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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    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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    Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI) Developer Dinner

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    Next Wednesday in Reston, Virginia.  Details on my team’s blog: http://tinyurl.com/oupyf9 .
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    Entity Framework 4.0 Sneak Previews

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    If you haven’t been keeping up on the ADO.NET team blog , but you want to get up to speed with what’s coming in the next release of the Entity Framework (.NET 4.0), then now is the time to start monitoring their blog.  Since 5/11, they’ve cranked...
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    What’s new in ASP.NET 4.0 and VS2010 Beta 1?

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    Comprehensive whitepaper for Web Development: http://www.asp.net/learn/whitepapers/aspnet40/
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    Integrating Virtual Earth 3D into WPF and Surface Applications for Mere Mortals

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    I just published a Channel 9 interview with Josh Wall and Josh Blake from InfoStrat about their Windows Presentation Foundation ( WPF ) and Surface controls that make integrating Virtual Earth 3D a breeze.  Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/Ch9InfoStratVE...
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    Using code analysis again…

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    This week marks my 5 year anniversary at Microsoft.  Five years ago, I stopped being a “real developer” and became an evangelist.  Ok, I started with a short stint as a SQL / BizTalk Technology Specialist (what other companies call “pre-sales...
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    Virtual Earth / MapDotNet webcast

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    Interested in learning how to build Virtual Earth solutions and lowering the amount of custom code you need to write?  Have a look at the upcoming webcast Jerry just blogged about: Microsoft Virtual Earth May 2009 Webcast: Virtual Earth & MapDotNet...
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    FREE .NET / C# Tutorial from pluralsight

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    http://www.pluralsight.com/main/olt/Course.aspx?n=dotnet-csharp-tutorial I tend to steer away from making recommendations on training companies and books unless I have actually been through the training or read the book myself.  I have had the chance...
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    ShawnWildermuth: Supporting ScreenReaders in Silverlight

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    http://wildermuth.com/2009/05/10/Supporting_ScreenReaders_in_Silverlight Nice quick post with a video…
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    Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI)

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    I’ve been relatively quiet on the blog lately.  I’ve made hints in a couple posts that I’ve been working on a fun little Windows Azure project that has been consuming my time.  Well, I can finally talk about it a little more.  Keith, a...
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    jQuery & MicrosoftAjax “happy together”

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    I’ve been using jQuery quite a bit lately.  I’ve grown very fond of it.  At the same time, I have been digging into ASP.NET AJAX 4.0.  I just read a post from Bertand Le Roy that made me smile.  In his post, he shows how you can do...
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    MVVM Toolkit for WPF

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    The Model View ViewModel pattern has become very popular for building WPF applications.  Until now, there wasn’t much guidance/tooling from Microsoft to help you get started with MVVM.  The WPF team just released an early preview of the MVVM...
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    FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on Silverlight 3

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    Thanks to everyone who attended!  Sorry to put you in the tough position of choosing between two MVPs ( Sahil Malik and Pete Brown ).  We try to prevent having our dinners at the same time as other community events in the area.  Thanks...
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    InfoStrat.VE – Intermediate fix published for the latest 3D control

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    Due to popular demand, InfoStrat just published an intermediate fix to get their InfoStrat.VE control working on top of the latest Virtual Earth 3D release .  You will notice that they just made a changeset available.  What they made available...
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    Developer Dinner on Silverlight 3 next week

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    I’m excited to have Pete Brown come in to be the guest presenter for our monthly Developer Dinner for US Public Sector Partners next week.  Pete is a Silverlight MVP and the author of an upcoming book on Silverlight 3 & .NET RIA Services . ...
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    MIX09: Building Accessible RIAs in Silverlight

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    My team focuses on US Government customers and partners.  To say that building accessible applications is important for our customers/partners would be a huge understatement.  I just watched the following session from MIX09: Building Accessible...
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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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    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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    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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    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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