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Microsoft Silverlight provides a strong foundation for building Rich Internet Applications (RIA). .NET RIA Services (Code named ‘Alexandria’ ) introduced at Mix 09 further simplifies Line of Business (LoB) RIA development. .NET RIA Services complement the existing Data Access Layer and presentation components in the .NET framework and Silverlight. They build on the foundation of ASP.NET and codify, evolve and support some of the common patterns in web applications. The downloadable March Community ...
Thanks to Clint Edmonson, I got a chance to go to Mix this year. While Las Vegas was absolutely frustrating (it was the week of St. Patrick’s Day AND Spring Break week), Mix itself was outstanding. We kicked it off with a keynote from Bill Buxton. Each Mix attendee got a copy of his book on Sketching User Experiences. Bill is THE MAN when it comes to UX design, and he did not disappoint. He was energetic, animated and passionate: everything you look for in a speaker. It is always enjoyable to see ...
Note: I just updated the title for this article, sorry to all of you who were waiting for the TechDays Belgium source code and didn't realize it was here :) I just posted the source code of the demo applications I used in my MIX09 talk "Working across the client continuum". The source code is structured as follows: Read the rest of this entry » ...

For those of us who were unable to attend Mix here are some of the presentations though not all. http://videos.visitmix.com/MIX09

 

 

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 ...
My numbering of the days makes sense until I get too large a number, so I just said “Last Day” … :) I’m soooo bad with names and there’s so much people and information overload… I think I need to start doing what Jesse Liberty and Tim Heuer were doing, and that’s taking a picture of everyone they collected a business card from…. or take notes :) I realized after I posted earlier that I had spent some time waiting for that first event on Thursday night talking with Rob Burke.We had some great conversation ...
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 ...
I was using the infamous InputFormTextbox, which is the SharePoint Rich Textbox. I had full html turned on and rich text, so that users could get the full experience in my webpart. I added a normal InputFormRequiredValidator and did some tests thinking yeah this is working fine. The client comes back with an issue and tells me it’s not firing. So I start stepping into the code and realize there is always a <DIV></DIV> tag. I understand why it would add these tags for styling purposes, ...
There are some very cool downloads suddenly appear on MSDN download site due to all new technologies, presented at Mix ‘09. So let’s start Silverlight 3 SDK beta 1 If you do not want to install full SDK, you can install only runtime for Windows or Mac. Then, you can read documentation online. You do not need it, if you’re going to install Silverlight 3 tools beta 1 for VS2008 SP1. After you have all this, go to the official Silverlight web site and start working. If you re “in” .NET RIA Services, ...

Microsoft launches IE 8 at Mix 09.

Download it here! 

Internet Explorer 8: Home page

Wow… it’s at Day 3 that I usually start to fade fast, and this one’s no exception. Yesterday was awesome… It began with a Silverlight breakfast meetup with an ever expanding contracting group of folks to name a few: Tim Heuer, Laruent Bugnion (thanks for signing my book and the kind words!), John Papa (again thanks for signing my book and the kind words!), Matthias Shapiro, Bryant Likes (finally met you), Pete Brown, Frank LaVigne, Walt Ritscher, and wow, memory loss on the rest of the people. Laurent ...
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 goodies from Mix are starting to appear early today. First there was the ASP.NET MVC 1.0 release, now the Twitter feed is showing that the Silverlight 3 SDK Beta 1 is available for download as well. I think this is going to be one of those days mimicing the Showcase Showdown on Price is Right where they keep bringing the prizes out, getting better and better until the new car…which of course will be SL 3. D ...

Well here is the time of the year again where choices, hard choices must be made. Yes, this is a crucial time, one of decisions: The MIX conference is around the corner and I need to complete my schedule.

