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When I left Wang Laboratories and joined Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC to the DECCIES), I was hired to write about how to define tags in the Standard Digital Markup Language (SDML), a proprietary version for developing DEC documentation. My background in programming languages made me a good fit for the job. After I had ramped up on the project for several weeks, I called my supervisor one day and asked him if I could have another project. He immediately scheduled a meeting between us in a conference ...
It's Saturday, so I feel like writing about how I got started in technical writing. I took a computer class in high school and really liked it. I then took all the computer classes in college that I could. I was a business major at the time, but the computer classes were more appealing to me. When the school created a bachelor's program for computer science, I jumped in. I became one of the computer lab assistants, and my professor noticed that I also had a knack for describing how to do things. ...
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I just got notice about a FREE Microsoft sponsored training event on the Microsoft Windows Azure Services Platform. The event will be provided by RDA Corporation. You can read all the details below. Click the “Register now.” button or goto to this url http://info.rdacorp.com/for... With the announcement of the pricing model right around the corner at the WWPC, this is a great opportunity to get up to speed on developing for the Azure Platform. The WWPC or 2009 Worldwide Partner Conference ...
I was a technical writer for 16 years before managing technical writers. We are a peculiar bunch of folks - kind of like the high school band - talented, but a little quirky. Most of us are introverted and we get our kicks from composing information that people find useful. (I am one of the extroverted ones.) While writers focus on their products, a writing manager has a broader focus on the corporate brand. A manager that merely maintains the status quo, by having the team update operational information, ...
Microsoft Community in Bangladesh proudly presents Microsoft Day @ Dhaka. This is a special day dedicated to all Microsoft technology professionals and students in Bangladesh. We will be having the best Microsoft community technologists from Bangladesh - Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) delivering sessions at the event. This technology marathon is a great opportunity to learn from the best and network with each other. Both Microsoft developers and networking professionals would find the ...
I am super excited about this event, we created the registration page just a week back and got it online for 5 days and we already had our 1000 registrations for the same, we increased the registration to 1200 and in 2 more days all 1200 filled, awesome response… I am Speaking on Getting Started with Silverlight 3 and, also speaking on Windows 7 for developers where I will be showing the Freescale board that has the accelerometer and other sensors and that will be fun, preparation is kinda ok cause ...
After a short break Visual WebGui is back to present a live Webcast on MSDN this Tuesday, June 16th at 9:30 AM PST. The upcoming webcast: Designing Creative DHTML, Silverlight UIs: Simple, Visualized & Intuitive will show off the new point and click Visual WebGui Control & Theme Web Design Tool and demonstrate its fastest, most intuitive way of developing and designing without Javascript, HTML, CSS, or XAML. Join us tomorrow for a short hour that can potentially save you a lot of time! Click ...
So blog posts from me are currently few and far between at the moment – but that is not from lack of want. I have been trying to keep my head down and catch up with the breadth of new tools gradually making themselves known in the web-dev community. Over the past few weeks I have been playing with Windows 7, and it multi-touch functionality (I realise it's not web, but I am not an IPhone owner yet so it's always nice to play) I have also been catching up on the ADO.NET entities framework, and migrating ...
You just finished that BSP, developed all required drivers and low-level code, configured hive-based registry, defined your device's memory layout... and now it's time to develop your application to leverage all that low-level/OS code and provide great services to your device's end users. You may want to use visual languages like C# or VB.Net to develop it, using the power and ease of usage of the .NET Compact Framework or, you want (or need) to use C and C++ but you want to use advanced libraries ...
A few days ago I started developing an Azure based cloud application. Not just some playing but a serious effort. For several reasons. Of course I love digging into new technologies just for the geeky part of it. But besides that there's another good reason : Microsoft is organizing a developer contest called "new CloudApp() - The Azure™ Services Platform Developer Challenge". (see : http://www.newcloudapp.com). I have a great idea for a social cloud application and am implementing this with Azure ...
I have a couple of days leave coming, hence the early poll to accompany the Flash next week. I bumped into an old colleague who now has a six monitor setup in his home for developing software – which made my “notebook + 19inch monitor” setup look a little sad. Especially as I share that monitor with an Xbox 360 and a PC gaming rig. Your chance to sneak in a vote. I was wondering if folks would like me to organise a full hardware (multi-question) survey via the Flash in the future? I for one would ...
The next Frederick .NET User Group (FredNUG) meeting will be Wednesday, June 24th at the Urbana Regional Library. At the June meeting, I’ll present an introduction to the Mesh and Live Framework as the introductory topic. Following a break for pizza and social networking, Edwin Ames will be presenting advanced techniques for everyday development. The scheduled agenda is: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Intro Topic: Introduction to Mesh and Windows Live Framework with John Blumenauer Intro. Topic Description: ...
