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In this issue: Tiago Andrade e Silva, John Bruin, Tim Greenfield, Jeff Wilcox, Michael S. Scherotter, and Terence Tsang. Shoutouts: Michael S. Scherotter reports: Deep Discounts on Microsoft Expression until January 31, and shows off some of his great Silverlight. Tim Heuer blogged about Scott Cate's new venture: Visual Studio tricks in video form... looks great, Scott! This was supposed to go out on the 20th, but I had some problems posting to GWB. Consequently, the APress eBook deal of the day ...
I finally feel I have a setup that works. The window provides natural light and a long-range focal point. Three screens are just awesome. Behringer powered monitors for cranking the tunes. For anyone contemplating a triple monitor setup here are some points to keep in mind: try to get screens that have similar hight and resolution you will need a second video card and therefore a motherboard with two pci express slots the two video cards must have the same architecture. ie you cannot mix nvidia and ...
In this issue: Jim Lynn, Shawn Wildermuth, Jeff Weber, and Terence Tsang. Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher reported on an interesting Web Design judging site: CommandShift3 - You be the judge of good Web Design. Scott Barnes reports that Silverlight is all over The Moment..... looks like lots of Silverlight involved in the inauguration! From SilverlightCream.com: Funky Popups using Tweener Jim Lynn sent me this one, and I've added Jim to my big list... he is using the Tweener class from Silverlight Contrib ...
I'm not normally overly excited about the large Microsoft events, however, I'm really looking forward to the MDC Detroit next week. The idea behind the show is that it's taking the most critical sessions from PDC and repackaging them in a one day format. I've had a chance to go through a lot of the content and see what all is going to be show. The cool part about it is that the vast majority of the talks are doing a demo. This is a big departure from a lot of the multi-city roadshows that Microsoft ...
Ever since Scott Hanselman posted about the developer rig that Jeff Atwood built for him, I've been thinking about getting a new box. Over Christmas, my younger brother regaled us with the story of his new 8-way server, and how he pitted it against a much more expensive commercial server -- and won. So, of course, we sat down with my laptop, went to NewEgg and spec'ed out the new dev machine. I'm looking at doing more and more work on parallel programming, so a quad-core was the minimum requirement. ...
Ralph James put together a video entitled “The Case For Simple Services”: Discover RSSBus Simple Services™. This video explores simple services concepts, and demonstrates how RSSBus can be used to enhance data, application, and service accessibility. RSSBus Simple Services are "simple" because they are called with standard URLs and they return data streams as RSS name-value pairs, HTML pages, and other popular, easy-to-consume formats. They don't require programming, custom clients, SOAP envelopes, ...
They said it was optimized for netbooks and they were right. I've been running Windows 2008 as a workstation using the instructions on http:\\http://www.win2008wo... for a few months, but Windows 7 blows away any OS I've tried to date on my little Via processor. Some notes from my install: Performance: Windows 7 is the real deal. It's more responsive than 2008, can listen to audio without pops like even the best optimized XP install I tried just couldn't remove. Weird: Windows 7 created ...
I wrote this post while in-flight, en route to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. I had never been to CES before and I’ve wanted to go since I was a teenager. Truly. So I was excited, but my enthusiasm was somewhat subdued. Why? Because 2009 is shaping up to be The Year the Trade Show Died. Such sentiment, in the mainstream press and elsewhere, has been brought on by the recession (and the travel and spending cuts it has engendered) and also by Apple Inc’s announcement that this would ...
In this issue: David Betz, Shawn Wildermuth, and Terence Tsang From SilverlightCream.com: Setting a Silverlight 2 Startup Breakpoint using WinDBG David Betz continues discussing debugging Silverlight using WinDBG. It looks like direct questions might get answered, so if you have 'em, post 'em! See my Silverlight Data Access Talk from DevReach If you weren't at DevReach in Bulgaria, Shawn Wildermuth has a link to the video of his Silverlight Data Access talk. This is LINQ, ASMX, WCF, REST, Astoria, ...