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We held our second Winnipeg Code Camp today, and from the sessions I attended, the conversations that I saw people having, and the general vibe, I’d say it was a success. We grew to three tracks and had a mix of local speakers as well as from out of town. We even had people attend from out of town: two drove in from Regina! I wanted to thank all those that helped make the event possible, from our great sponsors, our great speakers, and of course our great attendees. We didn’t hit 100 like we wanted ...
I just held two talks in Antwerp, Belgium, for TechDays and it was really nice. First the Belgian team did a fantastic work welcoming the speakers, and as far as I could say, the attendees were also taken care of in an exemplary way. We had just a small incident (there was a power breakdown about 15 minutes before my show and the whole center went black), but noone panicked and it was taken care of with a lot of care. Read the rest of this entry » ...
Join us for the eleventh Minnesota SilverLight/WPF User Group Event. New features in SilverLight as announced at Mix 09 April 23, 2009 12 pm - 2 pm Sign Up Now Abstract: Scott Davis will recap the new features of SilverLight that will be announced at the upcoming Mix 09 conference. Speaker: Scott is a seasoned consultant with nearly a decade of consulting experience on both the Microsoft and Java platforms, involving mostly web application development. Scott began working with Silverlight in 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 ...
I've been in Rome last week for the Windows Embedded Seminar and I had a chance to appreciate a very tasteful pasta that it's typical of that city. It's also a very simple and quick recipe, and one of my favorites when I came home late from office and I've only a few minutes to cook something edible. The ingredients list is quite short: - long pasta (spaghetti or bucatini) - grated cheesee (the original recipe uses "pecorino romano", cheesee made with sheep milk) - pepper powder - olive oil - salt ...
In this issue: Fredrik Normén(2), Timmy Kokke, Shemesh, Manish Dalal, Terence Tsang, Michael S. Scherotter, Corey Schuman, and Pete Ohanlon. Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher has a nice Shoutout to Page Brooks: SilverlightContrib - Nice Open Source Library, and thanks for the shoutout back to me, Walt :) John Papa got the nod for his presentation at MIX09: Heading to MIX 09 and Presenting Too ... way-to-go John!! From SilverlightCream.com: How the Presentation Model could look like when using Silverlight ...
I’ve known Kent for a couple years now, having run into each other time and again around the various Heartland tech events. Kent’s a busy dude but he managed to spare a few cycles for me to answer these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? (if it's different than where you are now, please feel free to elaborate.) I've lived lots of places over the years. I'm living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota now. It's really starting to feel like home. 2. Who do you work for? Give me the 10 second pitch on them. ...
One of my dreams is going to come true: Since the very first time I attended MIX in 2006, I have wanted to talk there. MIX has a very special meaning for me. It is in the Venetian conference rooms that I heard about Windows Presentation Foundation and what would later become Silverlight. It is there that me and my two colleagues Andreas and James decided that we wanted WPF for the project we had just started at Siemens. A decision that was definitely the right one, from a technical point of view ...
As I blogged before, I was one of five judges chosen to decide which of the 105 (!) entries in the MIX10K contest were the best... it was a hard, terrible choice, but now the results are public! As a reminder: The contest is organized by Microsoft at the occasion of the MIX conference that will take place in March in Las Vegas. The goal was to create a Silverlight or WPF application with only 10 kilobytes of code (about 10'000 characters of text, including spaces, carriage return, etc...) Read the ...
I have been working with the oomph tool kit and see how this can be a valuable tool. It can work well for corporate sites and areas where people need to share contact and events. It really does make the process of posting an event easy and allowing for a great way for people to add these events to their calendars (multiple types). It also makes adding a contact to your contact list simple. Take a look at these examples: Contact Example: www.tilde32.com/contact.aspx Event Example: Blog: http://jimiz.net/blog ...
This is another instalment of avoiding the use of dynamic controls in ASP.NET. The new ASP.NET ListView control is really rather neat; using this control obviates many of the problems which previously led developers to develop dynamic control-based pages, and can replace reams of nasty control creation loops with a simple and intuitive markup-based alternative. One problem which is frequently addressed by developers is the display of hierarchical data. A simple solution to this is to use a treeview ...
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... ...
In this issue: Martin Mihaylov, Radenko Zec, Terence Tsang, Mike Snow, and Shawn Wildermuth. Shoutout: Walt Ritscher has his latest Reflecting on Design #6 up and these not only are very cool, but are the winning entries in the Worldwide Packaging Design Award Competition (link on Walt's page). From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Metronome Martin Mihaylov has an awesome metronome up in Silverlight ... yikes... I have to admit, I would NOT have thought to have used a slider for the pendulum... ...
Italian cooking is known for its pasta recipes, but in the part of Italy where I live (north-west) many recipes use rice instead of pasta. This is a simple but tasty way to prepare it. It's a traditional recipe that use simple and cheap ingredients to add taste to rice. Ingredients (for 4 people): - 360g rice (the kind of rice I like more for this kind of risotto is "carnaroli") - one large onion - 300g sweet beacon (not smoked is better) - two glasses of red wine (the best thing is to use the same ...

