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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    Check out the top 10 SharePoint 2010 resources

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    In case you didn’t see it: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepoint/archive/2010/05/21/sharepoint-2010-top-10-resources-to-get-you-started.aspx
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    Random Hacks of Kindness Disaster Relief Codejam

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    Be a part of the Random Hacks of Kindness Disaster Relief Codejam on June 4-6 in Washington, DC. From the http://rhok.org site: “Random Hacks of Kindness: a community of developers, geeks and tech-savvy do-gooders around the world, working...
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    Vote on WCF RIA Services vNext features

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    http://riaservices.mswish.net/
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    WPF and DataAnnotations

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    The System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations namespace was introduce in the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 to support ASP.NET Dynamic Data .  Silverlight + WCF RIA Services now uses it as well.  I’ve been asked by a few people when WPF will use it. ...
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    LINQ to SharePoint DSL Extension for VS2010

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    http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/993df7ed-2dd2-44e4-98f2-e6233812692b This extension looks very useful!  I haven’t gotten around to trying it out just yet because I am in the process of rebuilding my SharePoint 2010 dev environment...
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    US Census Data for SQL Server 2008

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    I’m presenting at Gov 2.0 Expo on May 25th: http://www.gov2expo.com/gov2expo2010/public/schedule/detail/14877 Since SQL Azure will support the Geospatial types soon, I’m planning on showing a demo that shows what will be possible once it does.  For...
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    Windows Phone 7 in 7 Series

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    “Get to know Windows Phone 7, 7 minutes at a time! In this series of short, code-focused videos you’ll learn how to build applications for Microsoft’s revolutionary new mobile platform, Windows Phone 7. Each video is under seven minutes long, so you can...
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    FREE TRAINING: What's New in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 for Developers

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    “This two-hour clinic describes various new features and enhancements that Microsoft SharePoint 2010 provides developers. It describes how you can create and deploy SharePoint 2010 solutions using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. It also describes how you...
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    Tanagram Partners: Making multi-touch easier with touch.codeplex.com

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    Our Ch.9 Interview with Tanagram Partners on http://touch.codeplex.com was published.  Check it out! http://bit.ly/Ch9TanagramTouch “The APIs in WPF4 plus the Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch make building common touch scenarios easy. However, implementing...
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    Entity Framework N-Tier

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    This is a topic I have customer conversations about quite often.  I just found my latest “watch this, then let’s talk about it” reference.  Tony Sneed just published a webinar about the topic.  Definitely worth watching if you are interested...
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    Don’t miss the Windows Phone 7 developer dinner tonight!

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    I was originally planning on presenting, but you’re in for a treat!  Pete Brown will be presenting.  This is sure to be a fun one.  Details here:   http://blogs.msdn.com/publicsector/archive/2010/04/01/microsoft-developer-dinner-series...
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    MUST READ: A Guide to Claims–based Identity and Access Control

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    Joel just blogged about this on my team blog with a curious title of “If you are a government developer please read this”: http://blogs.msdn.com/publicsector/archive/2010/04/20/if-you-are-a-government-developer-please-read-this.aspx Any “enterprise” customer...
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    Bing Maps Offline

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    Due to my focus on US Government customers, I get asked quite a bit about using Bing Maps in environments without internet access.  My response is always to point them to the Microsoft Bing Maps Server: http://www.vexcel.com/geospatial/bingmapsserver...
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    Windows Azure Dynamic Scaling Sample

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    http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/azurescale Just came across this one.  I haven’t checked it out myself, but it sounds promising. “…  A question that is commonly asked is how to automate the scaling of a Windows Azure application. That is, how...
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    NOW AVAILABLE: Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch

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    Check out the video: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/LarryLarsen/Surface-Toolkit-for-Windows-Touch/ Download the SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=801907a7-b2dd-4e63-9ff3-8a2e63932a74 For those of you who...
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    SCREENCAST: Improving perceived WPF app startup performance with MEF and a Splash Screen

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    I’ve been meaning to record this screencast for a LONG time.  Well, I have a presentation on MEF tomorrow.  I was originally planning on demonstrating this sample, but realized that I won’t have enough time.  However, I needed to be able...
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    DevDinner: A Lap around Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server

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    Details are on my team’s blog: http://tinyurl.com/MAR2010DevDinner “Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 introduces a whole host of new design and modeling tools to help enterprises and teams build software. UML Diagrams and the Layer Diagram can be used to plan...
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    I’m speaking at FedScoop's Roadmap to the Cloud Summit

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    My team is participating in FedScoop’s Roadmap to the Cloud – Presented by Microsoft on March 9th at the Ronald Reagan Building’s Pavilion room in Washington DC.  I’ll be presenting as part of the Developer Track.  My session is titled “Sharing...
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    SCREENCAST: Running Reporting Services Reports in Windows Azure

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    In this screencast, I show you how to run a SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 report in Windows Azure using the ReportViewer control that ships with Visual Studio 2010. As an added bonus, I demonstrate using ReportViewer against an OData service through...
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    I totally missed this… Web App Toolkits

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    http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/webapptoolkits/ “These FREE Web App Toolkits help you complete common web development tasks and quickly add new features to your apps. Whether it’s Bing Maps integration or adding social capabilities to your site...
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    Multi-Touch Dev Dinner this week in Reston, Va

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    In case you missed it through the DevDinner tag on my team blog (official place for Developer Dinner posts), MSDN Flash, or http://communitymegaphone.com … Timezone: Eastern Time Start Time: 2/24/2010 6:00:00 PM End Time: 2/24/2010 8:00:00 PM Title: Microsoft...
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    SCREENCAST: Implementing Single Touch Gestures with MouseGestureTrigger

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    A common need for Windows 7 touch user interfaces is to react to a touch gesture.  In this screencast, I demonstrate a very simple and easy way to interpret single touch gestures using MouseGestureTrigger from the Expression Blend Samples . To learn...
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    Announcing touch.codeplex.com

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    UPDATE: You can follow tanagram on twitter @tanagram http://twitter.com/tanagram . One of the things I have been trying to do this year is encourage / kick start partners to create useful CodePlex projects. I’ve been digging into Windows 7 multi-touch...
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    SCREENCAST: Managing Browser History Using Client Script Without ScriptManager

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    ASP.NET Ajax has a great feature that helps make it easy to enable back/forward button and bookmarking support in your Ajax applications.  However, most people think you need ASP.NET WebForms and the ScriptManager control to take advantage of this...
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    Consuming REST services using HttpClient

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    If you have a need to consume REST Services from .NET Framework based code, then you should really have look at the WCF Rest Starter Kit .  There is a handy class called HttpClient that is, in my opinion, provides the best / cleanest way to consume...
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