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Donn’s a pretty interesting guy I’ve known for a while now. He’s an active community leader and has had a rather interesting career path. I have been nagging him for an interview for some time. I’ll let him take it from here, in these NINE Questions with Donn Felker: 1. Where are you from? I recently moved to Minneapolis last year. However, I’m originally from Northern California (Redding area), and lived the last ten years in Phoenix, AZ. 2. What do you do / Who do you work for / What is your product? ...
In this MIX09, WebServices, PixelShaders, OOB, and ISM Issue: Mark Monster, Silverlight Web Services Team, Shawn Wildermuth, Mike Taulty, Laurent Bugnion, Pete Brown, Mike Harsh, Joe Stegman, Brad Abrams, Andy Beaulieu, Chris Hay(2), Michael Wolf, and Jafar Husain. From SilverlightCream.com, and picks up some I missed earlier today: Silverlight 3 – WebClient, WebRequest and WCF calls using Credentials? Mark Monster has posted about credentials use with WebRequest, WebClient, or WCF call in SL3B. ...
In this Styles, PixelShaders, Easing, and Blend issue: Emil Stoychev(2), Paulio, Mike Taulty(2), Pete Brown(2), Rui Marinho, Alex Golesh, Shawn Wildermuth, Christian Schormann(2), and Expression Blend and Design Blog. From SilverlightCream.com: Tip: Cascading Styles in Silverlight 3 Emil Stoychev demonstrates something we were wanting a while back ... cascading styles ... woo hoo! Merged Resource Dictionaries in Silverlight 3 Emil Stoychev demonstrates freely splitting style definitions and other ...
I attended the MVP Global Summit 2009 in Seattle/Redmond, Washington a couple of weeks ago. I had a pretty good time hanging out with other MVPs and the Managed Languages team. I learned a lot, and I had a blast every evening. One of those evenings was at the Experience Music Project, and I promise I will post Steve Andrews, "I love TFS" if I can find the video. Here's the opening video for the event, followed by a behind the scenes look with Karen Young ...
I previously posted about the change to the approach we would be taking with SQL Data Services to deliver a “database in the cloud” capability to the Azure Service Platform. MIX09 has a session on this and the ppt and video is now available to stream/download. Check out: What's New in Microsoft SQL Data Services from Friday at MIX09 I will be doing a similar session this Thursday at www.devweek.com as I described before ...
In this SL3B General issue: Emil Stoychev, Shawn Wildermuth, Tim Heuer(2), Chris Hay, Mike Snow, Jesse Liberty, Mike Taulty(4), Michael Sync, Pete Brown, Kathy Kam, and Alex Golesh. Shoutout: Shawn Wildermuth Announced that The Silverlight Tour Now Includes Silverlight 3! From SilverlightCream.com, and in no particular order: What's New in Silverlight 3?Emil Stoychev has a great feature list post up on the beta ... check it out if you haven't done so already!Silverlight 3 Announced!Shawn Wildermuth ...
If you’re a fan of the Big Bang Theory (and if you aren’t, you *should* be), you probably remember the genius that was Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-... Many have seen this and probably assumed the genius was created by the writers of the show. However, and this being one of the awesome aspects of Big Bang Theory, the reality is that the game has been around since at least 2005 on the internet; the writers simply taking a little-known aspect of geek culture and incorporating it into the script, to ...
Yeah, yeah… I’m late… the farther I got into MIX the slower everything else became :) And I’m going to track the last two days just for me so I know where my time all went! I finally got to the Venetian about 9:30 on Thursday. I was kinda/sorta trying to decide if I just wanted to go to third place or Seema’s talk when I ran into Ivan from SilverlightShow and we had never really had ‘that talk’ we wanted to do. We did that, and I know I still left some open spaces in the continuum, but we’re trying ...

MIX09 is over, people are slowly going back home. I will be flying home tomorrow, quite a long trip since I will reach Zurich only on Sunday morning.

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Next week (23rd March 2009) I am speaking at DevWeek 2009. DevWeek is a great conference which attracts top notch speakers (plus me – I feel such a fraud whenever I present there!). It is IMHO the best developer focused conference we have in the UK and I can’t wait to get there and soak in the great sessions + catch up with familiar faces + meet plenty of new ones. Be warned. There is a rumour that we are being given some new toys (Flip video cameras) to play with while we are there. However don’t ...
