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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 ...
Silverlight 2 was just released a few short months ago, but ScottGu is already providing hints at what we will see in Silverlight 3 which is supposed to be out sometime next year and will be a major update. Some of the major enhancements and improvements are: media enhancements (including H.264 video support) graphics improvements (including 3D support and GPU hardware acceleration) application development improvements (including richer data-binding support and additional controls) To go along with ...
Event Date: Saturday, January 19, 2009 Event Time: 08:30 (registration), 09:00 – 17:00 Event Location: Microsoft Tampa Office If you want to learn what TDD is all about, this is the event to attend. It’s a day-long event where you will go from start to finish with a sample domain problem and learn how to write tests to drive functionality of the system. This promises to be an excellent event and will be good for both beginners and those experienced with TDD. There will be two tracks running simultaneously, ...
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The basis for much growth in science has been the sharing of ideas. Ideas get passed around, question, examined, peer reviewed and eventually built on. This system has worked for centuries, taking man from the discovery of fire - to the moon and back. Computer software is much the same. Ideas thought up, built on and improved - this has taken computing from machines requiring a legion of white clad acolytes and air conditioned offices to something I can slip into my shirt pocket, read emails, send ...
I finally decided to write a post about attending PDC. There are so many great posts out there about PDC that do a great job of describing the overall experience. Bill Wagner has a great post on his blog, and so does Rick Strahl. The overall experience was really great and the quality of the sessions were very professional and the presenters did an excellent job in delivering the most information in the alloted time.There are still a bunch of sessions that I wish I could have personally attended ...
In this issue: Martin Mihaylov, Ivan Dragoev, Jesse Liberty, Scott Guthrie, Laurent Bugnion, Ning Zhang, and Jonas Follesø. Brad Abrams posts a question to all of us: What Does that .NET Namespace Mean: System.* and Microsoft.*... give him some feedback! Boyan Nikolov reports The Number class and the Calculator app updated after his calculator got some prime time. Corey Schuman gives us a hint why he's been relatively quiet lately: Microsoft Expression Blend Visual Quickstart Guide is almost here! ...
If you have seen Bertrand’s video on Script Combining to improve AJAX performance, you must have really felt like using it in your site to figure out the scripts downloaded in your page and minimizing the size, improving performance etc., Well, this post is just to say that, the ScriptReferenceProfiler is available at CodePlex http://www.codeplex.com/asp... You need to download the binaries and add it as a reference to your website/project. Once you add ...
I had a custom style defined in a Silverlight application… I wanted text using this style to display using the Impact font, which is common to Microsoft Windows font sets. When I ran my app however, it never displayed the text with Impact font. I wasn’t getting any information about why, so I thought I’d try it in Blend. Low and behold, Blend gives me a helpful message… Embed it you say? After doing some online research I discovered the answer. Silverlight Default Fonts Silverlight out of the box ...
In our last Episode, The UML Guy met Deadline, a project manager with a Grim problem. Today, another member of The Team wanders into the Lounge. (Click the pictures for larger images.) This one is for @arphahat (who shaved his beard a long time ago). Now can I have my freakin' cookie dough? And yes, I already referenced this film in Episode 18. It's one of my favorites. Deal with it. Back in Episode 10, I introduced Sequence Diagrams because I needed to demonstrate them for Ann Arbor Day of .NET. ...
Ink in 60 Seconds! is a talk I have presented to a number of user groups (some courtesy of INETA). It consists of a number of small little demos of Tablet PC programming, most written in 60 seconds or less. Now, thanks to Camtasia Studio, I have a recording of this presentation from the Ann Arbor .NET Developers group on June 14, 2006. And thanks to YouTube, I can now present it to you on-line here. And you can also download a ZIP file of the slides and a cleaned-up version of the sample code. One ...
Microsoft wants you! Below is a casting call for any MCP's and MCT's in the greater Seattle area for a Microsoft testimonial video. Casting call for video on the value of Microsoft Certification (Seattle area) We are looking for well-spoken Microsoft Certified Professionals or Microsoft Certified Trainers, aged 21 or older, to appear in Microsoft testimonials. The testimonial shoots will last between two to four hours and take place in the greater Seattle, Washington area during the first week of ...
In this issue: Ivan Dragoev, Beatriz Stollnitz, Laurent Duveau, Matthew Casperson, Mike Ormond, Adam Kinney, Scott Guthrie, and Ruurd Boeke. I saw this post by Jeff Wilcox: Toolkit posts: "Silverlight in Style," dependency properties in WPF and Silverlight, and TreeView expansion, and thought "cool -- I've got all that covered :)" ... but WAIT... check this out... all the Toolkit bloggers have their own blog now! I'll be watching this for you, but go ahead and keep an eye on it too in case I miss ...
So, I got new branded Asus R50A UMPC for test. This ultra mobile machine with 5.6" WSVGA (1024x768) screen, based on Intel US15W chipset, comes with Intel Atom Z520 (1.33 Ghz, 533Mhz) processor, 1Gb of RAM and 20GB SSD. Also it has 3.5G mobile unit, integrated 802.11b/g network card and GPS. First impression was very cool. Slick design, big screen build in fingerprint reader. What in the box? Power adapter (110/220V), compact keyboard, bunch of cables, extra stilus and handling strap. What else this ...