In a previous post, I was mentioning that I took part to the MIX09 10K contest. Take a moment to read all about this contest and come back to finish this post :)

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In this issue: Fabrice Marguerie, Tim Heuer, and Andrej Tozon. Shoutouts: Shawn Wildermuth is taking his Silverlight Tour to Seattle next month, and it's not too late to use a discount coupon on his site: Shameless Plug for the Silverlight Tour. Shawn has also announced a new venture: Announcing AgiliTrain!... this looks like good stuff, so if you or your organization can afford it... I think Shawn can teach it to you! Tim Sneath takes a look at some of his favorite entries in the MIX 10K contest: ...
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 ...
I changed the "welcome message" on my website www.galasoft.ch and thought I would also publish it here :) ---- Update: In addition to the talks listed below, I will also talk in TechDays Geneva. More details here. Read the rest of this entry » ...
In this issue: Russell Greenspan, Andrej Tozon, Patrick Keating, Timmy Kokke, csharpsean, John Stockton, Mike Snow, Terence Tsang, Ning Zhang, and Lee. From SilverlightCream.com: Microphone access in Silverlight via Flash and JavaScript Russell Greenspan shows us how to get past the no microphone in Silverlight thing by going through Flash or Java along the way.... great idea and since I've never coded Flash, good info... thanks Russell! Silverlight TreeView: MVVM and editing [1] Andrej Tozon was ...
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 ...
Jan 29 – Holiday Party @ Fast Lanes, Lowell, Arkansas Northwest Arkansas .Net User Group Feb 7 – Kansas City Office Geeks (SharePoint Saturday) Daniel Larson Feb 12 – Little Rock .Net Users Group Keith Elder of Deep Fried Bytes Mar 1-4 – Microsoft MVP Summit Mar 18-20 – Mix ‘09 April 2 – Ozarks .Net User Group Claudio Lassala May 11-15 – TechEd 2009 ...
So, yesterday I passed the 070-536, and I wanted to revisit my list of helpful insights. I wanted to add a couple new insights to the mix in particular. Here are the additional insights, and these will probably remain steadfast for all .NET exams: Go in with a deep understanding of core operations. If something is often used or is referenced in the training kit, get a really good grip on it. Isolate the differences in each answer. Look at what could be wrong, and use your best judgment. Finally, ...
In this issue: Bob Thomson, Michael Washington, Ken Cox, Shawn Wildermuth(2), Matthias Shapiro, Page Brooks, and Jeff Wilcox. Shoutouts: Jesse Liberty reports As promised, here is the .NET Rocks recorded panel on RIA at Code Mash. It was a blast and got a great reception. Jeff Weber has a followup on his Silverlight Install Enticement video: Enticing People To Install Silverlight (Follow Up) Brad Abrams has his shoutout to MIX09: Getting Ready for Mix09 From SilverlightCream.com: colaab - Silverlight ...
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 ...
This 'Cream post is strictly about MIX09 and all the posts that have been posted about it. Hopefully something someone says will be enough to convince you (or your boss) that you should go... Silverlight Tip of the Day #83 – Go to MIX09 Mike Snow dedicated his TOD #83 to MIX09, and has a great list of the sessions we now know about Silverlight 3 Sessions at MIX09 announced Alex Golesh reiterates the Silverlight 3 sessions that have been announced Speaking at MIX09! From all the folks I know that ...
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 ...
In this issue: John Stockton, Adam Kinney, Koen Zwikstra, Matthias Shapiro, Swiss MSDN Team Blog, Jordan Knight, Scott Barnes, Tim Heuer(2), and Mike Snow. Shoutouts: Terence Tsang suggests Let’s Join Mix 09 - 10K challenge!!... can't wait to see his entry :) Laurence Moroney is plugging MIX09: MIX09 – Why YOU should be there., and Adam Kinney says there will be another discount available tomorrow! From SilverlightCream.com: CodePlex, now with Silverlight John Stockton pinged me on his new post about ...
Ciao, I'm Valter Minute, I'm a software developer working for Fortech Embedded Labs (www.fortechembeddedlabs.it), in Saronno, Italy. I'm Italian, and this should explain my poor english and excuse it, I hope. I was born in 1973 and I work on Windows CE since the beginning of this century (sounds like a lot of time written in this way). I started developing application on version 2.12 of the OS and then moved to BSP, drivers and other low-level stuff from version 3.0 on. I try to provide some helpful ...
The world is a vampire, sent to drain. Secret destroyers, holds you up to the flame. And what do I get for my pain? Betrayed desires, and a piece of the game. ~ Smashing Pumpkins, Bullet with Butterfly Wings I had a horrible world view in 2008. I embraced everything negative, unjust, and unscrupulous that I saw around me, experienced, and remembered, and viewed the world through glasses tainted with bitterness, anger, jadedness, and defeat. Hope had no place in my world and I formed a barrier of ...
In this issue: James Bacon, Chris Anderson, Jesse Liberty, Expression Blend and Design Blog, Laurent Bugnion, John Stockton, Alex Golesh, Gerard Leblanc, Lee, Andy Beaulieu, Jonathan van de Veen(3), Jobi Joy, and Damon Payne. I think everybody was working on stuff over the holidays and dumped it onto the interweb last night! Shoutouts: Jeff Wilcox has aggregated A bunch of AutoCompleteBox posts... save you some search time. Jeff also asks Using the Silverlight Toolkit? Let us know!. Here's your chance ...