Finally got around to installing Windows 7 on a real machine. Starting to test apps to see which issues I may have with stuff I use every day...so far the biggest thing I found is my video driver defaults to the Windows one. Not a big deal since this machine won't be the one I use Windows 7 with in the future for the final release. I'm actually posting this via Live Writer...I had seen somewhere people had issues with it possibly, but I'm not having issues with it. As you can see too, my system rating ...
Sometimes when I am editing video, I find it necessary to convert some video or audio files from one format to another. I recently came across this free tool that will convert almost any media file from one format to another. It can handle all these different file formats. MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO/GIF/TGA And it does a pretty good job too. Check it out here http://www.formatoz.com/ ...
The last 3 days I was present at the MCT summit 2009. A gathering of 250 European MCT (8 of them are fellow Belgian) in a fine congreshotel with some cool speakers and great content (exclusive for MCT's, technical and soft skills). The summit took place in Prague. We got Matthew Roche presenting on SSIS (=SQL Intergration Services) until late in the evening. Matthew is Quality Architect for Microsoft Learning and keeps an eye on the MCT quality newsgroup posts. Two very succesfull sessions were given ...
If you can’t be bothered reading the details – simply use this? :-) Because the Windows 7 Beta will be offered download-only, it will be provided to you as an ISO image (an .iso file) that you download. more details below And just in case you are interested in the Keynote at CES from Steve Ballmer regarding the release of Windows 7 Windows 7 Home Page As of today, I am running the Windows 7 Beta on several different PCs including my laptop, my work PC, and my PC at home, which I upgraded recently ...
Mike Hall at Microsoft recently posted a short video featuring Dion Hutchings, Technical Product Manager, talking about what Windows CE is. See Windows Embedded Blog : What is Windows CE ? - Here's Dion with the answer. to view the video. The wearable device that Dion shows is a Eurotech Zypad, The ZYPAD WL 11XX Wrist Worn Personal Computer is a powerful computing device designed to be worn comfortably on the user’s wrist for hands-free operation. The wearability and hands-free operation of the ZYPAD ...
In this issue: Quadra Silverlight Outsourcing, John Papa, Tim Heuer, Laurence Moroney, Terence Tsang, and Robby Ingebretsen. Shoutouts: For those of you not up on it yet, Laurence Moroney has a post up about Silverlight and Windows Live. Barak has a couple cool New Year's Cards up. I liked the video on the Ascentium one, but the comments on the Razorfish are pretty good, such as "Seattle grunge band discovers a fifth chord" :) From SilverlightCream.com: Quadra Silverlight Image Carousel Quadra Silverlight ...
In an effort to end the year on a good note, I’ve taken on a huge challenge. About a year ago I sat down to video capture an entire installation of a Virtual PC image of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Although the video took me several days to complete, once I finished the installation I never went back to the video. Now, a year later << Read more . . . >>
Ever felt like it would be cool to upload photos straight from Photo Gallery? Well I definitely have. I almost downloaded Google's Picasa 3 just to be able to do this. The upload tool that's provided on Facebook.com always fails on me, so creating albums in Facebook was just too much of a pain to mess with. Fortunately Will Duff, a developer intern this past summer at Microsoft created a plug-ins for both Photo Gallery and Movie Maker. Awesome news!!! Here's the info: Do you share photos on Facebook? ...
I've got a couple HDR-HC1 cameras, one from Japan and one from the US, and really like the video quality that comes out of 'em. As long as the scene is well-lit, the results are good. Annoyingly using CapDVHS I could only capture HDV video from the Japanese one. I haven't taken the time to figure out why until just today. It was easy enough in the past to just always used the Japanese camera to capture HDV content. Well, today I got curious and took a moment to figure out what the problem was. Very ...
As you may know, I do mostly WinForms development at my current position. Altogether, I do have an affinity for WinForms development over web development, mostly because simple websites were easy to make when I was young, but making a windows application was something I didn't do until much later on. Well, WindowsClient.net is a great Microsoft resource for those interested specifically in smart client applications, and the even better news is that the bulk of the videos for WinForms in particular ...