I haven't had a chance to dig in yet but it looks like change is in the air at Live.com. Check out the video on TechCrunch.

Have a day. :-|

Well, Windows 7 is going to be released by the end of next year. This is great news, because it seemed, that Microsoft finally understand how to get the best of Windows Vista and make it to work not only on monster machines. It even works on new brandy my wife's pinky machine. And if it works there and my wife is happy with it, this OS going to be very impressive. But from the other hand, we, as developers should be ready today to developer Windows 7 ready application (by the way, Vista Battery Saver ...
With XBox Live Community Games (XBLCG) going live soon, I've been thinking a lot about things that are going to help all of us be successful. One of those things is encouraging hobbyist and independent developers looking to get their game out to the public to consider the quality of the game. Flooding XBLCG with a lot of poorly implemented games missing most of the polish that regular XBox Live Arcade (XBLA) titles have will quickly sink our ship. Microsoft has already made some effort encouraging ...
For those of you like me who missed PDC (though I did watch the streaming video as time permitted!) you can now catch some of the PDC content live at an event near you with MSDN Developer Conference. I'm going to try to head to the Atlanta one on December 16th. More details below as seen in Brian's blog: The Speakers Chad Brooks Jeff W. Barnes Wally McClure Glen Gordon Mark Dunn Steve Porter Murray Gordon Todd Fine Jim Wooley Brian Hitney Keith Rome Todd Miranda Dave Scruggs Shawn Wildermuth Mickey ...
Spending the day at the Emerging Business Showcase in Deerfield Beach, FL just north of Ft Lauderdale. It is put on each year by the Enterprise Development Corp. of South Florida (EDC) (http://www.edc-tech.org/) and strategically held just a few miles from my house and a block from my office, what planning! The purpose is really just to get a bunch of venture capital, angel investors, lawyers and bankers together and the highlight is 14 startups giving short (3 min) presentations / demos of their ...
If you like to rotate your monitor 90 degrees to get more code on the screen but it just will not stick this may be the issue, SP3 for XP. The issue I had was with a Dell monitor, on a Dell Optiplex with an ATI video card. I had downloaded the latest ATI driver (the whole Catalyst setup) from Dell’s site. It installed fine and I could access the settings in the Catalyst Control Center to rotate the screen, but the rotation would never stick. Ended up I needed version 8.4 or higher. So I downloaded ...
I have been free of my monstrous cable tv bill for many months now, and I love it! Woooo! A while back I posted about how I want to get revenge on Cable companies by helping as many people as I can kill their cable service in favor of free HD tv over the air and over the Internet. You can read about that here. There are other “free TV” guides on the Internet – but they suck because they are too generic, too technical, or not technical enough. Hopefully this one doesn’t suck. Let me know if you have ...
Three days into playing with the Windows 7 PDC bits, I've already fallen in love with the new OS. Microsoft has come a long way to get things right this time. I know a lot of people hate Windows Vista badly. I do too. But I always think that Windows Vista isn't that bad. What it really lacks is the common sense of software design: convenience for users . I noticed a lot of thoughts have been put into Windows 7, although in this early pre-beta stage it still looks pretty much the same as Vista. But ...

