Gold Coast

Over the years, this blog has been about many different things related to software development with Microsoft technologies. Since my current role focuses on Dynamics CRM / XRM, that's what it's primarily about right now.

November, 2009

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    Bing Maps roadshow in Reston

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    Want to get up to speed on the latest release of Bing Maps including both the Ajax and Silverlight controls as well as the SOAP web services?  Don’t miss the upcoming roadshow in Reston, Va.  Details: http://www.bing.com/community/blogs/govmaps...
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    EventToCommand + DataStateBehavior eases MVVM pain

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      MVVM is a pattern.  There are all sorts of MVVM frameworks popping up that help make implementing the pattern easier.  If you select the MVVM tag off of www.codeplex.com , you will find a number of them: http://www.codeplex.com/site/search...
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    Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch

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    Robert Levy from the Surface team and Anson Tsao from the WPF team gave a great session on: Multi-Touch on Microsoft Surface and Windows 7 for .NET Developers The session is definitely worth watching if you are interested in building multi-touch apps...
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    Great PDC session on SharePoint 2010 sandbox solutions

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    http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/PR10 I missed this session at PDC.  There were so many good sessions, it was hard to choose.  The good news is that the sessions are now showing up at http://microsoftpdc.com/Videos .  I didn’t get to elaborate...
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    Silverlight touch just got easier

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    I’ve been waiting for this to happen!  The Surface team ported their Manipulation and Inertia APIs to Silverlight 3+.  They’ve made them available for download at: http://tinyurl.com/SurfaceManipSilverlight This is a must have set of APIs if...
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    ADO.NET Data Services for Java and PHP developers

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    Every time I talk about ADO.NET Data Services, I mention that they can be consumed by any API that allows you to make http requests.  I usually show how you can use the Add Service Reference feature of Visual Studio to generate proxy classes to make...
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    FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on SharePoint 2010

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    Thanks to everyone for coming out.  As I mentioned at the dinner, we will skip December due to the holidays.  We will start up in January again.  Topic and date TBD.  Here’s the deck I used today: Keep an eye out for the hidden slides...
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    SQL Azure and SSMS: happy together

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    SQL Server Management Studio Support for SQL Azure http://blogs.msdn.com/ssds/archive/2009/11/10/9920168.aspx More details: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee621784.aspx One of the things they don’t mention in the post is that all this works in...
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    Going to PDC?

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    I am looking to connect with my customers at PDC.  So if you work or are doing work (as contractor, consultant, etc.) for a US Government organization, then drop me a line here .  I’d love to connect at PDC.
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    Simple, short videos on the Windows Azure Platform

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    Windows Azure Platform Windows Azure SQL Azure .NET Services Short, sweet, clear.  Brilliant!
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    Developer Dinner on SharePoint 2010

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    Sorry for the short notice… The next developer dinner is on Nov 11th.  Details: http://tinyurl.com/SP2010dinner Please note the announcement calls out that the dinner IS NOT at the Microsoft Reston office.  It is at a nearby hotel.
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    Tallahassee follow up

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    Thanks for taking the time to attend our developer day!  For resources from my Windows 7 for .NET Developers session, see this post: http://tinyurl.com/Win7DevDinner The two decks and the GuestBook demo I used for the Windows/SQL Azure session are...
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    SDL Developer Starter Kit - “Just Do It!”

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    For those of you who haven’t heard of it, the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) is “A Microsoft-wide initiative and a mandatory policy since 2004, the SDL introduces security and privacy early and throughout the development process. Combining...
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