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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    I made it on the MSDN Cloud home page :)

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    I recently recorded an overview video called Developing Cloud Applications with Windows Azure to replace the current one on the Cloud section of MSDN .  I just heard news that the video is live.  I am pretty excited because this is THE VIDEO...
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    Data Services (OData) Client for Windows Phone 7 and LINQ

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      The WCF Data Services Team released a client library to make it easier to interact with OData services from Windows Phone 7.  http://bit.ly/wp7odatalib The major caveat (and bummer) with the library is that “LINQ support in the client library...
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    Microsoft Surface GIS Apps by Infostrat

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    I’ve been working with a number of partners lately on building Microsoft Surface apps.  Infostrat is one of them.  They have done some of the best Virtual Earth integration work I have seen so far.  Have a look at this video that highlights...
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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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    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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    FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on Silverlight 2

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    Thanks to everyone who attended!  Here are the download links I promised: Deck: Building Rich Internet Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight 2 Code: My Digg Sample The sample app is based on Scott Guthrie's First Look at Silverlight 2 blog series...
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    DevDinnerOnDemand: Building Business-Focused Applications Using Silverlight 2 and Beyond

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    Business-focused applications, sometimes referred to as Line Of Business (LOB) applications, are almost universally about working with data in some shape or form.  At it’s a heart, a business app needs: A way to move data between tiers A way to shape...
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    FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

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    Thanks to everyone who attended!  You can download the deck and links to the code here: Normally, I make my actual demo code available for download.  However, this time around, my demo code was based on the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit...
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    FOLLOW UP: Reston Developer Conference 04DEC08

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    Vlad and I would like thank everyone for attending the conference!  Here are the downloads: What I’ve learned about Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4.0 (and beyond), Silverlight 3 (and beyond) – deck "Oslo" and "Dublin" Overview...
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    SCREENCAST: Using Virtual Earth in a WPF Application

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    As promised, here is the screencast for my previous post: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/keydet/Using-Virtual-Earth-in-a-WPF-Application/
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    Virtual Earth Wrapper for Silverlight (VIEWS)

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    At MIX 08, Chris Pendleton announced that the Virtual Earth team is working on a Silverlight 2 control.  The idea of being able to use managed code instead of JavaScript to build your Virtual Earth applications is very appealing to many.  I...
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    SCREENCAST: Exposing/Consuming RSS/ATOM using WCF 3.5 & Silverlight 2

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    In this screencast, I show you how easy it is to expose RSS and Atom feeds using the new Web Programming Model (REST) features, classes in the new System.ServiceModel.Syndication namespace, and LINQ to SQL in the .NET Framework 3.5.  Then, you will...
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    VE JavaScript Intellisense Helper bug & workaround

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    A bug has been discovered when using the Virtual Earth JavaScript Intellisense Helper where JavaScript Intellisense fails to surface in a very common scenario.  The scenario is when you have declared a page level map variable.  You will get...
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    SCREENCAST: Silverlight 2 DIGG Sample

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    Scott Guthrie has a great eight part series titled First Look at Silverlight 2 where he walks you through building a Silverlight 2 sample app from scratch.  The walkthrough highlights almost all of the key features of Silverlight 2 Beta 1. ...
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    WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET

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    UPDATE: I have added a recording link for this webcast to My Recorded Webcasts list. Thanks to everyone who attended. Sorry about the Live Meeting slide animation issue. Hopefully the webcast was still valuable even with the difficulties. Here are...
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    Silverlight 2, Accessibility, Section 508, etc.

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    During my recent Silverlight 2 talks, I have had a handful of questions around building Section 508 compliant applications with Silverlight 2.  I've mentioned that the accessibility features are not in the current beta, but they are coming. ...
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    WEBCAST: Building WPF Applications in Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend

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    NOTE: Even thought this is a WPF session, the focus is on tooling (i.e. VS2008 & Blend).  Silverlight 2 developers who want to understand the future tooling experience for Silverlight should attend this session.  In fact, the UI I created...
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    Unit testing CRM 2011 JavaScript web resources

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    UPDATE: Fixed the video resolution issue.  Higher resolution (720p) version is available. After writing my post on unit testing plugins , I’ve been asked a few times about how to do the same for Dynamics CRM 2011 JavaScript web resources.  While...
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    CRM Online & Windows Azure: Improving the SSO experience

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    This is supposed to be one of a series of CRM Online & Windows Azure posts for which I have been building some samples.  While I really wanted to make this the second or third post, someone needed the explanation sooner, so this will be somewhat...
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    TOOL HIGHLIGHT: CRM 2011 Web Resource Linker/Publisher

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    I’ve blogged previously about why I like the approach CRM Solution Manager uses for authoring web resources in Visual Studio.  While I think CRM Solution Manager is a fantastic tool, there are ways to get some of the benefits of it’s approach to...
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    North 52 Formula Manager = WOW

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    DISCLAIMER: This is my opinion.  I get nothing from the makers of this addon for expressing my opinion.  I’m a developer at heart.  I love writing code.  But I also abelieve in the “don’t write code unless you have to” philosophy. ...
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    Capturing a signature in a CRM form using html5

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    Scenario: “I have a touchscreen.  I want to capture a signature in a Dynamics CRM form.  If the signature hasn’t been saved, then I want to allow a user to provide their signature.  The next time the record is loaded, after the signature...
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    MSDN Magazine Article: Building Government Business Applications with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

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    I happy to share that the article Andy Schultz ( @andrewbschultz ) and I coauthored for the MSDN Magazine – Special Government Issue,  Oct 2013 has been published.  You can read the entire issue here: http://aka.ms/msdnmaggov The article we...
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    Tools to make sure you are writing upgradeable CRM customizations

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    With the release of CRM 2011 UR12, which introduced cross browser support, and the release of CRM 2013, there were two tools made available to you to check both your JavaScript code and your server side code for unsupported customizations: Microsoft Dynamics...
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    Authenticating to an Azure hosted web service from CRM Online Sandbox code

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    UPDATE (14MAR2013): Uploaded a modified sample which addresses storing credentials in secure config and adds comments around how to encrypt those credentials.  While I show a synchronous plugin in the demo for simplicity of the walkthrough, you should...
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