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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    WEBCAST: Geospatially Enabling SharePoint with IDV Solutions’ Visual Fusion Suite

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    Microsoft Office SharePoint Services 2007 (MOSS) is rapidly approaching the 100 million licenses sold milestone and SharePoint consulting services are white hot.  IDV Solutions’ Visual Fusion software extends SharePoint to create a visual composite...
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    WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Silverlight 2 for Business Applications

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    Sorry for the slow follow up post.  For those of you looking for Pete's deck from the webcast, it's at http://community.irritatedvowel.com/blogs/pete_browns_blog/archive/2008/03/20/Slides-from-Silverlight-for-Business-Applications-Webcast.aspx . ...
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    FOLLOW UP: Public Sector Developer Conference (Washington, DC)

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    UPDATE: Added link to LINQ deck Thanks to everyone who attended!  Here are the links to the decks and code for the sessions.  I don't have the content from the LINQ session yet, but will update this post when I get it.  However, I did promise...
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    Service Factory Modeling Edition for Visual Studio 2008

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    During the recent Public Sector Developer Conference in Washington, DC, I was asked about tools support, beyond the class designer, for modeling WCF services.  My answer was to use the Service Factory Modeling Edition for Visual Studio 2008 from...
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    WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Geospatially Enabling SharePoint with IDV Solutions’ Visual Fusion Suite

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    Thanks to everyone who attended.  Thanks to Scott Caulk from IDV Solutions for being a guest presenter.  You can find Scott's deck here .  Scott also asked I post the following links for those of you who want further information: IDV Solutions...
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    What is this Live Mesh and why do I care as a developer?

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    Well, I am not going to try to answer that:).  No seriously, the best way to get this question answered is to watch a MUST SEE video on Channel 9 called Programming the Mesh .  One of the many scenarios I think you'll find interesting is using...
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    Silverlight 2 WrapPanel and ViewBox

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    These are two controls I hear people ask for that aren't currently shipping in Silverlight 2 (as of Beta 1).  However, since anyone can build a Silverlight control you have to think someone has built these right?  They have.  Here are the...
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    Behind the Maps - The Technology of Virtual Earth

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    I talk to people about programming with Virtual Earth quite often.  Beyond the developer APIs, my Virtual Earth knowledge somewhat limited.  I get asked all sorts of interesting questions about the technology behind Virtual Earth.  My answer...
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    Installing SQL Server 2008 RC0 & Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta on the same machine

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    I've been having some issues getting my VPC updated to SQL Server 2008 RC0 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta so I can record a couple screencasts on using Virtual Earth with SQL Server 2008.  I swear I read through the readme docs:).  However...
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    FOLLOW UP: Public Sector Developer Conference (Downers Grove, IL)

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    Thanks to everyone who attended!  Here are the links to the decks and code for the sessions.  I don't have the content from the LINQ & VSTO sessions yet, but will update this post when I get them.  However, I did promise to have a post...
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    Microsoft ESP Developer Conference

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    My team is sponsoring this conference on May 22nd in Reston, VA.  If you are in the DC area (or feel like traveling here) and interested in simulation software, then stop by! About the Conference Join us for a day of developer-oriented technical...
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    High Performance Computing event in Reston, Va

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    My team is sponsoring the HPCPAL Jumpstart Event on June 18th in Reston, VA.  If you are in the DC area (or feel like traveling here) and interested in simulation software, then stop by! You are invited to participate in our HPCPAL Jumpstart technical...
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    ASP.NET MVC "step by step"

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    Rob Conery   is "creating an ongoing series of webcasts and blog posts, documenting the building of an eCommerce storefront using ASP.NET MVC."  As of yesterday, there are 7 installments in the series.  I haven't gotten around...
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    Updating webcast recordings...

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    I have received a few requests from folks about a bad webcast recording.  I've been told that there are some problems with the recording for: Building Workflow Services (WF+WCF) with Visual Studio 2008 Additionally, I have received some requests...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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