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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    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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    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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    FOLLOW UP: Public Sector Developer Conference (Nashville, TN)

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    Thanks to everyone who attended.  Sorry about the overflow into the hallways.  There was much less dropoff between registration and attendance than we normally see.  Some of the content isn't published yet.  Once it is, we'll make...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    PARTNER SHOWCASE: Northrop Grumman - Innovating for the War Fighter with Microsoft Surface

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    I’ve been a Developer Evangelist for 3+ years now.  For the first 3 years, I spent the majority of my time focusing on delivering public presentations at conferences, for webcasts/screencasts, onsite at customer facilities, and at local community...
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    InfoStrat releases a Virtual Earth control for both WPF and Surface to CodePlex

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    I’ve been waiting for this day to happen for a LONG TIME .  I’ve been working with WPF, Virtual Earth, and Surface for quite a while now.  If you’ve followed my blog, you’ve seen some hacked up samples showing various ways of getting Virtual...
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    Developer Dinner tomorrow

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    I have really been slacking when it comes to my blog.  I have a few posts planned, but I have been “heads down” on some really fun Windows Azure work that I should be able to talk about soon.  Hopefully, you don’t use my blog as the source for...
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    DevDinnerOnDemand: What’s new in ASP.NET 4.0

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    I decided not to publish the last Developer Dinner in favor of pointing you to newer sessions last weeks MIX 09 conference.  These sessions basically cover everything I covered at the dinner and more. Microsoft ASP.NET 4.0 : What's Next? Choosing...
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