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In this Issue: Andrea Boschin, Shawn Wildermuth, Kunal Chowdhury, Peter Kuhn, Loek van den Ouweland, XAMLNinja, Ollie Riches(-2-), WindowsPhoneGeek, John Papa, Den Delimarsky, and Sumit Dutta. Above the Fold: WP7: "Fun With New Live Tile API" Shawn Wildermuth Expression Blend: "Icons or other visuals with XAML instead of bitmaps" Shoutouts: Michael Palermo's latest Desert Mountain Developers is up Gill Cleeren posted his SilverlightShow Advanced Silverlight 5 webinar files From SilverlightCream.com: ...
I’ve had a lot of bad things happen to me in my life. The past few weeks I believe have been a huge test I’ve had some problems with my personal life and some natural disasters. I was thinking during this entire experience what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. I am going through something traumatic, but you know what I can survive it. I am an incredibly durable person. When things suck I go into crisis mode when I’m on my own. I believe that what made this possible is all the traumas in my life. ...
Oh No! Not another geek who is going to tell us how to build a virtualized lab environment! We already know all there is to know about this crap! Hah! Yes this is another geek doing this build, but rest assured, it’s not you, it’s me! This is my view and take on this subject, where this blog will function as a “diary” to log my time, remarks and build guide on how I built it. Besides, I’ve built similar environments hundreds of times so I want to add a bit of a twist J. Seeing as my move abroad is ...
MVPs Rob Miles and Andy Wigley are back! Microsoft Learning hosted a Windows Phone 7 Jump Start (plus an update course) last year and it was an absolute smash. Now that "Mango" has made such a huge splash, they have put together another great course. This two-day live virtual class, Building Applications for Windows Phone Mango Jump Start, is specially tailored for developers looking to build cool applications and games for the new Windows Phone Mango Platform. Get in the pizza/popcorn/healthy fruit, ...
I’m on vacation this week, and I didn’t intend to write a blog post. But after the sea changes in the mobile computing industry and, ironically, my extra time to ponder it, I really couldn’t stay silent. In the space of four days, Google may have effectively taken Android “private” and HP seems to have euthanized webOS in public. It’s really hard to believe all of this is happening. But we can at least have a go at understanding what it means and what might, or might not, come next for Microsoft ...
My Epiphany – Part 1 After reading Continuous Delivery, by Jez Humble and David Farley, I couldn’t help but think “wow! this is the key to becoming truly agile!”. I submit that may be a little overstated, but nonetheless by minor epiphany has grown into an outright passion for enabling rapid development AND delivery of small bite-sized pieces of applications. As we’re all well immersed into the Agile way these days (or, at least, we’re all trying!!), our common goal should be to provide customers ...
Poster-Comment Received a few comments on my Dreams posting and I never realized the posting was that sad/downer. I appreciate the kind words from those who commented. We've all been down a few times in life, kicked in the teeth. The important thing, as you all know, is not that you got knocked down, it's that you pick yourself up, spit out some teeth, and keep going. And, that, my friends is what we all have to do. Spent some time talking to the wife last night, spent some time with the kid, spent ...
Last month at the Microsoft WPC I had the opportunity to see Richard Branson do a live Q&A during one of the morning keynotes. I honestly knew very little about Branson, other than he headed up Virgin – which was, what, a music, mobile phone, and airline company that was also looking into space travel? My education into all things Branson was about to begin. You can see the entire video of the Q&A from the WPC site here, but what was really awesome was the initial intro video that gave a ...
In this Issue: Mike Taulty, Derik Whittaker, Den Delimarsky, Oscar Agreda, and Morten Nielsen(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "FlickR Searching with Silverlight & Rx" Mike Taulty WP7: "New Video – Windows Phone 7 Guide – Part 7 – Unlock apps in a locked emulator" Den Delimarsky Shoutouts: Michael Palermo has the latest up: Desert Mountain Developers for August 11 From SilverlightCream.com: FlickR Searching with Silverlight & Rx Mike Taulty posted a live demo and write-up on a FlickR search ...