Okay, this is lame - no posts since December... Hopefully this will make up for it. I've been spending a lot of time lately researching 3D animation for a project I'm working on, and I'm drawing a line in the sand for ease of reference, later. Hopefully, someone out there will find it useful. Blender has been my tool of choice, because it's easy to find documentation and samples out on the web (plus, it's FREE). Of course, 3D Studio Max is a professional (expensive) program which provides the same ...
Foundation Silverlight 2 Animation Author: Jeff Paries On Amazon.com On Amazon.ca Silverlight promises a rich user experience. Of course, that assumes that Silverlight developers are going to take advantage of features that enable the rich user experience to be realized. Developers coming from a winform or asp.net background will more than likely approach Silverlight with the same application biases of what is possible and what the limitations are based on past experiences. This leads to applications ...
I recently went back to one of the online development forums I had talked within a bunch awhile back and had a greeting of 10 new messages of people asking for me to join their project (I had requested a project there awhile back). Here's one message in particular that got my attention: "hey well im lead programmer ATM, i must say I started learning C++ 3 weeks ago. I know this sounds stupid making a game while you dont know about templates and stuff. But i feel like i known C++ for a year. I can ...
After a short break, Gizmox is back to present a live webcast event on MSDN. The upcoming webcast will focus on the new web design tools and will show how to work with it in order to graphically design Web UIs with the same Visual WebGui development simplicity. Title: Designing Creative DHTML, Silverlight UIs: Simple, Visualized & Intuitive Abstract: In this webcast we'll show off the new point and click Visual WebGui Control & Theme Designer. This designer joins the well known drag and drop ...
MSDN : Windows Mobile Track for RampUp You can access this track here You get access to basic training to get you off the ground developing for Windows Mobile. So many ways to learn to suit your learning style too! There is even: Level 7: Mobile Web Development that describes how to build ASP.NET AJAX pages for PocketIE ...
Recently I read a portion of a good book ('Agile Software Development with Scrum' by Ken Schwaber with Mike Beedle). I read this book in order to understand the Agile/Scrum development style used at my new workplace. I took a course last semester in which we used a Scrum development style based on the input given by a student who worked where I've just started and while we seemed to grasp the idea of Scrum, we had it often incorrect according to the book. This is some of the basics of what I learned ...
My first question was, what is it? Taken from the Windows Team Blog posting about it: “The Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 is a set of six multi-touch optimized applications and games that are designed to truly showcase the capabilities of Windows Touch in Windows 7. It consists of 3 casual games, and 3 Microsoft Surface applications that have been created for Windows 7.” “Great, I want to check these applications out and see how they work.” Not so fast… In order to use the applications and games ...
Learn how CRMCompany created a solution from their existing Windows application based CRM that is available over the Web and answers the requirements of the customer. The article explains why Visual WebGui was chosen for this project. The Roof Vault application includes a roof vault configuration tool in which a 2 dimensional drawing of the roof vault is displayed which can be manipulated by parameters. The Roof Vault is manufactured using this same drawing and parameters. This part was written in ...
A new interesting tool which allows forms, reports and charts to be created using a powerful WYSIWYG visual editor was developed atop the Visual WebGui platform. The tool is an automated environment (IDE) for developing web systems using the methodology DDD (Domain-Driven Development). Automato allows the creation of complex systems like ERP and CRM on a powerful Web applications platform for using the same concepts of desktop applications. This model maximizes the interactivity with the end-user ...
I didn't update my blog for the last mont because I was busy developing my entry for the "Dare to Dream Different" contest. I worked on the Tahoe II board provided to all the second round competitors and tried to use the .NET Microframework to develop a prototype of an "advanced" alarm clock. I called it "SvegliONE" that is a joke in Italian because it can mean big alarm clock (alarm clock is "sveglia" in Italian) but also a not so smart guy. To enter the final stage of the competition you had to ...
DotNetNuke Co-Founder, Nik Kalyani, has added some new webinars to attend. The most popular is a demonstration of DotNetNuke. Here's the webinar information on that one: DotNetNuke is the leading open source solution for website content management and web application development on Microsoft ASP.NET. Nik will demonstrate how easy it is to create and maintain your website using DotNetNuke. He will discuss the flexible open framework and show how easy it is to add functionality to your website by adding ...
You can learn about Windows Mobile managed application development with the new Windows Mobile RampUp. The RampUp consists of 7 levels covering various aspects of developing and debugging managed applications for Windows Mobile devices. You can access RampUp here. I guess they will be covering the topics using C# ...
