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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    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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    Convergence 2013 Recordings

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    As Girish says in his post: “If you didn’t attend Convergence 2013, you can still watch the recording of the keynotes and breakout sessions by registering for the Virtual Convergence. Best part is that it is completely free!” More details here: http:...
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    Did you know it is WPF Week on Channel 9?

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    There are a bunch of videos at http://channel9.msdn.com/Showforum.aspx?forumid=14&tagid=329 digging in to what's new for WPF in the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. Technorati Tags: .net framework , wpf
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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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    PDC Recap

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    Lamont is an Architect Evangelist on my team.  He’s put together some PDC recaps you might find useful: Windows Azure Unveiled. PDC Day #1 Recap Windows 7 is Coming. PDC Day #2 Recap Microsoft Research Inspires. PDC Day #3 Recap
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    VS2008 SP1 WCF Tools: More details

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    The WCF Tools team has a new post up, with screenshots, showing the enhancements they've made for Visual Studio 2008 SP1: http://blogs.msdn.com/wcftoolsteamblog/archive/2008/08/22/vs2008-sp1-is-released-wcf-tools-new-features-with-snapshots.aspx Technorati...
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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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    The Dynamics CRM resource so many have been looking for

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    http://www.crmfieldguide.com/ The CRM Field Guide is an essential guide to Microsoft Dynamics CRM that everyone should have on their bookshelf. This book offers you details not only on CRM fundamentals and extensibility points but also the tried and true...
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    Not on the RSS bandwagon, but want to keep up with my blog?

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    Since I am such a heavy reader of blogs through an RSS Reader, I sometimes forget that not everyone uses an RSS reader.  Some people still prefer to get email “announcements” sent to their inbox.  If you fall into that crowd, you can get my...
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    Silverlight Unit Test Framework

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    A question came up last week at the Designer Dinner about unit testing Silverlight applications.  I promised to follow up with a link to the Microsoft Silverlight Unit Test Framework .  I forgot to add the link to the follow up post for the...
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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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    Setting up a Microsoft Cloud trial

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    CRM Online based solutions often run across the broader Microsoft Cloud, not just CRM Online alone.  As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.  So here’s a picture that hits home this point at a high level. To help people get started...
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    Looking for my screencasts?

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    I've created a new list on my Windows Live Space so you can easily find My Screencasts .  I have a few planned so keep an eye out for new ones soon.
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    Developer Dinner registration issues

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    There are some issues with the registration system for this Thursday’s Developer Dinner on Building Business-Focused Applications Using Silverlight 2 and Beyond .  At first, I thought the issues were intermittent.  Unfortunately, that’s not...
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    Dynamics CRM 2011 Administration Resources

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    NOTE: I will update this post periodically. Although my focus is on Dynamics CRM 2011 as a development platform, I get asked about Administration resources all the time.  Basically, you need the fundamental admin skills required for the underlying...
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    What’s New in CRM 2011?

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    I’ve been asked this a few times lately.  I typically point people to MSDN and give them a PowerPoint slide deck.  To make it easier, I’m posting this as my single link reference.  What's New for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 (MSDN) @devkeydet
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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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    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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    CRMUG: Transforming Policy to Economic Growth with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

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    NOTE: This is a copy/paste/minor tweak of an email invite I got from someone on my team. REGISTER TODAY: http://dkdt.me/K0bBK6 The Microsoft Dynamics® CRM User Group (CRMUG) has monthly open forum discussions of Dynamics CRM issues facing Public Sector...
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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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    PubSec Dev Dinner on External Data and Services with SharePoint 2010

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    My old team is having a developer dinner tomorrow night titled Developing SharePoint 2010 Solutions Using External Data and Services.   See here for more details at http://bit.ly/kPUq5n . “… What you will learn SharePoint 2010 allows developers to...
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    Microsoft Dynamics Technical Conference

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    February 2-4, 2015, Seattle WA Hear from Jujhar Singh, General Manager of Program Management for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, about why you should be a part of the Microsoft Dynamics Technical Conference. Equal parts education, networking, and fun, the Microsoft...
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    Using LINQPad with the CRM Online OData service

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    I’ve been a longtime fan of LINQPad ( www.linqpad.net ) as a general purpose tool for executing LINQ queries with various LINQ enabled technologies as well as a general purpose scratchpad for testing out .NET code without having to fire up Visual Studio...
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    Batch updating fields with crmsvcutil generated code

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    Scenario: “I love early bound code because of compile time checking, LINQ query enablement, etc.  I want to batch update a bunch of records, but OrganizationServiceContext.SaveChanges() executes under the hood as one web service call per entity. ...
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