CAMSTUDIO A cool tool that lets you record a video of a section of your screen.  It saves to AVI format, though it also has a feature to convert to a SWF to embed it in a web page.  It’s opensource too. :)

 http://camstudio.org/

 

 

It's been a three or four days now since I returned from PDC. After seeing all the other bloggers give detailed descriptions of the sessions and parties I didn't feel too obligated to add too much of my own spin on topics heavily covered by others. Instead, I thought I'd wait till the recordings were available and share links to the highlights I was witness too. As to my thoughts on having the recordings available so quickly after the conference and of such a high quality, I can only say I am very ...
I thought I would share the sessions at the PDC I really enjoyed and would recommend for viewing for those that didn't attend. And you know who you are. :) And those who did attend but didn't get to watch these. I'm sure there are more that were great, but these are the ones that stuck out to me. Deep Dive: Dynamic Languages in Microsoft .NET Jim Hugunin gives a great session on Dynamic Languages. This was the best talk I went to the entire PDC so I'm listing it first, but you should watch The Future ...
Wow! It has been a while since I blogged here. I had a server of my own for a while but I got tired of the up keep so I quit blogging all together. Then, I was at Microsoft PDC 2008 and I saw a booth for geekswithblogs.net and it reminded me that I had an account here! I will say, I am impressed with everything they have done with geekswithblogs.net since I last blogged! What have I been up to since my last blog. Well, I have been working for about 2 years now with GameSpy/IGN/FIM/Fox/News Corporation ...
In this issue: Joseph Ghassan, Bill Reiss, Jordan Knight, Jesse Liberty, Karen Corby, niravi, and Pete Brown. Bill Reiss reports that Silverlight Streaming updated to Silverlight 2 RTW (Finally), and he has his Stack Attack game running there. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 2.0 Dependency Properties And Routed Events Joseph Ghassan sent me this extremely detailed blog post on Dependency Properties and Routed Events ... this is like a treatise on the subjects or something... I think that one ...
Too often lately I've been bitching in my blog, so I'm going to try and post more positive content. I love my XBMC. The xbmc is a xbox that has been modified** to primarily play videos from either a large built-in IDE hard drive or over a network from a shared folder on a Windows PC. Now I've had PCs connected to a TV before but it didn't work nearly as well as this does. Back in 2003 I had a spare PC that had a TV out and a wireless IR keyboard with thumb joystick mouse to play divx movies from. ...
While at PDC08 I managed to capture a fair amount of video footage. I spent a good part of today trying to convert it to a usable format. I wasted a ridiculous amount of time and effort trying to get Windows Movie Maker to work. This is an incredibly frustrating piece of crapware, not only does it not work well (for me at least) since it kept throwing exceptions and crashing... but it also can't be downloaded except via Windows Update and can't be uninstalled via any normal method (Add/Remove Programs) ...
In this issue: John Stockton, Pierlag, Mel Lota, Ning Zhang, Carole Snyder, Martin Grayson, Jesse Liberty, Public Sector DPE Team, Mike Ormond, Andy Beaulieu, and Arturo Toledo. Somasegar has an Application Architecture Guide 2.0 referenced on his site that bears reading. The Swiss MSDN Team Blog invites you to Try out the DeepZoom app on our Shape Website ... and this is very nicely done... Dan Wahlin reports his Amazon.com AlbumViewer Application for Silverlight 2 Released . From SilverlightCream.com: ...
In this issue: Jeff Wilcox, Jordan Knight, Justin Angel, Imran Shaik, Corey Schuman, Jeff Paries, and Jafar Husain. I stopped at these 9 entries for now just to get them out. I've got 9 queued up behind these and that's just from me running my big list-o-blogs about 10:30 last night and what's been submitted since! ... a very prolific bunch you are :) From SilverlightCream.com: AutoCompleteBox: The 5 things you need to know Jeff Wilcox has a trilogy about the AutoComplete box. This first is exactly ...
David Teitlebaum. Why move to a new effect system? Old effect system: BitmapEffects. Talks about what was done with BitmapEffects to render to the screen. Doesn't play well with remoting, because too slow to render on target machine, go back to display machine, etc... Shows the old syntax for BitmapEffect. Software rendered, very slow, especially blur operations (such a glow, drop shadow, etc...) Actions: In SP1, they are marked as obsolete. Implemented HW acceleration for BlurBitmapEffect and DropShadowBitmapEffect ...
So last night we hit up the Devs After Dark party held by the Microsoft partners team. It was a very LA type party: - Awesome venue, including a huge outdoor patio area. - Awesome food and an open bar(s…there were like 4 or 5 of them) - Rock Band 2 displaying on a huge brick wall - Classic video games, pool table, and 360’s all over the place - And…Laker Girls (you could get your picture taken with them for free) No pictures unfortunately, since I didn’t bring my camera, but a good time was had by ...
To help get everyone up to speed on the new Microsoft Offerings, I’ve put together over an hour of first look videos to help show the new features and walk though the new UI's. The following videos are now live on BizTalkGurus.com: First Look: Windows Application Server -Dublin – If you do not watch any other video, watch this one! This video takes a look at the new Windows Application Server. (Download WMV) First Look: Quadrant – Oslo’s Modeling Tool –This video is an overview of the new modeling ...
This video was taken back on Sunday...just getting around to posting it now. It shows what we got as part of our swag package here at PDC, as demonstrated by Jeff Julian. Video: PDC Swag Bag ...