Silverlight 3 Beta is just unveiled at MIX 09 today. Silverlight 3 is a huge advancement in rich internet application development on a variety of modern browsers supporting Windows and Macintosh platforms. It supports running Silverlight out of the browser (offline enabled) as well as improvements for video quality, richer features, enhanced developer productivity and much more. Along with it, Expression Blend 3 Preview that helps authoring SL 3 Beta Applications. You can download the SL 3 Beta from ...
The Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides the foundation for building applications. Here is a list of sites where WPF tutorials are free to learn. WPF Tutorials Christian Moser's WPF Tutorial(wpftutorial.net): A nice tutorial about the Windows Presentation Foundation with hundreds of samples WPF Training Guide WPF Video Tutorials Windowsclient.net Here video training sessions provide some great launch points to creating your own WPF applications. ContentPresenter.com: It is a free ...
When you think out of the box, this is what is the possibility, you can make something so advanced with something so simple... and that also cheaper than the current available options.... Thanks to Parnav Mistry and Pattie Maes for such a brilliant work they have done. I bet you will not be able to stop yourself from clapping after looking at the video / future. If you can't see the below video, click here --Manish Agrawal ...
As I blogged about previously, G. Andrew Duthie…ahem…”performed” Rebel Yell at the MVP Summit a few weeks ago. The video has been posted on his site and I thought I’d run you through it with my own commentary, pointing out obvious flaws and how I would have done things differently. I also reveal who Andrew Duthie’s muse was while preparing for the performance. Enjoy ...
In this issue: Karim Hernandez, Gavin Wignall, David Anson, Corey Schuman, Terence Tsang, Shawn Wildermuth, John Papa, Nigel Sampson, Bryant Likes, Aurturo Toledo, and Alex Knight. Shoutout: Mike Ormond reports that Microsoft Live Labs has Seadragon Ajax... so for both of you that read this and are not using Silverlight, there ya go :) From SilverlightCream.com: radiobuttons in a datatemplate in silverlight Karim Hernandez of IdentityMine sent me this link, and I'm going to be watching his blog... ...
Here's what's happening: Attendees: 428 Sessions: 73 Speakers: 49 Tracks: 15 Sessions: ASP.NET Make your Data Dance with ASP.NET Dynamic Databy Shawn Weisfeld + Show Description ASP.NET Dynamic Data is a framework that lets you create data-driven ASP.NET Web applications easily. It does this by automatically discovering data-model metadata at run time and deriving UI behavior from it. A scaffolding framework provides a functional Web site for viewing and editing data. You can easily customize the ...
The SDS team have announced their updated plans for SQL Data Services. There are plenty of changes to take in – but it looks to be a very positive step in response to feedback from folks who looked at the current CTP. Essentially SDS becomes a full relational database (SQL Server!) in the cloud which we access using familiar programming models such as ADO.NET and ODBC – you get stored procedures, triggers, views etc. As such it will become fairly trivial to “re-platform” on-premise applications to ...
Short while after I wrote about resources for multi-touch on Windows 7 Daniel D left a comment that got me very excited: MultiTouchVista now has a driver that emulates multitouch hardware for Windows 7 I got to try it out myself! Bit later I got everything up and running and I’m happy to report that it’s all true: you can now effectively emulate multi-touch devices under Windows 7. You can see it yourself on this video. In fact it works so well that I was able to demonstrate it last Saturday at 4Developers ...
Introduction This Sunday I upgraded my DELL Latitude | D830 from Windows Vista Business 64 bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. The build version is Windows 7 Beta Build 7000. I ran an upgrade to test how well the setup would play with my currently installed applications and configuration settings. My expectations we met and in some cases exceeded. For example, soon after launching the setup a compatibility checker was launched. This screen scanned my current OS (Vista) to make sure all installed applications ...
Dear MVP’s, I wanted to write to all of you and express my deepest apology in what must have been a hugely disappointing part of the recent MVP Summit. For those of you who attended the EMP party I know you witnessed this atrocity first hand, and for those that didn’t I’m sure you felt the ripples of grief from those present. I had just written down my name and song on the list at the EMP party. Then, like you, I stood in disbelief as I heard the haunting intro to Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell. Many of ...
