Building a Visual Search Service for IE8 with WCF – Part IV

Well I have to hurry up a bit as I initially planned to have this series finished even a while ago and now I’m even struggling to finish it until the end of the year. Anyway here is the next part and as promised this time I will focus on the search providers which feed…

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Building A Visual Search Service For IE8 With WCF – Part III

It’s definitely about time to publish the promised third part of this series. This time I will cover the class model which I used to let the .Net XmlSerializer generate the necessary XML structure. I want to utilize almost the full breadth of the capabilities the Visual Search component is offering with respect of information…

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Building a Visual Search Service for IE8 with WCF – Part II

Welcome to part two of this series on how to implement a visual search service for IE8 using the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and other .Net technologies or libraries. The first part described the overall scenario of the service and today I want to go into a little more details with respect to the service…

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Building a Visual Search Service for IE8 with WCF – Part I

Beta 2 of Internet Explorer has been out for a while now and as you already know one of the new functionalities of Beta 2 is the visual search feature. Since there is a really extensive introduction about visual search and the steps on the IE8 side in this article on the Internet Explorer Team…

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Attaining IE8 Site Compatibility – Short Reference

Ok, once again some information regarding the new IE8. This product is occupying me quite a bit however I think it is important to tell the story about better W3C standards compliance and new compelling and easy to develop extensibility and what that means to users and site owners. Especially standards compliance unfortunately is something…

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Some Thoughts about ALM featuring "Automatic Translation not Ready for prime time"

A few days ago I found a short essay on my hard drive which I wrote quite some time ago and wasn’t published so far. The paper is about Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and how Visual Studio Team System supports ALM. I thought this would be a good candidate for my blog. So I went …

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Do A Gadget With Silverlight And The Award could be yours

This time just a short announcement and no broad epic technical essay as usual. The announcement is about the Silverlight Gadget Award for all those who are developing cool and innovative Vista Sidebar Gadgets and want to introduce this to a even broader audience than just the people visiting the Microsoft Gadget Gallery. Now is…

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IE8 Beta2 – The RIA Slice

The Internet Explorer Beta 2 was released yesterday introducing quite some new features about which you already probably read in one of the various like the IE8 Homepage or the announcement on the official IE Blog. However there may be a feature that isn’t mentioned too often which is the fact that now with beta2…

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IE8 Beta Is Out And With It Some Slices And Activities

Today the MIX Conference in Las Vegas opens its doors and there will be quite some interesting announcements there. I will surely blog about some of them and today I will take a start with the public release of Internet Explorer 8 and one of its new features. This is called Webslices & Activities and…

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Advisory – IE8 Web Standards Conformity

Today is IE8 day – Soon you will now why. And I will start with a short advisory regarding a change in strategy how web standards will be handled in IE8 as default rendering option. But before that I would like to to mention that especially with respect to open web standards compliance IE8 marks…

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