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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    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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    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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    XamlFest DC (March 4 and 5)

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    Here’s a chance at some free WPF and Silverlight training.  XamlFest is an event touring around the US enabling developers to ramp up their WPF/Silverlight skills quickly.  Here is the description of the event: “Are you excited about the WPF...
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    DevDinnerOnDemand: Implementing Modern User Experiences with Expression Blend & Silverlight

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    Building off the sample app built during the Building Business-Focused Applications Using Silverlight 2 and Beyond Developer Dinner, James Chittenden will cover all the basics that every designer and developer of WPF and Silverlight applications needs...
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    Looking for a list of Silverlight & WPF controls?

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    How about a WPF app that is a live demo of all of them?  Mike Taulty recently published a ClickOnce app that might tickle your fancy… http://mtaulty.com/CommunityServer/blogs/mike_taultys_blog/archive/2009/02/03/silverlight-wpf-control-browser.aspx...
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    My team started a group on facebook

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    ANNOUNCING - Government Software Developers Group on facebook http://blogs.msdn.com/publicsector/archive/2009/02/09/announcing-government-software-developers-group-on-facebook.aspx
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    DEVELOPER DINNER: What’s new in ASP.NET 4.0 (Web Forms, AJAX, and JQuery)?

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    Attend this event for your chance to win an Xbox 360 Xbox 360 will be raffled at the conclusion of the dinner. Wednesday, February 18, 2009 6:00 PM - Wednesday, February 18, 2009 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Welcome Time: 5:30 PM Microsoft Reston...
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