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: RIA Dinner (Reston, VA)

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    Thanks to everyone who attended the RIA dinner on June 17th.  I promised to publish the deck and code James used as well as some follow up links.  Here they are: Presentation - deck , code Expression on microsoft.com - http://www.microsoft.com...
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    Learn how to develop on SharePoint

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    I'd have to say that my weakest area of development is probably SharePoint.  I know how to build a basic SharePoint web part and that's about it.  I'm pretty much a dunce when it comes to SharePoint.  One of the things I've been telling...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I updated my Resources lists

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    I keep a running list of follow up Resources for my presentations/webcasts on my Windows Live Space .  I have received some feedback lately from folks having trouble finding my links, presentations, and demo code.  In an effort to make things...
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    UPDATED WORKAROUND: Intellisense for page level map variables using the Virtual Earth JavaScript Intellisense Helper

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    UPDATE: AH FOOEY!  I feel like a goof:).  Turns out my workaround DOESN'T WORK!!!  If you look at the logic from the original post, it makes sense that it wouldn't work because “var map = new VEMap();” is before “var map...
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    Standalone Validation Block

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    As I mentioned here , I have been digging into what's out there for WPF LOB applications.  It's been a long time since I've kept up with the work the patterns & practices group has produced.  One of the things I've seen a webcast/blog post...
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    Microsoft TechFest - Building Rich Interactive Web Applications with Silverlight & Expression

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    Pete Brown just let me know about this event in Reston, VA on June 13th.  I just looked over the schedule.  It looks to be jam packed with Silverlight & Expression content.  Details on here .
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    VS2008 / NETFX 3.5 SP1 Beta

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    If you keep up with multiple Microsoft technology bloggers, today is one of those days where you'll see everyone posting similar posts:(.  Such is the nature of blogging.  I get to say what I want, but sometimes that means everyone else is saying...
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    WPF validation with Enterprise Library 4.0

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    If you have not heard the announcement elsewhere, Enterprise Library 4.0 from patterns & practices is now available .  Martin Bennedik just updated his WPF integration for the Validation Application Block (VAB) to work with Enterprise Library...
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    Did you know it is WPF Week on Channel 9?

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    There are a bunch of videos at http://channel9.msdn.com/Showforum.aspx?forumid=14&tagid=329 digging in to what's new for WPF in the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. Technorati Tags: .net framework , wpf
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    WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Overview of the Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

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    Thanks to everyone who attended!  Sorry about the demo hiccups / going over.  As I mentioned in the beginning, I had a hard time trying to get everything I wanted to cover into 90 minutes.  As you can see, there's quite a bit in the ASP...
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