I have been developing full time in Silverlight 2 for a few months now. I must say, it is the most fun environment I have ever programmed in. It has been an enabling technology in our product, and I am rather excited to see what comes next. If the pattern continues as I expect it probably will, we will hear all about the features of Silverlight 3 in a few weeks at Mix 09. I will not be attending this conference, but I fully expect to be watching the important sessions virtually. I am hoping for a ...
When: March, 10, 2009 9:00am - 1:00pm Where: Spectrum Solutions 7801 East Bush Lake Road, Suite 210 Bloomington, MN Times: Session 1: 9:00am – 10:00am Session 2: 10:00am – 11:00am Session 3: 11:00am – 12:00pm Session 4: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Cisco and Spectrum Solutions invite you to the Network on Wheels Come experience the latest real world, small and medium-sized business solutions from Cisco in a mobile showcase designed to educate, entertain and interact with you. The Cisco Network On Wheels (NOW) ...
I gave another lightening talk Lightening Talk, this time at ColArc: No video footage to got with it this time, I left my camera behind, sorry! I have to admit, I struggled a little delivering this one, probably because its a subject I'm less fluent in, and it was a bit longer than my last presentation. But that said, it was good practice for me, and I think I got the subject matter across, just about ...
Silverlight has been released for over a year now. This March it will be powering the NCAA March Madness! All of the games will be available online in streaming video. http://mmod.ncaa.com/ For those of you who don't know what Silverlight is, it is a technology similar to Flash and Java that allows running software applications in your internet browser. The ability to do amazing things that can't be done with HTML. Silverlight is the future of web application development. It is estimated that about ...
I logged in this eve at 10pm UK time to sort out some Xbox 360 account stuff for my son – but twitter gave me a tweet from Scott Hanselman which directed me to http://www.kyte.tv/shanselman – a live stream of video and audio from a meeting Scott was attending. The quality is totally acceptable – both video and audio. And… you can interact. Type a message and Scott reads it – as do the other 69 folks on with me watching it. Sweet stuff ...
I have to admit that when I heard there was a keynote this morning, I was somewhat taken about. The very notion seems to be antithetical to the notion of Open Spaces. On the other hand, getting the chance to hear Ward Cunningham speak was well worth the "architectural purity" of the organizational principles. Intro (Alan Stevens) referred to Channel 9 video with Ward Cunningham being interviewed by Scoble WC: "the only thing I'm sure of is that [the future] will involve cloud computing" AboutUs.org ...
Last week started the spectrial, a trial between some international movie, music and tv producers and The Pirate Bay. In case you've been living under a rock for the past few years, The Pirate Bay is one of the biggest torrent trackers in the world, run in Sweden by a number of people. The spectrial (so called by TPB members) was announced more than a year ago, and now it's here. The folks at TPB want to make it as public as possible. The producers are used to making this trials very secret and introducing ...
I was just thinking about how far things have moved on in the last five years….and in thinking I got to examine my own home network…. So my home network serves a number of purposes: 1. Providing access to the internet for all it’s users: me, my wife and daughter when at home from Uni, my other daughter when she calls (iPhone usage). 2. My network joins my gaming experience to the outside world 3. My net work streams music around the house 4. and streams video around the house 5. Provides centralised ...
In this issue: Kirupa Chinnathambi, Sheo Narayan, Alex Knight, Katrien De Graeve, Maurice de Beijer, Page Brooks, Mike Snow, and Jeff Paries. Shoutouts: Pete Brown reports on My Favorite MIX09 10k Challenge Entries Jesse Liberty's Carousel videos are now up -- remember the carousel? ... cool stuff.. now you can see the videos: Carousel Video Posted – Parts 1 and 2 From SilverlightCream.com: CLR Properties vs. Dependency Properties Kirupa Chinnathambi has a good article up and I'm going to start keeping ...
In my last blog post I embedded a movie that I had uploaded to SoapBox. The path that video, and myself, took to get to that point is EPIC. It all started with recording the video with my trusty Sony camcorder. I copied over the file to my Windows 7 machine…file format is MPG. The size was 118 MB, but SoapBox has a 100MB limit. Easiest way to alter that: Movie Maker. As I’m all about the Windows Live suite of tools, I opened up Movie Maker Beta. I was a huge fan of Movie Maker 2.6, and I hadn’t had ...