*Moved to: Multi-Targeting in Visual Studio 2010We thought that we had it good in Visual Studio 2008, being able to target .NET 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5, but in reality they were all running on the .NET 2.0 Runtime, just with a different set of available libraries. Well Visual Studio 2010 take it that little bit further by being able to target .NET 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Visual Studio Team System 2010 Beta 1 ShipsVisual Studio 2010 Team Suit Beta 1 and Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 1 will be available to download from MSDN today at 5pm (GMT) and to the general public on Wednesday. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Good attendees learn from the speaker; this week I was reminded that good speakers learn from their audience. The NJDOTNet (http://www.njdotnet.net/) group was fun (My thanks to Jess Chadwick for the invite!), a lot of sharp, involved people (and one wise-aleck to keep things interesting). NJDOTNet’s feedback shows I need to clarify a number of points. They are the relationship between the iterative development process and test case selection, the recommended number of asserts per test, and the relationship ...
Web Platform Installer is a tool, which contains many libraries, components and ready to use solutions. This tool very useful, because allow to save many time. Also, it is free tool and you can download it and install on your machine. However, speech now not about it. Recently there was updating WPI in which there was a driver for support SQL Server in PHP. It is easy to be convinced of it if to start an installing package. Thus, developing on PHP you can use all benefits of usage of SQL Server. ...
I don’t know Joel personally, but some recent posts of his caused a stir within the community, and he seems like a pretty interesting dude… so that makes him a perfect candidate for a NINE Questions interview. Unfortunately, I never got a pic from him with this interview, so this placeholder pic will have to do for now. I know you’re all chomping at the bit to read my latest interview, so without further ado, I give you these NINE Questions with Joel Oleson, aka SharepointJoel. 1. Where are you from? ...
"Visual WebGui makes the delivery of sophisticated applications about as simple as it could be… We delivered this application with 1.25 developers part time over 4 months, including the SQL database design" Geoff Sorensen, Viking Consulting. Read the full article... The customer needed to move certain paper based 'activity management' processes to an electronic format. The major concerns were: Significant changes to regulatory and insurance requirements for activity/incident recording, management ...
If you have had a chance to look at the downloadable videos from MIX 09 (http://videos.visitmix.com... then you will have heard that it will soon be possible to develop Azure hosted applications and have good old Transact SQL as a backend! It was in Nigel Ellis’ session on ‘What's New in Microsoft SQL Data Services’ which gives all the details. However as of the time of writing this functionality, while due in the next couple of months, is not yet available. All is not lost. I am going to ...
Article source: http://geekswithblogs.net/m... When we are testing our BizTalk solution one of the biggest challenges is how we deal with the dependency on external systems. Some of the common scenarios I have come across are as follows: We will be integrating with some web services but there are no test instances of these services we can use We will integrate with a LOB application but there is either no test instance of the LOB system of using the LOB application will make it difficult ...
How to use Silverlight 3 Child Window or Modal Window Compare to traditional Modal Window such as MessageBox. It will also show you advance use of Child Window by developing a simple SlideShow Control. You can create a silverlight custom Modal Message Box window using Child window. Silverlight 3 Child Window has built-in Modal feature where you can integrate all the silverlight controls as like as normal silverlight window. You can also a develop a simple custom silverlight image Slide Show Control ...
"Visual WebGui is second to none when it comes to deployment… the development experience is fast and enjoyable compared to the WYSINWYG (What you see is NOT what you get) in .aspx pages" LearningRX learning centers are franchises that use the LearningRx HUB application to run their franchise. The application allows those learning center to track & manage client, students, sessions and test scores. The former solution was an ASP.net DNN application and was required to be updated since the database ...
When we use string so often for its value-like behavior, it is easy to forget that the String class comes with its own constructors, and that there are some tasks you can achieve with the string constructor that you might have overlooked otherwise. Repeating characters One of the more useful overrides of the String constructor is the ability to easily repeat any character a number of times. Here’s a brief example: Dim horizontalRule As New String("-"c, 100) Console.WriteLine(horizonta... Subsections ...
The second edition of the Microsoft Belux (Belgium and Luxembourg) Architecture newsletter is out and refers to this article on Azure architecture. See : http://www.microsoft.com/be... Interested in Microsoft Architecture ? See the blog Architects Rule by Philippe Destoop, Enterprise Architect for Microsoft Belgium and Luxembourg. The Azure Services Platform is an infrastructure managed by Microsoft in their datacenters that enterprises and ISV’s ...
I never really “got” the idea of the need to build a textual DSL when I was first introduced to MGrammar. The light really switched on when I looked into developing a DSL that would make it easier for developers to create BAM activities. The BAML language only took a couple of hours to develop. I had experimented with simple text based DSLs before, so this was my first “real” language. I have recorded a 20 minute webcast showing how the language works, and how it can be used. If you want to experiment ...