Well, wifey called me (and the world) to task, so I figured I should step up. I'll admit, I was being one of the debbie downers reflecting on everything that I didn't get done this past year. So, well here it is, some reflections on things that I did well and accomplished in 2008. It' all about the family and I made sure I focused on that. My wife and I had a great year. I mean, a REALLY REALLY REALLY good year. Our relationship has never felt stronger (and well, I feel we've been pretty strong from ...
Years ago I used to spend a fair amount of time playing computer games. The problem is that I found it to be quite a time suck. Fast forward to this Christmas and my children got a Wii as a present. I never thought that a game could increase quality time with your kids. I found that it gives me an opportunity to interact with them on a more relaxed basis than just helping them with their homework. Multi-player video games are the board games of the 21st century. Who needs Candy Land when you have ...
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In this issue: Al Pascual, Damon Payne, Laurent Bugnion, Shawn Wildermuth, Jesse Liberty, and Jobi Joy. Shoutout: Shawn Wildermuth has announced that Silverlight Tour Now includes Coverage of the Silverlight Toolkit. From SilverlightCream.com: Vote NO on the crossdomain.xml file, use the cloud to bypass errors. Al Pascual opens up a way to cause himself and everyone else some problems with Cross-Domain issues, but I looked at his post of combining his Azure proxy with Silverlight as being more interesting ...
<update> Be sure to check out the new video blog post based on this entry. It may be easier to follow and has a couple of upgrades from this post: Creating a SharePoint List Parent/Child Relationship – VIDEO REMIX </update> <update 12-16-2010> I FINALLY got around to blogging how to do this in SP 2010, you can find that blog here: Creating A SharePoint Parent/Child List Relationship– SharePoint 2010 Edition </update 12-16-2010> First Things First Okay, first off, my development ...
It has been discusssed and suggested several times, however the MAC team are finally working on a huge update for MAC Messenger. Users as from the early months of 2009 are expected to have a new feature in their MAC Messenger which is considered to be the audio and video chat. "The new Windows Live Messenger for Mac with AV support should be available as a beta sometime early next year." Download MAC Messenger from here: http://www.download.com/Mic... ...

Just heard through Chris Koenig that Microsoft Expression Studio is available for a limited time at 50% of the original price.

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In this issue: David Wynne, Damon Payne, Nigel Sampson, Jeff Prosise, Ning Zhang, and Terence Tsang. Shoutouts: John Papa's book is out... I haven't seen it, but it's one I'm going to have to get... all the info I've seen says it's a keeper: Now Available: Data Driven Services with Silverlight 2!. Martin Grayson has announced an update to the Patient Journey Demonstrator with lots of screenshots and a video demo: Patient Journey Demonstrator December 2008 Released . Keep an eye on Jeff Weber's blog ...
I am not sure how many out there have machines that are capable of running a 64 bit operating system, but my new machine is. I originally installed x86 Vista (32 bit) and pretty quickly removed it in favor of Windows XP. I know that I am not the only one who has done that. I have been reading quite a bit that Vista is Windows ME version 2 (for all of you out there that remember that catastrophe). Vista was operating like it had a boat anchor around it’s neck even with system specifications like Intel ...
So some of you have no idea who I am. I don't even know who I am sometimes. What self respecting 26 year old knows who they are. Anyway, I moved to Kansas City about a year and a half ago and I was depressed when I moved. I had just started to get involved with the St. Louis Jewish Community. I was going to go to start school again, but my job basically was we want to move you to Kansas City and we don't really have other options. I knew how it went. I was 24 years old. I had to move. My boyfriend ...
In this issue: Bart Czernicki, Alexey Zakharov, Martin Grayson, Ning Zhang, Jesse Liberty, and Kevin Dockx. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 3 - What we Know So Far & What We Can Predict (Part 1 of 2) I'm not big on fortelling the future, but Bart Czernicki is willing to take a shot at Silverlight 3 ... check out what he has to say about it! Silverlight Tip: Splash screen issues. Alexey Zakharov was working on a splash screen for his new site (a link included), and has some tips from the ...