Microsoft has released a kewl new technology preview called Recite. It’s a Windows Mobile application that allows you to easily record notes as well as search through those notes using speech. Check out this video I threw together showing how it works. Video: Recite Demo To get more information, check out the Recite home page here. You can also follow the Recite discussion on Twitter here. D *Note: Dev Teach submissions is closed AFIAK. I just used that as an example in the demo. **Note: Please don’t ...
A couple of days ago WordFocus exposed one of our (frankly old :) ) WPF prototypes for in-car energy assistant system, so today I can exclusively show you some of screens from this state of art WPF work. Real time performance of WPF touch screen application, running on low power automotive grade PC, which boots faster, then Nokia phone. Huge respect for all developers and P-defs. Click for screenshots and video on my blog >> ...
In this issue: Yasser Makram, Mark Monster, Jesse Liberty, Peter McGrattan, Nigel Sampson, and Radenko Zec. Shoutouts: Crocusgirl has posted A list of my Silverlight Video Player Notes to share. If you've got an issue with the Silverlight Toolkit, Jeff Wilcox reports The Silverlight Toolkit team is on top of your feedback The Expression Blend and Design Team asks What Would you Like to See in Future Releases of Deep Zoom Composer? Koen Zwikstra reports that Silverlight Spy updated (2.0.0.41) From ...
Thanks to everyone who turned out for the NxtGenUG Birmingham meeting. Obviously so good, one of the guys from the Oxford meeting last week turned up again - ah, the lure of free pizza. You can download the updated PowerPoint slidedeck here, most of the important stuff is in the speaker notes; http://www.tigernews.co.uk/... Also, thanks as well to Guy Smith-Ferrier for giving me a lift back to New Street station, and for joining forces to create ...
A mix of stuff caught my attention this week – much like #1 :-) This is me talking about IIS7 and PHP support at Qcon London in 2008. I didn’t even know this video existed http://www.infoq.com/presen... (Am I really that fat!) I had a serious play with Twitter. The following are the most useful complimentary sites I found h­ttp://w­w­w­.tw­eetla­ter... Schedule tweets in advance http://tweetburner.com Track link clicks etc if created using http://twurl.com http://tweetstats.com/graph... ...
If you face issues in viewing this video within the blog, you can view it directly from http://silverlight.services... Cheers ...
UPDATE: A few people have reported issues with audio. Since it is a streamed video, I chose to download the Live Meeting Replay quality audio/video and hence the experience. If you require a better quality for listening / viewing, chose the “Microsoft Office Live Meeting High-Fidelity Presentation” as the format for downloading, after filling in the details in the following link http://msevents.microsoft.c... Here below is a recording of the ...
Tips and tricks for customizing the Windows Explorer and OS X toolbars. This article is a reproduction.
I arrived in South Florida Friday night after a long drive from Orlando, FL. More specifically it was Friday night traffic, left later than I wanted to, got lost, drove 230 miles, but arrived safely. Got a good night sleep and woke up early today for my presentation at the South Florida Code Camp. Will Strohl, ODUG President, arrived early to setup his video equipment to live stream the DotNetNuke track. You should be able to see all the presentations soon on the ODUG site. Will is super energetic ...
Over the last few months we've been seeing quite a few Visual Studio crashes when working with the orchestration designer. The scenarios vary slightly between machines - some would crash on build, others simply when opening an orchestration in the designer; some would crash very frequently, some only sporadically; some would crash even when opening the solution immediately after a reboot, others would work fine for a while and then crash; the bottom line was that we were having lots of crashes, and ...
In this issue: Ken Cox, Shawn Oster, Andy Beaulieu, Dean Chalk, Matthias Shapiro, Nikola, Arturo Toledo, and Michael S. Scherotter. Shoutout: Walt Ritscher (spelled right first try today) has Reflecting on Design #3 up to give us something to think about. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 2 Data Form - Episode 8: Client Storage Ken Cox has episode 8 of his series up and he's working on number 9. Number 9 is intended to be a bugfix screencast, so if you've got issues, get them to Ken! Adding ...