I’m a big fan of client-side development using HTML / CSS / JavaScript for about the past 2 or 3 years – really ever since I dug into jQuery and really began to appreciate the power that the technologies on the client-side possess. Nowadays, everything is HTML / CSS / JavaScript – it’s in all the articles, all the techies are talking about it, and it’s on everyones’ resumes. In looking at candidate resumes or listening to presenters speak about web technologies, we constantly hear “HTML / CSS / JavaScript”. ...
Find myself now in a situation where, for many reasons, it's time to put myself out there and move on. Going back on the job market is a scary propostion. I know that this is something I need to do for myself, for my family, for my career development, for all the right reasons. But that doesn't make it any easier. Right now I'm being plagued with all of the "What If's?" What if I can't find a job? Then I'll be stuck in a job that I no longer want (not complaining, a job is a job, but that's not how ...
In this Issue: Colin Eberhardt, Ollie Riches, Morten Nielsen(-2-), Mike Taulty, Den Delimarsky, Derik Whittaker, Oscar Agreda, Austin Andrews, Manas Patnaik, and Jesse Liberty(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Conditional CellTemplete controls at Runtime in Silverlight DataGrid" Manas Patnaik WP7: "Implementing a Windows Phone 7 Conversation View Part Two" Colin Eberhardt Expression Design: "Tutorial: Creating an Icon" Austin Andrews Shoutouts: SilverlightShow has their top 5 from last week listed: ...
So in the process of going live on a mobile solution that uses Microsoft Sync. Framework, on Azure. I came across this really useful guide on how to package up the various elements of the Sync. Framework to get it running on the Azure servers. http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... If you follow it to the letter, you’ll be up and running in no time ...
Keeping things short and simple, here I am will demonstrate on how to setup synchronization between Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 using the Connector for Microsoft Dynamics. Configuring Connector for MS Dynamics (Microsoft Dynamics CRM Adapter) Assuming that you had a smooth installation of the Connector, let’s start by configuring the CRM Adapter. For the CRM Online, make the following settings: Domain crm.dynamics.com User Name Windows Live ID for your CRM Online ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), XAMLNinja, Jonathan Marbutt, Rob Eisenberg, Jeremy Likness, Jesse Liberty(-2-), and Derik Whittaker. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Reflection, Lambda, and Expression Magic" Jeremy Likness WP7: "Working with Live Tiles in WP7 Mango–Creating, Updating and Deleting them" Derik Whittaker LightSwitch: "Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Released - Download the Final Version Now" Kunal Chowdhury Shoutouts: Beth Massi has a link post up for lots of good LightSwitch resources: ...
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I recently obtained a Samsung Omnia 7 with the WP7 OS. Straight off the bat - let me say how impressed I am with this phone and how easy it is to use. It took about 3 minutes to have all my Gmail and Facebook contacts loaded and merged and be connected to the Wifi. Another huge plus is the Zune software.This absolutely beats the ITunes for Windows software hands down when it comes to podcasts. Other pluses included the screen being so bright and the physical size of the phone which is comfortable ...
I just got back from Microsoft’s 15,000 attendee-strong Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Los Angeles, and I have to say, the company and its partners are pumped. How can this be, given the number of people who have written Microsoft’s eulogy of late? If Amazon owns the cloud, if Apple owns the consumer, if Google owns search, if Cisco owns unified communications, if EMC/VMWare owns virtualization, if Oracle and SAP own ERP and if Oracle/Siebel and Salesforce.com own CRM, how can Microsoft be ...
As mentioned in a previous post, I have been accepted to speak at VMworld2011 the week of August 29 in Las Vegas. Since that time I have been working on my presentation with my speaking partner and VMware SE Jeff Szastak. We have submitted the first draft of our deck in for comments and gotten some good feedback. I have now begun to incorporate those changes in to the deck as the final version is due in early August. I am excited to be going to this conference for the first time and especially so ...
