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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    EventToCommand + DataStateBehavior eases MVVM pain

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      MVVM is a pattern.  There are all sorts of MVVM frameworks popping up that help make implementing the pattern easier.  If you select the MVVM tag off of www.codeplex.com , you will find a number of them: http://www.codeplex.com/site/search...
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    Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch

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    Robert Levy from the Surface team and Anson Tsao from the WPF team gave a great session on: Multi-Touch on Microsoft Surface and Windows 7 for .NET Developers The session is definitely worth watching if you are interested in building multi-touch apps...
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    Great PDC session on SharePoint 2010 sandbox solutions

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    http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/PR10 I missed this session at PDC.  There were so many good sessions, it was hard to choose.  The good news is that the sessions are now showing up at http://microsoftpdc.com/Videos .  I didn’t get to elaborate...
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    Silverlight touch just got easier

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    I’ve been waiting for this to happen!  The Surface team ported their Manipulation and Inertia APIs to Silverlight 3+.  They’ve made them available for download at: http://tinyurl.com/SurfaceManipSilverlight This is a must have set of APIs if...
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    ADO.NET Data Services for Java and PHP developers

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    Every time I talk about ADO.NET Data Services, I mention that they can be consumed by any API that allows you to make http requests.  I usually show how you can use the Add Service Reference feature of Visual Studio to generate proxy classes to make...
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    FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on SharePoint 2010

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    Thanks to everyone for coming out.  As I mentioned at the dinner, we will skip December due to the holidays.  We will start up in January again.  Topic and date TBD.  Here’s the deck I used today: Keep an eye out for the hidden slides...
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    SQL Azure and SSMS: happy together

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    SQL Server Management Studio Support for SQL Azure http://blogs.msdn.com/ssds/archive/2009/11/10/9920168.aspx More details: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee621784.aspx One of the things they don’t mention in the post is that all this works in...
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    Going to PDC?

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    I am looking to connect with my customers at PDC.  So if you work or are doing work (as contractor, consultant, etc.) for a US Government organization, then drop me a line here .  I’d love to connect at PDC.
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    Simple, short videos on the Windows Azure Platform

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    Windows Azure Platform Windows Azure SQL Azure .NET Services Short, sweet, clear.  Brilliant!
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    Developer Dinner on SharePoint 2010

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    Sorry for the short notice… The next developer dinner is on Nov 11th.  Details: http://tinyurl.com/SP2010dinner Please note the announcement calls out that the dinner IS NOT at the Microsoft Reston office.  It is at a nearby hotel.
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    Tallahassee follow up

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    Thanks for taking the time to attend our developer day!  For resources from my Windows 7 for .NET Developers session, see this post: http://tinyurl.com/Win7DevDinner The two decks and the GuestBook demo I used for the Windows/SQL Azure session are...
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    SDL Developer Starter Kit - “Just Do It!”

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    For those of you who haven’t heard of it, the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) is “A Microsoft-wide initiative and a mandatory policy since 2004, the SDL introduces security and privacy early and throughout the development process. Combining...
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    FOLLOW UP: DevDinner - Developing for Windows 7 using the .NET Framework

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    As always, thanks to those of you who attended.  You can find the deck here: The Surface 1.0 videos are there as well. Some of my code demos came from other sources: http://tinyurl.com/Windows7TrainingKit http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/WindowsAPICodePack...
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    Hello, anyone out there? (aka I’m back)

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    My blog has been dead for quite some time.  My last post was over a month ago.  I haven’t given up on blogging.  I took the last month off to bring my new son into the world.  I’m back.  It will take me some time to get caught...
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    Another example of Silverlight used in the US Government

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    Adam Kinney just published a Channel 9  interview about another use of Silverlight in the US Government: U.S. Army using Silverlight for Resourcing Troops “Dan Hickman from ProModel tells the story of converting their Predictive Troop Resourcing...
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    Hidden gems in the gaming starter kit

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    Yesterday I blogged about the SketchFlow starter kit and how great I thought it was.  Well, last night, I went ahead and tried the Venture into Gaming with Behaviors in Expression Blend 3 starter kit from: http://adamkinney.com/Blog/4-Expression...
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    Get up to speed on SketchFlow FAST

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    SketchFlow is a feature of Expression Blend 3.  If you aren’t familiar with SketchFlow, then you should check out: http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/SketchFlow_OverView.aspx “SketchFlow revolutionizes how quickly and efficiently you can...
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    Windows 7 RTM: Get your apps ready!

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    I’m sure you’ve heard that Windows 7 has Released to Manufacturing (RTM): http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/07/22/windows-7-has-been-released-to-manufacturing.aspx http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/07/21/when...
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    Prism Visual Studio Templates (including MVVM)

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    Prism is: “The Composite Client Application Guidance is designed to help you more easily build modular Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight client applications.” What most people find, once they take the time to dig in to Prism, is that...
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    WPF Chart Controls!!!

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    YES!  WPF officially has charting controls now:).  There’s a new release of the WPF Toolkit: WPF Toolkit - June 2009 Release Bug fixes PLUS CHART CONTROLS!
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    FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on OGDI

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    Thanks to everyone who attended Developer Dinner showcasing our work on the Open Government Data Initiative ( OGDI ).  Here are the follow up links we promised: OGDI Developer Dinner.pptx FlexEntities.zip
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    WEBCAST: Microsoft and IDV Solutions at Work for the Enterprise

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    Jerry asked me to help spread the word. “… Visual Fusion from IDV Solutions combines with Bing Maps, SharePoint and other Microsoft technologies to create a visual mashup platform, empowering organizations to unite data from otherwise incompatible sources...
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    SnagL: Visualizing Government Data using Silverlight

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    My job at Microsoft is to focus on developers building software for the U.S. Government (directly or indirectly).  When talking to folks about Silverlight , I get asked quite often whether it is being used on U.S. Government networks (including classified...
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    LINK: Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI) complements Data.GOV

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    http://blogs.msdn.com/publicsector/archive/2009/05/22/open-government-data-initiative-ogdi-complements-data-gov.aspx
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    CANCELLED: Developer Dinner in Reston, Va

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    The facility in Reston, Virginia had some unexpected audio/video failures.  Because of this, the developer dinner for next week has been cancelled.  I am really sorry for this inconvenience.  We will reschedule ASAP once the audio/video...
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