Thanks to everyone who turned out last night at Research Machines in Didcot for the NxtGenUG meeting. It was very enjoyable and I got a good crowd asking lots of questions, which always shows they're paying attention. You can download the updated PowerPoint slidedeck here; http://www.tigernews.co.uk/... Most of the important stuff is in the speaker notes, including the SWAG questions for those who want a cheat sheet for my repeat performance at NxtGenUG ...
In this issue: Rob Houweling, Mike Taulty, Andrej Tozon, Kevin Dockx, and Jobi Joy. Shoutouts (and wow... there are more than SL postings!): First off, Tim Greenfield has a very nice Azure post up about issues in building and running in general. Not sure how many of you SL Devs are also doing Azure, but I'm keeping my eye on it. Tim's post is a good one to read if you're heading that way: Windows Azure Hosting impressions and debugging hurdles Andy Beaulieu has a video hosted on his site of someone ...
Frustrated with square looking web pages, many web designers look to Flash. In addition to freedom of graphic expression, Flash brings interaction and transition effects which are difficult or impossible to duplicate. Why then shouldn't all websites be Flash laden? Several reasons pop to mind: Loading speed: Way too often, flash movies load complex graphics, forcing the viewer to stare at some progress bar. For people who want to quickly access information this is a huge turn off. A "skip intro" ...
Well last night after enduring the start of Melbourne's heat wave, Air conditioning blasting and nothing worth watching on the TV, I decided to take the plunge and install the Windows 7 beta and give it a go. I decided to install it on a separate partition on my Media Centre PC after deciding that my laptop just wouldn't be able keep up despite Microsofts claims to the contrary. To my complete surprise, the most difficult part of the installation was trying to find a DVD to burn the image onto, The ...
In this issue: Richard Griffin, Scott Barnes, Jesse Liberty(2), Nigel Sampson, Jeff Weber, SilverlightShow, Jeff Brand Andrej Tozon, Somasegar, Dean Chalk, and Jeff Wilcox. Shoutouts: Jesse Libery has a post up on Why I'm Going To MIX, and that goes for me too :) Bryant Likes reports that he has Twilight Source Code Published. Ken Cox has the Episode 3 - Pasted Code from his video up. From SilverlightCream.com: Designer Developer Workflow Part III Richard Griffin has the third installment of his ...
In this issue: Grant Archibald, Rob Houweling, Andrej Tozon, Dean Chalk, Ken Cox, Daniel Crenna, Bryant Likes, Mike Snow, Joe Engalan, and Ning Zhang. From SilverlightCream.com: Spin and Win Grant Archibald has created a one-armed-bandit for his MIX09 10K challenge... it looks and works great... give it a shot! Creating a ColorFill toy in Silverlight - part 1 Rob Houweling takes on a challenge from Terence Tsang on his blog and builds a ColorFill toy in Silverlight ... check out the references. Silverlight ...
In this issue: Jonathan van de Veen, David Justice, Andrej Tozon, Patrick Keating, Timmy Kokke, Shawn Wildermuth, Alex, Golesh, and Mike Snow. Shoutouts: Robby Ingebretsen has a new version of Kaxaml out: New Version of Kaxaml with Support for Silverlight 2 RTW ... if you don't know what it is, you owe it to yourself to go look! If you ever sit around and wonder "what is Corey Schuman up to?" :) ... never fear, he's involved in lots of things, for instance: HSN.tv video player and Video slider control ...
Servers are the backbone of enterprise computing today, most websites for example run on either Apache or IIS and will be running on a server of some description. Perhaps because of servers ubiquity it is easy to become complacent about them especially as they are rarely seen but understanding what a server can offer you and it's limitations will definitely help with software development. Servers on the whole are built more of the practicality side than for the esthetics, there is no need to make ...
In this issue: Pete Brown, Anna Wrochna, James Bacon, Ken Cox, Tiago Andrade e Silva, John Bruin, Dean Chalk, Tim Heuer, Joel Neubeck, and Gerard Leblanc. Shoutouts: Falling into the WPF category is this outstanding post by Jaime Rodriguez: Styling Microsoft’s WPF datagrid Karsten has this one, which is also WPF: Getting WPF Expander and Listbox Alignment Happy Koen Zwikstra announed a follow-on to his XPS posting: Silverlight XPS: Source code Adam Kinney has posted a second edition of TCS Weekly: ...