In this issue: Page Brooks, Jeff Wilcox, Jesse Liberty, Robby Ingebretsen, Rob Zelt, and Jonas Follesø. Shoutouts: Jeff Weber is giving some sneak peeks at a new game: Introducing Tire Storm (Sneak Peek). Shemesh has updated his Grid splitter: Silverlight: GridSplitter with a collapse button (V2). From SilverlightCream.com: Building a Resizable Silverlight Control Page Brooks has a nice tutorial on building a resizable control... why you may need to do that and how... cool stuff, Page! Creating a ...
In this issue: Pete Brown, Tim Greenfield, Boyan Nikolov, Jesse Liberty, Mike Ormond, David Justice, Tim Heuer, Chris Szurgot, Matthias Shapiro, Budi Kurniawan, Mike Snow, Martin Grayson, and Azret Botash Busy folks... I've still got a backlog and I was only slow a couple days :) From SilverlightCream.com: Pie Chart Styling in the Silverlight Toolkit - Cross-Slice Gradients Pete Brown gives us the benefit of his excursions in the chart control plus his conversation with team members, and he ends ...
Pardon my lack of posts of late…I am now the author of Redmond Developer News’ Redmond Review column, and I’ve been grappling with how to write the column and keep posting here. I’ll ask you to continue bearing with me. While the column will focus on strategy and analysis for working with Microsoft and its stack, there are still plenty of topics that don’t fit there and do fit here. Here’s on such topic: Windows Home Server (WHS), and the quiet release, back in June, of Power Pack 1. Before the release ...

Today is the end of my very first week at IdentityMine. Let me just say that it was really great. In the same week I worked on a proposal for a client (maybe our very first project in the new European IdentityMine, crossing fingers) and prepared a presentation for next week.

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After lunch, I managed to sit in on John Alexander's Surface talk. John didn't have a surface machine handy, but he did have an emulator, the sdk and some video clips. Looking forward to this talk, I managed to grab a seat front row center while John set up his laptop. I have to say, John did a fantastic job in his talk, especially not having an actual Surface machine there. The video snippets he showed were relevant, and the stuff he showed us via emulation was very cool. Some great questions, which ...
First of all, as a computer science trainer for many years, I'm biased to classroom training. As a trainer, you can see someone's eyes and determine if your students are learning concepts that you are teaching. I will adjust my presentation if needed so that the majority of the audience understands. There's always that minority that needs more help. Also, as a student, getting one on one help is the best way to learn. However, as you might know, there might not be a class in what you need to learn ...
On the Community Credit forums there was mention of this really cool spatial operating environment likened to the ones in Minority Report. Visit http://www.oblong.com for a video demonstration, which is way awesome. From their site: Oblong Industries is the developer of the g-speak spatial operating environment. The SOE's combination of gestural i/o, recombinant networking, and real-world pixels brings the first major step in computer interface since 1984; starting today, g-speak will fundamentally ...
Recently I found myself at a school down near Melbourne carrying out what should have been a relatively simple PoC (Proof of Concept) of 20 x BC2500 BladePC’s in an Enclosure with some T5730 Thin Clients, and initially all went pretty well and then I found that I had some issues with the SAM Registration service….. from the BladePC’s not communicating very well (or at all) with the SAM Server BTW – SAM = HP’s Broker, Session Allocation Manager So then I was thinking through some ideas about what ...
In this issue: Alex Golesh, Silverlight SDK, John Stockton, Page Brooks(2), Mike Snow(2), Terence Tsang(2), Adam Kinney, Shawn Wildermuth, Jesse Liberty, and Jonathan van de Veen. Shoutouts: Adam Kinney has some good comments about a much-viewed Surface video: Extending the Surface experience in the BMW app. Jesse Liberty waxes poetical about divElements, and it looks like with good reason :) SandDock for Silverlight – Commercial floating windows Corey Schuman is going to be on GeekSpeak on the 10th: ...
Hi!, In first post I wrote, that I'll write posts from beggining, so that newbies could start writing MVC apps as my new posts would be coming. But I change my mind :D. We'll start from knowledge that is here. MVC pattern and ASP.NET MVC approach is something that you have to know, but you don't have to read other tutorials on asp.net/mvc, because we'll egzamine them in different way - understanding it from the total basics - looking at the MVC source code. So watch that video and next post I'll ...