If the great Bard will permit me an indulgence of his work, I believe the question is: "To work [for a company] or not to work [for a company], that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler...." My wife and I, before having a child, sat down together and talked about our life and child raising philosophy. We both came to the conclusion that the most important thing, for us and for our family, is that we wanted one of the parents to stay home with the child while the child was younger. This was our top ...
SQL Server “Denali” CTP3 has become available for download and testing. Here is where you go for it: http://www.microsoft.com/sq... And when you get there this is what the site looks like. Once there, click on the Download CTP3 link. This will take you to another screen. Select Language and version, this will take you a sign in with your Live ID, and then you will get to the following screen … Pay close attention to the banner in red: The Akamai download manager will ...
To kick off the WPC earlier today, Microsoft brought in Japanese artists New Order. They were fantastic, blending a version of the video below with some WPC-specific shots, and then coming live to the stage to perform a great dance number. The version of the song at WPC was in English, but still sounds great in its original language (if anyone finds video from the WPC performance, please post a link in the comments!) Update: Someone pointed out this video as well, and the performance at WPC used ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Kevin Hoffman, Pontus Wittenmark, Peter Kuhn, András Velvárt, Rudi Grobler, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty, Nigel Sampson, Stephen Price. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Color FromArgb using hex values" Stephen Price WP7: "SurfCube on Mango Part 1 – Passing the Smoke Test" András Velvárt Shoutouts: Pete Brown posted about the redesign of the Silverlight.net site... I like it ... check it out for yourself: he New and Improved Silverlight.net Site Michael Washington ...
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· XNA communication must by default be lightweight – if you are syncing game state between players from the Game.Update method, you must minimize traffic. That game loop may be firing 60 times a second and player 5 needs to know if his tank has collided with any player 3 and the angle of that gun turret. There are no WCF ServiceContract / DataContract niceties here, but at the same time the XNA networking stack simplifies the details. The payload must be simplistic - just an ordered set of numbers ...
Well first I would like to add at the moment I have had 1174 page views. That does not count people who just browse via the homepage so add around another 200 visitors! Well back on the subject I have recently joined Ubuntu-AU (Australia) LoCo team and it is great! Basilar it is a Ubuntu loco community group and just before the my first time being at a meeting I was emailing the admin and he said that there was a stop for a team reporter and I put my hand up and he said 'yes'. He was actually going ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Oren Gal, Rudi Grobler, Stephen Price, Erno de Weerd, Joost van Schaik, WindowsPhoneGeek, Andrea Boschin, and Vikram Pendse. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Multiple Page Printing in Silverlight4 - Part 3 - Printing Driving Directions" Oren Gal WP7: "Prototyping Windows Phone 7 Applications using SketchFlow" Vikram Pendse Shoutouts: Not Silverlight, but darned cool... Michael Crump has just what you need to get going with Kinect: The busy developers guide to the ...
Everybody are raving about new HTML5, the latest changes old HTML went thru. What that means to us, how our work is going to be affected? Finally I found some time to explore the new changes. What HTML5 is bringing new? W3C site provides a good overview of new features HTML5 has to offer. http://www.w3schools.com/ht... One new, great feature is support for video and audio. They can be easy integrated into a page and additional software will not be required. Only drawback is that these ...
Getting the ressources First at all download xUnit http://xunit.codeplex.com/r... xUnit Contrib ReSharper http://xunitcontrib.codeple... This gives you a bridge between ReSharper functionality and your XUnit coding. Installation und Configuration Unzip both archives. xUnit part Configure the code to use xUnit Normally I prefer a single checkout point for my developing solution – this whole bundle I name DevTree. One of the top folders in the hierarchy of this DevTree is a lib-Folder. ...
In this article I'm going to demonstrate how to create a simple sign-up form using ASP.NET MVC 3. So basically in this demo you will learn the following: How to insert data to the database with Entity Framework How to validate the Form using Data Annotations How to Authenticate users after sign up using FormsAuthentication Note that before you continue reading this article be sure that you have the basic understanding about ASP.NET MVC in general. You can refer the following links below to learn ...
