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: Reston Developer Conference 04DEC08

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    Vlad and I would like thank everyone for attending the conference!  Here are the downloads: What I’ve learned about Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4.0 (and beyond), Silverlight 3 (and beyond) – deck "Oslo" and "Dublin" Overview...
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    Public Sector Developer Conference in Reston, Virginia

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    My team is putting on a 1-day developer conference in Reston, Virginia on December 4th.  We’ll have four sessions: What’s New with .NET Framework 4.0? Introducing the Microsoft Modeling Platform (Oslo) and Windows Application Server Extensions (Dublin...
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    ANNOUNCING: Developer Dinner On Demand

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    My team delivers a monthly Developer Dinner for US Public Sector Partners in Reston, Virginia.  At the dinners, we give 90-120 minute developer focused presentations on recently released / future developer technologies.  We have had great success...
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    DevDinnerOnDemand: Overview of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

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    With the .NET Framework 3.5 (the version native to Visual Studio 2008) coming up on its first anniversary, Microsoft is poised to release the first update to the framework in the form of Service Pack (SP1).  This Service Pack is unlike your standard...
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    Improve WPF application deployment with the Client Profile Designer

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    Sorry for repurposing content, but this one is easy to miss so I think it is worth it “The Client Profile Configuration Designer is the designer for the .NET Framework Client Profile. It will allow developers to customize the end-user deployment experience...
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    Helpful walkthroughs, labs, and Expression Blend support for the WPF Toolkit

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    I’ve already blog’d about the WPF Toolkit & the WPF Ribbon Preview .  One of the things that may not be obvious, is how to get started with the new controls.  Buried inside the October 2008 Release page is a set of links for control walkthroughs...
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    Free Coding Assistance Add-in for Visual Studio Developers

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    Here’s a little tidbit I picked up after watching the Microsoft Visual C# IDE: Tips and Tricks session at PDC .  DevExpress hass released CodeRush Xpress for Visual Studio.  From their site: “CodeRush Xpress is freely available to all Visual...
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    PDC Recap

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    Lamont is an Architect Evangelist on my team.  He’s put together some PDC recaps you might find useful: Windows Azure Unveiled. PDC Day #1 Recap Windows 7 is Coming. PDC Day #2 Recap Microsoft Research Inspires. PDC Day #3 Recap
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    WPF DataGrid, DatePicker/Calendar, VisualStateManager (VSM) and more…

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    Good news for WPF developers, the WPF Control Toolkit is evolving rapidly.  The kit is available from the WPF codeplex site ( http://www.codeplex.com/wpf ).  There’s a brand new release available with v1 of the DataGrid.  There’s also a...
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    FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on ASP.NET MVC

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    UPDATE: I had technical difficulties with the recording yesterday.  Therefore, we were unable to record the dinner.  However, I do plan on recording both last night’s presentation and the 3.5 SP1 presentation from the last dinner.  I hope...
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    MUST HAVE: XAML Power Toys

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    Depending on how many blogs you read, you’ll be seeing a barrage of “Silverlight 2 released” posts today.  If you haven’t seen it already, make sure you check Scott Guthrie’s post about the release at http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/10...
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    PARTNER DEVELOPER DINNER: Introduction to ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC)

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    Microsoft Developer Dinner Series for Partners Presenting Introduction to ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC) The "Same Event" on different days in DC and Virginia, pick one! Where Date/Time Registration Link Address DC Wed. October 15 th (6...
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    RELEASED: Virtual Earth JavaScript Intellisense Helper for 6.2

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    Thanks to the quick effort from Chris Pietschmann , I am happy to announce that we have an updated version of the Virtual Earth JavaScript Intellisense Helper that is in sync with the update Virtual Earth Map Control 6.2.  You can learn more about...
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    VS2008 SP1 WCF Tools: More details

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    The WCF Tools team has a new post up, with screenshots, showing the enhancements they've made for Visual Studio 2008 SP1: http://blogs.msdn.com/wcftoolsteamblog/archive/2008/08/22/vs2008-sp1-is-released-wcf-tools-new-features-with-snapshots.aspx Technorati...
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    Virtual Earth, SQL 2008, & GeoJSON

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    I've been chatting with Vish over email.  He made me aware his approach to getting SQL 2008 & Virtual Earth to play well together using GeoJSON.  I actually didn't know about GeoJSON.  Thanks Vish!  Check out his post explaining...
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    Preventing SQL Injection with the Entity Framework and Data Services

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    Yesterday, at the Developer Dinner, I answered a bunch of questions around SQL Injection in the various usage scenarios of the ADO.NET Entity Framework & ADO.NET Data Services.  For the most part, my responses were correct.  However, the...
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    FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

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    Thanks to everyone who attended!  You can download the deck and links to the code here: Normally, I make my actual demo code available for download.  However, this time around, my demo code was based on the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit...
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    Free training on .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and ASP.NET MVC

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    Looking for free introductory training on the .NET 3.5 SP1 & ASP.NET MVC?  Head over to Jonathan Carter's blog to get all the details on the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit RTM .  What will you find?  Information and links to download...
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    WPF Datagrid & the WPF Toolkit

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    In addition to releasing the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 last week, which included a number of improvements to WPF , the WPF Codeplex site went public.  This site is the home for the WPF Toolkit and WPF Futures. From the site: "The WPF Toolkit is...
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    Virtual Earth ASP.NET Control Samples

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    John O'Brien , a Windows Live Developer MVP, has been cranking out samples of how to use the Virtual Earth ASP.NET Control .  He's also blogging over at www.liveside.net now.  His latest post is titled Server Side Clustering and comes complete...
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    Want to access SQL Server 2005 from PHP?

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    You are in luck!  Version 1.0 RTM of the SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP is live!  Check out the SQLPHP blog for more details: http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlphp/archive/2008/07/28/microsoft-sql-server-2005-driver-for-php-v1-0-has-released.aspx Technorati...
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    Building Virtual Earth applications just keeps getting easier

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    I've given a number of presentations on Virtual Earth development over the last couple years.  The first thing ASP.NET WebForms developers say to me is how bummed they are that they have to write JavaScript.  That's understandable.  ASP...
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    SCREENCAST: Rendering Polygons from SQL Server 2008 on Virtual Earth

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    In this screencast, I build off of the concepts shown in my previous screencast and show you how to render a polygon on a Virtual Earth map using REST, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), LINQ to SQL, and the new geography data type in SQL Server...
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    SCREENCAST: Saving Virtual Earth Polygons to SQL Server 2008

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    In this screencast, I show you how to draw a polygon on a Virtual Earth map and save it using ASP.NET AJAX, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), LINQ to SQL, and the new geography data type in SQL Server 2008. Screencast: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts...
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    Looking for updated documentation on Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta?

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    http://vs2008sp1docs.msdn.microsoft.com I've found the ADO.NET Entity Framework , ADO.NET Data Services Framework , and ASP.NET Dynamic Data sections very helpful lately. Technorati Tags: .net framework , visual studio
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