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February, 2008

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    Islands of Richness with Silverlight on an ASP.NET page

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    While I certainly think there are tons of interesting scenarios for a Silverlight application that takes over the full browser screen, there are also some interesting scenarios for putting Islands of richness on a predominately ASP.NET\HTML page. This...
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    Who Wouldn't Want a Silverlight Valentines?

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    Check out the very cool Silverlight based Valentines day card site.. Send one to your sweetie today! In the spirit of the season, I made one just for you ! Enjoy. 2-12: fixed typeo - That will teach me to blog during an ASP.NET MVC spec review ;-)
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    Heading RTP in North Carolina...

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    In April I will be going to see some family in North Carolina and I thought I'd take the opportunity to speak at the local user group there.   On April 9th, I will be speaking at the Triangle .NET User Group in Raleigh, NC...  Here is what...
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    Great ASP.NET AJAX Web Portal Starter Kit: dropthings.com

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    I was very excited to see that Omar AL Zabir , co-founder & CTO Pageflakes has created a very cool AJAX based Web portal http://dropthings.com . And even more excited to see he has posted all the code in an open source way! Now you can build your...
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    Cool new WPF application: Cayra Mindmapping tool Free!

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    Check out this cool new new mind mapping tool that uses some of the great layout and graphics capabilities of WPF. http://cayra.net/ Here is a mindmap of Mix I created to test it out.. Fun stuff!
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    The NBA All-Stars go Silverlight

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    I just noticed the NBA All-Stars went with Silverlight for the update to their video site. Now you can watch all your favorite NBA clips in Silverlight! If your boss asks, tell him you are doing a "technology evaluation" ;-) Check it out: http://www.nba...
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    At the Visual Studio 2008 Launch in LA

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    I am already having a great time at the Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and Sql Server 2008 Launch event in LA… I am gave a very fun session on Visual Studio 2008 for Web Developers... It was fun to pull this together over the last few days...
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    The CodeProject gets Silverlight Support

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    You have likely run across the CodeProject before, at least in a web search for some source code.. CodeProject is a community run website focused on providing a HUGE number of Visual Studio and .NET articles and code snippets. This community thrives on...
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    Mix08 -- Almost sold out...

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    I just head that we are very close to selling out Mix08, so if you want to be there for all the action, now is the time! Check out http://visitmix.com/2008/default.aspx for all the details... But a few cool things we are doing this year... 1. Lots more...
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    Aptana gets Microsoft AJAX Library Support

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    Wow - check it out... Aptana (the "other" IDE for web development) just got support for the Microsoft Ajax library . The Microsoft Ajax Library is that the core of ASP.NET AJAX, but does not require any Microsoft software on the server of client. And...
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    Heading to ALT.NET in Seattle

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    I just signed up for ALT.NET Seattle April 18-20! I am really looking forward to the unconference style of the event. I am hoping to learn about the latest trends, and get some feedback on ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight, and the state of the art in TDD and...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Launch: Live Chat Today

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    The Visual Studio 2008 Launch fun continues! There is a around the clock chat going on to give people around the world a chance to ask questions about VS2008. I will be hosting a live chat today(2-28) 8-10pm PST. If you'd like to sign on and ask any...
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