Yesterday, at the Wall Street Journal’s “All Things D” conference, Microsoft’s President of Windows and Windows Live, Steven Sinofsky, showed the world a preview of Windows 8 (officially, that’s the code name). And in a YouTube video, Jensen Harris, Director of Program Management for Windows User Experience, provides his own detailed Windows 8 demo that you can check out right now. What both men showed us was an early preview of a next next version of Windows that looks a lot like Windows Phone 7, ...
"The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges" - Martin Luther King Ran into a situation at work recently where the Project Manager (PM) responded very poorly to project pressure. Rather than stepping up into that leadership role, he moved into the argumentative, confrontational, and retaliatory mode. The team was very much affected by this poor leadership and by the overall attitude. I, too, fell prey ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury, Khawar Yunus, Alex van Beek, David Kelley, Laurent Bugnion(-2-), Valentin Stoychev, Dhananjay Kumar, and Jesse Liberty(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Using Silverlight and Server Push to build a better means of debugging production applications" Khawar Yunus WP7: "Monetizing Phone 7 Application Methods and Approaches" David Kelley Shoutouts: Joe McBride has his materials up for the presentation he did: Push Notifications and Tiles – Slides & Demos Damian Schenkelman ...
In this Issue: Alex Golesh, Walter Ferrari, Kunal Chowdhury, Rob Eisenberg, Michael Crump(-2-), WindowsPhoneGeek(-2-), Jesse Liberty(-2-), and Nigel Sampson. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "The ABC of streaming in Silverlight" Walter Ferrari WP7: "Switching between Windows Phone 7.1 Mango and 7.0 RTW developer tools and vice versa" WindowsPhoneGeek From SilverlightCream.com: Windows Phone Mango–What’s New? (“Profiler” - Part 9 of 8) Alex Golesh risks overlowing his buffer with this Mango - What's New ...
At IdentityMine, we had the chance to develop a few applications featuring the new Windows Phone 7 features coming up in the update codenamed “Mango”. This series will showcase a few of the new features included in Mango that we used in those apps. Part 1: Adding a secondary live tile to the start page. Part 2: Starting a Bing Maps navigation Read the rest of this entry » ...
I just had to share this. I wil blog about my experience with customer development and lean startups in 6 months Watch live video from Startup Lessons Learned on Justin.tv ...
Looks like bloggers figured out I'd post the submittals first, because today I got hammered with posts. In this 2nd in a row Submittal-only Issue: Alex Golesh(-2-, -3-, -4-, -5-), René Schulte, Alex van Beek, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Rudi Grobler. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight 5 Multiple Window Support" Kunal Chowdhury WP7: "Augmented Mango - SLARToolkit for Windows Phone" René Schulte WP7: "Windows Phone Mango–What’s New? (“New Sensors & Tooling Enhancements” - Part 3 of 8)" Alex Golesh ...
At IdentityMine, we had the chance to develop a few applications featuring the new Windows Phone 7 features coming up in the update codenamed “Mango”. This series will showcase a few of the new features included in Mango that we used in those apps. Part 1: Adding a new live tile to the start page. Part 2: Starting a Bing Maps navigation. Read the rest of this entry » ...
Here are the updated links for quick reference: Windows Phone SDK Beta Download Center: http://go.microsoft.com/?li... Go live license– http://go.microsoft.com/?li... WPDT 7.1 Documentation Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Release Notes: http://go.microsoft.com/fwl... What’s New in Windows Phone Developer Tools: http://go.microsoft.com/fwl... Code Samples for Windows Phone: http://go.microsoft.com/fwl... App Hub Links Announcement: http://create.msdn.com/en-U... ...
Today a new set of tools targeting the Windows Phone 7 “Mango” release is available. This toolset is being called Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 This by not means can be translated into the actual product name for the final release! The download is available at Create.MSDN.com [might take a few hours to appear on that site] Direct Download Link Documentation and What’s New is on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... Using these tools a developer can write WP7 application for 7.0 ...