Module 1 - Developing Solutions on the SharePoint Platform Module 2 - Web Parts Module 3 - Page Navigation Module 4 - Page Branding Module 5 - Data Lists Module 6 - Web Services Module 7 - Event Handlers Module 8 - Content Types and Site Columns Module 9 – Workflow Module 10 - User Management Module 11 – Silverlight Module 12 - Deployment ...
Enterprise Search Training Videos 14 Training Videos on Enterprise Search: Module 1: Workshop Overview Module 2: Enterprise Search Overview Module 3: SharePoint Search 2007 Walkthrough Module 4: Search Architecture and Deployment Scenarios Module 5: Crawl and Query Processes Module 6: Relevance Ranking Module 7: Customizing the End-User Experience Module 8: Developing Search Solutions Module 9: Business Data Catalog Search Module 10: Extensibility and Integration for Search Module 11: Search Administration ...
Today I will grumble about "best practices". It seams to me that a paranoia for "best practices" has overcome a lot of developers, some may even refusing to start a new task if they are not sure that the way it's going to be implemented meets a "best practice". What Exactly is a "best practice" anyway? A quick search reveals the following: Processes and activities that have been shown in practice to be the most effective. Standard, published operating methods found to produce the best performance ...
Yesterday I got the email welcoming me to the First Annual WinPHP Challenge. Microsoft, ibuildings and Leaseweb are sponsoring this contest to show Windows is now a first class citizen for development and deployment of PHP projects. The idea of this contest is very simple, just build an application running on Windows and IIS7. But, do this with PHP. The contests ends June 1st. Until then all contestants have to blog about their progress. On June 13th the winner will be announced at the DPC closing ...
Got your attention? Good. I’ll say it again: Waterfall is the perfect methodology. It attempts perfection from the outset. Perfect requirements, perfect design, perfect development and perfect delivery in a perfect world. If you live in that world where requirements don’t ever change, then you should probably use a waterfall type methodology for developing your software; and you should drop me a line (although they probably won’t let you have anything sharp like a pencil to write with there). For ...
Welcome to my first blog. I'm happy to see you here. You're reading my first useless post. But I promise, I'll post some useful information on this blog in the near future . Something about me. I'm Jeroen born in may 1985. I'm developing websites since I was 17y old. Just simple HTML and CSS. A bit later a I went to college at PIH. And 3y later, I'm graduated as Bachelor in Multimedia & Communication Technology with specialisation into Web technology. Now I'm working at Impact Software, a small ...
April 30th Microsoft Office - Minneapolis LOW I and II 8300 Norman Center Drive - Suite 950 Bloomington, Minnesota 55437 Microsoft ArcReady 9:00am - 11:45 pm WHAT IS ARCREADY? A forum for aspiring and practicing architects to discuss industry trends An overview of Microsoft’s roadmap as it relates to software architecture A mechanism to solicit your feedback An opportunity to showcase the work you do! WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Architects and Senior Developers who are interested in becoming an architect. ...
I've compiled a list of useful links for developing IE8 accelerators. Accelerator Icon Usage Guidelines OpenService Accelerators Developer Guide OpenService Format Specification for Accelerators Windows 7 Accelerator Platform Writing an IE8 accelerator in 15 minutes (bookmark on Delicious) How to write a "Find on MSDN" Accelerator IE8 Accelerator for MSDN Social Bookmarks ...

Microsoft has released SharePoint Designer 2007 for free, enabling anyone developing with SharePoint to take advantage of this great tool!

You can get the download information from the Microsoft Download Center website here.

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Valter Minute received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award from Microsoft on April 1, 2009. Valter received this award for his work within the Windows Embedded community, most notably for his work with Windows CE. Valter can be found answering question in the Windows CE Newsgroups. Regulars to this newsgroup might recognize his name from the valuable feedback that he leaves on many of my posts. Valter can also be found speaking at Windows Embedded events in Italy. He also has a blog on ...
. BizTalk: What features we would like to see in future releases After the MVP Summit [http://geekswithblogs.net/... we, the BizTalk MVPs, have been asked to give feedback to the product team on what features we’d like to see in future releases. I created the list of features and separated it into parts. One is from the global, crazy things than never be implemented. But why don’t imagine? Second ...
Microsoft® Silverlight™ 3 Tools Beta 1 can be installed on top of either Visual Studio 2008 SP1 or Visual Web Developer 2008 Express with SP1, and it provides a Silverlight project system for developing Silverlight applications using C# or Visual Basic. Install Microsoft Silverlight 3 Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 >> Silverlight3_Tools.exe: Add-on for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 for developing Silverlight 3 applications Install Microsoft Silverlight 3 SDK Beta 1 >> silverlight_sdk.exe: ...