Yesterday featured another day packed with sessions and started with a great keynote showing off the new Windows 7, what's coming onto us with .NET 4 and the new development environments (starring Visual Studio 10) as well as innovations in the field of Office (web office is going to allow editing and synching documents online).

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MPX is a technology which allows multiple independent pointers (mouse cursors) at the windowing system level. By this, we mean that these mouse cursors are all connected to one single computer. This technology features the additional of multiple input devices and are ideal for various projects like: games which involve more than one player, two handed drawings, some sort of quizzes where users use one single computer etc. The following is a screen shot of where the MPX technology is used: The following ...
I love Windows Server 2008 as my desktop…LOVE IT! Sure, there have been a few hoops to jump through, but for the most part its been fine. Until now. Now I have videos that I need to upload to the web, to edit, to make *magic* from. But Movie Maker and Server 2008 are not friends. In fact, I had to get an installed copy of it to get it to even run (because it won’t install from an MSI on server OS’s). I’ve got the codecs installed, everything is great…except that I can’t import ANY media into Movie ...
So last night was the conference Expo Party. Every Microsoft conference I’ve been to has held this event at some point. It’s basically party appetizer food and desserts along with beer and wine, and its held in the Expo area. This is where the Expo people get to show off their big event presentations (Mini Me…Vern whatever his name is…was here for example), and its a great networking time as well. I’ve got some video footage to post in a bit as well. D ...
Will Strohl whose the new President of the Orlando DotNetNuke User Group has created a series of videos to help users in the DotNetNuke community. Here's the list: What Is DotNetNuke®? - In this video, I attempt to give a brief overview of what DotNetNuke® is, and what it can do for you. DotNetNuke® Tour - An overview of some of the most common DotNetNuke® features. DotNetNuke® Terminology - Learn some of the "lingo" you might see used on the DotNetNuke® forums or documentation. Where Do I Download ...

Note: The Wireless network at the keynote failed miserably, so this will be posted with a delay.

Here we go again, PDC day 2 also features a keynote. Expecting Silverlight news and demos :)

The keynote starts with an impressive video of products built in .NET, mostly WPF and Silverlight stuff as far as I can say.

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Are you coming to PodCampAZ this weekend? By now, you know that it is a two day event. You may even know that I am speaking twice. But this last update is going to give you a few more things you may not yet know... Door Prizes Among this year's door prizes are some Target gift cards, copies of Office and Vista, some blogging software, and... I know I am missing something... OH YEAH - SnagIt 9 and Camtasia Studio! Yes - loyal readers, you could win a copy of either SnagIt or Camtasia. TechSmith is ...
According to Charles Petzold, WPF is the main platform for Windows programming nowadays. The only reason why one might still want to program WinForms is if you want the app to run on a maximum of machines. Read the rest of this entry » ...
Google I/O 2008 was a big event and exposed many Open Google technologies which can be used for making Internet Applications Fast, Easily & Economically. It shows, at what speed Google is growing itself and making the Internet grow. I will log the Video links, of this event, available on YouTube. I know it is already 5 months old, but I am trying to make a collection of some important ones (according to me), at one place... I will divide it in 9 parts, and here goes the videos for Part 1: Keynote ...