility when coming from a legacy operating system, why changes were made along the way, compatibility technologies inside the OS and methods for getting incompatible...
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    Windows Server 2008 R2 Contest

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    You don’t have to be a poet to win this grand prize, a Home Theater System including a 52” TV! Check out detail here Whether or not you win the prize, you are entitled to the Free MS Press eBook (pdf file):  Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 .
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    Free Technology-training Program to N.C. Residents

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    According to Business Journal, Microsoft will provide 10,500 vouchers for Microsoft Windows and Office online training, 10,500 vouchers for Microsoft business-certification exams and 2,700 for advanced training. Detail here .
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    The Toolshed Man Starts a New Chapter

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    A colleague of mine, who I got to know while working out of the Microsoft New England office, decided to start a new chapter after 12 years of service. He is best known as Russ’s  Tool Shed. If you think developing .NET applications can be fun, you...
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    Windows 7 Touch Deep Dive Session at PDC09

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    Check out Reed Townsend’s Windows 7 touch deep dive session at PDC. This session is targeted at developers interested in building touch-optimized experiences. You can watch the presentation online or download the presentation file (ppt) and video here...
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    ISV Software Architecture Workshop

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    My colleague Ashish Jaiman will be hosting a one-day event at Reston MTC on Dec. 8, 2009. Agenda: UPDATE on Microsoft technologies fresh form PDC. Opportunity to Network with other ISVs in the area, Microsoft delegates, and Microsoft MVPs Learn about...
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    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Launch Event Contents

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    Thanks to all who attended the launch event this week at Tyson’s Corner. You can find and download the contents of the morning sessions of the Windows Server 2008 R2 track. If you are looking for Windows 7 contents from the launch event, please contact...
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