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Been a busy week for me, wish it was full of XNA stuff and that is why I’m busy (and that the notes are late…again) but not the case. I’m just going to have to figure out a better way of integrating the XNA Notes into some of the stuff going on lately or maybe change my life situation so these things aren’t going on. I’m working on figuring it out both ways. But you don’t come here to read about my personal stuff, you come to see what the XNA community has been up to! So without further ado, here’s ...
In this Issue: Rudi Grobler(-2-), Michael Washington, Ashish Patil, Oren Gal(-2-), Andrea Boschin, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty, John Papa, Mike Taulty, and Paul Sheriff. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Getting Driving Directions in a Silverlight Application" Oren Gal WP7: "Creating a Windows Phone 7 Trial Application: Advanced Buy Now Implementation" WindowsPhoneGeek LightSwitch: "Using The Document Toolkit for LightSwitch" Michael Washington Shoutouts: SilverlightShow posted their top 5 articles ...
Tomorrow am returning home, to Tokyo. Atlanta has been fun, but it does seem like city where you need a car or seriously figure out the metro. Next years TechEd is in Orlando, I like the convention centre, but it seems to in the middle of nowhere. In Tokyo, I live close to middle of city, with plenty to do everywhere. It's funny, when I was living in England, my passport lasted 10 years, but in 4 years in Japan I've filled up the passport with all the trips, exploring Asia. Actually happy going home, ...
When using the Twitter Search API, the returned posts contain a "created_at" date time stamp with the time set to GMT time. This becomes an issue when using pymongo to store the datetime object in MongoDB. When a datetime object gets stored in MongoDb, mongo (or the pymongo library) updates the datetime object to reflect the current timezone. So in my case, since I live in Seattle, the datetime values get offset by 8 hours. For example, a Twitter post with a timestamp of "12/21/2010 06:07:56" gets ...
In this Issue: David Catuhe, Andrea Boschin, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Colin Eberhardt, Mike Ormond, Doug Rathbone, John Garland, Jesse Liberty, Mike Taulty, and Pete Brown. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "ItemsControl from scratch to your own controls" Andrea Boschin WP7: "Metro In Motion #5 – SandwichFlow" Colin Eberhardt Shoutouts: Alan Cruz sent me a link to his Social Network site he's developed in Silverlight... this is another 'sign yourself up' thing... I did it, nothing bad happened :) ... Alan ...
It has been a couple of weeks since I last posted about TechDays. Today I completed the final review of all the decks for the Windows Azure developer tracks for Monday and Tuesday. All except for the keynote (always troublesome) and the roadmap session (equally troublesome) are now final – which gives me a warm and likely misplaced feeling that we are in good shape. Yesterday we had the T-1 week meeting in which everyone was smiling. Good stuff. In my case, it was also my first experience of using ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Kunal Chowdhury, Mick Norman, Mike Hole, John Garland, Jeff Prosise, Jobi Joy, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty, Nigel Sampson, Mike Taulty(-2-), and Pete Brown. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Enhanced Touch Manipulations for Silverlight and Windows Phone" John Garland WP7: "Tile Maker" Mike Hole LightSwitch: "This Is How LightSwitch Does MVVM" Michael Washington From SilverlightCream.com: This Is How LightSwitch Does MVVM Michael Washington's latest LightSwitch post ...
The two code blocks below will calculate the Julian date from a standard calendar date/time. Note that they assume you're passing UT time rather than time that's been offset for your local timezone. The formula used is based on the one in Jean Meeus' Astronomical Algorithms. You may want to add some rounding to the output to limit the number of digits after the decimal point, depending on what precision you can live with. For 5/13/2011 at 14:30:00, the Android version returns 2455695.1041666665; ...
This has been a fantastic week of XNA activity and news. Standing ovation the the XNA Team for the interaction they’ve been having with the community as well as the new features they’ve been rolling out for Xbox LIVE Indie Game developers. Simply outstanding and I can’t wait to see what might be coming next. It’s also been a fun week to watch people’s Dream Build Play projects inch ever closer to completion. With the submission deadline coming up in June this is the crunch time for many developers. ...