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April, 2008

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    End-to-End Data Centric Application with Silverlight 2

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    I have been having some fun with an end to end Silverlight 2 demo recently and I thought I'd share it here. My goal with the demo is to show how easy it is to create an end to end Silverlight application. In particular, my goal is to show Explain the...
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    Silverlight FlickR Example

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    In this example I will demonstrate a very simple call to the FlickR REST APIs from a Silverlight client. At the end we will end up with an app that looks like this: Part 1. Define some Silverlight UI Part 2. Show the local open file dialog support...
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    Job Openings Working on the .NET Framework Product Team

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    The single biggest factor for success on any project I have been apart of in the last 10 years at Microsoft is the people.  In a business like ours where intellectual capital is the biggest asset, hiring and growing people is an extremely important...
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    Updated ASP.NET Dynamic Data Bits Posted

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    We just posted some updated bits and samples for ASP.NET Dynamic Data... I encourage you to go pick them up and let us know what you think... Some cool new stuff in this release: Visual Studio Integration is much cleaner Now supports "pretty"...
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    Framework Design Studio Published

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    Krzysztof Cwalina and the gang have been working on a tool to make it easier for Framework designers to design, review and maintain highly usable APIs...  You have to check out Framework Design Studio .   We'd love to hear what you think!  ...
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    Geek Happy Hour in Raleigh, NC

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    Brian Hitney just announced that we are going to have a geek happy hour on Monday evening (April 7th) at the Carolina Ale House at Brier Creek.    Brian and I should be there by 5pm.  Oh, and just a reminder , you can catch me at the...
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    Thank you North Carolina!

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    I had a great trip in North Carolina… In addition to a fun time with my extended family, I had a chance to take two days “off” vacation and visit with three Fortune 500 companies, give a Framework Design Guidelines training class to...
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    Managed Extensibility Framework

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    Krzysztof recently announced on his blog that we have begun working on an extensibility framework for .NET..   We will blog more details about MEF in the upcoming months, but here are some early details (subject to changes, of course): MEF is a set...
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    InfoQ Interview: Framework Design Studio Released

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    InfoQ recently did an interview with Krzysztof Cwalina about Framework Design Studio . Check it out: Framework Design Studio Released
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    Reusable WPF Transitions Project is live!

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    Jared Bienz has been working on getting some cool WPF transitions code posted to codeplex.  The project, Transitionals , is now live! Transitionals is a framework for building and using WPF transitions which provide an easy way to switch between...
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    Where should the ASP.NET team release stuff?

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    One of the things I love about working on the ASP.NET team is that the team is very focused on getting customer feedback. One of the ways we do this we need to ship bits early and often.   While I think this is great, it does present some challenges...
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