The Windows Live Team put up a neat bunch of controls that can be used in your ASP.NET Websites. In fact once you install the Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio 2008 from http://dev.live.com/tools/ you get a few server controls in the toolbox as well as website templates for Visual Studio 2008 project/website. I wanted to demonstrate how you can quickly add a video to your website that is being streamed from the Silverlight Streaming Service, all within 5 minutes. Pre-requisites 1. Visual Studio ...
For many years savvy iTunes users have been setting up US iTunes accounts to not only get music, video and film at a reduced cost but also be able to get TV programs early. It has been one of the ‘legal’ ways of breaking the Sky monopoly. That has all been stopped as Apple decides to maximize revenue. Previously a US account could be had by setting up an iTunes account and selecting the ‘No’ card payment option. Of course a US address was required and the purchase of iTunes US gift certificates thro’ ...
So you have a Silverlight application, and you want it to serve up some videos or deep zoom images, but you don’t want to fork over major cash to your hosting provider for the extra disk space and traffic. Well has Microsoft got a deal for you… The Microsoft Silverlight Streaming program gives you space online to not only host your media files but also the bandwidth to serve them up to your Silverlight app…and its *free*! Here’s the details: - 10 GB of space to host your media files. - Up to 5 TB ...
Some of my sharepoint video lessons has been published in Mr.bool E-Learning http://www.mrbool.com/portal/ Portal. I am a technical author of this site. You will see more technical lesson in the next days. It is totaly free to download. Please put your important feedback. Author MJ Ferdous is Software Engineer professional from 6 years ago. Now he is working in OT Group S.P.A., Italy as Sr. Software Engineer since May 08. He is responsible for research and developent (R & D) on SharePoint 2007 ...
Came across this video via some blogs…very kewl timelapse showing exactly what goes on to setup for keynote speeches at Microsoft conferences (this one from the recent PDC). Video: PDC 2008 Timelapse ...
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! In this issue: Martin Mihaylov, Tim Heuer, Katrien De Graeve, Expression Blend and Design Blog, Ruurd Boeke, Mike Snow(4), Jeff Wilcox, Michael S. Scherotter, Terence Tsang, and Corey Schuman. Also: Michael S. Scherotter has started a Silverlight Jobs Feed, and that sounds like a great idea! Jeff Prosise reports Silverlight Enigma Simulator Updated (and a Lesson on Internationalization) . CrocusGirl has two updates going: Crocusgirl’s Silverlight 2 Updates and Silverlight ...
In this issue: Jonathan van de Veen, Bart Czernicki, Tim Greenfield, Ben Waggoner, Ning Zhang, Jesse Liberty, Jonas Follesø, Jafar Husain, Expression Team Blog, Adam Kinney, and Gerard Leblanc. Also: Jose R. Guay Paz reports Enter the Manning Free Ebook a Day giveaway... free is a definite good deal! Jeff Weber details that the Popfly Game Creator Updating to Silverlight 2. If you want to see what can be done with Popfly, check out the MSDN team blog roll on my blog page. Matthias Shapiro has updated ...
My apologies for being tardy with the follow up post on my Nokia E71 experiences. Its amazing how work tends to take over your life at points and keep you from the things you truly love – spending time with your family or writing blog posts. Thanks for the reminder emails some sent me that I promised to pen this. Before I get started, there has been some other follow-on Nokia news. First Nokia is rumored to be working on the E75, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard version of the E71. It offers a 2.4” screen ...

The army is investing 50 million dollars in the next five years  on games and gaming systems designed to prepare soldiers for combat. The need for video games as training aids was judged so great that the Army wanted to get products out to units before the funding came online. Check it out.

Friday was the last day of the training course and today we went over a couple of patterns and had a discussion on Domain Driven Design. After the discussion, we were released to continue working on our end to end solution. The team I was on (Go Conquistadors!) got all the way down to the database second out of four teams. We were first to have all parts vertical though. Then we started to refine our design even more. And that is where we left the solution on Friday night. People Bowing Out As the ...