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.

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    FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on ASP.NET 4.0

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    Thanks to everyone who attended!  You can find the deck and demo code here: Slide 40 of the deck has links to get the demo code.  Once the next preview release of ASP.NET 4.0 AJAX is published, I will blog about where you can get the samples...
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    XamlFest DC (March 4 and 5)

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    Here’s a chance at some free WPF and Silverlight training.  XamlFest is an event touring around the US enabling developers to ramp up their WPF/Silverlight skills quickly.  Here is the description of the event: “Are you excited about the WPF...
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    DevDinnerOnDemand: Implementing Modern User Experiences with Expression Blend & Silverlight

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    Building off the sample app built during the Building Business-Focused Applications Using Silverlight 2 and Beyond Developer Dinner, James Chittenden will cover all the basics that every designer and developer of WPF and Silverlight applications needs...
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    Looking for a list of Silverlight & WPF controls?

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    How about a WPF app that is a live demo of all of them?  Mike Taulty recently published a ClickOnce app that might tickle your fancy… http://mtaulty.com/CommunityServer/blogs/mike_taultys_blog/archive/2009/02/03/silverlight-wpf-control-browser.aspx...
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    My team started a group on facebook

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    ANNOUNCING - Government Software Developers Group on facebook http://blogs.msdn.com/publicsector/archive/2009/02/09/announcing-government-software-developers-group-on-facebook.aspx
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    DEVELOPER DINNER: What’s new in ASP.NET 4.0 (Web Forms, AJAX, and JQuery)?

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    Attend this event for your chance to win an Xbox 360 Xbox 360 will be raffled at the conclusion of the dinner. Wednesday, February 18, 2009 6:00 PM - Wednesday, February 18, 2009 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Welcome Time: 5:30 PM Microsoft Reston...
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    Microsoft Surface GIS Apps by Infostrat

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    I’ve been working with a number of partners lately on building Microsoft Surface apps.  Infostrat is one of them.  They have done some of the best Virtual Earth integration work I have seen so far.  Have a look at this video that highlights...
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    LiveUpload to Facebook 2.0 is out

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    LiveUpload to Facebook 2.0 was just released. If you use Facebook, then this is a must have Windows Live Photo Gallery plug in. You can get it from http://www.codeplex.com/liveuploadfacebook . The Windows Live Photo & Video blog keeps a list of known...
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    Do you use twitter?

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    I’m going to give it a try.  http://twitter.com/devkeydet So many people I talk to lately are using things like twitter, facebook, linkedin, etc.  I have accounts, but I haven’t really gotten into any of these services yet.  I am trying...
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    Silverlight Unit Test Framework

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    A question came up last week at the Designer Dinner about unit testing Silverlight applications.  I promised to follow up with a link to the Microsoft Silverlight Unit Test Framework .  I forgot to add the link to the follow up post for the...
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    VEToolkit: A must have for all Virtual Earth Developers!

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    If you are building Virtual Earth solutions with the JavaScript control, then you absolutely have to download this toolkit.  Chris Pietschmann just announced the first official release.  Here’s how he describes the toolkit: “The Virtual Earth...
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    DevDinnerOnDemand: Building Business-Focused Applications Using Silverlight 2 and Beyond

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    Business-focused applications, sometimes referred to as Line Of Business (LOB) applications, are almost universally about working with data in some shape or form.  At it’s a heart, a business app needs: A way to move data between tiers A way to shape...
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    Don’t miss the Designer Dinner next week

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    Based on the success of our Developer Dinner series for US Public Sector Partners, James has been delivering Designer Dinners focusing on the design side of software development.  James is the User Experience Evangelist on our team.  He has...
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    Not on the RSS bandwagon, but want to keep up with my blog?

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    Since I am such a heavy reader of blogs through an RSS Reader, I sometimes forget that not everyone uses an RSS reader.  Some people still prefer to get email “announcements” sent to their inbox.  If you fall into that crowd, you can get my...
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    PING TEST

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    This post will be deleted.  I’ve been having issues where my posts aren’t showing up through the FeedBurner RSS feed.  I just testing to make sure the automated ping to the FeedBurner servers is working.
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    FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on Silverlight Business Applications

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    Thanks to everyone who attended!  I want to thank Pete Brown for co presenting with me. There were quite a few comments about the facility we used not being conducive to hosting the dinner.  I appreciate your honest feedback.  I will definitely...
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    Windows 7 can boot into a VHD

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    I just learned of another feature about Windows 7.  I remember hearing this mentioned at the PDC keynote, but I hadn’t really heard or seen anything about it since.  I searched around and found this article How-to: Getting started with .VHD...
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    Windows 7 tips and tricks

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    One of my new years resolutions was to minimize the amount of linking (“Hey, so and so just blogged this”) that I do on my blog.  Why?  Well, I personally find it annoying when I am going through my RSS reader and find myself spending an extended...
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    Developer Dinner registration issues

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    There are some issues with the registration system for this Thursday’s Developer Dinner on Building Business-Focused Applications Using Silverlight 2 and Beyond .  At first, I thought the issues were intermittent.  Unfortunately, that’s not...
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    Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint v1.3

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    I’m not much of a SharePoint dev.  I’ve taken a SharePoint development class, but that’s it.  I keep telling myself that I am going to dig in to SharePoint more.  I know that many of the folks that attend the Developer Dinners are doing...
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    DEVELOPER DINNER: Building Business-Focused Applications Using Silverlight 2 and Beyond

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    IMPORTANT NOTE: This developer dinner will not be at a Microsoft facility.  Please make sure you take note of this. Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:00 PM - Thursday, January 15, 2009 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Welcome Time: 5:30 PM Reston...
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    DevDinnerOnDemand: Introduction to ASP.NET MVC

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    ASP.NET MVC enables you to build Model View Controller (MVC) applications by using the ASP.NET framework. ASP.NET MVC is an alternative, not a replacement, for ASP.NET Web Forms that offers the following benefits: Clear separation of concerns Testability...
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    Developer Dinner Update

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    A few people have contacted me asking about the Developer Dinners.  At the last dinner, I mentioned that we were going to try to move to a monthly cadence for the dinners.  I also mentioned that we were going to make recordings of the dinners...
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    DESIGNER DINNER: Expression Blend 2 deep dive

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    Sorry for the late notice, but my teammate James is hosting a Designer Dinner on Expression Blend 2 this Wednesday.  James is the new User Experience Evangelist (UXE) on our team.  The Designer Dinners are much like the Developer Dinners my...
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    Target Silverlight and WPF using a common codebase

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    How do I build an application that targets both WPF and Silverlight? This question comes up quite a bit as I talk to people about both WPF and Silverlight.  Whenever I am asked this question, I always respond by letting people know that v2 of the...
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