A few days ago I decided to enter the MIX 10K competition.

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Our company has a pretty wide mix of systems Windows mostly VB & .Net and Solaris Java & C++. Standards without standards. Our company’s standard for interoperability is web services, however that’s more or less where standardisation stopped. The protocols and general design of the web services is down to the individual teams. On the whole the java guys produce XML schemas for there messages, then use this to generate web service stubs using various toolkits, the .Net guys tend to just create ...
In this issue: Nikhil Kothari, David Wynne, Damon Payne, Laurent Bugnion, Terence Tsang, Scott Morrison, John Papa, Ning Zhang, Jesse Liberty, and Lee Shoutouts: Koen Zwikstra, has promised, has uploaded the Slideshow 2 Source Code If you want to go to MIX and you haven't registered yet, at least as of sometime yesterday Special Offer Still Open – Save 40% on MIX09 Registration ... best $795 you'll spend! Falling in the 'oh crap' category... Sara Ford has announced: Did you know that today’s tip ...
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 do performance measurements quite regularly which involves to call a piece of code several times to measure how long it did take. I am sure nearly everybody has done this already. But as a physicist I know that (nearly) every measurement has fundamental problems which never go away. Key to a successful measurement is that you exactly know what you are measuring and not what you think you measure. The easiest way to get out of this dilemma without too much knowledge is to simply ignore the fact ...